Na Kampě 15 • 234 652800 • www.archibaldatthecharlesbridge.cz •
Also known by its address Na Kampě 15, the hotel is close enough to the river that the guests here can hear the Vltava rushing over the weir and the cries of the gulls. The rooms and suites are warmly furnished in a country style.
Pod Bruskou 7 • 251 017111 • www.hoffmeister.cz •
The Hoffmeister is a quiet, modern hotel in the shadow of Prague Castle, celebrated for its gourmet restaurant and gallery of caricatures by the owner’s father. The airy rooms are sumptuously and uniquely furnished, and there are lovely outdoor spaces. There is an excellent spa.
Mostecká 2 • 257 532041 • www.podvezi.com •
The “Hotel Under the Tower” guards the Malá Strana end of Charles Bridge. Rooms are graciously outfitted with period furniture and comfortable reproductions. Hairstylists, barbers, manicurists and masseuses are on call.
Úvoz 4 • 257 531211 • www.ukralekarla.cz •
The two town houses in which the King Charles Hotel is set were created in 1639 from a Gothic Benedictine building. The hotel was popular in the 17th century for the healing powers of its well. The decor is a blissful marriage of Baroque furnishings and modern luxuries.
Veleslavínova 2a • 221 427000 • www.fourseasons.com/prague •
Swaddled in the classic Four Seasons trademark luxury, guests may well forget where they are. A quick stroll on the hotel’s riverside terrace should remind them. The CottoCrudo restaurant is among Prague’s best.
Králodvorská 4 • 234 608111 • www.grandhotelbohemia.cz •
Old European decorum meets Old European decadence: built in 1920, the Bohemia was home to one of the liveliest clubs in Jazz Age Prague. Its 79 rooms were refurbished in 2002 with elegant dark wood and cream furnishings. The best views are from the eighth floor.
U Obecního domu 1 • 222 195195 • www.hotel-paris.cz/en/ •
Built in 1904, this Art Nouveau treasure with its stunning staircase retains all its original charm while incorporating modern conveniences such as heated bathroom floors and king-size beds in all rooms. The Royal Tower Suite has a spectacular 360° view.
Nebovidská 1 • 233 088888 • www.mandarinoriental.com/prague •
The hotel is in a restored Dominican monastery. Its spa is in the former chapel and several of its 99 rooms have views over the city to Prague Castle.
Hybernská 12 • 226 226111 • www.mprague.cz •
Once the Baroque Palace U Věžníků, The Mark offers an appealing blend of the historical and the contemporary. The rooms and suites are comfortable. Amenities include a spa and wellness centre, as well as conference rooms. There is a gorgeous garden and terrace open all summer for dining.
Štepánská 40 • 222 820000 • radissonblu.com/hotel-prague •
In the 1930s the Alcron was Prague’s answer to the Ritz in New York. This historic hotel with period furnishings and high ceilings has had its Art Nouveau dandiness – besmirched by 40 years of secret police surveillance – revived by the Radisson group. Try La Rotonde restaurant or the Be Bop bar, or the Michelin-starred Alcron restaurant, which boasts one of the country’s top chefs, Roman Paulus.
Karolíny Svĕtlé 34 • 234 705111 • www.smetanahotel.com •
Located on the waterfront, the Smetana offers spectacular views. Rooms are luxuriously over the top, with frescoes, chapel ceilings, architectural gems and medieval decor, fittings and fixtures. It is so romantic that it may be hard to leave your room.
U Zlaté studně 4 • 257 011213 • www.goldenwell.cz •
Once belonging to the astronomer Tycho Brahe, “At the Golden Well” sits in Malá Strana’s twisting maze of streets, adjoining the Ledeburg Gardens and offering unparalleled views. Rooms have whirlpool baths and Richelieu furniture. The terrace restaurant (see Terasa U Zlaté studně) is one of Prague’s top choices.
Liliová 18 • 226 808200 • No air conditioning • www.hotelliliovaprague.com •
Located just around the corner from Charles Bridge, this lovely guesthouse in a historic Prague building provides visitors with a quiet and comfortable place to stay.
