Golden Well (U Zlate Studne) Prague

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U Slate Studne 166/4, Praha 1-Mala Stana, 118 00 Czech Republic

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  • dougkin's Profile Photo

    Possibly the best Inn ever


    U Zlaté Studnì (At the Golden Well) is the ideal inn: supremely beautiful, ideally located, comfortable, peaceful, and served by outstanding people. In our travels through the Czech Republic it was a most gracious home away from home.

    It's hard to know where to start--but here's an example: from our room's window, you look down onto the Inn's comfortable lower terrace, which itself looks over 2 Malá Strana palaces and their gardens. From that terrace, you can look up at Prague Castle, which is just up a few flights of stairs into the rose gardens. (Emperor Rudolf II bought this house for legendary astronomer Tycho Brahe around 1600, wanting him close to the castle for visits.) The Inn's rooftop restaurant has a surreally beautiful view over Malá Strana and the entire city, including Old and New Towns almost to Vysehrad--and also featured the best dinner we ate in Prague. For a 16th-century building, there are surprising amenities tucked away: there is a small elevator to the terrace, and our room featured a hot tub. The hotel offers service, travel and accomodations packages and can arrange practically anything--they found wheelchair and walker assistance for my wife, which in old European cities is no small feat.

    What else? There's a daily chess puzzle set up on a board in the lobby. The letter left in your room by manager Robert Safarik is a tour de force of welcome. Tomáš Janèík, Anastasiya Karova and Ayman Hamid are supremely skilled front-desk managers, concierges, and all-around good people. Service won't be better anywhere in Prague (and the friendliness is a little unusual as you may know if you've travelled in the CZR). Actually, service won't be this good most places in the world.

    Downsides: it's not cheap. Some travellers will miss some amenities--no pool, business center--but if your ideal is a quiet, romantic glass of wine overlooking what may be Europe's most beautiful city, this is it.

    Unique Quality: Here's the checklist:

    --Sublime views
    --Beautiful building is historic (Tycho Brahe) and old (1500s)
    --Courteous, friendly, knowledgeable, professional service
    --An actual excellent restaurant in Prague
    --Upstairs is a gigantic castle
    --Cobbled lane and courtyard leading to the inn
    --Close to very Czech pub U Hrocha (At the Hippo)
    --Whirlpool baths in 16th-century surroundings
    --Moravian wine package, a bottle a night. Is good and what the heck.

    Directions: High in Malá Strana below the Castle walls.

    From Malá Strana square / Malostranska it's about 2 minutes walk: up Snìmovní from north side, bear left through the little triangle until the little cobbled street dead-ends in the hotel courtyard.

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    a cosy hotel below the castle


    This lovely ****hotel is on Hradcin, just a few meters below the castle, and close to the great "Ledebour gardens" / Ledeburska zahrada.
    The hotel is on my pic the door at the very end of the street.
    I may imagine, a taxi could go there, but with your private car it might be a problem, where to park.

    Unique Quality: The surrounding is absolutely beautiful and quiet.
    With just a few minutes to walk, you will get to the castle or to Palais Waldstein / Valdstejnsky palac.
    It is certainly NO cheap place to go, but a great place for a great vacation.

    Directions: Also the street-name is U Zlante Studne

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a cosy hotel below Hradzin

by globetrott about Prague > Hotel U Zlate studne

This lovely ****hotel is on Hradcin, just a few meters below the castle, and close to the great "Ledebour gardens" / Ledeburska zahrada.
The hotel is on my pic the door at the very end of the street.
I may imagine, a taxi could go there, but with your private car it might be a problem, where to park. The surrounding is absolutely beautiful and quiet.
With just a few minutes to walk, you will get to the castle or to Palais Waldstein / Valdstejnsky palac.
It is certainly NO cheap place to go, but a great place for a great vacation.

Fantastic Stay At The Golden Well Hotel !!!!!

by TripAdvisor Member tnljh6870

We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights and had the most FANTASTIC stay.. The reception we received from Peter when we first arrived was warm , freindly, very helpful and informative
The views over Prague city centre from the room were BRILLLIANTLY BREATHTAKING , but even better views can be had from the restaurant.
The breakfasts were EXCELLENT with a wide range of foods to suite anyone.
THE RESTAURANT FOOD WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD, well worth paying a little extra for, accompanied with a FINE WINE LIST and finished with some QUALITY BRANDY !
I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this hotel for a stay everything about it was 1st class and Prague is a most beautiful city.

Delightful in every respect!

