This corner of Old Town, Hastalske Namesti, is a quiet oasis that only locals and the odd adventurous stroller seems to happen upon. The Maximilian faces a lovely old church that centers the square, and a number of great bars and clubs are around the corner on Dlouha street, which does attract a youthful party set. But the hotel’s own lane is lovely, historic and sleepy by comparison. Yet you’re less than a 10-minute walk from Old Town Square.
Size is an issue and not all rooms have tubs but most are well-soundproofed and feature modernist darkwood touches, huge fluffy pillows and generous, heavy double beds, bathrooms with rainfall showerheads, coffee makers, DVD players and free dataport connections just in case your free Wi-Fi’s not fast enough. Leather upholstery in cool cream and gray colors and black trim are thoroughly modernist and massive mirrors add a sense of space, while upper rooms add a lovely view of the rooftop gables of Old Town.
You'll feel like you're wandering through a museum of modern art as you stroll through the clean lines of the lobby. All public areas (and two guest rooms) have disabled access but note you may have to stand around the lobby for Wi-Fi access - it's just via cables in the rooms.
The Zen Asian Wellness center, open till 10pm nightly is tempting, if not extensive, though note that the simplest items on offer, an hour's back massage or Thai massage, starts at 1,490 Kc.
Staff actually lead a jog around historic sites several mornings per week, another offer it’s fair to say is unique here. Follow up at the Zen Asian Wellness center for a thorough bliss-out. What's more, they'll lend you a goldfish in a bowl for your room in case you'd like some marine company. That said, some have found staff aloof on occasion.
Who stays there
Urbanites, couples, arts folk, web entrepreneurs, Austrians, hip business people.
Room charges include breakfast but not VAT. Parking runs 27 euros per day.
- Business Centre
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Business travellers
- Culture vultures
- Seasoned travellers
- Sporty types
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- Quiet corner of Old Town
- True designer style
- Street facing rooms can get noise
- Not all rooms have tubs