The Iron Gate Hotel and Suites          

 Michalská 19 11000 Prague − Czech_Republic

  JP Moser Stayed Here!

Centrally situated, down a picturesque cobbled side street mere minutes from the famous Old Town Square.This luxury boutique hotel is the perfect choice for enjoying the wonders of Prague. It offers amazing experience in 48 unique rooms and suites, 1 apartment located close by the hotel. This beautiful landmark is set in the privacy of its own courtyard with an unforgettable atmosphere.

Based in a UNESCO-protected building dating back to the year 1400, the hotel offers spacious and luxurious rooms and suites, each with its own unique layout. The Goliath Suites and some Iron Gate Suites feature either original 14th to 18th century frescoes or wooden painted ceilings.

The Iron Gate Hotel and Suites

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FULL OF HISTORY AND STORIES

The current name of the building "Iron Gate House" was documented as far back as in the year 1519 and is reminiscent of the Old Testament stalwart Samson taking away the Gaza town gate to the top of the mount facing the city.

The Iron Gate house could tell many a story. For the last 150 years it has become rather dilapidated and has been used without any special maintenance.

During a careful renovation, an exceptional and rare high gothic roof truss from around 1380, and a former northern gable wall with a narrow and high window on the central axis, was discovered. It is all now preserved for our viewing pleasure.

STORY STARTS AT THE TIME, WHICH WE KNOW

The current name of the building "Iron Gate House" was documented as far back as in the year 1519 and is reminiscent of the Old Testament stalwart Samson taking away the Gaza town gate to the top of the mount facing the city.

As from the beginning of the 17th century, this rare patrician house was owned by Jan Stastny Golias, later on, Samson was replaced by David's rival, Goliath. For many years it was believed that none of the facades preserved a single trace of any of the house signs, which had been quoted in ancient documents; however, during the restoration of the facade facing Michalska Street, a painting of the house emblem was discovered and restored.

The gothic complex underwent a large reconstruction in the 16th century. The Baroque period and Classicism contributed gradually with the addition of loggias and balconies, however, the most prominent feature is a tower which is significantly higher than the houses themselves.

The new face, especially of the northern wing was changed around the year 1800, by Count Ludvik Jan Hartig (1736-1813), a lover of art and an active musician. He founded here a musical society, joined two floors into one and thus created a huge concert hall decorated with stucco, gilding and paintings. Today, the hall cannot be restored to its original scale. However the Heritage Department has managed to discover and restore both pillars with decorative bases and parts of preserved paintings. Count Hartig was a distinctive personality also served as a model for one of the characters in Mörike's novel "Mozart's Journey to Prague".

August Fridrich Piepenhagen, who later became famous as an outstanding painter of romantic landscapes sought-after by collectors all over Prague, used to live here. In the 2nd half of the 19th century, the house was famous for Fuchs printing office, and housed an editor's office of several Czech papers. Czech writers of that time, Jan Neruda and Ignat Hermann, used to frequent the house.

The Iron Gate house could tell many a story. For the last 150 years it has become rather dilapidated and has been used without any special maintenance.

Recently, it was subject to major renovation during which a number of important discoveries were made.

Especially worth mentioning are: part of a wall fresco painting from the 14th century, the wooden, painted, so-called decking ceilings with various ornamental scenes, and also ceiling paintings with figured compositions, the most interesting of which is of Joseph and Putiphar's Wife. The wooden ceilings have been covered for almost three hundred years since, according to the decree issued by the Empress Marie Theresa, all combustible constructions had to be covered, at least by plaster – so that they were hidden from sight to those who came later, but were preserved for centuries, taking us back to almost the times of the famous Emperor Rudolf II. Another discovery is a torso in a medieval paving in the ground-floor room with a central pillar and a chapel, which has been out of use for a long time.

During a careful renovation, an exceptional and rare high gothic roof truss from around 1380, and a former northern gable wall with a narrow and high window on the central axis, was discovered. It is all now preserved for our viewing pleasure.

It is also possible to admire period parquet, partly original, historic railing, roof truss constructions, profiled doors and a number of other remarkable features; as for example, little windows of various sizes and shapes, or various niches and alcoves which give the space an original flavour with a unique atmosphere. Facades, uni-coloured until recently, can today be admired in a restored shape with a number of artistic details.

TASTE THE HISTORY

Real historic layers could be seen during the excavation of the courtyard, when a large, finely chiselled stone was dug out from the depths of history, which can now be practically used as a seat. It is definitely one of the oldest objects found during the reconstruction of the house.

Services and facilities

“Your comfort and unforgettable time while you visiting Prague is my priority.“

NON-SMOKING HOTEL

We are a non-smoking hotel. Please enjoy your cigarette on the outdoor premises or at a restaurant terrace.

RECEPTION 24/7/365

Our reception desk is available at your service 24/7.

CONCIERGE

Do you need an assistance during your visit? Ask our reception staff.

ROOM SERVICE

Our room service has been rated by 5 stars by our guests.

SHOESHINE SERVICE

The hotel is equipped with devices to protect and take special care of your shoes.

CHAUFFEUR SERVICE

We will be glad to provide airport transfer services or drive you to a business meeting around Prague.

VALET SERVICE

Our valet will happily drive your car to and from the parking spot.

PARKING

We provide parking spots for our guests in a nearby garage.

FREE WI-FI

Enjoy the complimentary Wi-Fi connection in the premises of the hotel, restaurant and bar.

PETS ALLOWED

There is an additional charge of 15 €/night for a pet. Please note that special safety rules for the stay apply.

CURRENCY EXCHANGE

We will gladly exchange your currency for Czech crowns at the reception desk.

LUGGAGE STORAGE

Do you need to check-in late or leave early? No problem, use our luggage room.

IN-HOUSE LAUNDRY AND DRY CLEANING SERVICE

The hotel laundry is equipped with machines and detergents to take the best care of your clothes.

RESTAURANT

The renowned Deer Restaurant is located in the hotel building – one of its specialities is the venison.

BAR

Come enjoy a top quality dring in a wonderful environment of our hotel bar.

+420 225 777 777   Fax: +420 225 777 778      info@irongatehotel.com

Official website: https://www.irongatehotel.com/

By car
From the airport: 13 km from Prague Ruzyne airport to The Iron Gate Hotel & Suites. Taxis and buses are available at the airport, and the Hotel will be very happy to arrange pick up for you with the hotel transportation service.

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