Karlova 3 • 222 220262 • www.aurushotel.cz •
You’ll tell the folks back home about this one. Set in the heart of Prague, this family-run four-star property is a beautiful historical monument protected by UNESCO. Exuding old-world charm, rooms are distinctive and have antique furnishings. Charles Bridge and the Old Town Square are only a short walk away.
Seminářská 4 • 222 231520 • www.clementin.cz •
The Clementin has the honour of being Prague’s narrowest preserved building. As you might expect, the nine rooms in this Gothic edifice are small, but pleasant. You might struggle with large luggage.
Konviktská 14 • 224 211020 • www.cloister-inn.com •
The Jesuits founded the cloister, in 1660, that gives the hotel its name. It was then home to the Grey Sisters of St Francis, who were displaced by the secret police. The complex was returned to them in 1990. All 75 rooms have modern amenities.
Rybná 20 • 221 700111 • www.hoteljosef.com •
Modern and trendy, this designer hotel fits in with Prague’s urban chic image with its simple, clean-cut white and glass interiors and spacious rooms. Two buildings are connected by a courtyard, offering unique design elements. The lobby is a showpiece in itself. There is a stylish hotel bar, plus a fitness room and sauna. Sign up for a morning sightseeing jog.
Týn 10 • 221 771011 • www.metamorphis.cz •
Stylish touches, such as parquet floors and tiled stoves, and stirring views of the Ungelt courtyard and St James set this place apart. The patio restaurant is especially popular in the summer. There is no lift available.
Michalská 9 • 222 539539 • No air conditioning • www.hotelustarepani.cz •
A no-frills modern affair, staffed with an amiable crew. All 17 rooms have a minibar and satellite TV, but for better entertainment, catch the acts at the club below (see Nightclubs).
Mikulášská 2 • 224 232250 • www.lipperthotel.cz •
Across the street from Franz Kafka’s birthplace, with views of St Nicholas and Týn churches, the Black Fox building is listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. There are only 12 rooms available, so book well in advance.
Na Perštýně 7 • No air conditioning • www.umedvidku.cz •
Not only is “At the Small Bears” centrally located, it is also close to tram and metro stations. Connected to a historic brewery, it is set above the city’s favourite Budvar pub. The rooms are charming, with Gothic rafters and Renaissance painted ceilings.
Řásnovka 783 • 222 311230 • www.casa-marcello.cz •
The elegantly appointed rooms embrace their 13th-century character. Wandering through the stairs and hallways, you might think you’re in an Escher print. There is a small fitness club and excellent restaurant.
Pařížská 30 • 296 631111 • www.ihg.com •
The Intercontinental pulls out all the stops for its Club Level guests, but all its guests will feel pampered. The large fitness centre has a pool, exercise machines and a spa. Rooms with city views are less expensive than those that overlook the Vltava.
Dražického náměstí 6 • 257 532320 • No air conditioning • www.hotelbishopshouse.cz •
The Bishop’s House hotel occupies two buildings: one is the former residence of the bishop of Prague; the other was a butcher’s in the 18th century. Between them are 45 rooms, all of which are comfortable and tastefully furnished.
Loretánská 11 • 220 511369 • No air conditioning • www.domus-henrici.cz •
Built in 1372 on the steep hill overlooking the city, this small hotel is a stone’s throw from the castle. All eight rooms have views of Petřín Hill and amenities such as rocking chairs.
Nerudova 41 • 257 533832 • No air conditioning • www.hotelredlion.cz •
From the hotel “At the Red Lion”, guests can see either Prague Castle and Nerudova to the north or Petřín Hill to the south. Guests will find it hard to leave room No. 32.
U lužického semináře 2 • 257 011500 • www.certovka.cz •
You can watch boats pass beneath Charles Bridge on the Čertovka canal from windows overlooking Prague’s “Little Venice”. Top-floor rooms have views of Prague castle. Parking is some distance from the hotel, however.
Jánský vršek 3 • 775 859694 • www.sax.cz •
Tucked into the heart of Malá Strana, the modern Sax is close to the Church of Our Lady Victorious, St Nicholas Church, and Prague Castle. Decked out in 1950s, 1960s and 1970s style, the 23 colourful rooms and three suites arranged around a bright central atrium are simple yet cosy.
