Hotel The Golden Wheel (U Zlateho Kola)
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... Here, we were able to see the Astronomical Clock in the square which was very intricate and complex! It had 24 hours instead of 12 and even had the astronomical signs to determine what time of year it is. I made myself a mental note to visit tomorrow and see it chime with little puppets every hour! That should be cool!!
The rest of the evening was spent truly engulfing the Czech lifestyle. This ...
... combined with rain wasn't too great. But we made it in the end and road into prague about 7pm. We then road along the river, wandered into the old town, had some pizza and looked for a place to stay. Somewhere with a nice comfy bed, our own bathroom, and preferably not a dorm. We found the perfect place. Just a few streets away from the centre of town we found a nice little hotel called carasu hotel. The room was pretty cheap, included free breakfast and our ...
... with cold water and beer! Our tour has 47 people on a 49 passenger bus. The players sit in the back and I have claimed the 2nd seat from the front to combat motion sickness. Managing 47 people is not an easy job, so we were all given a number ( I am 6 and Beau is 28) and we count out frequently to make sure no one gets lost or left behind. It was painful at first but then I suggested we time the count and make a competition out of it. We started at 147 seconds and yesterday had best time ...
... t have to queue and had a relatively "tourist free" look around. I say relatively as it soon got pretty crowded.
So there are benefits of travelling all night and being forced to go sight seeing at 6.30 in the morning.
The castle is pretty amazing. It doesn't look much like a castle though - more like a big palace. But they call it the Prague Castle so a castle what it is. Inside the walls there is St Vitus Cathedral, the Basilica of St George, ...
... Pub Crawl Company, and started off at their bar where they gave us 1.5 hours of free booze; beer, absinthe and vodka. I behaved (don't worry mum!) and only did one absinthe shot... and a few vodka.. and a few beers. We had a great time before we were led onto bar number 2 (sadly there was no treasure hunt this time!!). Everyone got their party on.. and our Fab tour leader got it really going by getting up on the bar and dancing... everyone then followed suit. A couple of ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel The Golden Wheel (U Zlateho Kola) Prague
Perfect Location - Great Staff
My wife and I have just spent a week in Prague at the Golden Wheel Hotel. This hotel is in a perfect location in the older part of Prague. It is surrounded by excellent restaurants offerring a great variety of food (try the Italian restraurant over the road from the Italian Emassy 50m down the hill).
The staff were fantastic and very friendly.
I have been to Prague 4 times in the last 3 years on business - I will certainly stay here again next visit!
My husband and I stayed for 4 nights at the Golden Wheel Hotel in Prague from 1st - 5th August 2005. The hotel was perfectly located for sightseeing and exploring, 5 minutes walk uphill to the castle and 10 minutes walk downhill towards Charles Bridge. Our room was large and of 4* quality. We found the staff to be excellent, polite and helpful. Breakfast was very good with a good variety of foods on offer. Internet access is available free to guests (not that we used it) We would certainly recommend this hotel to others and would stay again. It offers good value and service.
We enjoyed our stay in Prague and found some lovely places to eat and drink including 'Resturant David', 5 minutes from the hotel and rated in the top 10 resturants to eat in Prague. Turn right out of the hotel and cross the road. Follow the steps down and keep going along the cobbled street, Resturant David is at the bottom of the road (small from the outside) You need to ring the bell and be esorted in. We had 3 delightful courses, wine and water for around £60! The meal was intimate and service excellent. Also 'Bazzar' a resturant just 3 mins walk uphill from the hotel was great, 3 courses including filet steak and wine around £45 for 2.
Just a couple of other points if it's your first vist to Prague. Prices are much cheaper in the old town of Prague. Avoid horse and carrage rides in old town square (£20 for 20 mins) as you go around the same block twice! And finally, don't forget to keep 10kcs in your pocket as all public toilets charge a fee to use.
Have a great trip...
Some bad but Mostly good!
We're just back from 3 nights in the Golden Wheel.
The hotel is in a great location, just down the hill from the castle, and has recently been done up throughout.
The rooms are very clean and large and the staff of the hotel are extremly friendly and helpful. The breakfast in the morning was also delish.. a bit of everything you could ask for.
I have a few small issues with the place however. We asked for a quiet room when booking, but we got a room overlooking a quite busy street on the first floor. When we closed the windows we couldn't really hear the noise on the street, but the room was then extremly warm.
