Hotel Monastery4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The staff were all excellent that I encountered and helpful when I needed anything. They were prompt, informative, and focused on what they do with no distractions from their customers. The room I had was on the top level and had two floors. It was not large but perfectly sized for my needs. The bath and office were on the first and the bed was in a loft. The small monastery windows were interesting but I did have a view and could be claustrophobic for some. This room would not be ideal for me as I get older but great for my middle age years. The bath again was modern as the rooms and floors and they did a great job. Some smell of sewer gas with the design and a bit u peasant ,but I would return with no problem. It may have been the bath had not been used in a while and will write it off as that. I enjoyed the courtyard, the peacefulness, and view too. The area is uphill from a convenient stop at tram 22. Once you know of the steps to the hotel the walk will be shortened. The walk up the hill and around with luggage is daunting after a long trip, but you are in Prague, enjoy the sights and take your time! I will return if I have the opportunity.
We loved everything about Hotel Monastery Prague EXCEPT that we arrived when it was dark, and the door to the hotel, or even the hotel itself, was not well-marked and we had a hard time finding it. And the name on the building actually says "Monastery Residence," so we thought that was a residence for the monks at Strahov Monastery, which is on the grounds there. After 15 minutes of searching, we finally got in. But the staff was wonderful (once we got in), and everything was very nice.
What a wonderful hotel experience. The staff were top notch. Very helpful and accommodating. THey arranged taxis, excursions and just were a wealth of knowledge whenever we needed some guidance. The room was very large by European standards. The location was perfect for us. It wasn't in the thick of things, but still a short distance away from the main city. It was about a five minute walk to the Prague Castle and maybe 18 minute walk to Charles Bridge. Instead of walking, you can also take the #22 tram to town and transfer from their if you wish to other parts of town. There are a number of restaurants in the immediate area, too. The breakfast served daily was very nice with many choices. We were glad to have that available as it would have been very difficult to have to walk or tram to find restaurants that served breakfast. The only downside to the hotel was the beds. We had a room with two beds and they were twin, which was OK, but boy were they uncomfortable. Don't excpect the usual amenities that come with American hotels, but it really didn't come into play with us too much.
This place was a great little hotel, tucked away from the hustle and bustle that is down in the busier tourist section. Yet, the Monastery is literally right next door and the Palace is about a 3 minute walk. Good restaurants and a great view right outside and you are next to the Petrin Hill Park which overlooks Prague. Had more the feel of a B&B so if you are looking for a big hotel experience this is not it. We had a corner room that looked out onto the Monastery. Very peaceful and quiet. Very good service. Our luggage was lost by the airport and Andrea, the receptionist, worked very hard in dealing with KLM and finding us further reservations when we had to stay longer to wait for it. I would definitely recommend.
Set in the monastery courtyard, this hotel is quiet & beautifully situated. Rooms are a bit spartan, but roomy (we set up a travel crib with acres to spare). The bathroom smells a little sharp, but what do you expect from an ancient bldg. I'm highly averse to mildew, and it wasn't anything like that. Short walk to the Loreta and Castle; a bit farther to the bridge & Oldtown Square. It's a bracing uphill walk home ... good way to work off a nice meal ... or if you like you can jump on the 22 tram. Oh, and don't miss the excellent Pivovar a couple doors down. Great beers, including an IPA and a weizen. We drove in, and it took some coordination to get thru the arch, but was workable if you had a cel phone.
Upon arrival, I was told there was a mistake with the reservation and that they would arrange a taxi to drive me to another hotel. I was very disappointed since I had made these reservations 3 months prior in order to stay at a unique hotel in a quiet location. Once I showed him the written reservations for a deluxe room, a room miraculously become available (or was it the tears?). The room was very spacious, including couch and chairs, desk, mini-fridge, coffee maker and different in that the beds were in the loft area ("2nd" floor). Waking up and having to walk down the stairs at night to go to the bathroom took a few nights to get used to but was fine once a downstairs light was kept on. Breakfast was great for me - yogurt and muesli. Other offerings included scrambled eggs, cold cuts, veggies, and breads. You could sit outside in a nice garden or inside. Staff was very pleasant and their English was excellent. Fabulous view of Prague from graden and pathway to Petrin Park. Local area had good restaurants particularly the Monastery's brewery restaurant, Maly Buddha and Hanging Coffee (great local place). The castle was a 5 minute walk and Old Town was about a 15 minute walk (all downhill). Alternatively, one could take the tram which had a stop across the street from the Monastery. Very quiet area for sleeping and personally, I enjoyed the chiming of the bells from Loretta as well as the Monastery. I would definitely stay here again but probably in a room that was all on one level.
- Walking distance to Strahov Monastery and Prague Castle
- Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Laundry facilities
Located in Mala Strana, Hotel Monastery is adjacent to Strahov Monastery and within a 15-minute walk of popular sights like Prague Castle. Each of the 12 rooms at this 4-star hotel includes a minibar, a coffee maker, and an LCD TV. Located in central Prague, the hotel is also near Old Town Square and St. Vitus Cathedral.
Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.
All of Hotel Monastery's 12 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and safes. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and Select Comfort beds with down comforters ensure a restful night. Phones and desks are other standard amenities.
Hotel Monastery features free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and a computer station. If you drive, self parking is EUR 18 per day, or you can take advantage of the shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available 24 hours) for EUR 26 per vehicle. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and laundry facilities.