Valdštejnské náměstí 6 • 257 533938 • No air conditioning • www.hotelwaldstein.cz •
Adjoining Duke Albrecht von Wallenstein’s palace on a quiet courtyard, this cosy hotel features 15 rooms and ten suites. All the rooms are very comfortable and are furnished with a variety of antiques and reproductions.
Dražického náměstí 12 • 777 876667 • No air conditioning • www.utripstrosu.cz •
“At the Three Ostriches” gets its name from a 16th-century owner who was a purveyor of ostrich feathers. The rooms are comfortable and very quiet given their proximity to Charles Bridge.
Nerudova 48 • 257 532867 • www.hotelgoldenstar.cz •
Built as the residence of Hradčany’s mayor in 1372, the Golden Star has a long history of elegance. The apartments and rooms have period furniture and modern baths. Room No. 33 is sublime.
Tržiště 9 • 225 334111 • www.ariahotel.net •
An unusual little hotel, where each of the themed rooms, though not large, is dedicated to a musical legend, be it Mozart or Dizzy Gillespie. The hotel’s musical director will also advise you on concerts you can attend. Guests have private access to the garden at Prague Castle.
Letenská 12/33 • 266 112233 • www.augustinehotel.com •
Sited in the 13th-century Augustinian monastery of St Thomas, this luxury hotel offers rooms and suites (some created by combining the monks’ cells) with Cubist-style furnishings popular in Prague in the 1920s and 1930s. There is a bar set in the cellar of the original St Thomas Brewery.
Keplerova 6 • 224 302430 • www.hotelsavoyprague.com •
With suites and rooms in the style of Anglo-Saxon mansions, this 5-star hotel is located in the diplomatic area, a 5-minute walk from Prague Castle and Strahov Monastery. The on-site restaurant (see Hradčany Restaurant) offers Czech and international specialities.
Řeznická 4 • 221 419911 • No air conditioning • www.novomestskyhotel.cz •
A bit old-fashioned, but the staff are helpful. Close to Karlovo náměstí and the New Town Hall.
Kateřinská 16 • 224 919676 • www.hotel16.cz •
The apartments and rooms at the luxuriously furnished St Catherine’s are great value. Set near the river and the Prague Botanical Gardens, this family-run inn is quiet, with charming eccentricities like the display of lovely junk from the next-door bazaar.
Václavské náměstí 26 • 221 081111 • www.adria.cz •
Carmelite nuns serving at the Church of Our Lady of the Snows had their convent here in the 14th century. The 89 snug rooms look out either on the Franciscan Gardens or Wenceslas Square. Guarded parking nearby.
Politických vězňů 12 • 234 100100 • www.hotel-grandium.cz •
Designed with luxury in mind, the 197 rooms have fresh, contemporary decor. The hotel’s summer terrace and the light airy feel provide a distinct difference from other offerings in the area.
V jámě 6 • 221 634100 • www.iconhotel.eu •
This hip boutique hotel has natural handmade beds from Sweden. An all-day breakfast, docks for smartphones in each room, complimentary Rituals toiletries and a massage centre are just some of the extras.
Václavské náměstí 45 • 222 822111 • www.hoteljalta.com/en/ •
This Wenceslas Square designer hotel offers 94 stylish rooms and five luxurious suites. The Como restaurant serves excellent Mediterranean cuisine. There is also a casino, a fitness centre and a business centre.
Jungmannovo náměstí 2 • 224 219501 • www.hotel-jungmann.cz •
This charming hotel is situated in one of the narrowest houses in Prague near Wenceslas Square and other sights of interest. It has 12 en-suite double rooms, each with Wi-Fi and air conditioning. Parking arranged on request at the garages nearby.
Těšnov 13 • 222 315609 • www.hotel-opera.cz •
The rooms at the Hotel Opera are much more low-key than its rosy pink Neo-Renaissance façade suggests. They are great value for money, bright and comfortable.
Štepánská 33 • 221 486100 • www.hotel-majestic.cz •
This popular hotel is set in two interconnected buildings, one of which was where writer Jaroslav Hašek was born. Biedermeier and Art Deco style rooms are on offer here, along with great views from the seventh floor.
