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Hotel in Prague, central location

Prague centreYou’re planning a weekend in Prague and would like to be as much as possible in the centre and avoid loosing time in public transport?

When looking up on internet, you’ll notice that a great number of small hotels or “boutique hotels” will tell you that they are very well located, but some of them may oversell themselves. They’ll indicate a central location even though you may need to take public transport for each of your visits. So as to help you in your research, here below are best locations to be, when visiting Czech Republic’s capital.

Good location to visit and get around

Namesti Republiky (Republic’s square) is amongst the most visited places. You’re at one end of the pedestrian street called Na Prikope (know as the famous Prague shopping street), 5 minutes away from Staromestké namesti (old town square), and close to many restaurants. This location benefits from very good public transport connections with 4 tram lines, 3 night tram lines, and a metro station. To get to the airport, you’ll only have to go to the nearby bus stop and catch the Airport Express (AE) or Cedaz shuttle – for more information, have a look at our articles on Prague taxis or on Prague public transport.

On Namesti Republiky, you’ll find the MGallery Hotel Century Old town or the Ibis Praha Old Town which is slightly cheaper. Nevertheless, the first hotel offers better value for money.

Next to the Jewish quarter (Josefov)

If you can be located next to Pravnicka Fakulta (Prague’s law university), this is also ideal. You’ll then be able to visit most of the city without using the public transports.

On one side you’ll see Letna hill and on the other side Parizska (Paris street) that leads you to the old town square, the astronomical clock, and you’re only steps away from the Jewish quarter. As far as hotels are concerned, you’ll find in that area the Intercontinental hotel which was one of the most sought-after hotel at the end of the 80’s. It is not as prestigious as it used to be, but its facade was recently renovated, as well as all rooms.

Great view of Charles bridge

Pachtuv Palace is located 200 metres away from Charles bridge, and if you’re lucky enough to have a Vltava river view, you’ll enjoy a fantastic panoramic view of Charles bridge and Prague castle (in Hradcany district). This luxury hotel is a historical monument, and was once Earl Karel Pachta’s residence, as well as Mozart’s. This won’t be the cheapest option in town, but it’s perfect for a romantic weekend.

This list is certainly not an exhaustive one, as these are only some nice hotels that benefit from a very good and central location, and are therefore convenient if you’re planning on visiting the centre.

Aria hotel, culture and music

Aria hotel is a 5 star property that opened only a few years ago. The hotel, located in Mala Strana district, right next to the American embassy, is a very stylish and elegant property. Still it is not like any other 5 star hotel in Prague, it stands out thanks to its love of music!

Aria hotel, culture and music

As many people would tell you, Prague is definitely a city of culture, and music is part of it. Aria has been developed in a way that it would show to its guests Prague’s great musical heritage. The hotel dedicates each of his floors to one music style, and each room is dedicated to an artist. And when you get to your room, you’ll have another surprise! On top of staying in very cozy and comfortable rooms, you’ll have the chance to listen to the best CD’s of your room’s dedicated artist!

The way that Aria hotel was developed is truly original and whether you’re a music fan or not, we still advise you to have a look at this hotel, where on top of having a very pleasant stay, you’ll have a unique cultural experience, even in the comfort of your room!

Extol Inn hotel, Prague 7, budget hotel

These days, it’s not that difficult to find rather cheap accommodation in Prague, but you won’t necessarily find accommodation which is good value for money.

Quality budget hotel at a reasonable price

Extol Inn is amongst these hotels that have reasonable rates for good quality rooms, which makes it a good budget hotel. The hotel is located north of the centre, in Prague 7, a 10 minute tram ride from the centre. They offer both en-suite rooms (single, double, triple) and rooms with shared bathrooms. Thus, this is definitely something that would match your needs if you’re a family travelling on a shoe string budget, or just a group of backpackers travelling together, who don’t necessarily ned the comfort of an en-suite room.

Extol Inn also offers free wifi in the hotel, as well as a fitness centre – rather unusual for a budget hotel!

All in all, it’s quite a good choice if you’re looking for a budget hotel, and you don’t mind the 10 minute ride to the centre!

To get more information on Extol Inn, have a look at their website.