Great hotel! Nice cozy rooms with very high ceilings, kitchen, and good service.
It has authentic ancient spirit and quite comfortable on the other hand.
Location is just perfect.
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included
Good value, breakfast plentiful and away from the noisy hoards but just a matter of minutes walking distance to Charles Bridge. Clean and tidy and bedroom (resembling Ikea furniture). Suits most age groups but not the disabled - steep steps .
There was nothing terrible about our stay here, but it wasn't fantastic either.
The bad first: The toilet didn't work one night (wouldn't stop filling) and we had to do some repair work ourselves because it was the middle of the night, and there is no hotel reception, just a bar.
The shower was a challenge: It just needed some work on the head - we couldn't move it up or down for some reason and it meant it was too low. And we found it hard to regulate the temperature of the water (too hot or cold) but that could have been because we werent familiar with that style of gas water heating.
Noise: One night there were about 5 men drinking outside the bar (which means they were in the courtyard the building is built around) and we were only one floor up. It was so noisy they may as well have been at the foot of my bed. They were silenced at midnight so rationally I can see this isnt really too bad but I was exhausted from a long day of sightseeing and REALLY unhappy about the noise at the time, given we were paying for a place to sleep.
And you many not want to choose this place in winter if you arent steady on your feet - I imagine the cobbles on the hill get pretty slippery.
The good: Breakfast - there was lots of selection and it was all tasty.
Character - the building is many centuries old and has the character that comes with this.
Facilities - Our room had a fridge and cooker (2 rings), and a kettle, although no microwave whichwould have been useful.
Hotel is conveniently located about half way between the Prague Castle and Charles Bridge. Just a short 10 -15 minute walk (up a little hill) to the Old Town Square.
Staff was friendly and we were given a key to the outside door, which closes at 2200, as well as the apartment room.
The apartments (A4 and A5) were large with two single beds pushed together and a couch and a baby crib. Bathroom was good and clean with fresh towels each day. The rooms had a kitchenette however we only used the fridge - still very handy.
Free Wifi - good connection.
We parked about 1 km away (20 minute walk) from the hotel and for two days it cost 600 CZK (24 Euro).
Breakfast is basic but hits the spot - sausage, fried egg, sandwich fixings, bread, buns, cereal, coffee, water, and juice.
Price was very good for this hotel!!
We stayed in U Zlate Podkovy for 3 nights last August and had a lovely time. Can't quite remember the exact room we had (think it might have been B4) but have included photos in the review. Our room was onto the street and with no air conditioning we had to have the windows open onto the street which can be noisy, however wasnt a problem for us and we enjoyed people watching! If you are a light sleeper then perhaps request a courtyard view room.
The room was large, clean and functional. There was a large wardrobe on entrance, a small kitchen corner with fridge and basic equipment, 2 single beds, couch, tv and ensuite bathroom. The beds were very comfotable and linen was clean. The bathroom was clean, fresh and well maintained.
Breakfast was included in the excellent price and was varied and tasty. A good set up for a days walking. And walking you will do. Nerudova street is beautiful and right in the heart of Mala Strana. We enjoyed walks to the caslte, petrin park, Strahov monastery and dwn to the old town via the bridge, all a comfortable distance from the apartment.
If you are arriving late at night then make arrangements for your keys to be kept at The Golden Wheel, just a few doors downhill. There is also a minimart across the road which was useful for groceires and sold really cheap beer in bottles which were great for pinching pennies!
We would come back to stay at U Zlate Podkovy in the future.
This hotel is wonderful for anyone who wants to see Prague by foot. It is within walking distance of all of the city's attractions. The rooms are huge (our double room would have easily slept 5 people) and the prices are very affordable. A continental breakfast is included, and the staff is always willing to help. The black-haired gentleman behind the bar was very helpful in storing our luggage for the day after we had checked out.