Na Poříčí 15 • 246 011663 • www.hotel-imperial.cz •
This hotel is aimed at leisure and business travellers who prefer the intimacy and individual approach of a boutique hotel. Modern technology and comforts combine seamlessly with the original Art Deco interiors.
Senovážné námestí 13 • 224 593111 • prague.boscolohotels.com •
Close to the main train station, this elegant hotel boasts Italian opulence, efficient staff and an impressive spa. Make sure you opt for the breakfast package – it is well worth the extra cost.
Panská 12 • 224 093181 • www.palacehotel.cz •
As classy as the hotels around the corner on Wenceslas Square, the Art Nouveau hotel is renowned for its excellent service. It offers several packages, including a two-day honeymoon deal, complete with tours and other extras. Little luxuries include marble-lined bathrooms.
Na Perštýně 10 • 773 004 003 • No air conditioning • www.ahoyhostel.com
Set in a 17th-century building, this hostel offers private and dormitory rooms which have been beautified by local street artists. The hostel provides a clean and safe environment with friendly staff, free Wi-Fi, a fully equipped kitchen and free hot drinks.
Lodnická 1 • 603 436102 • No air conditioning • No credit cards • hostel-boathouse.prague-hotels.org/ •
Located 20 minutes south of the centre and run according to strict rules, the Boathouse is not a party hostel. There is a fitness club nearby and internet access is available. There are two to eight beds to a room.
Pštrossova 7/205 • 603 119113 • www.chili.dj •
Located near the Vltava and the National Theatre, Chili provides rooms for solo backpackers, large tour groups, schools, families and couples. It has a fully equipped kitchen, free internet and a basement party room.
Sokolská 11 • 224 914062 • No air conditioning • www.advantagehostel.cz •
Accommodation ranges from singles to nine-bed rooms. Kitchenette and TV, free Wi-Fi and three PCs are close to the reception desk.
Husitská 11 • 222 540963 • No air conditioning • www.hostelelf.com •
On the second floor of a fin de siècle building near the main bus and train stations, Hostel ELF’s rooms range from singles to 12-bed dorms. There is a garden, shared kitchen and common room. The staff will arrange walking tours for you.
Vaníčkova 7, Strahov • 234 678111 • No air conditioning • [email protected] •
The dorms provide student housing through the school year, although Block 12 is always open.
Benediktská 2 • 224 829058 • No air conditioning • www.oldpraguehostel.com •
In central Prague, this hostel has two- to five-bed rooms and four- to twelve-bed dorms, some with private showers. There’s a fully equipped kitchen and dining room, movie lounge and free internet access.
Dělnická 24, Holešovice • 246 032611 • No air conditioning • www.sirtobys.com •
The staff here go to great lengths to be hospitable, throwing the occasional barbecue and helping travellers find other accommodation when Sir Toby’s is full. The baths, bedrooms and kitchen are immaculately clean.
Mostecká 4 • 257 213 420 • www.charlesbridgehostel.cz •
Located near Charles Bridge, this small charming property offers fully furnished rooms equipped with a kitchen, TV, Wi-Fi, and free coffee. Free tours are available.
Melounova 2 • 210 011300 • www.sophieshostel.com •
Located not far from the centre, this is an ideal base from which to explore the city. It offers dorms as well as private rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Slightly more expensive are the apartments, which come complete with a kitchen.
Jungmannova 9 • 603 554785 or 296 245432 • No air conditioning • www.churchpension.cz •
The Evangelic Church of the Czech Brethren has put its hospitality skills to the test at this small guesthouse. The rooms are suitably austere and not all have en-suite bathrooms. As this is a Christian guesthouse, you may encounter a prayer group in the common room. The hosts are pleasant people.
Vlašská 30 • 257 532 088 • www.dumuvelkeboty.cz •
Dům u Velké boty or the “House at the Big Boot” is a small family hotel in an old Renaissance burgher house in Malá Strana. The rooms have modern amenities as well as genuine period furniture, lights and decor. Each room is different in size, type and ambience.
