Contemporary style in historic surroundings
by styletraveller, on 2009-12-07 23:26:29
Spend a lovely two nights at this superb small hotel located in the Male Strane, Prague's "Lesser Town". Male Strane is full of palaces (many turned into embassies), churches and ofcourse the location of Prague's Castle. The U Tri Capu (At the Three Storks) is right opposite the Czech parliament and next to the baroque Wallen Palace with it's ornate Italian gardens. At the Three Storks is less baroque: to be correct it is sleek and on the minimal side although the building itself is Renaissance circa 1800. I had a gigantic room in the attic and from my window the Prague castle was towering above. Wooden floors and beams, but the furniture is strict 21st century. A room like this in an ordinary hotel would be at least a suite in another or three 'standard' rooms in any other! The modern bathroom is housed in a box-like structure in the room itself. I liked the platform bed with it's underneath lighting, as if the bed is floating in the air. Downstairs there is a reception/bar/lounge/atrium featuring two desks of illuminated cut stone. The Wallenstein restaurant, similar sleekly decorated is on the other side. Highly recommended hotel if you like contemporary style in a historic building.