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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.

Residence Belgicka, Vinohrady, Prague 2

MaMaison Residence Belgicka in Vinohrady is one of these residences where you may sometimes feel at home. The staff is friendly, but not over you every time you come in and out of the residence, and you live in a nice residential area, with a few expats around.

A cozy apart hotel with budget prices

This modern and cosy residence offers 24 large apartments, and 6 studios. And they offer a lot of free services, life wifi in your room, a fitness centre, a sauna, laundry room, and 24h reception!

The rates are very good, and the cheaper rooms (studios, 30 to 40m2) will be in the range of 60-70 EUR per night. Should you wish to get a one-bedroom or two bedroom apartment (they range from 45 to 70 m2) you’ll have to pay slightly more, but will often find rates below 100 EUR, as long as you book your room early enough. Considering that these larger apartments can fit 4 to 6 people, it will definitely be a good budget option.

To find more on Belgicka residence, as well as MaMaison hotels and residences, you may have a look at their website.

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!