Bartolomejska street, where the main Czech police building for the district still looms imposingly across the way, is a dark and unprepossessing lane, but a safe and quiet one. It’s also nearby dozens of great pubs, museums and galleries and a few minutes’ walk from Old Town Square and the Charles Bridge. Just note the icy cobblestones are treacherous in winter.
The entire hotel’s non-smoking, with free Wi-Fi (fairly standard in Prague nowadays) and some of the more spacious rooms and baths in town for the category. The grand cabinets are one nice legacy of staying in a former cloister.
Pleasant if small breakfast room and library but not much else in the way of public space.
Eating and drinking
No restaurant on site but the breakfast buffet, running till 11am, gets raves as one of the most varied and freshest around (why so many more expensive place do the same boring rolls, cheese and cold cuts in the Czech Republic remains a mystery).
If you forgot your DVDs for the in-room player, the Unitas provides a free library of them in the lobby.
The 24-hour coffee and biscuits stand on each floor is a nice little touch but the staff would get just as high marks without it. The nuns demand attentive and thoughtful customer care of their employees.
Who stays there
Couples, older travelers, scholars and the followers of modern history.
Good deals available online, parking an extra 15 euros per day in locked courtyard, excellent breakfast included.
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Business travellers
- Mature travellers
- Seasoned travellers
- Escaping the crowds
- No fuss
Pros & Cons
- Free DVD library and players
- Serenely quiet
- Spacious rooms
- Street a bit dark
- No longer really for bargain hunters