About this listing
Bright and spacious apartment with a great floorplan situated across the river from National Theatre and 10 min walk from Charles Bridge,close to the Moldava river bank. Great location in Mala Strana, close to the biggest park in the central Prague.
Kinsky is a nice and spacious 2BR apartment situated close to the Old Town. Apartment is very comfortable and allows you to relax after a long day walking around Prague. It is equipped with a bar table and leather sofas, all in a style of an English club. There is also a well-equipped kitchen offering everything you need (coffee maker, microwave oven, toaster, etc.) in order to prepare your favorite meals. If you prefer to go out for a meal, the best restaurants and bars in Prague are all located only a quarter of an hour from the apartment. There is a high speed internet connection. Also the apartment is non-smoking with the option of smoking on the balconies.
The name of the apartment is derived from the surname of the famous Kinsky family; one of the oldest Czech noble families memorable for making Czech architecture well known thanks to many buildings in the country. The Kinsky family is known besides other things for their courage during the Nazi occupation. Along with other noble families, they addressed a declaration to the President of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, Emil Hacha. In the letter, they claimed their Czech citizenship and rejected German citizenship, causing their subsequent persecution of the German Nazi government. The Kinsky family emigrated after the Communist overthrow in 1948. Today, some of its members have returned back to manage their property and made their significant cultural heritage accessible to the public.
Codelock on the apartment makes check-in and out very easy. The apartment is professionally managed by my apartment-hotel company- we get 4 or 5 star reviews on Trip Advisor and provide 24/7 assistance in many languages, so you will be able to just enjoy Prague and rely on us for your accommodation.
Free Internet access (Wifi/LAN)
Recommended for: 5 guests
Maximum: 8 guests
3 Single beds
1 Other bed- see Floor Plan for details
1 Double/Full Bed
Floor: 4 / Elevator: No
Guests will have access to the whole apartment and all its amenities. Within the building, they also have access to the balconies (for smokers), washer and a dryer, and to a luggage storage.
Interaction with Guests
In case of any trouble we are available 24/7 on our hotline, you can also contact us via airbnb messages or on our email.
Situated in the center - 10 min. walk from the Charles Bridge, National Theatre, close to the Moldau river bank, near to park in Mala Strana, view on Prague Castle, Grocery, and Restaurants.
The apartment building is located under the Petrin hill, near the river in the area called Mala Strana. It was built in 1895 by a well-known architect, who built it for himself, explaining its good qualities. Petrin is undoubtedly the best place for those who like visiting tourist attractions as well as having a taste of nature at the same time. Just behind the building is the historical Hunger Wall, which has served to defend Prague. In 1361, the year of drought and poor harvests, the prices of bread increased severely, which left many people without enough food. In order to feed their families, the locals resorted to frequent theft, augmenting the criminal activity. King Charles IV therefore called upon the locals to build a protective wall from Petrin to the Vltava River. The construction took two years and fed many families, resolving the problem. The Prague people named the wall “The Hunger Wall”, because its battlements resembled the teeth of the starving folks building it. At the end of the street is Kinsky Square, known especially for the T34 tank, which commemorated the liberation of Prague by the Soviets in 1944. After the Velvet Revolution in 1989 an artist David Cerny painted it pink. Actually, it was not so much of a political gesture as an attempt to capture the attention of some girl. Later a fountain was built in the original location where the tank stood, but there still a little pink part of it on the square which constantly reminds us of our history. The apartment is also near the French Quarter, only a 5 minute walk from the French Lycée. For those who plan to stay in Prague for a bit longer, will appreciate the proximity to a nearby shopping center called Novy Smíchov, which is only 2 tram stops away.
Metro: Národní třída, line B - 15 minutes of walk from the apartment
Trams: 9, 12, 20 and 22 - 1 minute of walk from the apartment
Other Things to Note
Please, note there is a change of check-in and check-out times from the 25th October 2015:
CHECK-IN: from 4:30 p.m.
CHECK-OUT: until 11:00 a.m.
Please note the apartment is situated on the 4th floor without elevator.
1. Services and rates
Apartment amenities: properties are fully furnished, sheets and towels are provided and included in rental price, as well as water, electricity, heating and cleanup after your departure. You only commit to wash the dishes and empty garbage bins before leaving, see "Departure". If there is a phone line in the apartment, its use will be restricted to emergency and toll-free calls (you just have to buy a pre-paid card like Smartcall to be able to call anywhere).
