Chateau St. Havel Prague, a luxury hotel in a 13th Century castle, offers a special St. Valentine´s stay package that celebrates the whole month of February.
If you choose to spend Valentine’s Day in Chateau St. Havel Prague you will enjoy 1-night accommodation for two with complimentary buffet breakfast, a welcome glass of Moët for each of you, flowers for the lady, and homemade Valentine’s Day cookies with artisanal strawberry jam. Plus, you can use the private whirlpool or sauna for 50 minutes at the wellness center free of charge. The price of the package is 3800 CZK. They also offer a 2-nights package for two, at 6300 CZK. If you spend Valentine’s Day in Chateau St. Havel, you may also want to make reservations for your special dinner at their restaurant, as they offer a Valentine’s Day “Menu de Dégustation.”
Chateau St. Havel Prague traces its history back to a 1273 mention in the register of the Vyšehrad priory, however, by 1620, the estate was deserted. The castle then served as spiritual retreat to the St. Havel Church for a short time, to be revived in 1627 by the Carmelite Knights Order, which used it as their summer retreat and built a new chapel dedicated to St. Havel on the property. However, the monastery was abolished by Emperor Josef IIs in 1786 and in 1795 the castle and its lands were purchased by Jan Gever of Ehrenberg who enriched the property with stables, a barn, and farmhouses. The building, as it stands today, was only finished during 1840-1860 when it was in the ownership of Viennese lawyer Baron Schlosser, who added the new right wing with a hall. Following several renovations and landscaping projects, the castle was finally converted into a luxury hotel that opened in 2006.
For active couples who happen to stay at Chateau St. Havel on February 12, 2017, the Valentine’s Run can be a fun activity. It starts at 11:00 am in Stromovka Park. Lovers of art can visit the National Gallery in Prague, which opens its doors for Valentine’s Day with free admission for all of February 4 and 5. Romantics can enjoy Valentine’s dinner on a steampship with Prague Steamboats. Their offer is vallid only on February 14. Also, European Water Transport (Evropská vodní doprava) – Prague Boats offers Valentine’s Cruises.