“An intimate little hotel at the foot of Prague Castle, blending period features with modern design”
Planning restrictions imposed by Prague's Heritage Department have insured that none of the 17 rooms are exactly alike, each built into existing spaces, some of which date back to medieval times.
Despite the age of the building, there's nothing musty about the rooms, which are light, airy and modern-feeling, with blond-wood floors, neutral colour schemes, fresh lilies, Italian-designed lighting and custom-made maple furniture. Bathrooms are crisp and smart in chess-board black and white. Walls are sparingly decorated with sepia photos of Prague. For only a few extra euros than a Double Room, the Superior Double Rooms provide great value for money, with special features such as over-size bathrooms, small balconies, original painted beams or Baroque stuccoed ceilings. The spacious Junior Suite has a pleasant little terrace with views up to the castle, while the Suite is split-level, with the bedroom in the old attic space.
All rooms have a high-speed internet connection and WiFi, satellite TV, safe, mini-bar and tea/coffee-making facilities. Only the 5 rooms on the upper floors have air conditioning at present (the thick stone walls tend to keep the rooms pretty cool during the summer heat).
Food is served in the attached Cafe-Bar Arcadia between 7am and 7pm. The cafe serves Illy coffee, sandwiches, salads, Italian flatbreads and a wide range of alcoholic drinks, from absinthe to 'grog' to vodka. There's an open fire in winter. A buffet breakfast for guests is served here too, with a generous spread of pastries, cold meats and cheese, cereals, fruit and juices.
The Mala Strana district is full of restaurants, with a string of them along Nerudova itself. We can recommend the Mediterranean and fusion cuisine at Square, a few minutes down the hill on Malostranske Square. Or, for the arguably the best food in Prague, head down to Kampa Park on the riverfront.
The hotel will provide cots and can arrange baby-sitting if required. Children up to 4 years old stay free of charge. Extra beds can be provided at a supplement cost for older children.
Teens (over 12)
Cots Available, Extra Beds Available
Babysitting available by arrangement
Baby cots available on request
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking