The Czech capital’s grandeur is reflected in the historical ambiance – and often the opulence – of its best hotels, many of which are nestled in the heart of the city and some of which have amazing views of iconic sights such as the Charles Bridge or Prague Castle. Read on for our choice of the best hotels in Prague city centre to suit all tastes and budgets.
Ornate decorative touches abound, from the central staircase’s 19th-century wrought-iron railing to the original brass chandeliers. For a touch of Roaring Twenties glamour, visit the former vault, now transformed into a Cigar Bar complete with the armoured cabinets that once safeguarded the riches of the bank’s customers. The 152 rooms and suites come in tasteful pale hues; some have polished wooden floors. There’s fine dining in the Salon restaurant or Mediterranean fare in the more relaxed Inn Ox Lounge.
Four Seasons Hotel Prague
The Old Town is often associated with lively nightlife and backpacker-friendly accommodation, but the five-star Four Seasons is nothing short of luxurious. On the banks of the River Vltava, it offers picture-perfect vistas over the iconic Charles Bridge and the Mala Strana district, home to Prague Castle. The building itself is a striking blend of Baroque, classical and Renaissance-era architecture, while the 157 guest rooms – including 19 top-end suites – are inspired by different periods of Czech history.
Alchymist Grand Hotel and Spa
Just a short walk from Prague Castle brings you to this positively regal, five-star Alchymist Grand Hotel and Spa in four one-time bourgeois houses, with antique furniture, eye-catching artworks and magnificent chandeliers. But the Alchymist Grand isn’t stuck in the past; all rooms feature stunning contemporary marble bathrooms complete with huge bathtubs and raindance showerheads.