Minimum stay: minimum stay is 3 nights, we can propose exceptions - especially if your reservation can be attached just before or after another reservation.
Price changes: they are excluded after your reservation unless unforeseeable changes in taxes occur (VAT or local tax rates).
Assistance: We will help you if you have questions about the apartment or need help with the apartment. If this need occurs because of unappropriate use of the apartment, we reserve the right to invoice you related work and expenses. Likewise, we'll try to help you if you experience difficulties that are not related to the apartment (to contact medical assistance, your embassy or the police...) but it is not an obligation and we reserve the right to invoice you related work and expenses. In such case, this amount can be deducted from your damage deposit.
Information on amenities around the apartment: (public transportation, shops, restaurants, etc.) are only indicative and not contractual.
Check-in time: differs per apartment, it is written in your reservation confirmation.
Inventory: you will find a detailed inventory in the apartment; you commit to check its accuracy (we inserted pictures of main items to make it easier and faster). If anything is missing or does not correspond to the inventory, or if this inventory is missing, you commit to warn us within 24 hours by phone or e-mail to (email hidden) with confirmation. You can also vist us in our office at Palackeho 15, Praha 1.
Complaints: same conditions apply in case of complaints. If you do not warn us according to the conditions described above, you abandon all claims.
Maximum number of guests: you commit to strictly respect the maximum number of guests indicated in the apartment description (including your invitees).
Use and noise: you commit to taking care of the apartment and respect neighbours, particularly by respecting the interdiction to make noise between 22:00 (10 p.m.) and 7:00 (7 a.m.) (which could result in a 50 euros fine deducted from the damage deposit if neighbours complain about you). You commit to using the apartment only as an accommodation and not for any kind of trade.
Pets and smoking rules: we indicate in descriptions if pets are allowed in a given apartment, and if smoking is allowed or not. For all apartments, other animals are forbidden without our written permission.
Moving furniture: you can move pieces of furniture, but please be very careful not to damage the floors, and move them back to their initial place at the end of your stay.
If you do not respect these conditions: we will have the right to end this contract. You will be held responsible for the damage you or your invitees cause to the apartment, unless you can prove otherwise. The same goes if the apartment is not in a good enough state to be transmitted to the next renter. The amount corresponding to the damage will be deducted from your damage deposit, and you commit to complete it if the funds were not sufficient. In case of damages, you commit to warn us within 24 hours by phone, e-mail to (email hidden) with confirmation. In all cases, we will try to set up a discussion with you in order to solve the problem together in the best possible way. It is in your interest to tell us about the problem as soon as possible so that we can at least repair it before the next renter arrives - and thus avoid your paying extra-fees.
4. Departure, extending or shortening your stay
Check-out time: differs per apartment, it is written in your reservation confirmation and in the apartment description.
Extending/shortening your stay:
If you wish to extend your stay, please contact us as soon as possible.
There will be no refunds if you leave the apartment before agreed date.
If you have not left the apartment and taken off your belongings by the agreed check-out time and date: we reserve the right to invoice you the extra nights. If another renter has reserved the apartment, and if you are not reachable or present in the apartment, we also reserve the right to gather your belongings and inventory them in presence of a third-party, and store them in a safe place.
Before leaving: you commit to wash the dishes and empty the fridge, throwing its content and other garbage in the building's dustbins, close all windows, turn off water taps, lower heating, turn off the lights and shut the door.
We do our best to give you a true image of the apartment in pictures and descriptions. However, these pictures are illustrative and minor changes (for example in apartment furniture) are not excluded.
The information provided on formalities and health precautions provided on our website are only indicative. Regardless of your citizenship, only your embassy or consulate can provide you with entirely up-to-date information.
Cases of breaking-in and theft in the apartment, if not caused by your own failure (e.g. not closing windows before leaving the apartment) are covered by our insurance (for Rentego belongings) or your own insurance (for your own belongings).
Unless the laws of the country where you will be staying state the contrary, we shall not be held responsible for:
- Your behaviour and the behaviour of your invitees
- Unpredictable and irresistible events caused by Force Majeure
- Your use of swimming pools, sports facilities etc. which might be part of rented properties
6. Applicable laws
The relationship between you and us falls under czech law. The court in case of disagreement shall be Prague 5 court. We can sue renters who would misbehave in their place of residence.