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“A truly memorable hotel!”
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Aurus
Ranked #137 of 649 Hotels in Prague
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Edinburg, Virginia
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36 reviews
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“A truly memorable hotel!”
Reviewed 13 June 2011

Nestled beneath Prague's sprawling castle, between a bustling urban environment and the castle gardens, is this jewel of a small hotel. Created from adjacent historic buildings, the hotel offers a charm and elegance that is seldom experienced, even in this part of the world. Under independent management, U Zlate Studny has its own distinctive style, punctuated by comfort, delightful service, and tranquility. The view from the restaurant balcony is incomparable, as well as the cuisine and comfort. Among the many amenities is an excellent selection of German TV channels. Seriously consider this hotel on your next visit to Prague.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Menomonee Falls, WI
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Reviewed 6 June 2011

This hotel was located within walking minutes of all of the main attractions (Old Town Square & Charles Bridge). Our room for a family of 4 was very comfortable with charming decor and plenty of room (2 room suite actually). The staff went out of their way to answer all of our questions and even got competitive taxi rates when we wanted to visit the local Harley Davidson dealer about 5 km away. The breakfast was small but very acceptable and included scrambled eggs, bacon or ham upon request. The price is very fair for the location and accomodations. When returning to Prague I will simply book a room (hopefully the same room) at this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Erie, PA
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Reviewed 1 June 2011

My husband and I stayed here for five nights for our 10th wedding anniversary. They upgraded us to a beautiful suite. It was bigger than our apartment in NYC. It's a small hotel, eight rooms in all. It's very private, we only saw other people at breakfast. The breakfast was great, meats, cheeses, cereal, yogurt, eggs, bacon, or sausage. Everyone who worked there was very nice, and helped us whenever we had a question. The location is great, right in between the Charles Bridge and Old Town Square. We loved Prague, there are a few things to be aware of, such as the taxi drivers. They are not all regulated and will charge you outrageous prices. The hotel will call a repeatable taxi for you if you need one. Right around the corner from the hotel is a little place where you can get a trdelnik, which is a sweet pastry, dough rolled ,baked , and topped with sugar, cinnamon and or almonds. I had so many when we were there. I miss our "apartment" in Prague all ready, and can't wait to go back!

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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reykjavik
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2011

When my wife and I were looking for a hotel in the old part of Prague, we found a hotel U Zlate studny, in Karlova street. This family run hotel is centrally located , short walk to the Charles bridge, castle , old town square and the many other interesting attractions in Prague. The hotel is small, only 8 rooms.

All rooms are spacious and well equipped with antiques (some copy) furniture. Our room was a sleeping space and a very good living area. Good bathroom with shower.

Breakfast is good and served in very attractive room.

The staff is very helpful and willing to guide, and point out interesting places and good restaurants.

U ZLATE STUDNY, is a place where I would stay again in Prague.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2011

The taxi from the airport turns a tight corner and suddenly there it is - the quaint building in the acute angle of an ancient and picturesque street, exactly as the web site promises, and you feel privileged amongst the hordes of tourists to be the ones actually going to live for a while in one of the buildings everyone is photographing.

Inside it's immaculate and a bit wacky, with hobbit-like staircases twisting up like spiral tunnels, and a neat little lift somehow inserted just behind. Our suite (never had a suite before!) was comfortable, flawless, ancient and modern all at once - spacious, comfortable and homely all at once, with a lovely and huge bathroom.

The street noise was, as others report, insistent and went far, far into the night - maybe due in particular to the kebab joint down below our window. But the double glazing is very effective, and there is more than adequate compensation in the pleasure of just being in this building. You're somewhere around half way between Karluv Most (the Charles Bridge) and the Old Town Square, with thousands of visitors passing the door every day - which is fun.

Breakfast is a treat in yet another oddly-shaped room (this time with a vaulted ceiling) on the first floor - a wedge shape with windows looking out into different streets fore and aft. We didn't use the restaurant, simply because we enjoyed seeking other places out.

The staff couldn't have been more helpful or cordial. What a treat. Go there.

Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Loveland, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2011

We spent 9 days at the U Zlate Studny and had a wonderful time in Prague using
this as our home base. The location was ideal to walk the entire city, which I believe
we did! The rooms were clean, spacious and welcoming after a day exploring. The entire staff were friendly, helpful and patient with our many questions and inquiries.
The only less than perfect comment would be the din of street noise even after we
would close the windows for the night. We would both recommend this quaint, lovely
hotel in a heart beat and would love to return one day!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2011

I read some of the previous reviews of this hotel before booking it, and I have to say they were fair and accurate. The hotel is small, beautiful, clean and very well-positioned, being only minutes from Charles Bridge and the Old Town Square. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful, the room (a superior double) was very clean, warm and comfortable. Down sides? No bar or room service (no big deal in such a small hotel and with bars/restaurants everywhere); restaurant was unfortunately closed whilst we were there (a burst water pipe the week before had caused serious damage); breakfast a little limited. But overall, excellent expereince, and would certainly consider going back and recommending it to friends.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Aurus
Address: Karlova 175/3 | Main entrance from Seminarska 2, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic (Formerly U Zlate Studny)
Region: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Stare Mesto (Old Town) , Praha 1
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#25 Family Hotel in Prague
#84 Romantic Hotel in Prague
#116 Luxury Hotel in Prague
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Aurus 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel "Aurus" (former U Zlate studny), which is one of the most magnificent and protected monuments whose origins date back to the 16th century, is situated in the very heart of Prague in the Old Town district. The hotel is situated on the Kings Road connecting three historic jewels - the Old Town Square, Charles Bridge and the Prague Castle. This four-star hotel offers guests four double-bed rooms and four spacious apartments. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
u Zlate Studny (At The Golden Well) Hotel Prague

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