by TripAdvisor Member batspaul

We spent 3 nights at this delightful hotel in December, and everything about the stay surpassed our expectations.The hotel has everything you could ask for in a luxury property, at very moderate prices. The location was ideal, within easy walking distance of most attractions, but a couple of short blocks removed from the tackier tourist thouroughfares. The building, which is centuries old, is full of character. It has been tastefully renovated, with respect for the historic features of the architecture and decor. Our room was large, enormous by the standards of many European hotels, with an anteroom that would have earned it a "suite" category in other properties. The view over Prague was spectacular, and the bathroom was enormous, with a giant jacuzzi. Everything was spotlessly clean, and the wood and tile floors, fine reproduction antique furniture, and textiles were up to the standards of the best 5-star hotels. (I know what I am talking about, because I work in one in New York.) We were pleased and surprised to find that there is free Wi-Fi access in the rooms, which is a feature that many 5-star hotels in New York and London still lack.
Breakfast in the hotel dining room is not to be missed, not only for the stunning view, but also for the buffet, which was delicious and fresh. The servers in the dining room will disprove anything negative you may have heard about restaurant service in former Iron Curtain countries. Every waiter was top-notch and genuinely friendly.
And this remark applies to the entire staff of the hotel, from the car that met us at the airport, to the reception agents and housekeeping staff. After a long and tiring series of flights to reach Prague, it was such a pleasure to be met with sincere courtesy and warmth by every member of the staff. The front desk agents were especially polished and eager to help us with any directions, information or bookings we required.
A few tips:
1) You should definitely request that a hotel car meet you at the airport, and return you there on your departure. We were picked up in a Mercedes, and the cost was a pittance, well worth the convenience. (Under no circumstance should you hire a taxi on the street in Prague. You will be ripped off. Do, however, use the subway in Prague. It's clean, safe, simple, and very convenient.)
2) Check out the art glass for sale in the glass cabinets in the lobby. It is lovely, reasonably priced, and nicer than anything we saw in the shops on the main tourist drags.
3) We dined one night at Coda, which is the restaurant at the Aria, the sister hotel of U Zlate Studne, just a couple of blocks away. The food was spectacular– probably the best steak tartare I've ever tasted, and a perfect goulash. Again, service was flawless, and there was a brilliant pianist, playing a wide range of music at exactly the right level for dining.
4) Don't confuse U Zlate Studne with the similarly-named hotel in Stare Mesto. The names are almost identical.You want the one in Mala Strana, just below the castle.
In closing, I hope to return to Prague sometime to see it in spring or summer. U Zlate Studne will definitely be my first choice.

A Wonderful Experience

by TripAdvisor Member lvdbtravel

My husband and I stayed at the Golden Well for 4 nights last week and wish we could have moved in! The hotel has a wonderfully quiet and relaxing atmosphere. The staff made us feel special - no request was too small. We loved the location - close to the sites, but far enough away from the crowds. The room was everything you'd want: beautiful, clean, and extremely comfortable. The breakfast buffet was wonderful with a large and varied selection of great food. Needless to say, we highly recommend the Golden Well and hope to return soon!

Brilliant in every way

by TripAdvisor Member snowieWales

Wonderful location, close to Charles Bridge but tucked away up a cobbled backstreet. Fantastic friendly and helpful staff who made us feel very welcome, lovely room, great views over the old town with a brilliant bed and even a pillow menu! The huge bath/jacuzzi was a great surprise. Very helpful advice and reservations for restaurants. The buffet breakfast will set you up for a days tramping around this magical city - lovely in the snow. The hotel has a terrance with fab views-perfect dinning out in the summer. Not at all corporate feeling this intimate hotel is the best! Make sure you check the spelling though as there is another hotel with almost an identical name on the other side of Charles bridge.The Golden Well backs onto the castle Hrad and has access in summer to its gardens. Enjoy your trip

More than I expected

by TripAdvisor Member BiddleDubai

It all started with a very warm welcome, mulled wine and real concern that we hadn't allowed the hotel to organise a taxi from the train station in order to ensure that we paid a fair price. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and the room (No.34) was idyllic, with views over the red roof tiles of the little quarter, across the bridges and into the Old Town. The superbly decorated room was comfortable and even boasted a jacuzzi bath in the spacious bathroom. The location is superb, just a short walk across Charles Bridge into the Old Town Square (the walk back is a little more demanding, however, the incline isn't too taxing, even for an overweight, unfit 50+). I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for quality, value for money and above average service. I will certainly be staying there again if I return to Prague.

Best service received in a hotel for a long time!

by TripAdvisor Member mboroz

The service here is excellent. It's been a very long time since a hotel staff member has showed me to my room and given me a guided tour. We were welcomed at 11pm with sparkling wine, smiles and great hospitality. The room was simple yet elegant. Location of the hotel is perfect...very quiet street but less than 5 minutes walk to the sights. The breakfast was wonderful - the restaurant has an unbeatable view of Prague and the food was very high quality. Great cheese, salami - coffee was excellent. Can't say enough good things about the service here...the staff all spoke excellent English and were extremely helpful. Definitely deserves 5 stars!


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Unique hotel for unique need

by Peaches1717

Traveling: Myself, my 2 daughters ( tall, blond, beautiful :-) ) --- they each have a 2 1/2 year-old daughter = 5 girls.
We are searching for something special. I have done a great deal of research on line, looked at both the Golden Well Studne and Golden Well Studny and an apartment --- I think maybe a hotel would work better for us.
Does anyone know of a great spot with one very large room or adjoining rooms for our 5 night stay in mid- September in Old Town or Mala Strana?
We all will greatly appreciate it if anyone knows of such a place for our first trip to Prague. We have traveled a lot but never to Prague. We can't wait !!!!!
The little girls are amazing travelers. Wish you could meet them.
Many thanks.

Re: Unique hotel for unique need

by Peaches1717

Thank you very much.

Re: Unique hotel for unique need

by Peaches1717

This is my first time using VT, should I post this in a "hotel" section?
Thanks again.

Re: Unique hotel for unique need

by JessH

Hi there!

I'm currently planning a trip to Prague and came across this fantastic little place (all reviews I have found on this hotel are superb as well.)

Basically all rooms are apartments, with either one or two bedrooms, kitchen, sitting room and some even have more than one bathroom.
I'll be booking this hotel as their rates also look very, very reasonable compared to other 4-star hotels in such a central location (it's 5min walk from the Charles Bridge, and just around the corner there is a large supermarket).


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Address: U Slate Studne 166/4, Praha 1-Mala Stana, 118 00 Czech Republic