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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Stepping into the lobby of the four-star Unitas Hotel is like walking off Prague's gritty streets into an oasis. Wicker furniture with cream cushions, white walls, gilt-framed mirrors, shell chandeliers, soft music… it all makes for one peaceful hotel. It's pricey, but worth the splurge if you're looking for luxury.
Pros: Luxurious and decked out with amenities. Interesting, though somewhat checkered, history.
Cons: Prices often out of Cheapo range.
Originally a convent dating back to the 17th Century, the building that houses the Unitas became the secret police headquarters in 1950. Until 1989, prisoners (including the future president of the country, Vaclav Havel) were confined to the basement. In 1990, the building was given back to the Convent of the Grey Sisters and subsequently became a pension.
But have no fear: Guest rooms are wonderfully spacious, and you'd never guess they used to be prison cells! Shades of white dominate the color scheme, with the occasional rustic orange thrown in. Rooms, most of which face the quiet courtyard, sport blond wooden furnishings and comfy cushioned chairs.
Unsurprisingly, the Unitas is decked out with amenities. The rooms, all air conditioned, come with a safe, satellite TV, minibar and phone. Each room additionally has a DVD player, and guests can pick from a free DVD library.
The roomy bathrooms offer a basket of toiletries, as well as a hair dryer.
There’s a small bar in the Unitas' lobby, plus a free Internet station off the reception area.
» Jacy Meyer, EuroCheapo Staff Writer
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor. This review is based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Included
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom: Private
- Bathtubs Available
- Cable TV
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About the Unitas Hotel neighborhood
If you're looking for the center of town, this is it. Staré Mesto (Old Town) is situated around Staromestské namesti (Old Town Square). Most tourists spend the bulk of their time in this neighborhood, which is bordered by the Vltava River to the north and east and Nové Mesto to the south and west.