Here at the Old Town Square Hotel we feel that there is no better way to start the day than with a breakfast served when you want, not when we decide. As we want you to feel at home, we want you to enjoy the breakfast in bed or in your bathrobes and so, we serve it to your room. You simply tell us what and when you want to be served and we take care of the rest.
Old Town Square Hotel
The Old Town Square Hotel & Residence is located in the centre of Prague on he Old Town Square - just a few meters away from the Old Town City Hall with the astronomical clock and the amous Kings lane, leading up to the Charles Bridge and further on to the Prague Castle.
The hotel is also a walking distance from all the famous restaurants, bars and shopping zones.
All of our spacious Apartments have a view of the Old Town Square and thus offering unforgettable views of the square and its imminent surroundings. By staying in the centre you will save all the valuable time that you would otherwise have to spend on traveling across Prague. It will also enable you to breath in the special atmosphere that the Old Town offers and discover the oldest but the most beautiful part of our old historical town.
Rooms are arranged in such a way as to achieve functional, yet comfortable standard of an Art-Tech style and modern design. Average size of any of our rooms starts at 60 sq. meters, and so all are truly spacious and comfortable. Most have a sofa bed that can be made out into a comfortable double bed, and as all rooms connect up together this hotel is ideal for groups of friends and families.
The unusually cube bathrooms and toilets have heated floors and are supplied with Design Studio Philippe Starck sanitary objects. Most bathrooms comprise a bathtub, a walk-in shower, bidet and two washbasins.
Regardless of why you have decided to short-term visit, be it a long-term business trip or stay, untraditional family holiday or comfortable honeymoon, and you are looking for pleasant, quiet and luxury stay, The Old Town Square Hotel is created specially for you…!
Every single guest of ours can use the Wellness facilities of our sister hotel, The Emblem Hotel. As a part of your accommodation you can use the sauna, steam room and our gym. For all other treatments you are entitles, as our guest, to a special 10% discount. See our web site for more details and see you here soon!!!
Possibility to interconnect rooms
Most rooms connect up together, so if this is something you
require, please contact us for more details.
The price of this room is based on 2 people sparing. As the room has only a king size bed, please note that ii is not possible to accommodate more people in this room. The only bedding that can be added to this type of room is a baby cot.
Only one of our double rooms can be made out into a twin room.
The price of the room is based on 2 people sharing. The room can accommodate more people, as it includes a sofa bed. If this is needed please be sure to make a note on your reservation. Children under the age of 10 stay free of charge, others pay extra bed charge which is 40€ / night.
Maximum occupancy in this room is 3 people sharing 2 beds.
The price of the room is based on 2 people sharing. The room can accommodate more people, as it includes 2 double sofa beds. If this is needed please be sure to make note on your reservation. Children under the age of 10 stay free of charge, others pay extra bed charge which is 40€ / night.
Maximum occupancy in this room is 6 people sharing 3beds.
FAMILY SUITE WITH BALCONY
The price of the room is based on 2 people sharing. The room can accommodate more people, as it includes 1 sofa beds. If this is needed please be sure to make a note on your reservation. Children under the age of 10 stay free of charge, others pay extra bed charge which is 40€ / night.
Maximum occupancy in this room is 3 people sharing 2 beds.
HISTORY OF THE BUILDING
The hotel is situated in two adjacent buildings, which are registered on the UNESCO ist of monuments.
Both of the buildings are considered to be of historical importance, and are known as the house " U lazara" (from the outside, this house is painted green in colour) and the house "U zlatého jednorožce" (house of the golden unicorn, this house is painted grey in colour). The buildings date back to the 13th Century, the Cellars underneath are slightly older and date back to the 12th Century.
