About this listing
Plzeň! Lonely Planet Top 10 in 2014 and European Capital of Culture in 2015! Welcome to the World Capital of Beer! We are just minutes away from everything that makes this city great - and it's more than just what's in the glass...it's in the heart.
We welcome you to our beautiful studio apartment right next door to our home! The flat comes equipped with a full bath - with whirlpool - full kitchen, plenty of closet space and access to our lovely terrace! The apartment is used as a home office occasionally and as a place for in-laws and friends to sleep-over, thus the bed also folds into a couch.
We reside in the lovely quarter of Plzen known as Slovany, the most popular part of the city for living. We are exactly between two tram line less than 150 meters away, as well as a trolley bus stop. The public transport will have you in the center in 3 minutes, but walking is just 10 minutes on a beautiful day and the main train station is exactly 8 minutes by foot. And if you arrive by car, there is plenty of free street parking all around...
There are three supermarkets, a shopping mall, and the largest swimming pool (indoor/outdoor) in the city only a few minutes on foot from our front door. We can recommend a few restaurants very near our home - or any in the city - as well as some of the best pubs in the country!
We also have a folding baby-bed should you need one and we are, of course, very kid friendly! Toys, blankets, stuffed animals, inflatable kiddie pool, even a little training potty if your kids - or you - haven't perfected that art!
My wife has lived in Slovany all of her life, and I first came to Plzen from Los Angeles in 2004. We love to share the city we call home and because our apartment is right next door, you can look forward to the personal introduction that makes every new place feel so familiar and fun!
You will have full, private access to the flat and can share our lovely terrace any time you like. The grill is standing by waiting to be fired up, and the outdoor seating is a lovely way to enjoy the morning. Coffee, tea and snacks are always provided, as well as a few cold beers in the fridge. Candles and the jacuzzi bathtub are standing by as well if you're in the mood to relax.
Interaction with Guests
For us, Airbnb means "Air Bed 'n Beer" - and you can usually count on me to enjoy the second one with you! Our guests are welcomed as family and friend - we will always be here to greet you!
Slovany is one of the most favorite quarters in Plzeň - supermarkets, restaurants, cafes and bars all within 3 minutes walk. But since we are less than 15 minutes to the city center on foot, or 5 minutes by tram - you'll probably spend most of your time there!
Two tram lines stop near our door, as does one of the many trolley buses criss-crossing the city. Or catch the Dragon Boat as they head down the river...but you'll have to ask me about that one!
Other Things to Note
We are so proud that Plzen will be the 2015 European Capital of Culture...and is now listed in Lonely Planet's Best in Europe 2014!
We welcome our guests as new friends, and hope you will treat our home as you would your own. It is traditional in Czech homes to remove your shoes inside the home - we like to keep it that way as well. We ask that you do not smoke except on the terrace, that you limit loud music after 9pm, and that you enjoy the free beer in the fridge!
Michael hat uns sehr nett direkt an der Türe empfangen.
Zuerst wurde uns gezeigt wo was zu finden ist in der Wohnung.
Hier fehlt es wirklich an nichts. In der voll ausgestatteten Küche findet man alles was man braucht. Sogar Kaffee/Espresso, Milch und 2 Flaschen Bier sind vorhanden. ;-)
Danach hat er uns ausführlich die nähere Umgebung und die Stadt erläutert. Die Wohnung liegt ziemlich exakt zwischen 2 Tram-Stationen mit der man für 30 Kronen die Innenstadt in 7 Minuten erreicht.
Einkaufsmöglichkeiten sind auch gegeben.
Bei unserem nächsten Pilsen-Besuch würden wir sehr gerne wiederkommen!
Thank's for all Michael! You are a great host and we hope to see you again. "Ahoj"and see you next time! :-)
Such a sweet apartment. Super clean and a very nice and helpful host. We booked on very short notice, all worked out so easily. Thanks again!
Michael is a fantastic host, very informative and friendly - I only wish I'd had more time to explore all his recommendations! The apartment is equipped with everything you think you'd need (and even some things you wouldn't think of!) and it has a very cosy feel. Perfect for the rainy weather we experienced while we were there. I really recommend staying here, you'll feel like a local with all the comforts of home.
Michael's place is beautiful & in a great location. Everything was so easy & he gave me excellent advice and local knowledge about Pilsen and the Czech Republic. The apartment is exactly as described, clean & has everything you could need. Michael is an amazing host who couldn't do enough for me, I will definitely be staying with him again.
Michael was the most enthousiastic host we had never met !
He presented us the city and gave us many advices for discovering it. Moreover, there was two welcoming beers in the fridge :)
The flat was very clean, tidy and well organised. The only little drawback was that the flat wasn't very bright.
Finally, the location is good : 4 minutes by tram to get into the center of Pilsen (or 20 minutes walking).
Michael was very hospitable. After a warm welcome, he told us about "his Pilsen" and gave us all informations we needed for our tour of discovering the European culture capital Pilsen. The appartement is top clean, very cosy and comfortable, with double bed, terrace, modern kitchen and bathing room. There was all we need to feel good. Closed by the appartment is a BILLA supermarket, a tram station. The way to the historic Pilsen city center is about 15-20 minutes per feet. The appartment is placed on ground floor, in a quiet side street with friendly neighbours and enough parking places for our car. Thanks Michael!
Michael is a really really cool host. He reply your message really quick and really patient to talk to you . He is very friendly , cool and fun. He tell me all the things about Plzeň and many interesting history of this town when he show me around in the city. He also have a great list of good restaurants for breakfast , dinner and many cuisines in Plzeň. Apart from that , he loves beer and have a list of places where you can taste all the beers in Plzeň.
What more special is that he is a really good drinking buddy and he even take me out to join his friends for beer in the city and show me the night life in Plzeň . I have lots of fun . ( His friend that he introduced to me even show me around in Prague after i left Plzeň which is really awesome ) .
For his apartment , it is clean and tidy. It basically is a private flat which you can enjoy lot of space and privacy. The bed is very comfortable. Everything was nicely decorated and you got everything you will be needed , even for some basic stuff for cooking. The room also have access to the balcony which is really great. The bathroom is even better as it even have a bathtub jacuzzi ! I think this room is actually better than most of those in Hotel.
The location of this flat is also great. You can get to the nearest tram and bus station within 2-3 mins and the train station within 15 mins. You can also walk to the city center with 20-30 mins which is really enjoyable. You may also have access to multiple nice groceries store nearby as well as some nice place to have beer and meals. And the area seems to be pretty safe at night as well.
Overall , the room and the location is good and Michael is even better. So this is probably one of the best experience i have had in Airbnb so far . STRONGLY RECOMMENDED TO EVERYONE.
About the Host, Michael
I'm an American married to a wonderful Czech girl, Marketa. We spend our days and nights traveling the world and showing all its wonders to our little girl, Melissa.