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The Karoline: Old World Charm In A 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Beauty By The Charles Bridge

Bedrooms 2
Space 95 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

This newly renovated, fully-equipped 3-bed and 2-bath apartment on the 1st floor(2nd floor US) of a historical neo-gothic building just around the corner from the Charles Bridge is for up to 8 guests, and at the same time caters to a smaller, more demanding group or family that wants to have Old World style but in a modern, functioning flat. There are three connecting rooms: the master bedroom with king-size bed(180 cm wide), the living room/sitting room with fireplace(bio-ethynol means real flames but no smoke), cable TV, and a large pull-out sofa, and then the large bedroom with two king-size beds. These rooms all have their own entry/exit doors, so privacy is not a problem. The large master bathroom has a tub/shower, toilet, his and her vanity sinks, and a washer and dryer concealed behind a decorative side panel. The second smaller bath if also fully equipped, with a small sink, shower, and toilet, and both have heated floors. Complementary WiFi works throughout the flat. The fully-equipped kitchen is perfect for making large meals, or even just for a coffee and small breakfast in the morning. Iron and ironing board, all towels and washcloths, and extra bedding are of course provided. Smoking is not permitted in the flat, but we have a small balcony which is perfect for that.

We think that you will appreciate the level of detail that Mark & Mirka put into the flat, from the choice of linens for the beds and selection of furnishings (we have two art nouveau chairs in the kitchen) to the extensive restoration of the ceiling décor and the matching chandeliers. We have really focused on trying to preserve and enhance as many elements from the original construction as possible.

More Details

Mark Grein
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, czech
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 2018

About Mark Grein

Mark Grein is originally from the U.S., but on a chance trip to Europe back in the nineties, he was enchanted by the magical allure of Prague and decided to set up shop here, right in the middle of central Europe not long after the Velvet Revolution. He and his wife Mirka are filmmakers, but decided to try their hand at renovation when they bought this beauty in the heart of the Old Town last year. They did much of the renovation work themselves, especially in restoring the original ceiling stucco decoration, spending many hours up on a ladder covered in wet plaster and paint.

Mark Grein purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Mark Grein chose Old Town

We knew we had something special when we first set eyes on this diamond-in-the-rough. All of the doors in this residential building have wooden entrance doors or portals that are decorative pieces unto themselves. One inside the flat, we saw that the elaborate but faded ceiling decorations were just screaming to be restored, and the original owner had left many of the original details in this old place, such as doors, door handles, parquet floors, windows(including original glass in some of the windows-- look closely and you'll see the tell-tale 'waviness' in some of the panes). The layout was perfect--- three connected rooms, but all with their own entrances/exits, a large and separate kitchen, along with a small balcony. Located on the 1st floor of a neo-gothic buliding just around the corner from the famous Charles Bridge in the heart of the Old Town, but on a side pedestrian street, it just felt like the right place. We think you'll agree :)

What makes this apartment unique

As with all properties, 'genus loci' is the most important thing, and this flat has got it in large amounts. It is the perfect place to begin and end a walking tour of the beautiful city, and the quaint street has many great cafes, fantastic wine bars and restaurants, and even though it's close to the famous bridge, it's managed to hang to a lot of its local character.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Old Town, Czech Republic

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 95 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please keep in mind that this is a residential building for normal Czech families, so act accordingly. Especially keep your voices down in hallway.
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Small bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Also has small sink
    Master Bath - toilet , bath with shower , Also with his and hers vanity
  • Both bathrooms have heated tile floors-- perfect for during the cold winters
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Living room - 1 sofa bed/futon , comfortable pullout bed that sleeps two
    Master bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , EU Grand King (180 cm x 200 cm)
    Large Bedroom - 2 extra lg. double bed , EU King (160 cm x 200 cm)
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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The Karoline: Old World Charm In A 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Beauty By The Charles Bridge
average rating of 4.9268293 based on 41 reviews

Great flat, in great location. Very charming, old world details, and spacious.

  • 5 of 5

Great, will stay here again next time we're in Prague!

  • Review Submitted: 13/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you all enjoyed yourselves at The Karolíne. Next time come for a longer stay-- take care!
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Great location. Great hosts! Beautiful flat.

