Ski holidays are always a bit risky... you may brake a leg on a slope while skiing :) However in Harrachov, slopes won't hurt you, as Hotel Karolina may... a property that I would qualify as a post soviet union hotel( I have my own sources for that...believe me!). Indeed during your stay in this hotel, while leaving it, you may be reversed by a car (as website photos don't show that the hotel is right at a main streets crossroads); you may also break your coxis on access stairs (both of us felt on the ice while leaving and nobody in the hotel noticed) or hurt your feet fingers on tricky doorways in your room... Satellite TV? Yes... in the pub...as in your room, just count on 2 blurry czech channels on a 36cms TV...room are spacious but... kind of failing post soviet union electricity, shower head and shower cabin were about to fall into pieces and the room had an undefined smell... An appeal for opening wide your window to remember how good is the fresh mountain air :) Swimming pool was out of order... and sauna schedule was full (meaning probably out of order too:) ...etc... Location is far from slopes (1.5 kms) but right next to bus station lines.
Evening staff was fun, friendly and nice (even though german skills needed)... Day staff was 'friendly' because 'had to' :)... 'helpful' because 'had to' :)
We have paid a high season discount rate (49€ per night) which is far away over evaluated for the quality of the stay (really nice hotels in Prague for this rate)... hopefully we were here for skiing and enjoying fresh mountain air :) Next time, if I go there, I'll choose a more humble pension...at least you know what you may have for a lower price...
Good points for being as much as possible objective: Nice and funny local antique design in the pub, enough to eat for breakfast (but no fruit juice except lemon sirop), wifi is all right, nice family atmosphere in the hotel
To end, this hotel is worthing MAXIMUM 2 stars according to western standards.
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- Also Known As:
- Karolina Hotel Harrachov