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“Wonderful place to stay in Prague”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Golden Well Hotel

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Golden Well Hotel
Ranked #3 of 672 Hotels in Prague
Certificate of Excellence
London, England, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful place to stay in Prague”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

The hotel is very charming and welcoming. When we arrived, a member of reception took us around the hotel, talked about its history, and sat with us for a short while over a complementary drink in the dining room area to provide recommendations and answer any questions we had on the city. This was very friendly as this was our first time in Prague. The hotel feels very cosy and the room had an iPad just for our use, plus a nice area for complementary coffee and food in the afternoon, where you can meet and chat to other guests if you want. I really enjoyed the dining room which has a stunning view of the Staraya Storone of Prague. We found we could easily walk from the hotel to the centre (despite minus temperatures!). I truly recommend this place for a romantic getaway.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

It deserves to have its praises sung out loud. We stayed there during early December. The rooms were beautifully appointed. Not with fussy tea trays etc but with classy luxuries like an iPad, Molton Brown, fresh fruit, fine linen.....The staff were unobtrusively helpful. Being a small hotel, it felt as if we were the only guests.
The breakfast was sublime. After all we had heard, the buffet initially looked a bit small but that's because most of what you choose is on the Al La Carte menu. After a beautifully cooked first course (maybe Eggs Benedict or a full English), you feel as if you could eat it all over again, at which point you are asked if you would like a dessert. The menu reappears and you can choose pancakes, French toast, fruit salad... And, yes its true, there is sparkling wine too! And, the coffee is excellent.
As a party of four we had two rooms. Neither had views. So if you want a room with a view its probably best to say so when booking. However, the view from the restaurant was amazing both with and without snow!
The rooms were on the warm side but the temperature was adjusted for us on request. The location is exceptionally quiet (in an upmarket part of Prague) and we slept very well. But still walking distance from the Charles Bridge and other sights, restaurants and shops.
Almost forgot, the 4pm buffet snacks and wine in the Lounge. Each day these were different - small delicious bites, both sweet and savoury.
We really weren't ready to leave this hotel. If you need looking after - this is the place!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

Our stay ( 5 nights ) at Hotel "Golden Wll" was in every way a superb experience. Everything was simply perfect: the beautifully restored townhouse,our spacious ,very clean and tastefully decorated room ( luxurious bathroom!), the friendly,competent and very helpful staff, the breathtaking views over old Prague,the delicious and sumptious breakfast ( best ever!), gourmetdinner at the rooftop-restaurant and the fantastic location in a quiet little alley ( no trafficnoise) just beneath The Castle- and the very friendly wellcome ( cake and wine in the restaurant) - it all made our winterholyday in Praque an unforgetable and unique experience. The buildnings connection with the danish astronomer Tycho Brahe was for us ( since we are from Denmark) an interesting "extra".This hotel is just the right blend: small,cosy,luxurious in every detail. We will definitely visit The Golden Well again and recommed it highly to everyone looking for "something special".

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2012

Golden Well was the 2nd hotel we stayed in Prague during our recent visit in December. We read about this hotel from a travel guide book and decided to check it out.

The hotel (actually it feels like a upscale boutqiue residential apartment) is located up a little slope off the main street, and off a neighbourhood square. We were dropped off at the neighbourhood square as the road leading up to the hotel was too narrow for a car to enter. (Note: if you have heavy bags then ring the hotel for assistance with the bags. The road can be quite slippery in winter)

We have a very comfortable room on the 2nd floor with views out to the steps and the Prague castle on the far end. In the morning, the roof of the neighbouring buildings were covered with powdered snow, it was a magical sight.

Breakfast was served on the 4th floor restaurant with even better view. Food was of a high quality and the service was prompt.

We walked to the metro station (Malostranska) and Charles Bridge and realised that it was very convenient to explore Prague on foot.

Overall it was a very enjoyable stay and I would recommend this hotel.

If I were to be picky, then I wish if I could have a larger room. The room we had at Golden Well was a little small compared to all the hotel rooms we had stayed during our recent travel.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ufa, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

Great boutique hotel which I ever stay. Just 5 min. walking from "Karluv Most", so it is central location, but just a few step in - and you hardly may see any people, so peaceful and calm, that you may rest and enjoy after all noises and crowded The Old Town..
The breakfast which is servlng on the roof-terrace restaurant is excellent, the girls-waiters are very professional and friendly, the view on Prague is magnificent.
All and all - Love that place so much, Thank you that you made our stay so unforgettable and pleasant !

Room Tip: Location is so quiet that I think all room - as our - are without any noise,
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

You can't go past this stunning boutique hotel for a stay in Prague. Incredible, genuine service - we felt as if we were the only guests there. Nothing was too much trouble and the personal touches made all the difference. Not to mention gorgeous rooms and a stunning restaurant with views out over the river and old town beyond. Decorated with Prague style. And everything in walking distance. If we could give it a 6 we would.

  • Stayed December 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

There are a lot of great hotels, but staying at some of them you feel like you could be anywhere in the world. It is definitely not the case with Golden Well hotel that to me seemed to represent the quintessence of Prague. Everything about it - the architecture, the location, room design and the views both from our room and the Terrace restaurant reflected the miracle of this jaw-dropping city. I was there for business, but we did walk around the Old Town and like some other reviewers noted, I found the Mala Stana location much nicer for staying. The Old Town, although very beautiful, has losts of crowds and is very busy. The area where the Golden Well is located is very quiet especially at night and creates a feeling as if time has stopped there. On our first night the concierge recommended Palfy Palace restaurant for dinner. I would highly recommend this place, only 5 minute walk from the hotel, not only for its food, but also for the atmosphere. Looked like a very upscale place mainly filled with beautifully dressed locals. Prague is definitely not to be missed as a place to visit, and even one visit would not be enough for it. I miss it already as well as the warmth and comfort of the Golden Well hotel and its highly professional friendly personnel.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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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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Location: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Hradcany & Letna , Praha 1
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center 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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