10 Best Bed & Breakfast recommendation: sleep on a boat

Prague offers a wide selection of guesthouses centrally located or away from the center. A rule of thumb is: the closer to the center the more expensive. If you are looking for a central location, Pension Dientzenhofer is a true gem. It is set in a seventeenth-century building and only a few steps away from Charles Bridge.

The Bridge B&B in the Smichov neighborhood is easy to find as it is the only pink building in the street.  If you would like to be close to Old Town Square, the heart of the city, Pension Corto provides a buzzing city atmosphere. It is located in the pedestrian zone between the New Town and the Old Town and surrounded by shops, restaurants and beer pubs. The rooms on the top floor offer an attractive view of the roofs red-tiled houses and Havelske open-air market. 

With just seven rooms Kralovsky is a very homely B&B in the Vinohrady, a great neighborhood brimming with lots of wine bars, beer gardens and intimate restaurants. Try Botel Admiral for a nautical experience and feed the swans from your porthole. 

Prague is a popular with a large choice of moderately priced accommodation. Here is  a list that will help you find the best places to stay. 


Prague 02 Vinohrady
Hotel Lunik

Located in a 1924 apartment block in a quiet residential area, Hotel Lunik is an attractive place to stay. This family owned hotel was confiscated during the Communist regime. After restitution, it was returned to the rightful owner whose daughter now runs the hotel. The thirty-five rooms have a lovely old times feel but with satellite television, free WiFi and an en-suite bathroom. Lunik is located very close to namesti Miru, a lovely square ringed by restaurants and cafes. The square is especially attractive in the Easter and Christmas periods when the seasonal markets are in full swing. Wenceslas Square and the historic center are only a few tram stops away. When you hop on the Metro you will be there even faster.

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Prague 05 Smichov
Botel Admiral
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Sleep on rolling waves and forget that you are in a landlocked city. Admiral Botel is permanently moored on the west bank of the Vltava River in the Smichov district. The reception area is all wood and shiny brass and very nautical. Narrow gangways lead towards compact cabins, each fitted with a dollhouse-size en-suite shower room. Families may like to stay in one of the equally comfortable four-bed apartments. There is free WiFi in all guestrooms. Ask for a room with river view if you want to feed the swans from your window. The restaurants on the third floor reminds of the luxury of old steam boats. Enjoy the panorama over old Bohemian potato soup, followed by goose with red cabbage and dumplings.

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Prague 02 Vinohrady
Anna Hotel

Tucked away in a quiet side street in the Vinohrady district, Hotel Anna is the perfect hide-out to avoid the hustle and bustle in the historic center. The hotel houses in a charming late nineteenth century building with many original Art Nouveau details – wrought–iron railings and brass door handles. The guest rooms are decorated in cobalt blue, pale yellow and salmon pink. Floral bed spreads, lovely drapes and comfortable chairs make your room a home away from home. Lovely black-and-white photos showing old Prague adorn the walls. The Vinohrady area is speckled with restaurants, cafés, wine bars and shops. A December stay is especially rewarding because from late November until early January the Christmas Market on Namesti Miru is in full swing. Hotel Anna is only two Metro stops away from Wenceslas Square.

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Prague 02 Vysehrad
Apartments Vysehrad
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B&B Vysehrad is located close to Vysehrad rock crowned by Vysehrad Castle. The seventh-century Princess Libuse predicted that a flourishing city was to develop across the Vltava River. This city would be named Praha. Located in an early twentieth-century at the foot of Vysehrad hill, this B&B is not a typical Bed & Breakfast because breakfast is not included in the room price. There is a variety of guestrooms, studios and apartments. Large windows allow in lots of light and make the rooms bright and friendly. They also offer splendid views of Vysehrad Castle. B&B is away from the center. Hop on tram number 17 and a short ride will take you to Charles Bridge and the Old Town.

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B&B / apartment Kralovsky is located in a leafy back street in the Vinohrady quarter, ten-minute tram ride away from the historic center. Most houses in this quiet neighborhood feature Art Nouveau details. As Kralovsky is set in a historic building, there is no elevator. With only seven guestrooms and three apartments, this B&B is relatively small. It is the perfect place you like a homely atmosphere. All rooms have satellite television and a mini bar. When you are staying in one of the apartments, you will also have a small kitchen with everything you need to prepare a meal. The garden in the courtyard is a pleasant spot to sit in fine weather.

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Hotel King George

Location, location, location! B&B Hotel King George is in the Stare Mesto quarter, close to shops, restaurants and beer gardens. Old Town Square and Charles Bridge are within easy walking distance. The King George named after Jiri z Podebrad, King of Bohemia, is set in a fourteenth-century building. The hotel oozes with original architecture. That’s why the hotel has no lift. All rooms are different in size and furniture. All have modern bathrooms, cable television, mini-bar, hairdryer and free WiFi. Book one of the attic rooms and you will sleep under the original rafters. Another bonus is the splendid view of the Prague skyline with hundreds of spires.

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Located in the pedestrian zone between Wenceslas Square and Old Town Square, Pension Corto offers reasonably priced accommodation right in the center of Prague. Restaurants, beer gardens, museums, shops and theaters are within walking distance. During the day this neighborhood buzzes with activity, in the evening it is one of the more quiet parts of Prague. The guestrooms are on the first and fifth floor. Pension Corto is housed in a listed building that is why there is no lift. The rooms on the first floor look out onto Havelske open air market. Those on the fifth are very attractive with wooden rafters and have a splendid view of the red-tiled roofs of the houses in the Old Town.

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Prague 08 Florenc

Penzion Alice makes you feel at home while away from home. Located in a nineteenth century building, Penzion Alice is suited for individual travelers, families and groups. Choose what suits you best and stay in one of the small or large apartments, guestrooms or dormitories. The Penzion is on Sokolovska street, a buzzing shopping street in a residential area but still close to the historic center. Hop on tram number 3 or 8. It is only a few stops to Namesti (square) Republiky. Before exploring the Old Town, admire the lavishly in Art Nouveay style decorated Obecni Dum and shop for Bohemian crystal, garnets and wooden puppets at Palladium Shopping center.

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Prague 05 Smichov
The Bridge B&B
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The Bridge B&B is located close to Jiraskuv Bridge in the Smichov neighborhood. Hotels in Smichov are much more favorably priced than in Stare Mesto, the Old Town, or near Wenceslas Square in Nove Mesto, the New Town. B&B The Bridge is located in a stately nineteenth-century building decorated with swirling Art Nouveau details. It is easy to find because, the Bridge is the only pink building in the street. All twelve rooms are different in size and style, but all have bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite television and WiFi. The hotel is close to The Dancing House, the National Theater and shopping street Narodni Trida.

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Location, location, location! Pension Dientzenhofer is right in the middle of the Mala Strana neighborhood, close to Kampa Island. Charles Bridge, Prague Castle and Old Town Square are just a short walk away. Kilian Dientzenhofer and his son, two Bavarian architects lived in this historic house 400 years ago. This idyllic gem has a lot to offer; well-appointed rooms, spacious bathrooms and an outside terrace overlooking the Vltava River. The seven double bedrooms and two suites are best defined as 'at grandmother's', solid dark wooden furniture, chandeliers and antimacassars placed over the back of the chairs, but with modern bathrooms, satellite television and free WiFi in public spaces. The breakfast room is small but bright and cheerful with pot plants in front of the windows and colorful tablecloths.

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