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Domus Balthasar Design Hotel
Ranked #43 of 646 Hotels in Prague
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 23, 2013

The hotel is perfectly located, a few steps from the Charles Bridge on the Lesser Town (Mala Strana) side. The Charles Bridge has a different vibe according to time of day, early morning without tourists, the sunset and late at night provide different perspectives too. So it’s great to stay in a hotel close to the bridge. The location is also great to visit the Castle, it’s a short pleasant walk through the Mala Strana neighborhood to get there. And of course, the Old Town is just across the Charles Bridge.

My room was large, confortable and very clean. Breakfast was included, besides fruit, bread and ham you have a choice of a hot dish (eggs or pancakes).

The staff is friendly and helpful. One night I forgot the key to the front door. The problem was that after 12 am there’s no one at the front desk, so I was basically locked out. I called their 7/24 phone number and they arrived late at night to open the door for me.

One downside of the hotel is that it doesn’t have an elevator. The stairs are steep. This was not a problem for me, but just beware of it.

I made a day trip out of Prague and when I got back I stayed in the Old Town. I recommend Lesser Town as the district to stay. You have the ambiance of Prague without the hordes of tourists of the Old Town and you are still at walking distance ot Prague main attractions.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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DomusDD, receptionist at Domus Balthasar Design Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2014

Thank you for recommending our hotel to other travellers and sharing your photos! :) You are right, the Charles Bridge especially at the sunrises is unforegettable! As we are located so close to it I recommend to everybody to wake up early and enjoy the magical view. We hope that we will be able to welcome you in Prague again and we all wish you a happy new year! Zuzana

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Reviewed November 15, 2013

We were booked to stay at the Domus Henrici (sister hotel) to the Balthasar but could not get all the nights we required. We were here for one night and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The hotel is only a short walk to the Charles bridge and other tourist locations. On the day of our meeting they arranged for our bags to be held and then transferred to the Henrici Hotel at no charge which really saved us some time and energy as we did not get back to town until midnight.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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DomusDD, General Manager at Domus Balthasar Design Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2013

Thank you very much for your nice words, we appreciate it! Please feel welcome anytime at Hidden Places hotels and as we´ve understood you are interested in beautiful cars, also in our sister company Engine Prague (engine-cz.com).

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Reviewed November 3, 2013

The hotel is a few steps fropm the Charles Bridge, 500 meters from the closest Metro station.
The staff is friendly and willing to make your stay wonderful. There is no elevator, but the rooms are large and peaceful.

The Breakfast was very good, the italian waiter has been very kind and funny.

A perfect place for visiting the town, close both to the old town and to the castle.

I would definitely come back!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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DomusDD, receptionist at Domus Balthasar Design Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2013

Thank you very much! We are happy to hear you would come back! We informed Gian Piero from Bohemia Bagel as well. :) Best regards, Zuzana

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Reviewed October 24, 2013

We stayed there in early October and have to agree with the rave reviews from other guests regarding the rooms and staff. The rooms are spacious, well appointed and spotlessly clean. We were on the corner but noise was not an issue. The staff were very helpful and I would definitely recommend using the hotel's pickup and drop off service for trains and the airport. (Not only does it save a lot of hassle, but Milan the driver is great, with the added bonus that he takes your bags to your room, saving you lugging your suitcases up the stairs!)
Two points: If you like a hotel that has lounges, patios or other common areas available to guests you should know that this hotel has none. What you are getting is a GREAT room and a fabulously convenient location for the tourist sights, restaurants etc.
Secondly, the next door restaurant where hotel guests are given vouchers for breakfast is okay, a bit cramped with music blaring all the time but my major complaint is that there was little, and on some days no fruit.
Would I go back? ABSOLUTELY

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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DomusDD, receptionist at Domus Balthasar Design Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2013

Thank you very much for your kind words about our team! :) We have discussed your breakfast complaint with our colleagues from Bohemia Bagel Café and we are sorry for an insufficient amount of fruit that day. It sounds great that you would absolutely come back! Thank you. Best wishes, Zuzana

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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Very friendly staff and excellent location. Our room was on the 4th floor, climbing the stairs was a bit exhausting but the the clean room with wooden beams on the ceiling made it worthwhile every time.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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DomusDD, Manager at Domus Balthasar Design Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2013

Thanks for your nice comment!
We are glad the stairs exercises did not ruin your stay and you´ve enjoyed your time in Prague :)
Please, feel welcome anytime you decide to visit our city again!
Best regards, Mona.

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

We had a wonderful experience with the hotel. It is beautifully designed, and we were well and graciously taken care of--I recommend it highly.

There is no elevator, and I am 72. We asked for and received a suite on the first floor (one flight up) in back. It was very quiet, even though the hotel is very centrally located.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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DomusDD, Manager at Domus Balthasar Design Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2013

Thank you for such a nice rating in your review.
We are glad to hear you felt comfortable in our hotel and enjoyed your stay in Prague.
Please feel welcome anytime you plan your next trip to our city!
Best regards, Mona

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Reviewed October 3, 2013

This is a truly delightful 8 bedroom hotel within less than 80m from the Charles Bridge. Our room on the third floor was spacious and very well equipped. The bathroom was spotlessly clean. Breakfast is more than adequate. The staff are charming, extremely friendly, pleasant and nothing is too much trouble for them. There are plenty of good restaurants within a few minutes walk of the hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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DomusDD, Manager at Domus Balthasar Design Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2013

Dear David,
Thank you for your review and compliments we are very grateful for!
It is always nice to hear from our guests that they are satisfied with our service.
Have a beautiful rest of autumn and hopte to see you at Hidden Places again :)
Regards, Mona.

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Additional Information about Domus Balthasar Design Hotel

Address: Mostecka 282/5 | Mala Strana, Prague 118 00, Czech Republic
Location: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Mala Strana (Little Quarter) , Praha 1
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#50 Romantic Hotel in Prague
#111 Business Hotel in Prague
Price Range: $84 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Domus Balthasar Design Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Design hotel Domus Balthasar is a baroque building with medieval foundation and 21st century design, situated on the Royal Route, in the heart of the oldest and most romantic part of Prague - Lesser Quarter (Mala Strana), few steps from Charles Bridge, close to Old Town and Prague Castle. Domus Balthasar is nearly of all most popular sights within easy reach on foot or by tram. Although is situated in the centre, also in a neighborbood of nicest parks. Business centers easily accessible. It is the ideal place for a holiday as well as for an enjoyable business trip. The building's history goes back to the 14th century, though the fittings are either modern or timeless. We do our best to respect history while at the same time respecting the current needs and tastes of our guests. Our interiors are made warm by wooden, atypical furniture with clean lines in dark colours which combines well with the light, creamy tones of the carpets, curtains and other decorations. Hotel has 8 rooms including 2 Double attic rooms, 3 generously spacious deluxe double rooms, 2 Suites with kitchenette and 1 Royal. Please notice our historic house uniquely located within an UNESCO listed World Heritage Site does not have an elevator. Due to a lower ceiling Attic double rooms are not recommended for people taller than 1,80 m/6 feet. ... more   less 
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