Residence 7 Angels

Jilská 20, Prague, Praha 110 00, Czech Republic

Jennifer Rigby

In a residence that originally dates to 1411, this hotel offers a great location not far from Old Town Square's Astronomical Clock. The on-site restaurant serves Czech food paired with Moravian wines and features live Gypsy music. Out of season, you can find tremendous deals, and you're right in the center of the action in Old Town. Pros: you are steps away from many of Prague's biggest and best sights. Cons: can be busy and loud.

room

Rooms can feel a little dated, although they are clean and fairly comfortable. The design is divided between the rooms with baroque details (massive wood headboards, brocaded curtains, gilt-frame mirrors) and those with a more modern look (glass coffee tables and white leather couches).

YOU SHOULD KNOW Some slightly dodgy frescoes and cushion choices, but this close to the main event--Prague's world famous Astronomical Clock--who's quibbling about cushions? Certainly not The Rolling Stones or Shirley Temple, who stayed here in the past.

bathroom

Bathrooms too could do with sprucing up. Guests can choose between a shower or a bath.

lobby

It's a similar vibe in the small reception area as elsewhere in the hotel: dated old-world charm, if that's your bag.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Staff are not always the friendliest. Put a brave face on it and accept that this, too, is part of the hotel's old school appeal.

dining

A good choice for the location, particularly considering the guest discount, the Restaurant Baroque Angels offers Czech specialties and some international dishes, including Chateaubriand and other meat-based options. Cozy and cavern-like in winter.

Guests get 15% off in the restaurant.

drinking

Guests can have a glass or two in the hotel's restaurant, spaces permitting.

LOCATION

Getting Around

The main selling point of this hotel is its central location, so get your walking shoes on. You'll barely need to think about public transport, as Old Town is on your doorstep. You'll need to walk to the edges for public transport or taxis though (only about 10 minutes).

Restaurants

Grosetto Marina (8-minute walk) is proof that you don't need to pay dollar in Prague for golden, gorgeous views. An affordable pizza restaurant on a boat, the vistas of the river, the castle and Charles Bridge are hard to beat. Zdenek's Oyster Bar (7-minute walk) does what it says on the tin: oysters, and good ones, plus other seafood and plenty of champagne for the city's high-rollers.

Bars

When you sip a Pilsner at U Zlateho Tygra (2-minute walk) you're in great company. The Czech philosopher president, Václav Havel, brought Bill Clinton here in the 1990s after the end of communism, to give the US president a taste of the real Czech Republic. You'll still get that now--but show up early. L'Fleur (8-minute walk) is among the best of the new gaggle of cocktail bars that have recently popped up all over Old Town.

WHY WE LIKE IT

Location, location, location. And a reasonable price for it. If that's what you're after, the Residence 7 Angels delivers, dated decor notwithstanding.

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Casual
Central
Practical Base

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -224–234–381

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