Hotel Review: The Golden Wheel, Prague
Located on the same cobbled streets travelled by kings as they made their way to St Vitus Cathedral for their coronation, The Golden Wheel is perfectly located to experience the history, revel in the charm and the cultural experience that is Prague.
This boutique hotel with spacious rooms is a hidden gem. Each room comes equipped with a mini bar, TV and complimentary internet. While we found the internet connection to be slow at times and would occasionally disconnect, the charm and hospitality of the staff made us feel right at home. Breakfast was included daily with the room and far exceeded expectations. On our final morning, due to an early flight, we found ourselves needing to leave prior to the 7am breakfast. The staff went above and beyond, opening the kitchen early to make sure we had our breakfast before departing for our flights.
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 outside staircase will lead you to a small garden attached to the old walls of Prague Castle, where you can relax in a pleasant, garden, a respite from the crowds.
Located between the Prague Castle and Charles Bridge, everything is accessible on foot while exploring all that Prague has to offer (Prague’s Top Ten).
History of the Golden Wheel
The first records of a building at this location go back all the way to the end of the 15th Century. In 1541, after a major fire destroyed almost three quarters of the Lesser Quarter in three hours, “The Golden Wheel” underwent a thorough renovation. At the end of the 17th Century, the building was owned by the painter Kristian Dittman, who performed another major renovation and added another floor. Roughly a hundred years later, in 1814, the building is mentioned in the Land Registry as having four floors and from that time onwards has stayed largely unchanged.
Perfectly situated only 500 meters from historic Prague Castle and the iconic Charles Bridge, the Golden Wheel easily answers the question “Where to stay in Prague”.
Everything is in walking distance to the Golden Wheel hotel, whether you are visiting the Old Town Square and the Christmas Markets, the Astromonical Clock, savouring the flavours of Prague or looking for that special wine tasting experience (Not Your Standard Cave), the charm and hospitality of the Golden Wheel coupled with a central location – you can’t go wrong.
Also in walking distance: Prague Love Locks and Lenin Wall, Petrin Tower and the Jewish Quarter.