Czech Republic

Hotels in Czech Republic

The sign outside the Hotel Carlo IV, which reads Czech Mortgage Bank (a reference to the building’s 1890 financial roots), and its lobby with marble floors and gilded stuccowork are the first indications that Hapsburg-era opulence awaits inside this Neoclassical bank building in Prague’s city cen

Ideally located just a few minutes’ walk from Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral, this smart hotel mixes old and new.

Hotel Elysee is centrally located on Wenceslas Square in the financial area of the city, near the National Museum, Opera, and a five-minute walk to the main railway station. The reasonably priced accommodations have nearby parking, airport transportation, and car rental access.

The youthful staff is helpful to the point of exuberance.

The new nautical-themed hotel has 18 cabin-like rooms and a blue-walled restaurant that blends harmoniously with the glass aquariums.

An Italian mosaic representing an ancient Gregorian chant bridges the distance from the front gates to the main entrance of the Aria Hotel, a music-themed luxury property in Malá Strana.

The Maximilian is a welcoming spot near the Old Town Square. For a recent revamp, Czech-born and London-based Eva Jiricna (of Hotel Josef fame) ditched the hotel’s cookie-cutter look in favor of light, geometric designs.

This 2010-opened hotel has 51 colorful rooms, equipped with Mac Mini entertainment systems, that overlook the Moldau River in Old Town.

A glamorous five-star hotel.

U Krále Karla (the King Charles) is a 19-room boutique hotel situated on the Royal Route, directly beneath the ramparts of Prague Castle.

Design junkies traveling to Prague, take note: even if you don’t stay at the over-the-top Hotel Yasmin, it’s worth it to stop in for a peek. The 198-room property, housed in a former office building near Wenceslas Square, gleefully thumbs its nose at the city’s baroque leanings.