U Medvídků is a historic brewery site in Old Town Prague dating from 1466. It is also a hotel, restaurant, pub and microbrewery with a small beer cafe in the hotel lobby.
The site is a major stop for Prague beer tours. I just happened to be walking on the street when the sign ‘Brewery Hotel’ caught my eye and I entered the hotel door for the establishment to check out the interior.
U Medvídků Brewery Hotel – AD 1466
The hotel has 43 rooms on three guest floors with both elevator and stairways. The hotel portion of the building has boutique character in a great city center location.
The charm of old Prague begins with the room key, real metal keys attached to a miniature wooden beer cask.
Hallway nooks of the historic building are filled with old brewery artifacts and other antiques.
Antique washing machine
Room 306 (I think)
Room 306 is a spectacular room set off in its own hallway and hard to find without a guide since the hallway room numbers don’t list it. The room has its own stairway access and not handicap accessible. Since I don’t have a photo of the key or room plate, don’t rely on 306 as being the correct room identifier. Might have been 307?
You can sleep beside a brewery artifact with a three lantern beer blender next to the bed.
The space gave me a really good vibe, like a room I could hang out in a writer’s European dream for days and nights.
And simply staring at the ceiling beams feeling old Europe pervades my spirit.
The bathroom was basic with sink, shower and toilet and up a few stairs.
Room 214 is an example of a basic room type in the hotel.
This room had an interior courtyard view.
Room 216 is a real suite in the sense of a divided bedroom from living room space with door.
An old Remington typewriter sits on the desk for true inspiration.
This is another room with simple exposed beam construction, yet beautifully adorned.
View from bedroom window of 216 is similar to view from the first suite. Room 214 had a less attractive interior building courtyard view.
I enjoyed walking the stairways inside the hotel rather than riding the glass elevator. As a person interested in brewing, I found myself lingering in the hall examining historic photos and artifacts.
While Prague has many historic and boutique hotels, U Medvidku is a unique place I will consider for lodging when I return to the city.
A historic brewery hotel is right up my kind of Prague alley.