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Golden Well Hotel
Ranked #3 of 670 Hotels in Prague
Certificate of Excellence
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Beautiful, tucked away in a quite corner, great views, amazing restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2012

We’re glad we were told about the common confusion this place has with a similarly named hotel in Old Town on Karlova – get instructions from the hotel if you go by taxi from the airport; our driver was going to make the same mistake that they warned us about. The cars will stop at the corner of the street because the last few yards are too narrow for cars. It’s a cobblestone street so dragging your luggage will require some effort but as soon as the porter knows you’re here, he takes over the handling the bags. Included in the room rate is a complimentary bottle of wine, a fresh plate of fruit in the room each day, mid-afternoon drinks and snacks in the lounge, fast wi-fi in the room and an amazing breakfast. The buffet spread alone would have been enough for us but they serve hot breakfast options as well, including various egg/omelette options and sweet options (the fresh toast, while simple, was one of the tastiest ones we’ve ever had.) It’s quite an advantage to have the top-rated restaurant in Prague be in your hotel! Everything was elegantly done.

The room was quiet, bright, clean, spacious, had original 15th century painted wood ceilings and had Molton Brown amenities. Our room had beautiful views of the courtyard and the city beyond. The bathroom, as they previously explained to us, had a Jacuzzi tub with a hand-held showerhead that did not have a self-standing hook. This was slightly inconvenient since we were not used to it but we’ve encountered this at many traditional hotels in Europe. The beds, linens and pillows were all so comfortable – we wished we could buy all of these for our own home!

Lastly, we were originally concerned that the location might be a little too remote but we actually preferred the quiet neighborhood away from the busy tourist crowds in other parts of the city – we were conveniently only about a ten-minute walk to the Charles Bridge. We had a lovely stay and would certainly return to this hotel!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012

I cannot be more complimentary of the Golden Well hotel and staff. If you are traveling to Prague, your trip will be high-lighted by your stay here. The hotel is "hidden" in a very quiet cul de sac below the famed castle. It would have been difficult to locate without the extremely courteous and friendly driver arranged by the hotel to pick us up at the airport. With only 19 rooms, it is definitely a boutique hotel. The rooms are tastefully decorated with hardwood floors and lovely bedding, and we were greeted by a lovely fresh fruit arrangement, with chocolates on our pillows at turn-in. So special! The bath is great with luxury products, and the vanity has excellent lighting. To top this off, you will enjoy a large jacuzzi tub, which was wonderful after our nightmare of flight delays, cancelled flights and lost baggage. But the extremely helpful staff of Golden Well made all these hardships evaporate with their solicitous manner. Inclusive breakfast served atop the hotel in a glassed room overlooking the city starts your day off wonderfully. And the breakfast was DE-licious, the best we had on our two week European travels. They make their own yogurt with fresh fruit preserves on the bottom, served in charming glass containers. And don't miss out on the oatmeal. It is steel-cut and so creamy that I looked forward to it each of the three mornings of our stay. In the afternoon, the chef served complimentary appetizers and wine in a reception room off the lobby. The staff truly caters to their guests! If all this does not convince you to stay at the Golden Well, I cannot imagine what will! But as I read other reviews on this website, I see many others experienced the "wonderfulness" of the Golden Well. Don't miss out!

Room Tip: I don't think there ARE any bad rooms!
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012

The Golden Well hotel was one of the nicest hotels we have stayed in. The room and accommodations were lovely and the service was excellent. We had a bit of trouble finding the hotel because it was hidden from the main roads. The location once found was great because it was off the beaten path and the bell man handled the business of taking care of luggage and parking car.

Room Tip: Finding the hotel was a bit difficult because it is hidden off the main street-but once there our ro...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2012

This has to be the best hotel we've been to in Europe! From the moment we were picked up at the airport to the moment we were dropped off the hotel exceeded our expectations. When we arrived someone was there to bring our bags into reception. We sat with Stanislav as he checked us in and explained everything the hotel had to offer. He was also able to get us a reservation for dinner at the hotel's restaurant for that night. He was so friendly and helpful (the other staff members were very friendly as well).

The hotel is located in a quiet location about a 5-10 minute walk from the Charles Bridge. There are many restaurants about a 5 minute walk away. At the end of the day it was nice to be away from the crowds and come back to the serenity of Golden Well.

When we went to our room we fell in love. Frank Sinatra was playing on the ipod dock and a cheese plate was waiting for us. Also included in our room rate was water, fruit, and a bottle of wine. We were also given a small dessert every night during the turn down service. The room was very comfortable! The bed, sheets, and comforter lured us into sleep each night. There was even a pillow menu, which we didn't use, where you can order different types of pillows according to your needs/wants.

The breakfast, which was included in our rate, was spectacular! Not only was there fruit, meats, cheeses, all kinds of juices, teas, and champagne, but there was also a menu featuring eggs, french toast, pancakes, oatmeal, salmon, and many more items. The main restaurant allows direct access to the road leading to the palace and gardens.

We will definitely return to Golden Well the next time we're in Prague. We will recommend it to all of our friends and family and won't stay anywhere else in Prague!

Room Tip: We loved our room on the top floor!
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2012

My wife and I stayed in this hotel in July 2012. We have travelled all over the world and have not stayed in a better hotel. We were picked up at the train station and driven to hotel(for a fee).The lovely woman who checked us in took us to our room and then a brief tour of the hotel and a much needed complementary drink after a long trip. The hotel gives the impression of being built into the side of Prague castle and there is a secret door from the magnificent terrace dining room into the castle grounds. The hotel is close to easy to use public transport and easy walk to restaurants, Charles bridge,Kafka museum. Afternoon snack is provided and beautifully presented sweet waits for you by the bed when you return from dinner. The staff and service are outstanding. Nothing is too much trouble and they made us feel like there was no-one else in the hotel and you don't get that very often. The rooms are very good but I suppose 5 stars would not leave any room to manoeuvre when comparing to a luxury tent on the Serengeti.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2012

The staff was amazing and the overall hotel experience was one of the best we had. I will highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a high-end comfortable experience in a very nicer part of the town. Its location is great to relax and enjoy your vacation.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank hariskh
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Hertfordshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012

Fabulous hotel. First class from start to finish. Bags collected on arrival and staff showed us the hotel whilst then leaving us to enjoy a coffee in the restauaran and a light snack. Beautiful snacks in room and a little surprise as our anniversary! Great room, amenities and views. Dvds available to borrow for the evenings when you get back. Great entrance tocastle from above restaurant. All in all a first class faultless break. Staff and hotel to be commended, will be back!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Golden Well Hotel
Address: U Zlate Studne 166/4 | Mala Strana, Prague 118 00, Czech Republic
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Region: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Hradcany & Letna , Praha 1
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Prague
#3 Luxury Hotel in Prague
#4 Family Hotel in Prague
#28 Business Hotel in Prague
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Golden Well Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming traditional retreat in 16th-century Emperor's residence, set beneath the walls of Prague Castle. Wander up the cobbled, traffic-free streets to The Golden Well (U Zlate Studne), clinging to the wall in the shadow of Prague Castle, and you will uncover one of the city's best kept secrets. This modest collection of little inter-locking houses was once home to Emperor Rudolf II, and later the astronomer Tycho de Brahe. Sensitive renovation - has created a cosy yet refined hotel. The result is a pleasing balance of mod cons - internet access, satellite TV - and old style elegance. ... more   less 
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