Steeped in history, elegance and brimming with romance, The Golden Well Hotel is boutique luxury accommodation located in Prague.
Nestled below Prague’s Castle, the Golden Well Hotel is a five-star luxury hotel located in Mala Strana. Surrounded by the castle’s peaceful rose gardens, you will think twice about whether you truly are in the heart of Prague’s historic center. In reality, you are just a short walk from some of Prague’s most famous sights. Visit Charles Bridge, St.Nicolas Church, and the Old Town Square, all situated close by.
Checking in to the Golden Well Hotel
As we arrived for our own romantic weekend, we were welcomed by the smiling faces of the friendly staff. During check – in we enjoyed the smell of the warm lavender scented hand towels and a sip on a cold glass of Bohemian sparkling wine. If you’ve never been to Prague, we highly recommend allowing the very knowledgeable concierge to prepare an itinerary for your stay. He knows all the best places to eat, visit and tips to beat the crowds.
The historic Renaissance building originally belonged to the Roman Emperor and Bohemian King Rudolf II (1552 – 1612). While the hotel is far from a royal residence, there is a feeling of understated luxury, with an old world style decor and beautiful antique pieces of furniture around every corner.
As the door was opened to our Grand Deluxe Room, we were overwhelmed with the size. Having stayed in many hotels in Prague, the rooms at the Golden Well were bigger than most of this category of room. With 19 rooms in total, the Golden Well is big enough to provide you with all the facilities you would want but small enough to provide individual dedication and a high level of service to each guest. The special touch of home-made praline chocolates and fruit was also extremely welcomed and set the tone for the level of detail this hotel goes to ensure your stay is not only comfortable but memorable too.
All of the rooms in the Golden Well are elegantly furnished with period style beds, curtains, and soft furnishings, yet fully equipped with every modern amenity you could imagine; Apple TV, iPads, Nespresso Coffee Machine and even an iPod already full of popular artists and composers. There is even a pillow menu for the ultimate comfortable night’s sleep. The bathroom was also a nice size with luxury toiletries from Molton Brown and both a shower and a bath tub.
Exploring the hotel facilities
While Leo went off to work, I spent the majority of the day catching up on emails, blog posts and photo editing from numerous spots around the hotel. While it may be small in size, there are plenty of quiet spots to work, enjoy a glass of champagne, read or simply enjoy a moments peace.
The hotel has an in-house restaurant (Teresa U Zlate) and a terrace bar with the most amazing views over the city. Chef Pavel Sapík is a Czech icon in the hospitality industry and as their in-house chef, you’re assured a delicious meal. Alternatively, you can also dine at the CODA restaurant situated on the roof top of the hotel’s sister property, The Aria Hotel.
One small touch which I really liked was the quiet lounge area, complete with a concierge, laptop and printer and complimentary refreshments every day from 16:00-18:00 pm, perfect timing for when you return from a day of exploring Prague.
Breakfast With A View Over Prague
We consider breakfast to be the most important meal of the day. It gives us the energy to go and explore the city all day! The Golden Well have the most epic breakfast buffet and city view we’ve ever had the pleasure of enjoying over breakfast. From made to order pancakes, omelets, quails eggs or a continental breakfast with champagne – The Golden Well have a reputation as having the best breakfast in the city and we have to agree!