History - in depth History of the Hotel buildings. The hotel is situated in two adjacent buildings, which are registered on the UNESCO list of monuments. Both of the buildings are considered to be of historical importance, and are known as the house " U lazara" (from the outside, this house is painted green in colour) and the house "U zlatého jednorožce" (house of the golden unicorn, this house is painted grey in colour). THE HOUSE U LAZARA. STAROMESTSKE NAMESTI NO. 19/549 The house, whose first records date back to the year 1359 and to its owner Mikolas Planer, was built at the end of the 12th Century in the Romanesque period. In the 14th century the building went through a full Gothic reconstruction. Then approximately in the first half of the 16th century it had a further late-gothic reconstruction and changed owners on a frequent basis until 1590s, when the house was acquired by Lazar, the son in law of doctor Vit, by whose name the house has been known ever since. In 1629 the building was entrusted to the cardinal Harrach, who headed a puerile seminar here and continued to do so until the second half of the 17th century, when the house became the ownership of the Cartesian monastery in Valdice, who owned the building until the year 1782 when they were dissolved. In this time, the building acquired its current look. The balcony that decorates the building was added in the 19th century. The best feature of the building is its private chapel, situated on the 3rd floor, which dates back to the 15th - 16th century. The chapel it self was abolished in the year 1782 and all that remains is the half round windows and the painted wooden ceiling, which was hidden until the year 2001 when it was uncovered during minor reconstructions. This is why the paintings on the ceiling remained well preserved, and thus one has the possibility to see the original paintings of saints such as St. Gertrud, St. Clara, St. Ivana, and St. Sigmund. The ceiling also still contains the remaining shrapnel holes from the end of WWII. The cellars of this building are well preserved with Romanesque and gothic features such as vaults and Romanesque entry portals. Similar features can also be found in the cellars of the house of the golden unicorn. The house U Lazara also still has one of the few roofs on the southern side of the square, which did not get destroyed during the large fire during the revolts in Prague during May of 1945. THE HOUSE U ZLATEHO JEDNOROŽCE (THE HOUSE OF THE GOLDEN UNICORN), STAROMESTSKE NAMESTI NO. 20/548, ZELEZNA ULICE 1 This house has also been known since the 18th century as the house of the White horse (Bily Konicek). The house is considered to be one of the oldest, with its 12th century Romanesque cellars. It is important to note, that these premises were in fact prior to the floods in the 13th century a part of the ground floor. Nevertheless, due to the floods, after which it became necessary to increase the ground level of the city by 4 meters of soil, this part of the building then became the cellar. It is probably this act that enabled the preservation of these premises to this date. The different depth of the building as well as the different height points to the fact, that originally, this house was made up of two independent buildings, that is the house u zlateho jednorozce (house of the Golden Unicorn) and the house U cervenych dveri (house of the Red Doors). From the historical reports we can say, that the buildings were joined between the years 1357-1359 by its owner Vaclav Geunher, a rich banker. The price of the house after its reconstruction was set very high for that period at 600 moulds of Goshen. The house changed its owners quite frequently up until the year 1493, after the death of bishop Augustine Lucian Sanktuarien, when it was inherited by a shopkeeper Jiri od Jednorožce (Jiri of Unicorn). He placed the picture of his symbol, the unicorn, on the front of the house it has been known as the house of the golden unicorn ever since. In the year 1496, the house underwent an extensive and expensive reconstruction, during which the portal with lilies and the passage with the beautiful ribbed vault was built by the renowned architect of that time - Matyas Rejsek. This influential architect from the gothic period enclosed the ribbing into the apex stone with decorative foliage, one of which carried the symbol of unicorn and the other includes the self-portrait of the architect himself (which can still be seen today), and also the inscription of the year 1496. Unfortunately, the original portal of the passage was not preserved, but it is presumed that there was another passage next to this one for people on foot. Amongst other important owners of this house were for example master of the castle Kosti (Bone castle) Herman Cerni from Chudenice. He was the chief judge and the ambassador to the Turkish court. Today's facade and the current look of the house were acquired during late baroque reconstruction, which took place in 1712 - 1717 and then also later in 1731 according to a project of F.M. Kanka. From this date the house also carries its second name Bily Konicek (White Horse). The stairways in the house, which are still used today, are thought to have been built during these reconstructions. In the process of recollecting of the history of the house, one must not forget to mention some of its other famous occupants, such as Karel Havlicek Brodský who lived in this house in 1838 and Bedrich