The city of Olomouc
The city of Olomouc ranks amongst the greatest historical treasures of the Czech Republic. The first written reference to the city comes from the 11th century. The former Moravian capital remains the archbishop´s and the university seat up to the present day. The urban conservation area surprises its visitors with its richness of architectural styles, documenting the city development throughout the centuries. The Premyslide palace, standing next to the Gothic St. Wenceslas cathedral, counts among National cultural monuments. Besides a number of other churches, one of the city's dominant edifices is unquestionably the authentic Gothic town hall with an astronomical clock, situated on the Upper Square. This square is also the site of the monumental sculptural group of the Holiest Trinity, listed as a part of the UNESCO cultural heritage since 10 December 2000. The sculptural group stands amongst the rich complex of Baroque monuments, together with the integral collection of six fountains.
The Hotel Lafayette is named in honour of Gilbert de Lafayette, a French nobleman, a statesman and a great fighter for American independence. The General was imprisoned in the Olomouc fortress in the years 1794 - 1797. This remarkable building and the renovated premises have been preserved in authentic Art Nouveau style. The hotel is located in close proximity to the historical centre, in quiet surroundings of a residential district.
The first priority for the hotel management and for all our employees is the utmost comfort, luxury and satisfaction of all our guests. The hotel offers 17 fully air-conditioned rooms, 2 period lounge-bars, suitable for business meetings and staff training, but also for family celebrations. Our restaurant offers a rich menu and a wide selection of both Moravian and world wines.
The Hotel Lafayette is an excellent choice for all guests looking for top-quality accommodation, comfort, perfect services and peace and quiet for their work. Beside other services, the internet connection included in the room tariff, as well as a car park situated on the hotel grounds and guarded with a camera system, contribute to the comfort of our guests. The good reputation of The Hotel Lafayette is also testified to by numerous celebrities from the world of politics, culture and sport coming to our hotel. Among them, we can mention at least, is the former Czech President Václav Havel and his wife, the former Czech Prime Minister and the present President Václav Klaus, the former Czech Prime Minister Vladimír Špidla and also the violinist Pavel Šporcl. The weekends are ideal for families with children and for guests longing to discover the beauties of the Olomouc region. And there is much to offer!
The hotel staff members are looking forward to your visit.