Prague Top-end Hotels Range from Historic Houses to Baroque Mansions

Hradcany is one of Prague's best neighborhoods to stay. Cobbled alleyways, hidden courtyards and Baroque palaces turn a stroll into a journey of discovery. The city's star attraction, Prague Castle, is only a few minutes away on foot. The Malá Strana district is dotted with a good number of enchanting hotels in quiet streets away from the tourist crowd. Baroque mansions have been repurposed and Renaissance houses were joined together. Some hotels have river view, others are triumphs of design. All are a feast for the eyes and pamper their guests.

Prague is busy for most of the year and does not have a real low season. February and November are the quietest months. July and August are mid-season. High season is from April to June, September and October, and during the Christmas period. The lowest rates are from January to March. Prague is a compact city meaning that hotels situated in postal district 1 are always central and within walking distance of the most important sights.

Jalta Hotel Prague
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Five-star Hotel Jalta is simply heavenly. Apart from its classy atmosphere and first rate service, Jalta's biggest asset is its location on Wenceslas Square. The 94 stylish guest rooms with attention to detail are spread over five floors. Built...  Read More

Hotel Savoy Prague
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Behind a sparkling Art Nouveau facade hides neat and modern Hotel Savoy. Huddle in front of the fireplace in the reading room or sip cocktails in the lobby bar. Savoy is the favorite haunt of celebrities such as Bruce Willis, David Bowie, Tina...  Read More

Crowne Plaza Hotel Prague
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Hotel Crowne Plaza is an ode to Stalin. Built between 1952 and 1954, the hotel is a miniature version of Moscow State University. This shining example of Socialist Realist architecture has sixteen floors, a fallout shelter and is a listed...  Read More



Hotel Josef is a modern piece of architecture where historical architecture blends with modernity. No frills, everything in the hotel looks rather basic, but is extremely elegant. Czech architect Eva Jiricná known for melding light and...  Read More

Hotel Praha
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Hotel Praha used to be the favorite place in Prague for the Communist party elite to splash out and entertain guests such as Nicolae Ceaucescu, Erich Honecker and Leonid Brezhnev. Today the Praha is a popular haunt of Hollywood stars. Hidden...  Read More



Situated on the banks of the Vltava River right next to Charles Bridge, Four Seasons is the creme-de-la-creme of hotels in Prague. This establishment combines old day charms with luxury of today. Three historic buildings from Baroque,...  Read More



Set in a tastefully renovated 17th century monastery, Mandarin Oriental offers a variety of stylish guest rooms. Some have antique parquet floors, others have vaulted ceilings. Most romantic are the garden rooms in the cloister garden. All rooms...  Read More



Music lovers will imagine themselves in the seventh heaven. Staying in Hotel Aria is a music filled experience. Each of the hotel's four floors represents a musical genre: jazz, opera, classical and contemporary. Guest rooms are dedicated to a...  Read More



The Golden Well is one of the hidden secrets in Prague's Lesser Town or Mala Strana district. Tucked away in a cobbled back street of this delightful quarter, The Golden Well or Zlaté Studne is a luxurious boutique hotel. This historical...  Read More



Experience the Orient in the Buddha Bar hotel. Dark cherry wood, scarlet accents and wafts of incense add to its mystical charm. Crimson lacquer chests of drawers and a dragon mural suggest a stylish opium den. Buddha Bar chain started in Paris...  Read More


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Marianne Crone divides her time between her home in the Netherlands and an apartment in Prague, the city where her son, daughter-in-law and grandson live.

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