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!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Golden Well (u Zlate Studne) Hotel Prague