More than 1,100 years old and larger than any other castle complex in the world, the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage listed Prague Castle is one of the Czech capital’s must-visit attractions. And if you want to stay close to this spectacular historic site, there are plenty of options to choose from for all budgets.
Best for eccentricity – MOOo by the Castle
Located in a beautifully renovated 16th-century building just around the corner from Prague Castle, MOOo is a quirky but ultra-stylish option, with dozens of original cow paintings and other bovine references alongside custom-made furniture and sleek contemporary decor. The hotel building includes a jutting tower that was once the laboratory of alchemist Edward Kelley. Accommodation is in impeccable apartments with up to three bedrooms, sleeping up to eight, all enjoying the services of a private concierge.
Best for contemporary style – Design Hotel Neruda Prague
As its name suggests, the Neruda prides itself on its chic interiors. The brainchild of architect Bořek Šípek and designer Barbora Škorpilová, it incorporates glass walls, painted floor tiles, luxurious Oriental carpets and modern furniture. The hotel is on Nerudova, part of a historic network of streets that lead visitors steeply uphill from Charles Bridge to Prague Castle. If all the hill-climbing gets too much, let yourself be tempted by an indulgent treat at the hotel’s own Prague Chocolate Cafe and Bistro, or unwind in its spa.