U Pava (At the Peacock), is just the other side of the Charles Bridge. The early 18th century building, originally a seminary, was scheduled for demolition in the early 1990s when Karel Klubal and family took over and produced a fine new hotel. Recently, 16 new rooms were added. The style, offbeat elegance and eclectic flair of the hotel's decor is evident throughout. The lobby is fairly restrained with a fireplace, deep leather chairs, painted ceiling beams and oriental rugs over a stone floor, but watch out for the odd Greek column or gilded cherub.

The deluxe guest rooms in the new part are both opulent and dramatic with unexpected design twists. One feels like a medieval great room, another has painted stucco gargoyles. There's more clever decor in the corridors, where floor to ceiling murals have been painted by local artists. Standard rooms are smaller and less flamboyant but nonetheless very pleasant. In the new section is an elevator as well as a guestroom suitable for handicapped travelers. A small (maximum 12 persons) restaurant has a vaulted ceiling, fireplace and leather club chairs.

Street Address: U lužického semináře 32
City: Prague
Country: Czech Republic
Phone: +420 257 533 360
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Quality: Rating: 4 stars
Value: Rating: 4 stars
Price Level: $$$-
Type: Hotel