You’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.