Hotels That Are Recommended

Prague accommodation is quite pricey, and decent budget accommodation – like smaller, family run hotels, are hard to come by.

Do not be surprised to discover some hotels that date back to the Communist period but are all equipped with modern amenities. Some hotels feature name prefixes, such as Lesser Town or Old Town (Ibis Wenceslas Square, Ibis Lesser Town, Hilton Old Town). However, often these hotels are not actually situated in these areas, and the name prefixes are just a marketing ploy.

Also, make sure that you look up any special offers you see for three or four-star luxury hotels on before booking. Otherwise, you might ruin your romantic holiday because some hotels may be three-star rated, but you will be staying in a two-star in reality. This is particularly true for hotels located on the outskirts that offer rooms at low prices. The price will always reflect the quality, so do not assume that you are getting a bargain.

The ICON Hotel & Lounge, winner of the TripAdvisor’s Trendiest hotel award 2012, follows last year’s success of the “U Zlaté studny” hotel, situated in Prague’s Lesser Town. In 2011 it ranked first in two world categories: the best hotel in the world and the most luxurious hotel in the world.

The Hotel Paříž

The Hotel Paris is a distinctive, neo-Gothic building with Art Nouveau touches (Gustav Klimt and Alphonse Mucha). It is positioned adjacent to Municipal House and was among the finest establishments in Prague when it was constructed in 1904. These days, it has had comprehensive restoration work done to it, and it is now regarded as one of the top hotels in the city. If you do not stay here, go to the renowned Café de Paris, to have a drink. The majority of the ninety-four rooms in the hotel are furnished in a light, modern style. The rooms are air-conditioned and have a television, telephone point, mini bar, safe, robes and hairdryer included. If cash is not a problem, book the suite in the Royal Tower, which has a 360-degree view of Prague. The facilities in the hotel include a gourmet restaurant, café/bar, spa/exercise room, and twenty-four-hour room service. Visit the website

The Antik Hotel

A small, tranquil, and ideally situated three-star hotel with some nice antiques and a pleasant back garden. Visit the website

The Grand Alchymist Hotel & SpaThe Grand Alchymist Hotel & Spa

This baroque palace five-star hotel has more than twenty suites and twenty-six rooms, ranging from basic luxury to outrageously opulent. The hotel rooms are big and lavishly decorated, although the crystal and swag chandeliers and the gilt stucco might be a bit too much for some. There is an art gallery, a pleasant spa, a  solarium, a cellar pool with a nice atmosphere and a pair of limos to usher you from and to the airport. Visit the website here. – discounted hotels, instant confirmation, pay upon arrival

The Prague Four Seasons Hotel

As you would expect with this famous chain, the Prague Four Seasons hotel is elegant and luxurious. It has 161 rooms and is situated close to the Charles Bridge on the River Vltava banks. It provides spectacular views, and every room has luxury down duvets and pillows, high-speed web access, a CD player and a minibar. Also, this hotel features a fitness centre, spa, bar and restaurant. Visit the website

The Iron Gate Hotel

This hotel provides forty-three tastefully decorated studios and suites in a historical fourteenth-century building. website

The Josef HotelThe Josef Hotel

The famous architect, Eva Jiřičná, designed this hotel. It is very sophisticated and popular with anyone who appreciates stylish minimalism. This stunning, fashionable hotel has 110 rooms that are soundproofed, two suitable for disabled guests. A fantastic gymnasium, business lounge and beautiful private garden are also available. Visit the website

The Radisson SAS Alcron

This is regarded as one of the most upmarket hotels in Prague. It has rooms which are beautifully furnished and elegant bathrooms. There are 212 rooms in this hotel, which have retained their authentic atmosphere whilst offering every modern convenience. It is located near to Václayské náměstí. Visit the website

The Romantik Hotel U Raka

Located in the beautiful Nový Svět, this quaint log cabin hotel is in high demand and only has six rooms; thus, booking is recommended. These rooms are elegantly furnished, and the hotel service is fantastic. The patio terrace outside is stunning. Visit the website

The Betlem Club

This small, historical, thirteenth-century hotel has been a funeral parlour, a wedding present, and a whore house in its time. The hotel name indicates the location – just over the road from Bethlehem Chapel, where Jan Hus, the reformer, preached during the fifteenth century. This fashionable hotel has access to Old Town Square. Visit the website

The Union Hotel

An old, splendid hotel that dates back to 1906. In 1958, this hotel was nationalised by the communist government but given back to the family of its former owner in 1991. Nicely renovated, with some of the periods touches kept intact, this hotel is located at the foot of the Vyšehrad fortress hill. The bedrooms are bland but comfortable. Request a deluxe corner room, because these are spacious and boast bay windows with views of either Prague Castle (in the distance) or Vyšehrad. website

The Kampa Garden Hotel

A three-star hotel in a historic building, located on the Kampa Island canal next to the Velkoprevorský Mill water wheel. website

The Savoy Hotel

Among the top hotels in Prague, the Savoy is just a short distance from Hradčany, where the Prague Castle is located. Its rooms are well equipped, and there is a refreshingly unhurried atmosphere. Visit the website

The Sax Hotel

This spotless, twenty-two room, three-star hotel is tucked away down a Nerudova side street, the steep street which leads to the castle. Visit the website

The U Tří Pštrosů Hotel

This hotel used to be the hub of a prosperous trade in feathers. It is named “At the 3 Ostriches” after one of the owners, who sold ostrich feathers. It is a quaint, eighteen room courtyard hotel adjacent to Charles Bridge. It represents the ideal base in the Lesser Quarter to explore the city. A few of the smaller rooms that have excellent views contain authentic antique desks and Renaissance ceilings. The restaurant boasts a justifiably good reputation, serving some fantastic fish dishes. Visit the website

