Users of travel website TripAdvisor have once again named U Zlaté studně Hotel in Prague as the top luxury hotel in Europe for 2016, having also topped the list in 2014 and 2015. Hotel Residence Agnes was voted as the best service in the world.
Another Prague location, Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa, made the top 25 luxury hotel list, ranking at 21.
London, Paris and Istanbul also had two hotels each on the list.
Other entries for central Europe were sparse, with one hotel in Hungary, Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, getting a nod.
In addition to the luxury hotel list, TripAdvisor has a general hotel list, and Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa came in number 17 for Europe. Alchymist also ranked number one in the Czech Republic.
U Zlate studne Hotel, also called The Golden Well Hotel, has 1,434 user reviews rating it as excellent, with 59 very good, 14 average, eight poor and two terrible.
The hotel had great views, but is a bit of a climb to get to, and that is one complaint that some customers have.
In addition to being the top luxury hotel in Europe, it ranked third worldwide.
Reviews of Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa tended to mention the décor.
“Neither of us are into gold yet the abundance of it didn’t revolt us like it normally would since this old lady from the 16th century carries it like a charm. The staff are fabulously attentive. The location is perfect in a quiet cul de sac opposite the American Embassy,” one reviewer said.
The list of best small hotels in the world also had a Prague winner, with Hotel Residence Agnes ranking at number 20. It was 10th for Europe.
It did even better in the best service list, coming in number one worldwide.
U Zlate studne came in at 19 on the best service list worldwide and ninth for Europe.