  • 5 of 5

From beginning to end such a good experience with this property. Mark was fabulous with communication. Klara met our daughter at the Karoline and was so welcoming. A great place for a family. Lots of room to spread out.

We area family of four with a 17 and 20 year old. Was perfect for our combo.

When visiting again we would only stay at the Karoline!

Thank you Mark for your generosity. Happy New Year!

  • Review Submitted: 27/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleveland, Ohio. USA

Character, style and comfort

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is beautiful. So much attention to detail and comfort. Upon arrival we were greeted warmly and with good information about the apartment as well as the area including tips on where to go and when. The space is large, clean and well appointed. There were plenty of towels and supplies and the welcome food was appreciated after a long flight. Communication with the host was easy and timely. We've traveled often and this apartment is one of the best we've stayed in.

  • Review Submitted: 19/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Donna for staying with us, and we're thrilled that you all enjoyed The Karoline. Take care! Mark & Mirka
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Beautifully decorated!! Great location! Well stocked!

  • 5 of 5

It was so nice to have so much space to come back to every afternoon. The two berooms are large and didn’t make you feel you were on top of each other.the bathrooms are some of the nicest we have seen. One is quite small but has a great shower. The kitchen had everything we needed and was clean and upgraded. The style of decor was more traditional which is what we like. Every detail was appreciated! The owners could not have been more accommodating and reached out throughout our stay to make sure we had everything we needed. They even had left bread, cheese, wine and beer for our use. Prague is a beautiful city and I would highly recommend this place for your best experience!

  • Review Submitted: 13/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karon, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Karoline, and that your Prague trip went well. " glad you liked the bathrooms, and yes-- those heated floors really come in handy during the colder winter months. Take care, and come back to visit soon! M-
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Czech Out This Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

From Klara's warm welcome and cold wine to our final walk along the river, The Karoline was an elegant, comfortable retreat after long days of touring. The apartment is in a perfect location to tour Prague in all directions, whether by foot, tram, bus, or metro. And Mark could not have been more flexible and accommodating after our vacation was nearly ruined when Air Berlin cancelled our flights just weeks before our trip - with no refund. My sister and I enjoyed exploring every corner of Prague and our day trip by train to Podebrady. We will always cherish our memories of the sights, tastes, and experiences in our grandparents' homeland! The best advice we got from Klara that I hope she continues to pass along to future renters - "Go out and get lost." And, "look up!" I would add to this advice: Bring a lightweight hiking boot. Walking on cobblestones is brutal on the feet!!!

  • Review Submitted: 09/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Georgeous property

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property from which to see Prague. The city is gorgeous but this property only enhances the experience. Large and spacious, it accommodated our group of 6 very easily. It was immaculate. Mark made sure we had everything we needed for our stay. Bathrooms were clean and fully supplied. The kitchen has everything you need to make from basic snacks to large meals.

The location is perfect. Prague is not very large. Only a few minute walk to most attractions. It is very close to the river and restaurants. I would highly recommend this property to anyone with a larger group looking for an elegant apartment stay in Prague.

  • Review Submitted: 21/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Alvin, we're so glad that that The Karoline enhanced your experience of Prague. You guys were wonderful guests-- come back soon!
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Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Vaclav Havel international airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Metres
Standard Cafe
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Main train station(Hlavni nadrazi)
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Rainer Maria Rilke
Nearest Beach
824 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

We are located just a few minutes walk from the famous Charles Bridge on a quaint, historical street filled with cozy cafes, great wine bars, and tasty restaurants. We are in the heart of the Old Town, so it is the perfect base to go sight-seeing in one of the most beautiful towns in Europe.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Old Town, Czech Republic

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season Spring/Summer 2018
15 Mar 2018 - 14 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$28 per night, per additional guest
Low Season Fall/Winter 2018
15 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$28 per night, per additional guest
High Season Winter 2018
15 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$28 per night, per additional guest
New Year's 2018/19
27 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$28 per night, per additional guest
Low Season Winter/Spring 2019
4 Jan 2019 - 14 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$28 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$28 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

For more than 4 guests AU$28.23

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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