The Elysee Hotel

A recently constructed hotel offering a handy location that overlooks Wenceslas Square. All seventy rooms are generously sized, and some have been adapted for disabled guests. Visit the website

The Adria Hotel

This cheerful, yellow coloured hotel, close to the Wenceslas Square Franciscan Gardens, features eighty-eight rooms with green and gold fixtures and polished wooden furniture. You can reserve sightseeing tours and theatre tickets at reception and exchange your currency in the hotel’s 1st-floor bureau. The Adria Hotel offers great facilities, such as satellite television, a fitness centre and bars. Numerous rooms are suitable for disabled guests. Visit the website

The Beranek Hotel

Set in a wonderful classical building, formerly a bank, this recently built hotel has eighty fully equipped contemporary rooms. Visit the website

Grand Hotel Praha

This minuscule hotel is conveniently located on Old Town Square. The rooms have period furniture and wooden beams and air conditioning, web access, and satellite television. It might be a bit loud – above a restaurant and on the square – however, it does boast great views of the Astronomical Clock. Visit the website

The Jalta Hotel

Despite its monolithic exterior, this ninety-four room hotel always goes down well with picky corporate guests. The rooms are adorned with shining marble and brass and offer a satellite TV, a minibar and air conditioning. The restaurant provides Asian fusion and sushi dishes. Visit the website

The Palace Praha HotelThe Palace Praha Hotel

This Palace is possibly the most elegant and luxurious hotel in Prague by only a short stroll from Wenceslas Square. With its opulent Art Nouveau influence, it has 124 rooms decorated in muted blues and greens and bathrooms embellished with Carrara marble. Every room boasts many amenities to cater to the discerning guest: a minibar, air conditioning, a web connection and a hairdryer. Access is provided for guests with disabilities. Parking is available for an additional fee. Visit the website

The Ungelt Hotel

This original, fashionable, centrally positioned, and intimate hotel has ten decorated rooms using gauzy drapes, crystal chandeliers and polished wood. With its appealing blend of Renaissance and Gothic décor, this building was built in the twelfth century and used to form part of a warehouse in medieval times. Parking is available. Amenities in the rooms include a satellite TV, a minibar and a radio. Also, a few of the rooms have their own kitchens. Visit the website

The Andel’s Hotel

Located in the Smichov, this is a new, designer chic, four-star hotel. Characterised by the glass, rough stone, and sharp angles, Andel’s is adjacent to the Novy Smichov shopping arcade, a couple of multiplexes and several restaurants. It boasts 239 spacious, minimalist style rooms that have glass desks, DVD players and hidden lighting. Also, there is a bar, restaurant, fitness centre with solarium, and a hairdresser. Visit the website

The Belvedere Hotel

Basic but pleasant, this 155 room hotel is close to the Modern Art National Museum. Breakfast is served in the 200 seat ballroom of the hotel. There is a babysitter on-site, and small pets are permitted. Visit the website

The Diplomat Hotel

Popular with corporate guests, this box-shaped hotel is a brief stroll from a train station, so it offers convenient city centre access. The rooms are furnished in a standard way, although some provide trouser presses, bathrobes and bidets. Parking is also available. Visit the website

The Nosticova Residence

This hotel is managed by the same firm that runs the Residence Alchymist hotel. However, the Nosticova is more understated, with ten apartments with a kitchenette that are individually decorated. Unique artwork graces the walls, and there is a grand piano in one suite. Visit the website

The Retezova Residence

This endearing historical mansion offers nine apartments. Each has a different size and price, and some have kitchens, original painted beams and fireplaces. The biggest apartments are positioned over a couple of stories and boast excellent views. Visit the website

The Carlo Boscolo IV Hotel

Door attendants dressed in livery, an atrium full of palm trees, opulent furnishings and flawless service are what characterises this showy, luxurious, Italian style chain hotel. There is a pool, spa, cigar bar and restaurant, and it is convenient for the main metro station. Visit the website

The Hotel of Old Town SquareThe Old Town Square Hotel

This sleek hotel is set in a sixteenth-century townhouse that has a UNESCO World Heritage listing. It is right in the centre of Old Town Square. Big modern rooms are decorated in a minimalist, black and white design, and the Philippe Starck bathrooms have heated floors. The majority of noise from the square is eliminated by double glazing. Visit the website

The Clementin Hotel

Right in the middle of the Old Town, Hotel Clementin has been recently refurbished. It is set in a noticeably narrow townhouse – purportedly the slimmest in Prague built in 1360. There are only nine modestly sized rooms, and all of these have the standard mod cons and chic contemporary bathrooms. Visit the website

Design Hotel Jewel

Situated approximately midway between Wenceslas Square and Old Town Square, this nice little hotel has only ten rooms with simple furnishing. The public areas are decorated with a little more flamboyance, and the windows at the front are filled with local artwork for sale. Visit the website

The U Tri Bubnu Hotel

“At The 3 Drums” is an original venue on the Old Town Square corner, comprised of a couple of tall, narrow medieval houses. Brick arches, stone vaults and wood beam ceilings contribute to the historic atmosphere, whilst the rooms are fashionably decorated, spacious, and equipped with a television and a minibar. The bathrooms are tiny. Visit the website

The Imperial Hotel

The dark, deep corridors, and the sense of bygone fascination which characterises the Imperial, provide an atmospheric glimpse into the Prague of old. The noticeably basic rooms, along with the communal toilets and showers, probably ought to be renovated, but the hotel still offers great value. Visit the website

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