Rašínovo nábřeží 38 • 224 916060 • www.standard.cz •
First-rate accommodation in a Jugendstil house along the Vltava, with nine double rooms and two suites. Guests have the use of a private garage. Children under seven stay for free.
Liliová 4 • 773 004 003 • No air conditioning • www.redchairhotel.com •
Located in a building dating from the 15th century, the Red Chair hotel offers clean and comfortable rooms with big bathrooms. A simple and tasty break-fast is available.
Nosticova 2 • 257 311319 • www.dientzenhofer.cz •
This quiet house on the banks of the Čertovka canal is the birthplace of architect Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer, who built the nearby St Nicholas Church and other Baroque edifices. This famous pension boasts shabby-chic rooms and an idyllic garden with river views.
Veltěžská 26 • 284 687289 • www.pensionkliska.cz •
This small guesthouse is situated in a quiet residential suburb of the city. The nearest metro station, Kobylisy (Line C), is a mere 5-minute walk away. From there, it is only five stops to bustling Wenceslas Square in the heart of town.
Krokova 6 • 241 408455 • No air conditioning • www.pension-vysehrad.cz •
This lovely guesthouse is nearly inside the Vyšehrad walls. Stroll through the park each evening at sunset or sit in the pension’s stunning garden. The five rooms are simply and comfortably furnished. Good access to public transport. Pets stay free.
Řetězová 3 • 773 658752 • www.pragueresidences.com •
This hotel is housed in the oldest building, a 12th-century Roman palace that was home to Jiří z Poděbrad (King George) in the 15th century. There are eight large and fully furnished, luxury apartments.
Černínská 10 • 220 511100 • www.hoteluraka.cz •
Prague’s most romantic address, “At the Crayfish” started out as a barn in 1739. Inside its log walls today are some charming country-style rooms. Room No. 6 has its own garden, fireplace and well. Located near Prague Castle and the Loreto. Children over the age of 12 are welcome.
Dušní 6 • www.prague-city-apartments.cz •
Situated in the historical centre of the city in a quiet area near St Salvator Church, Salvator offers three apartments. These are completely equipped with modern furniture and amenities such as air conditioning or safe box. Pets are allowed on request.
Slezská 898/23, Vinohrady • 233 920118 • No air conditioning • www.hotelsprague.cz/ucisare •
This booking agency offers six apartments in an 1885 building located a stone’s throw from the metro and tram stop Jiřího z Poděbrad, two stops from Wenceslas Square. Fully equipped kitchens, TVs and a basement restaurant help make guests comfortable. The cost includes bed linen and utilities.
Úvoz 24 • 233 920118 • No air conditioning • www.hotelsprague.cz/uvoz •
Accommodation is in either of two converted art studios in a small Baroque-style house just below the castle. This place is ideal for those seeking privacy, tranquillity and a romantic setting. The roof terrace has gorgeous views of the city, Petřín Hill and Strahov Monastery.
Vlašská 8 • 233 920118 • No air conditioning • www.hotelsprague.cz/vlasska •
These five romantic apartments on a palace-lined Malá Strana street have beautiful painted wooden beams, large windows, antique furniture and modern baths and kitchens. Some have balconies or courtyards.
Čelakovského sady 8 • 233 920118 • No air conditioning •
Overlooking the small green surrounding the National Museum, this wonderful B&B is located just a three-minute walk from Wenceslas Square. The homely apartments and rooms are fully furnished, right down to the pots and pans in the kitchen, and the owners are very friendly.
Plaská 615/8 • 257 404040 • No air conditioning • www.prague-rentals.com •
This early 20th-century renovated building, with elements of Art Nouveau architecture, offers 18 stylish and richly furnished apartments each with individual design.
Dlouhá 48 • 222 313171 • www.goldencity.cz •
Set in the historical heart of Prague, the cosy apartments at Bene are a great alternative to a traditional hotel stay. The Palladium Shopping Centre is a short distance away.
Nosticova 1 • 257 312513 • No air conditioning • www.nosticova.com •
Tucked away in a hidden corner of Malá Strana, the Nosticova is especially popular with film stars and other VIPs and celebrities. It is located just a few minutes’ walk away from Charles Bridge. The apartments are decked out with such fine touches as antique clocks and crystal chandeliers.
