An intimate, immaculately kept baroque building dating from the 15th century, this hotel is right on the main thoroughfare in the Lesser Quarter, a five-minute walk from Prague Castle's front gates. Guest rooms have parquet floors and 17th-century painted-beam ceilings. But a workout is included: it's a long walk uphill from the tram stop to get here, and once you arrive there is no elevator and the stairs are steep. Arrange your check-in in advance, since there's no permanent
reception at the hotel. The breakfast buffet, which consists of sliced meats and cheeses, could be more exciting.