The Golden Wheel
Prague, Czech Republic
Old Prague has its unique magic, and with us you can enjoy it to its fullest. Imagine falling asleep in a baroque house located below castle walls, under an historical open-beam ceiling decorated with paintings... Or sitting in a garden terrace with a cup of coffee, and admiring the Prague Castle from an unusual perspective.
You will find it directly in Nerudova Street, thus in the most well-known and picturesque spot in the Lesser Quarter. It’s right here that the so-called Kralovska cesta (Royal Mile, or King’s Road led), traveled by all Czech kings to their crowning in the St. Vitus Cathedral. Passing by palaces of nobility, merchants’ shops and mysterious arcades, you will get to us while walking the same ancient stone-paved route...
The Royal Mile, or King’s Road (Kralovska cesta in Czech), was the route a future king had to take on the way to his crowning in the St. Vitus Cathedral at the Prague Castle. It has remained unchanged since about the 15th Century. Czech royals lived at the so-called King’s Court (today’s Municipal House) and rode to their coronation from the Powder Gate, through Celetna Street, across Old Town Square and through Nerudova Street up to Hradcanske Namesti (Hradcany Square), to St. Vitus Cathedral.
The building The Golden Wheel Hotel stands in Nerudova Street, which has preserved its baroque character to this day, including original building signs, and remains as the most beautiful route up to the Prague Castle. It was originally named Ostruhova (Spur) Street, apparently because while riding its uphill slant on a horse, one often had to use spurs. The writer Jan Neruda, after whom the street is now named, lived near our hotel, at the house U Dvou Sluncu (The Two Suns).
Our small, romantic “family” type hotel offers 17 luxurious rooms, each equipped with a mini bar, satellite TV, internet connection and in the attic portions of the hotel, also with air conditioning. Each room has its characteristic and unique charm, thanks to authentic historical details such as vaulted ceilings, stone door frames, beautiful painted ceiling beams or stuccoed baroque ceilings. From the hotel’s upper floors or from an all-glass balcony lookout you can feast your eyes on a view of the Prague Castle, or also Petrin Park with its lookout tower and the typical red roofs of Lesser Quarter houses. An antic outside staircase will lead you into a small garden attached to the old walls of the Prague Castle, where you can relax in a pleasant, restful atmosphere. The small, cozy coffee shop Cafe Arcadia, offering a wide assortment of authentic Italian coffee and chocolate, is at your disposal on the hotel’s ground floor. Thanks to our small number of rooms, we can promise you a truly personal approach to each guest, and his needs and wishes.
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Standard double from 161 - 210 Euros
Superior double from 189 - 230 Euros
Jr. Suite (Castle view w/terrace) from 225 - 280 Euros
Suite (Panorama view) for 2 from 270 - 320 Euros
Suite (Panorama view) for 4 from 361 - 400 Euros
Extra bed 50 Euros
Children up to age 4 are free, children from 4 - 12 receive 50% discount on the extra bed.
Rates include VAT, and full buffet breakfast.