The Best Hotels in Prague for Every Traveller

Look out to Prague Castle when you dine at the Mandarin Oriental
Look out to Prague Castle when you dine at the Mandarin Oriental | Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental / Expedia
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3 February 2021

Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is a historic city with plenty of beautiful architecture to admire. If you’re looking to spend some time exploring the city, here are some of the best hotels to stay in so that you get the most out of your trip.

Le Palais Art Hotel Prague

Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel
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Le Palais Art Hotel Prague
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Hidden away on a quiet cobbled street that’s a 30-minute stroll from the Old Town, Le Palais Art Hotel Prague is a fair distance from the regular tourist sights – but it thrives in its own space and is absolutely ideal for art connoisseurs. Once a residential palace, this hotel is now a classic accommodation option in the city, with French contemporary art, exquisitely tiled floors, and chandeliers, the building’s art deco environment makes for a very tasteful stay. The views from the terrace are a perfect place to relax with a drink.
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Golden Well Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Luxury
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Golden Well Hotel
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Waking up to wooden ceilings and decor comprising art deco, renaissance and baroque styles will make you feel that you have wandered onto a film set. Located below the walls of Prague Castle, the Golden Well Hotel has 17 rooms that have more than a regal feel to them. The special services here are outstanding: ask for an aromatic oil bath, an in-room massage or even your own personal tour guide. Views from the restaurant – where you’ll find great food and service – add to the experience.
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NYX Hotel

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NYX Hotel
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Boutique design hotels are found all across Prague and the NYX Hotel, close to Wenceslas Square, have a plan to make their establishment stand out and proud: neon lights and street art on the wall scream with attitude. Dimly lit to create an intimate atmosphere, it feels like a romantic bolt-hole for young couples. The central location means that you’re never far from Prague’s most famous sights.
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Iron Gate Hotel & Suites

Boutique Hotel, Luxury
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Iron Gate Hotel & Suites
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For those wishing to be right in the centre of the Old Town, Iron Gate Hotel & Suites has a dream location. This mansion house dates right back to the 16th century, also reflecting periods from the 14th to 19th centuries to give an air of such sophistication and elegance that the television sets in your room seem out of place. There is valet service, a chauffeur to pick up and drop off around the city and a summer garden that gives this hotel a noble edge.
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Prague Carlo IV

Luxury, Independent Hotel
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Rooms mix Roman Classicism with mid-century Italian design
Rooms mix Roman Classicism with mid-century Italian design | Courtesy of Carlo IV, Autograph Collection

The Carlo IV hotel is housed inside a gorgeous neo-Renaissance building. Each of its 152 rooms and suites is adorned with beautiful stuccoes, frescoes and vintage furniture. The creative vision of Italian designer Maurizio Papiri comes to life in every room, from the sculpted headboards, damask bedspreads and wooden floors in the more antique suites to the vibrant animal-print seating in the more contemporary rooms. The spa at Carlo IV offers a range of massage therapies to follow on from a relaxing stint in the bubbling hydromassage tubs, with a heated blue mosaic swimming pool, sauna and fitness room also available for the more energetic guests. One of the most unusual highlights of this hotel is the Vault Bar, where you can sip a cocktail in what was once an original bank vault.

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Miss Sophie’s

Boutique Hotel
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Miss Sophie’s New Town
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There are not many better ways to start your day than with a river walk, and Miss Sophie’s in the New Town is a 30-minute amble along the Vltava. A wonderful scenic stroll to whet the appetite for the joys of Prague. This quiet hotel comes alive from going from a 19th-century building to a bright and contemporary hotel managing to still conjure up a cosy atmosphere. The rooms are a mixture of preserved wood, bold colour and sweeping fabrics.
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Alchymist Prague Castle Suites

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Alchymist Prague Castle Suites
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The Alchymist Prague Castle Suites is a magnificent 15th-century mansion hotel within the Mala Strana area of Prague. The incredible hand-painted wallpapers are one of the design highlights within its eight sumptuous rooms and suites. In this hotel, you can read by the roaring open fire with a glass of wine, listen to a private concert in the music room, or sit back and enjoy the range of wellbeing options at the spa – the services of a private butler are always on hand for guests. The DeCastello Suite perched on the top floor of this architectural masterpiece promises the most spectacular stay in Prague. It offers 70sqm (775sqft) of splendour, complete with a luxurious marble bathroom and under-floor heating that opens out onto a fabulous rooftop balcony for unrivalled views over Prague Castle.

