The six-story neo-renaissance building was built in 1891. At that time, though, the only commercial space was a restaurant on the first floor. The floor-by floor hotel conversion happened later during the first half of the 20th century. The current owners? ancestor, Karel Ceska, bought the building in 1918, but he had just a few short years to enjoy it. Shortly after seizing power in 1948, the Communist Party nationalized the hotel (the communists seized the hotel without Karel?s consent and without paying him any compensation for it). While under state control, the hotel fell into disrepair due to neglect and mismanagement. It wasn?t until 1992, after the fall of communism, when the hotel was returned to the Ceska family. Due to the fact that the hotel needed to continue running while the renovation took place, this project took 12 years to complete.
With a stay at Opera Hotel, you''ll be centrally located in Prague, steps from Prague City Museum and within a 10-minute walk of Karlin Music Theater. This 4-star hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Palladium Shopping Centre and 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Army Museum Zizkov.