During your discovery of South Moravia, you might appreciate modern accommodation with a touch of history. Štajnhaus gives you a feeling of life in the old Jewish Quarter carefully fused with modern minimalism. Are you interested in seeing more?
Experience the Štajnhaus
Štajnhaus is a carefully designed modern accommodation that keeps the spirit of the old Jewish Quarter. You can choose from five different rooms named by colors – Yellow, Blue, Green, Grey, and White. These colors are distinctive features on the floor of each room. All the rooms have a minimalist design with an accent on history. You can find here furniture mostly made of wood and iron with dominant colors, black and white.
We stayed in the White room, right on the top of the house. We had a great view over the Mikulov Castle right from our bed. The white room is a spacious attic loft with a basic kitchen and sitting area under the roof windows.
I found interesting the bathrooms in all five rooms. Since the former inhabitants only needed washbasins in their room, the designers had to come up with an idea of how to fit modern bathrooms inside. In our White room, the bathroom stands in a wooden box just in the middle of the room. In other rooms, there are freestanding baths or bathrooms in small rooms around.
If you feel like spending some evening outdoor, there is a backdoor courtyard with a sitting area. Furthermore, the designers restored an original wine cellar under the house where you can taste the local wine. Just make a reservation with the owner Petr Štajner, and you can have it just for yourself.
Story of Štajnhaus
Štajnhaus has a fantastic location, right in the historical center, under the Mikulov Castle, in the former Jewish Quarter. It is one of few houses that survived from the 16th Century, and you can definitely feel it everywhere around you. The staircase is quite narrow, the windows are slightly smaller, and the rooms used to be apartments for their inhabitants. In these five rooms used to live about five persons or families.
When Petr Štajner found this house for sale, he immediately felt the spirit and the potential of this place. He bought it from the Spanish owner in 2012 and started renovation that lasted for several years. Petr aimed for careful reconstruction that would keep the historical character of the house, but also provide a modern design for its guests. They finally opened their door with five modern and minimalist rooms in 2017. Today, Štajnhaus is a popular place to stay for lovers of design and people who appreciate comfort during their travels.
Trips Around Štajnhaus
Of course, the main attraction is Mikulov itself. This historic city is small but has plenty of sights to offer. Around the Mikulov is a popular destination Pálava with its hills, vineyards, and local winemakers around. I would also recommend visiting the nearby Lednice-Valtice Area that is part of UNESCO for its unique landscape architecture. This area is also very popular for biking. So, if you are coming with your bikes, Štajnhaus offers a place to store them in the backyard shed.