Prague Hotels: 10 of the Best Places to Stay | The independent

As the capital of the Czech Republic and its largest city, Prague is increasingly recognized as a center of art, culture and luxury, with gourmet restaurants and excellent galleries remaking its reputation as a haven. bachelor party at one of the best city break destinations in Europe.

Although visitors tend to head to the Castle District (Hradčanska) and Old Town Square (Staromětske Naměsté), Prague is full of interesting areas to explore, such as the trendy Žižkov and Holěsovice, the gastronomic hub of Karlín and the next Smichov and Vršovice. Here are 10 of the best hotels in the city to use as a base for a trip to Prague.

Some of the best hotels in Prague are:

Best for Art: The emblem,

Ideal for luxury: Augustine,

Best for the budget: Mosaic house,

Ideal for trendy travelers: Absoutely,

Ideal for a breathtaking view: One bedroom hotel,

Ideal for design: NYX,

Best store: Golden Key Hotel,

Ideal for party animals: Crown Hotel,

Best for history: Imperial Hotel,

Ideal for gourmets: Pentahotel Prague,

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Neighborhood: Old Town Square

Take in city views at The Emblem’s rooftop spa

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Located in the heart of the city, next to Staromětské Naměsti (Old Town Square), The Emblem is both a luxury hotel and an art lover’s dream. Opened in 2013, the hotel features interiors designed by renowned Central European artists and designers and celebrates movements such as Cubism, Art Nouveau, Secessionism, Art Deco and the Bauhaus. It also runs a series of artistic guided tours (from € 20) in association with Are, a collective of curators who organize art-related projects and events, while the hotel itself has a spa on the rooftop and The M Lounge, a private relaxation area. .

Basic QueenDom room from 235 € per night

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District: Hradcanska

The sundial garden at Augustine’s


Travelers accustomed to luxury are spoiled for choice and value in Prague, with many luxury stays available at affordable prices. The picture-postcard view of Prague Castle is a must for visitors, and the ultra-glamorous Augustine is a great base for exploring Hradčanska, the city’s beautiful cobbled castle district. The rooms are bright and spacious, with elegant decor, while the hotel also has its own spa and refectory bar, with an outdoor terrace in summer.

Double from 224 € per night

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Neighborhood: New Town

Mosaic Hotel’s Penthouse offers excellent city views

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A two-minute walk from the scenic Vltava River and just as close to Karlovo náměstí metro station and tram stop, Mosaic House is both conveniently located and affordable. It offers an excellent breakfast buffet, a lively bar, and is close to some of the city’s best cafes and bars, including Café Neustadt.

Doubles from 90 € per night

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District: Holešovice

Underfloor heating and air conditioning are standard in the Absolutum Junior Room, keeping you warm no matter the weather


Less well-known, Holešovice is easily the trendiest district in Prague, with local art projects, the magnificent Bio Oko cinema and both the National Gallery and DOX, the country’s largest contemporary art center which, without any exhibitions permanent, is constantly evolving. The recently renovated Absolutum boutique hotel blends in perfectly with the surroundings of the neighborhood, with simple and chic facilities, a bohemian brick-built restaurant and a wellness center. It’s also located near the DOX and Cross Club, a nightclub that can only be described as looking like the inside of a clock.

Doubles from € 36 per night

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District: Vinohrady

A unique experience awaits you at One Room Hotel

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It’ll set you back a few pounds, but if you’re the only guest in a hotel and unparalleled views are your thing, One Room Hotel is for you. Housed in the Communist-era TV tower in the upscale Vinohrady district, it’s probably the most unique place to stay in town, while the fine Oblaca cuisine downstairs is a good place for a cocktail in early evening.

One night at the One Room Hotel is priced at 549 € per night

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Neighborhood: Mustek

Grab a bite at NYX’s Clash Restaurant


Conveniently located a stone’s throw from the Mucha Museum, Mustek Station and a short walk from Old Town Square, the NYX is an elegant hotel with a bold design and brightly colored interior. Showcasing the work of some of the city’s best street performers, it’s decorated with an eclectic mix of pieces, from a motorbike in the restaurant to a porcelain puma in the lobby.

Doubles from € 58 per night

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District: Malá Strana

The Junior Suite with a view of Petrin at the Golden Key Hotel

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The newly renovated Golden Key Boutique Hotel is another place to stay if you want to be close to Prague Castle and other nearby attractions including Charles Bridge. Guests are greeted with a bottle of wine and a 20% discount at the Designum Café, which bakes all of its own cakes, including many traditional Czech delicacies. The rooms are furnished with parquet floors, soft warm colors and traditional furniture adapted to the historical style of the district.

Doubles from 70 € per night

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District: Žižkov

The pink exterior of the City Crown Hotel in Prague

Žižkov has been a nightlife favorite in Prague for many years, although its slot bars (known as Hernas) have gradually been replaced by underground bars and cocktail bars. The three-star Crown City Hotel is an ideal launching pad for exploring the area. With simple but comfortable rooms, it is located near the bustling Palac Akropolis – a famous concert hall – and is also a short walk from the Husinecka tram stop, which ventures into the city center and beyond. of the.

Doubles from 40 € per night

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Neighborhood: Downtown

Imperial’s cafe is one of the best in Prague


Art Deco Imperial is a great place for those who want a glimpse into Czech history. Famous guests include the first President of Czechoslovakia, Tomáš Masaryk (a revered figure to this day), writer Franz Kafka and composer Leoš Janáček. Popular with German soldiers during World War II, it regained its status as one of the city’s most elegant and popular hotels in the years following the conflict, and is conveniently located a short walk from the square. from the old town. Rooms are decorated in a classic style, with draped curtains and warm furnishings, while the adjacent Café Imperial is equally stunning and one of the city’s most famous restaurants.

Doubles from € 145 per night

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District: Karlin

Following the catastrophic floods of 2002 – considered the worst Prague has seen – Karlín underwent a major redevelopment, with the opening of many chic restaurants, cafes and bars. With reasonable rates and decor that fits in with the modern feel of the area, Pentahotel is a good base for those wishing to explore the area’s exciting dining options, which includes Eska – a modern restaurant with its own bakery, it is located in the former state-owned firm ČKD and exudes the bohemian style of the neighborhood. Gamers should opt for the Penta Playerpad Room, which features a PS4 and old-fashioned Pac Man or Space Invaders machines.

Doubles from € 60 per night

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