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The Best Places to Stay in Prague


Prague is a wonderfully beautiful and historic city, and it’s the perfect place to escape for the weekend with your loved one. From roaming canals and stunning bridges to amazing architecture and fantastic food, the people of Prague are very hospitable, and we have no doubt you’ll have an experience like no other when visiting the city. Millions of tourists flock here every year, exploring the historic Old Town while checking out the modern and sleek features of the New Town. Whether you’re visiting Prague for the ultimate shopping experience, or you’re looking for a historical adventure, you’re going to need a place to stay, so here are some of the best hotels on offer. 

Hotel Josef – For the ‘Hipsters’

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If you want to make an entrance in Prague, then this is the hotel to do it in. The orange and pink façade of Hotel Josef can’t be missed, and because it can be found in the historic Jewish Quarter in the city centre, it defines the boutique style immaculately. With cocktail bars and great restaurants all around, there’s more than enough to keep you entertained when staying at Hotel Jospeh, and with prices starting from around 149 euros, you won’t be breaking the budget either.

Dum u Velky Boty – An Intimate Setting

The owners of this house, Jan and Charlotte Rippl, have been welcoming guests to their wonderful hotel for over a decade, and there’s a reason by many of them choose to come back year after year. Not only does this hotel benefit from a solid reputation as a comfortable, warm and friendly establishment, but it’s also just around the corner from the Lesser Quarter, one of the most popular areas in the city.

Built in 1669, this huge house has seen various extensive restorations, and thankfully it still contains some of its 17th century flair which makes it so attractive to stay in. This house with its various rooms is an antique in itself, so if you’re looking to stay somewhere that is as intimate as it is historical, then this is the place for you and you should try looking online to compare and find low costing flights.

The Clown and Bard – Cheap and Cheerful

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If you’re only staying in Prague for the weekend, then you’ll surely be looking for something cheap and cheerful. The Clown and Bard can be found in the Zizkov District, one of the most popular up and coming areas of the city, and it’s a place where you can feel at home, no matter how short your stay. Although rooms are cheap, starting from as little as £7, that doesn’t mean you’re going to staying with all the riff-raff; in fact, stag and hen parties are barred from booking at the hotel.

One of the best things about the Clown and Bard is its evening entertainment. From live bands and themed nights to magic shows and other great forms of entertainment, you could easily spend and evening in the hotel, and with the great local food it serves, you won’t even have to leave the comfort of your bedroom! 

Prague: Six Essential Sights

Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic

By Ahmed Ahmed

Prague is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. Long freed of its Communist-era cloak, it doesn’t really make sense to talk of the Czech capital as an undiscovered gem any more. However, even though the city gets plenty of visitors, many people are still none-the-wiser about what Prague has to offer. Paris has the Eiffel Tower; London has Big Ben; but what are the sights worth visiting in Prague? This guide, courtesy of Oh-Prague holiday apartments, takes a look at six monuments you should include on your must-see list.

Prague Castle

This isn’t just any castle; the Guinness Book of Records confirms that it is the world’s largest. Dating back to the 9th century, its tenants have included Kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperors and Czechoslovakian presidents. Its imposing appearance is paralleled only by the views of Prague you can enjoy if you climb up to the top.

Museum of Communism

Just a few decades ago, Communist regimes reigned across Eastern Europe. If you want to learn more about what life was like in those days, this museum offers a very atmospheric experience, using authentic artefacts and well-designed displays to provide insight into society, media propaganda, politics and censorship in the Communist era.

Charles Bridge

Head to this highly photogenic bridge for great views and street entertainment. Artists, musicians and craftspeople entertain and sell their wares here. The bridge has been a feature of Prague life since it was first built, in the 14th century. It connects the Old Town with the Lesser Town, crossing Prague’s main waterway, the River Vltava.

Aerial view of Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic -- things to do in Prague

Republic Square (Namesti Republiky)

This bustling square is really more of a grand high street, where you will find plenty of examples of local architecture. For a break from sight-seeing, there are plenty of bars and cafes where you can refuel, while getting in plenty of people-watching at the same time.

The Dancing House

A burst of energy on an otherwise normal street, you might have to look twice before you believe your eyes. Prague’s Dancing House is also known as the Fred and Ginger Building, after the Hollywood dancing duo who inspired it. The upright part of the building seems to support the bending glass section, in a way not unlike a dancing couple’s embrace.

Dancing House, Prague, Czech republic

Prague Zoo

Not just one for the kids, Prague Zoo has an impressive collection of over 600 species of animal from around the world. One of the its most famous projects was to help save the endangered Przewalski Horse, one of the last species of wild horse left on the planet. With its many acres of green land, the zoo is the perfect place to while away a relaxed day. Bring a picnic and a camera.