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The stunning Evropa is a landmark hotel due to the brilliant 1905 art nouveau exterior. Unfortunately, the interior is hugely in need of restoration. That said, its worn appearance is reflected in the prices, thereby making for a good central option, especially if you are planning on spending the vast majority of your time walking the city. The street-level café is a real charmer and popular with locals and tourists alike. For its location and nostalgic atmosphere, the Evropa is an excellent budget choice. There is also a floor dedicated to students, which offers inexpensive accommodations with shared bathrooms.
Those who want the Vltava River to be more than just part of the romantic scenery should climb aboard this unique boat hotel. Cheap and comfortable, it puts visitors within an easy walk of all the sights and the friendly staff can help with arranging tours and providing information on cultural events in Prague. It is a good option to keep in mind as other places fill up during the high season. The restaurant serves up tasty local dishes.
This small pension is quite the find considering its quiet location in the heart of the Lesser Quarter, reasonable prices and sincere hospitality. Cozy rooms are set off a garden. Dating from the 16th Century, the house was the birthplace of Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer (1669-1751), one of the greatest Czech architects. Possibly lacking the wide range of facilities of larger hotels, it is perfect for leisure travelers less concerned with the glitz of luxury hotels. The Castle and Charles Bridge are close but the tourist hordes are not encroaching.
Located on a side street off Wenceslas Square, the Andante is perfect for tourists wanting to be within walking distance of the sights and for business travelers wanting to be in the commercial district. Originally built in 1938, the hotel was renovated in 1995, leaving simply furnished and cozy rooms. Though the restaurant serves tasty Czech fare, a wide range of restaurants and pubs are in the near vicinity. The multilingual hotel staff are hospitable and helpful with organizing tours and transportation.
The Raffaello hotel is located next to the I.P.Pavlova metro station, just 500 metres from the central Wenceslas Square. The elegant rooms come with satellite TV, marble bathrooms and they offer free WiFi. Housed in a 19th-century building typical of Prague, the Raffaello's interior features crystal chandeliers, marble floors and elegant sofas. The trendy district of Vinohrady, renowned for its many bars and restaurants, is only 2 blocks away. Old Town Square as well as Charles Square are within easy walking distance.
Catering to many German and Austrian business travelers and tour groups, Hotel Ametyst offers cozy rooms on a quiet side street near the tourist and business center. Reconstructed in 1994, the hotel has earned a good reputation for efficient service and an easy-going atmosphere. More of an art gallery than a hotel, it has over 450 original paintings by Russian and Romanian artists on display and for sale. The restaurant has an Austrian flavor but also serves up Czech and international dishes along with Central European wines and Czech brews. Free internet access is offered to all guests.
This hotel caters almost exclusively to both local and Western European business travelers, particularly those visiting the Trade Exhibitions on the Vystaviste Exhibition grounds nearby. Guests can expect cozy, conservatively decorated rooms. Definitely not the hotel option for those planning on spending a good deal of time in the room or seeking Prague quaintness. The huge Stromovka Park is nearby: a local favorite for long, romantic walks or other outdoor activities. The multilingual staff is friendly and make the effort. Book in advance during the larger trade fairs.
A fairly well-kept secret (by virtue of being slightly outside the main tourist center), this modern hotel offers comfortable rooms at affordable prices for travelers on a reasonable budget who would prefer not to use a pension. A full range of conference facilities allows this hotel to accommodate business travelers adequately but less expensively than other options in town. A short tram ride lands tourists in the middle of the sights with adequate night tram access or else a short taxi ride to get back. Although a bit generic, the hotel is the perfect option for those valuing modern convenience over architectural grace or old world nostalgia.
The Czech Inn occupies a beautifully restored 19th-century building 1.5 km from the historical centre of Prague, featuring stylish rooms, a brick cellar bar and free WiFi in public areas. A warm breakfast buffet is served daily in the brick cellar. In the evening, the bar features live entertainment, happy hour and light snacks. The staff will be happy to give directions to the main sights, but also recommends some lesser known places of interest. The Czech Inn offers a pick-up/drop-off service to/from the airport upon prior arrangement. Charges are applicable. The Namesti Miru metro station is only a short walk away. Trams and buses also stop nearby and take guests directly into the city centre. Sights like Wenceslas Square and the Old Town Square can be easily reached by public transport within 20 minutes.
A large functionalist structure with a real pre 1989 feel, the Pyramida offers plenty of basic rooms. It does resemble a pyramid in a concrete and glass kind of way, but don't expect anything too exotic. Located on the other side of Castle Hill, it is handy for those wanting to explore the Castle district and has long been popular with business travelers for the wealth of conference facilities and services it offers. The in-house restaurant serves up decent Czech fare in unspectacular surroundings.
Situated opposite Prague's famous Palace of Culture and Congress Center, this modern, high-rise luxury hotel caters mainly to attendees of the numerous conferences taking place across the street, and to upper-income leisure travelers. The building exudes the safe anonymity of a large Western-style hotel (over 500 rooms) with excellent service and stunning views of the Vltava River below and the castle in the distance. Word of its tasty breakfast buffet has spread, so much so that it now attracts even locals, especially on weekends. This hotel is probably best known locally for the mid-decade scandal involving the U.S. government and its Libyan owners which resulted in U.S. sanctions preventing Americans (nominally) from staying and doing business here.
If you are the kind of traveler that appreciates the finer locations in life, than look no further than The Plaza Alta Hotel Prague. While the hotel is only four minutes from the historic city center, it is still located in a quite residential area. Offering the best of both worlds, this four star gem is custom made to satisfy the needs of corporate travelers and tourists alike. During your stay, stop by the recently renovated '7Restaurant'. Located on the hotel's ground floor, feel free to order your favorite international dish or explore Czech cuisine.