Hotel Questenberk Praha, from category 4 star Prague hotels, is located just a short walk away from the Prague Castle (Prazsky hrad) and St. Vitus Cathedral (Katedrala Sv. Vita) between the Strahov Monastery (Strahovsky klaster) and Loreta right in the historical centre of Golden Prague.
It offers a unique and very romantic view of the historical part of the city. You can easily get to the centre, to shopping areas as well as to entertainment and especially to the old part of Prague in a pleasant approximately ten-minute walk.
Hotel Questenberk Praha - romantic accommodation in Prague centre
- The building at the address Úvoz 15, Prague 1 – Hradčany, in which the Hotel QUESTENBERK originated following the extensive reconstruction in 2003, has a rich history reaching back to 1610.
- Questenberk Palace was built in 1665-68 along with the St. Elizabeth and St. Norbert Hospital by Hans Georg Gottwieck evidently from his own design.
- The façade went through high and late baroque modifications, during which a new staircase was built and the fasade modified.
- Rudolph II contributed to the establishment of the hospital, as is evident from his rescript from February 18th, 1610.
- We actually know nothing about the actual hospital, nor when it was exactly built – its construction first appears much later, in 1622, under the Abbot Kašpar Questenberk, who is also the founder according to the descriptive panel above its entrance. While the construction of the original hospital grew from the foundations up, as period rhetoric reveals, it is likely that the structure of an older building got into the shell of the construction. The creator of this structure was evidently Melchior Meer, who worked for Questenberk in the 1620’s and 30’s.
- The foundation instrument from 1625 has been preserved and it tells us that while the hospital stood on the monastery grounds, it was beyond the monastery gates, and it was endowed with “splendid work along with the chapel of its patron St. Elizabeth." Today you can visit these places in our restaurant.
- The surrounding terrain has also changed with respect to its original state, which was higher and only later dropped sharply to Úvoz Street. Access is provided by a later staircase from 1726 with stairs from the side, protected by a full balustrade, and supplemented by statuary with a Calvary collection.
- There is a striking statue of St. Mary Magdalene on one side of the reinforcing pillar at the accession to the stairs with a statue of St. John on the other side.
- There is a sandstone copy of a statue of the Virgin Mary of Sorrows under a cast-iron figure of the crucifixion from the 19th century in the middle of the staircase, projecting into the street in a semicircle.
Prague hotel Questenberk - hotel room
Each room is tastefully equipped with original furniture and all social amenities are a matter of course.
Hotel offers Prague accommodation in:
- de luxe double rooms - with a view of the Prague Castle or Lesser Town
- three Royal apartments - with two bedrooms and a living room with a sofa
Restaurant in this hotel in Prague
- The hotel restaurant with a beautiful view of the Prague Castle, Lesser Town, Petřín hill or Strahov Monastery is located in the former baroque chapel (now deconsecrated) and it will certainly make your stay even more pleasant.
- In this unconventional environment we prepare lunches and dinners, banquets, conferences and we provide a pleasant environment for business meetings.
- The restaurant offers old-Bohemian, Czech and international cuisine along with meals from fresh fish and seafood.
- On sunny days we open a garden restaurant in our hotel’s courtyard.
Prague accommodation with parking
This Prague hotel offers parking right at the hotel for our guests (for a fee) or a private parking lot 300 metres away from the hotel, protected with a camera system.