Well-preserved castles, nightlife & medievial squares
Praque is most known for well-preserved castles, medieval squares, Baroque and Gothic cathedrals, nightlife spots, and a lively arts scene. Also for its centuries of history and cultural heritage, where the medieval heart of Europe can be felt in its cobblestone streets. If you are planning on visiting this amazing city, here are the best options for your stay.
Golden Well Hotel
The Golden Well is set into the nook of a medieval cobbled lane just below Prague Castle, putting it within close to one of the city’s major sights. Charles Bridge is a 10-minute drive south and St. Nicholas Church is five minutes away.
Service here is friendly yet very proficient, with guest services ranging from a personally run aromatic oil bath, romantic turndown services and pillow and bedding menus, to private tour guides and in-room massages. Facilities include a swish lounge area and a DVD library.
The cosy and classic rooms are placed in the maze-like interior.
Alcron Hotel Prague
The hotel is located just 100 meters from the commercial Wenceslas Square area but, it’s also close to the Old Town. Old Town Square and Charles Bridge are a 15-minute walk, and Prague Castle can be walked in 25 minutes.
The helpful reception and concierge staff are available around the clock to help with car rental, valet parking, arranging tickets for concerts, shows and tours – even booking boat cruises and private flights. There is also modern fitness center, separate-gender saunas, and reception can recommend manicures, massages and other treatments via third parties.
The hotel has two award-winning restaurants and a stylish bar. La Rotonde offers traditional but classy Czech dishes – veal, duck, dumplings – with an emphasis on regional cuisine.
Four Seasons Hotel Prague
It really doesn’t get much better. You can see the Vltava, Prague Castle and Charles Bridge from one side of the hotel, and the Jewish Quarter and Old Town Square from the other. The Rudolfinum, home to the Czech Philharmonic, is 100 meters from the hotel.
The 157 rooms vary in size and style but all are generously sized. There are large plasma televisions with DVD players, and working desks. All rooms also include minibars, safes, telephones and newspapers, and the spacious marble bathrooms with fluffy terry bathrobes, make-up mirrors and Aqua di Parma and Lorenzo Villoresi bath amenities.
The funky Cotto Crudo restaurant is one of the best Italians, if not best restaurant in the city.
Alchymist Grand Hotel and Spa
The hotel is located on an upscale street in the Lesser Town, home to various embassies and other prestigious buildings. Prague Castle is a few steps up the hill behind the hotel and Charles Bridge is under a 10-minute walk. The scenic surroundings host restaurants, myriad bars, cafés and shops.
Bathrooms have white marble tubs and walls and boutique toiletries. The main difference between Deluxe Rooms and Junior Suites is in the size and the seating area, but each prestige suite is uniquely decorated. Family Suites are duplex with two bedrooms, while the Alchymist Suite has a amazing bathtub and a private balcony.
The hotel’s restaurant is every bit as refined as the hotel, and one of the best Italians in the city.
The hotel is located behind large walls off a busy road in Mala Strana. Charles Bridge is short walk away (7 minutes), and Prague Castle an 11-minute walk. There are some beautiful monastery gardens nearby to explore and you can also walk to Kampa Island and St Nicholas Church in 10 minutes, and Old Town Square in around 20 minutes.
The facilities here are so amazing you might not want to even go outside. The spa offers the city’s only dedicated Turkish hammam and holistic therapies. There’s also a 24-hour fitness centre, an superb restaurant and the only bar in the world where you can taste St Thomas’s beer, which was first brewed by monks in 1352.
The main restaurant serves Czech and European cuisine, garnished with herbs grown in the hotel’s garden.
The Emblem Hotel
Walk out the door and you’re pretty much on Old Town Square – which means easy access to a big number of bars, restaurants, cafés and key sights like Church of the Mother of God before Týn, Old Town Hall, Charles Bridge and the Rudolfinum.
The hotel offers a lot into a relatively small space. Downstairs is an stylish multi-roomed complex known as the M Lounge, which serves tea, coffee and soft drinks, free wine between 6pm-8pm each day, and movies in the evening. Upstairs is The M Spa, with treatment rooms, steam and sauna room, as well as a small gym and rooftop whirlpool tub that has views of Prague Castle.
The decent morning breakfast has homemade local jams, granola, bread, cheeses and meats as well as juices and fruits, and guests can also choose porridge with honey, fresh egg dishes and American pancakes from menu.