Myslíkova 22, Praha 2 • 608 278422 • www.mooo-apartments.com •
These stylish and luxurious apartments marry slick urban design with cosy countryside ambience, and are perfect for a design-conscious traveller. They have kitchenettes equipped with the latest Bosch appliances, designer bathrooms, concierge services, high-speed Wi-Fi and some have balconies with magnificent views of the city.
Řetězová 9 • 222 221800 • www.retezova.com •
A palace historically known as the “House at the Three Golden Chains” has been converted into nine spacious apartments. Each has vaulted, decorated or beamed ceilings, wooden floors and Italian baths. The Old Town location makes this the ideal base to explore the surrounding area.
Milady Horákové 19, Holešovice • 220 106111 • No air conditioning • www.hotelbelvedereprague.cz •
Located near the Trade Fair Palace (Veletržní Palace), the Belvedere is a short walk to the Old Town or Prague Castle. Trams stop just outside. The rooms are very comfortable for the price.
Líbeznická 164/19, Kobylisy • 284 687295 • No air conditioning • www.hotel-excellent.cz •
This small hotel lives up to its name if you don’t mind being away from the crowd. Your hosts are happy to book flights, train tickets or seats at the opera, or just show you around town.
Marie Cibulkové 29, Vyšehrad • 261 225592 • www.hotel-vysehrad.cz •
Set behind the Congress Centre and close to the monuments of Vyšehrad, this hotel has modern amenities but retains its 19th-century charm.
Plzeňská 14, Smíchov • 221 701700 • www.ibis.com •
A no-nonsense hotel with modern amenities and a devotion to customer service. Rooms are small and comfortable. This is a good choice for travellers who don’t want to spend a lot of time sitting around.
Sokolovská 11, Karlín • 226 222 600 • www.jurysinns.com/hotels/prague •
Situated near the Florenc metro station, this inn offers 214 rooms with soft beds, well-lit work areas, en-suite bathrooms, safes, mini fridges and flat screen TVs. A coffee bar and a fitness and wellness centre are on site.
Stroupežnického 1, Smíchov • 257 003494 • www.akcent-hotel.cz •
This modern three-star hotel has splendid views of Prague from all 53 of its rooms. It is located on the seventh floor of a 1930s Functionalist-style office building.
Vinohradská 157a, Žižkov • 267 031111 • www.hotelgiovanni.cz/ •
The Don Giovanni offers 376 elegant rooms and 35 suites. Hotel guests can take advantage of the spa treatment facilities and the babysitting service. Conveniently located near metro, bus and tram stops.
Budečská 17 • 222 513111 • No air conditioning • www.hotelanna.cz •
The Art Nouveau building in a quiet Vinohrady location was built as a private residence in the 19th century. The hotel’s 26 rooms are decorated with engravings of historic Prague. The top-floor suites enjoy views of the castle and the Old Town. There’s a beautiful breakfast room.
Evropská 15, Dejvice • 296 559111 • www.viennahouse.com •
Near, but not within earshot of the airport, the Diplomat has 398 rooms. Facilities include several restaurants, a business centre and a spa and wellness area. Children under six stay for free. There’s good access to the centre.
Elišky Peškové 11, Smíchov • 257 311150 • www.hoteljulian.com •
Within walking distance of Malá Strana, the Julián is an Art Nouveau charmer, with red-velvet lift and a fireside library. Some suites have a kitchen and there is a business centre.
Slezská 55, Vinohrady • 224 250025 • www.louren.cz •
Built in 1889, the Louren has had a rocky history, having been damaged in a US bombing raid in 1945 and then nationalized after World War II. Today it is a luxurious hotel with delightful staff.
U Zvonařky 1, Vinohrady • 234 634111 • www.lepalaishotel.eu •
One of Prague’s finest examples of belle époque architecture, this former residential building from 1841 is now a boutique hotel with plush rooms, a spa and wellness centre and a library. There is also a fine dining restaurant.
For a standard, double room per night (with breakfast if included), taxes and extra charges.
under Kč3,000 Kč3,000–6,000 over Kč6,000