This is another major drawback of the hotel... not all the rooms have air conditioning. This is probably as they are only style cielings to the rooms that they don't want to ruin.
Also, the bed was a little strange. While it was a queen size bed, my partner and I both felt that the bed was on a slant, and the pillows were dreadful! I spelt with the dressing gown and a folded up duvet under me every night!!!
Overall, I think that the hotel was a great place, but there was just bits that could've been improved.. start with the pillows and work upwards!
We stayed at the Golden Wheel for 3 nights in May 2004. We had had trouble finding a place when we started to look about 6 to 8 weeks before and ended up at the Golden Wheel after much internet searching . It had only been open for a short time and we did not know what to expect. We were quite happy. The room was great with an interesting old ceiling, the location good with a lot of interesting restaurants near by but a little noisy and the help was very friendly, although somewhat inexperienced. Definitely liked beiing on the castle side of the river. Breakfast buffet was good also. Would recommend
An intimate stylish hotel with character
Have just stayed here over a snowy weekend. Hotel perfectly matched its website and reviews. We stayed in room 102 with beautiful old painted beams, which looked out onto Neruda Steet. Breakfast superb with a varied choice of hot and cold dishes to fill up on. Having extensively researched all other hotels on the web, we were so delighted with this one. There is a kettle in the room with tea, coffee and hot chocolate as well as a mini-bar. Also hooded towelling dressing gowns are provided. Bathroom very modern. Use web to find cheapest hotel prices, we found a varient of 80 euro per night.
Perfect Location and Hotel
Stayed in this lovely old but newly refurbished hotel over Christmas 2004. Everything about our stay exceeded our expectations and contributed greatly to a memorable stay in Prague. All the hotel staff was pleasant and attentive. The breakfast was freshly laid out and of great quality. The location of the hotel couldn't be better for exploring all the major sites of interest. We stayed in the Junior Suite which was roomy immaculately kept and very clean.
The only two small negative points were that the bathroom smelled quite musty, of stagnant water, but this soon went when the shower was run. The other very minor point was that the pillows were rather thin for our liking but I am sure that extras would have been provided if we'd asked but we just improvised and used the cushions from the couch!
We would definitely stay at the Golden Wheel again.
Recommend a night out at U Kalchia Restaurant for great traditional Czech food and entertainment, booking essential.
We stayed in this hotel in December 2004 and just couldn't fault it. It's a lovely old building, beautifully decorated with its own rooftop garden and a viewing balcony that has wonderful views of the castle. Its location is perfect, five minutes' walk from the castle and about ten from Charles' Bridge and it made a a great base. The hotel is very new, so everything is pristine-clean. Rooms are big and spotless and, because it's so small, the staff give you personal attention and are extremely friendly. They go out of their way to be accommodating and friendly and couldn't be nicer. The breakfast is fantastic, with a cold buffet and a hot menu (ham and eggs, omelette, etc) cooked to order. Part of me wants to keep this wonderful hotel a secret! But such a lovely place deserves to be recognised. i can't recommend it highly enough!
Peaceful and perfect
This is a lovely, tranquil, friendly hotel. We stayed in an attic room which was very calm and peaceful. We stayed in early 2004 when the hotel had not been open for long, and everything felt very fresh and new. The bedlinen is crisp and white and the bathroom was done out in clean black and white. Although it was more expensive than many of the other nearby hotels, I felt it was still good value.
The location, tucked under the castle and close to Charles Bridge, was perfect, and it was lovely to walk over the bridge in the evening, leaving the hustle and bustle of the new town behind, and retire to the haven of the Golden Wheel.
Breakfast is also very good. I'd recommend this hotel and would stay there again.
5 star not 4 star
we are currently at the golden wheel and loving it. the hotel is very nice. the staff is super friendly and accomodating. the location cannot be beat. 3 minutes walk to prague castle and the lorreto area. old town is okay, full of tourist traps. the hotel is in the the area known as the "golden mile" 10 minute walk to the charles bridge and 15 minutes to the old town. the area is filled with antique shops, restaraunts (good and reasonable), boutiques, art galleries and wine shops. the hotel is great. the rooms are large with spa like bathes. more than you could hope for !! the hotel has a rooftop garden perfect for a bottle of wine purchased at one of the local shops (8.00 us) and the view is incredible. a wonderful breakfast is served each day, coffees, teas, pastires, jucies, meats and cheeses. the hotel offers free unlimited internet service from a central location that has a good area for reading or plotting your days course. the hotel was more than i expected.