Smetana, who in 1848 established a music school within these premises. The cellars beneath the building have a similar history to that mentioned in the description of the adjacent house U lazara. It is here, where at the resent time the Hotel operates a Restaurant with its famous Jazz and Blues Lounge. Live music can be hared here every night with interpreteurs from all over the world. During the reconstruction of these premises, which previously were used as a music club, numerous archaeological and architectural surveys were undertaken, during which the history of the house have been found. To this date one can see the cobble paving, typical for buildings from the middle ages, as well as various boxes in the wall, whose function has not been revealed to this date. In one of the rooms the archaeological survey revealed the torso of a secret room, but what it hides has, much like the rest of the two adjacent buildings, remained a secret. History of Old Town Square, on which both of the buildings are situated. The Old Town Square (Staromestske namesti) is the oldest square in Prague and is over 15 186 metres squared. From the 11th century the square was used as a market place with its periodical and annual fairs. Gradually it became for Prague and also briefly for the Czech land a place of utmost significance for traders as well as for the wider public. Ungelt, (a principality court yard), which was (and still is) in its vicinity, was the place where traders could rest, as it had its own church and hospital. Baroque and early gothic buildings with their own court yards were gradually erected on the parameters of the market place, which became a square as such only after the erection of stone wall in the years 1232-1234, which enclosed the entire Old Town (Stare mesto). In 1338, following the decision (influenced by a large bribe) of the king, John of Luxemburg, permitting the erection of a town hall, the square also became a place of political importance. From this date, most of the important events and festivals took place on this square. One of the most memorable was the public revolts after the execution of Jan Zelivsky in 1422, the crowning of Jiri of Podebrady as the king in 1458 and on Monday the 21st of Jun 1621, this square was used as the place to execute 21 lords, the leaders and main actors in the Czech uprising against the Hapsburgs. In the 17th and 18th century, as the importance of Prague was weakened, so was the importance of the square itself. The square gained its importance back in the 20th century following events such as the manifests for the voting rights in 1905, demonstrations of 14.10.1918 requesting the independence of the Czechoslovak republic and in the Prague revolts of may 1945, when the eastern side of the town hall was burned down. The square maintained its look up until the 1st half of the 19th century, when the Town hall was completed. At the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century, the road Parizska was built, which enabled the full view of the St. Nicholas church and opened the square up. In 1915, the statute of Jan Hus was erected on the square, which, after the tearing down of catholic symbol, the Mariansky sloup, in 1918 became its only dominant statute.
-4- Prague Location of the hotel The hotel it self is located on the Old Town Square, and so if you wish to breath in the history that permeates the air, book one of our suites, look outside of your window and take a journey back in time 600 or 700 years. The Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí) is one of two main squares in Prague (Wenceslas Square is the other, just 5 minutes walk away). With its ancient buildings and magnificent churches, this is one of the most beautiful historical sights in Europe. Dating from the 12th century, the Old Town Square started life as the central marketplace for Prague. Over the centuries buildings of Romanesque, Baroque and Gothic styles were erected around the market, each bringing with them stories of wealthy merchants and political intrigue. The Old Town Square's most notable sights are the Old Town Hall Tower & Astronomical Clock, the Church of Our Lady before Tyn and St. Nicholas Church. At the centre of the Old Town Square is the Jan Hus statue, erected on the 6th July 1915 to mark the 500th anniversary of the reformer's death. The groundswell of supporters for his beliefs during the 14th and 15th centuries eventually led to the Hussite wars. To fully appreciate the beauty of the Old Town Square, sit back and soak up the atmosphere over a coffee or a cool beer at the summer terrace of our restaurant Bily Konicek or climb the Old Town Hall Tower for a stunning view over the square - mind you, the same view can be seen from room 21 or 20, so why not beat the crowds and enjoy the view in privacy.
WEDDING AND HONEYMOON
Thinking of a place to spend your honeymoon or a hotel to get married in? Look no further!
With its prime location opposite to the Old Town Square Hall, its an ideal place to say "Yes" to one another or to spend a honeymoon at.
Our honeymoon and wedding suites are very spacious and provide all the comfort you need.
We cooperate with many wedding coordinators and agencies and so we can help to arrange anything and everything to make your special day memorable.
For more information please contact us
Old Town Square Hotel
Starometske namesti 20 - Praha 1
Tel: +420 221 421 111
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