This eight-room hotel occupies a 15th-century mansion on a quiet little square just outside the main tourist circuit in Malá Strana. Few of the ornate lounges or guest rooms lack an oversize crystal chandelier. Even the cellar fitness room, the couple’s massage treatment room and the adjacent vaulted chamber housing a private Jacuzzi (request a complimentary bath in advance) were festooned with these glittering fixtures. In comfortable Deluxe Rooms, large crystal chandeliers sparkle beneath polychrome- wood-beamed ceilings, illuminating dramatic four-poster beds with fluted gilt columns. Seating is limited to two chairs beside a round dining table and a curule seat at the foot of the bed. Baths are small but attractive, with single vanities and shower-tub combinations. Breakfasts each morning are communal, served at a large table. Service is thoughtful, warm and friendly, and the unabashedly regal décor is great fun. But this idiosyncratic hotel won’t suit everyone. Travelers who ascribe to a more international definition of luxury décor and service should consider one of our alternative recommendations in the city.
The warm and engaging service; our room’s ample storage space; the quiet location; the private Jacuzzi room.
The wall-mounted air-conditioner directly faced our bed; the awkward shower-tub combination; the lack of turndown service; the harsh lighting from the eco-friendly bulbs; the communal breakfast table.
Good to Know
Not all accommodations are accessible by elevator; the unrelentingly flamboyant décor won’t suit everyone’s taste.