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3 Epoques

Independent Hotel
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3 Epoques
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If you’re looking to immerse yourself in historical ambience, then 3 Epoques is the place to choose for your stay in Prague. The 3 Epoques stands on the east bank of the Vltava, hidden inside the 12th-century Kunstat Palace. Medieval chambers and original Romanesque cross-vaulted ceilings and fireplaces can be found inside this stunning former palace. There are fully equipped kitchens for self-catering, but 3 Epoques still provides all the perks and comforts of staying in a traditional hotel, such as daily cleaning, fresh towels, bed linens and hotel toiletries. Once the home of a Czech king, King George, this regal apartment-hotel is located just a four-minute walk from the iconic Old Town Square and the Charles Bridge.

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  • One Room Hotel at The Tower Park

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    One Room Hotel at The Tower Park
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    Far removed from the bustle of the city below, the One Room Hotel boasts unbeatable views over Prague. It’s tucked away inside the highest building in Prague, the former Žižkov Television Tower, which stands at a spine-tingling height of 66m (230ft) above the capital. The highlight of the hotel is the glass bathroom suite that lets you gaze out across the city from the comfort of a bubble-filled, freestanding tub. Given the height and transparent design, this unique hotel – exciting as it is – is not for the faint-hearted. Since there’s only one room on offer, guests must make sure to reserve well in advance. The One Room Hotel at The Tower Park is definitely one of the quirkiest, and also quietest, hotels in Prague.

    Mandarin Oriental

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    Mandarin Oriental
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    Prague is often referred to as a historical city with a modern soul, and this image is perfectly encapsulated by the Mandarin Oriental hotel. Located inside a former 14th-century monastery, Mandarin Oriental is a luxurious 99-room hotel with a fascinating history. This former monastery was transformed into a hotel in 2006, but the exposed beams, antique furniture and large period windows remind visitors of the hotel’s unique past. The Grand Ballroom, which can be booked for functions, events or conferences, is one of the most beautiful areas of the hotel thanks to its magnificent vaulted ceilings. The Mandarin Oriental hotel’s buildings encompass no fewer than six centuries of architecture and offer breathtaking views over the majestic Prague Castle.

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    Hotel Černý Slon

    Boutique Hotel
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    Hotel Černý Slon
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    Hotel Černý Slon (Black Elephant) was built in the 1330s and, when it comes to architecture, offers gothic authenticity in bundles. The roof has been impressively preserved in its original state along with the entrance to the hotel itself. Legend has it that Czech King and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV was born in the neighbouring house, and so numerous aristocrats, politicians and even presidents such as Tycho Brahe, Mr Vaclav Havel and Mrs Albright have been attracted to stay here ever since. Visit the restaurant on the ground floor of the hotel to admire the beautiful vault, which dates back to the 14th century. The wine bar is also a highlight, giving guests the opportunity to sample new wines under the awe-inspiring vaulted ceilings of the historic cellar.

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    Blue Oak Prague

    Serviced Apartment
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    Blue Oak Prague
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    Blue Oak Prague is a stylish, newly renovated apartment hotel located on one of Prague’s prime spots, directly beneath the Royal Gardens of Prague Castle. It’s one of the few quiet places in the centre of Prague, creating an unexpected haven of calm in the bustling city. Unlike the more expensive options on this list, Blue Oak Prague apart-hotel is great for people travelling on a smaller budget and don’t want to compromise on sophisticated accommodation. All apartments offer a classy interior design combined with natural minimalism and featuring modern amenities such as air conditioning and laundry services. It’s an especially great hotel to stay in during the summer, as you can make the most of the long evenings with candlelit dining on the quaint cobbled terrace.

    Frank Lopez contributed additional reporting to this article.

    These recommendations were updated on February 3, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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