Known for its rising up from an unsettled history, its cheap beer, and its beautiful medieval architecture, in more recent years, the former Eastern European city has risen dramatically in the popularity stakes and now basks in the spotlight as one of Europe’s premier tourist destinations.
Get lost in its maze of cobbled lanes and hidden courtyards, marvel at its impressively preserved Old Town, stumble across unexpected gardens, ancient chapels, funky cafes, old-fashioned bars, and beer-brewing monasteries, and become captivated by its unique displays of public art.
In such an exceptional city you’ll want to find somewhere equally as special to stay. From quaint and beautiful boutiques to grand and historic, here are the best cool and unusual hotels in Prague, Czech Republic (in no particular order)…
1. Dancing House Hotel – a unique, fun and very Instagrammable design hotel housed in an iconic building
Lashings of comfort and luxury await in a very private space in one of the city’s most recognised buildings. Located just short of the Old Town, the 4-star exceptionally rated Dancing House Hotel offers clear views of Charles Bridge and Prague Castle and the building itself is a beacon of modern design.
Bedrooms at this cool and unusual Prague hotel are designed to fit the circular architecture of the building and feature sumptuous beds, designer bedding and unusual furnishings, while bathrooms are softly lit and feature rainfall showers.
The top floor restaurant offers spectacular views out across the National Theatre and serves an eclectic mix of European dishes.
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2. NYX Prague – a cool, funky and stylish design hotel located in a bustling location in the city centre
This new lifestyle hotel promises to take your holiday experience to the next level. The 4-star exceptionally rated NYX Prague offers fun and funky accommodation in the urban centre of the city and is close to a wealth of bars, restaurants, clubs and shopping centres.
Housed in a historical building, built by famous Czech architect Josef Gozár, the hotel offers clashing interiors and plenty of street art.
Bedrooms at this trendy Prague hotel are bold and funky with feature walls and modern textiles, while the bathrooms are bright and modern with full-size showers.
The Clash restaurant and bar serves up burgers and street food late into the evening, and also offers an extensive menu of drinks and cocktails. Located within easy distance of all of the main city centre attractions, NYX Prague is a crash pad for the style-conscious.
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Mama Shelter hotelin Prague blends designer kitsch with friendly fun. This ‘ultra-cool’ hotel is centrally located a short distance to Prague’s Old Town, the Prague Astronomical Clock, Wenceslas Square, and other notable attractions.
With a relaxed vibe and facilities to suit leisure travellers, Mama Shelter is a great choice for exploring all that Prague has to offer.
Public areas of the hotel feature random games like table football and pool, while the rooms have free Wi-Fi and on-demand movies. The decor throughout the hotel is cheery and jazzy, appealing to anyone who wants a break from the typical mundane hotel offering.
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4. Vintage Design Hotel Sax – a quirky, unique and cool boutique hotel with a retro vibe and individually designed rooms
The 4-star highly-rated Vintage Design Hotel Sax offers distinctive decor and uber-cool accommodation in the heart of the city. Just a 5-minute walk from Prague Castle, this hotel will transport you back to the 1950s, 60s, or 70s with interiors created by cutting-edge designers such as Panton, Colani, Saarinen, Eames and many more.
Bedrooms are bold and colourful, with a funky, retro vibe, and offer large beds, quality furnishings and bathrooms with bold feature walls and fast-running showers and baths.
Breakfasts at this hip and funky Prague hotel are continental in style and offer a very laid-back dining experience, while the on-site coffee room serves up fresh brews in psychedelic surroundings. For lunch and dinner, there is a huge variety of local bar, restaurants and cafes right outside the door.
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5. Andaz Hyatt Prague – a trendy and very hip upscale hotel set in the heart of the historical centre of Prague
This new lifestyle hotel in historic Senovážné Square puts you in the heart of the city, near Wenceslas Square, Old Town Square, and Municipal house.
You’re walking distance from restaurants and shopping and close to the train and tram stops. But the luxurious decor merging traditional style with modern comfort and facilities like the spa by Klara Rott, with a Finnish sauna and steam bath, may just tempt you to stay in and bask in comfort instead.
The high-ceilinged rooms and suites have large windows overlooking the area’s historic architecture and are works of art in themselves with stylish contemporary takes on classic modern design. Guests can enjoy the fusion avant-garde Czech and Japanese Izakaya cuisine at the ZEM restaurant and chill out with cocktails at the MEZ bar.
There’s a fitness center, private parking and EV charging stations and a friendly and helpful staff to get the most out of your visit.
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Situated in the quiet neighbourhood of Karlín, the 4-star exceptionally rated Pentahotel Prague is a trendy boutique hotel just a 10-minute metro ride away from the historic Staromstské námstí square and Prague Castle.
Bedrooms are sleek and spacious and offer Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, feature walls, work desks and rainfall showerheads in white-tiled bathrooms.
The onsite restaurant serves up a wide selection of salads, pizzas and Pentaburgers, while the bar staff will check you in and make you a welcome cocktail. Modern and friendly, the fun and funky Prague hotel also has a gym facility for health-conscious travellers.
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7. Hotel Republika & Suites – a sophisticated and unique hotel where pets are welcome
Just steps away from Old Town Square, this boutique hotel is most often described by guests as “exceptional”. As well as the great location within walking distance of Municipal Square and the historic city center, it offers 5-star comfort and service, and many luxurious amenities.
You can relax with a special private spa session with tapas and Prosecco, and then enjoy a delicious meal at the cozy Bistro Republika, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as drinks all day.
The rooms have elegant modern decor and comfortable Schramm beds, and for a really luxurious experience you can opt for a suite with views of Golden City with the Petrská tower, Žižkov TV tower, Letná park and Prague Castle.
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8. Mosaic House Design Hotel – an ultra-creative stylish hotel that features striking design and artistic elements
Eco-hotels can be luxurious, as you’ll discover at the Mosaic House Design Hotel. Starting with the red-carpeted stairs in the dramatic entryway to the unique artwork in the rooms and the private spa with minibar, you’ll see why it won the 2022 Travelers’ Choice Award on Tripadvisor.com.
Located just a stone’s throw away from Prague’s storied Vltava river, this urban oasis can become your base to explore the city with its historic architecture and culture and fine foods. In the rooms you’ll find comfortable furnishings, quirky artwork and decor touches like stuffed toy penguins, and indoor plants that make you feel at home.
Likewise the library and secret garden are calm places to relax and absorb the day’s work or sightseeing, and the Cafe Mosaic serves food and drinks all day. The two penthouse suites have terraces with views over the rooftops to Prague Castle, just like in a storybook.
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9. Miss Sophie’s Downtown – a cool and casual place to stay in beautiful Prague
Luxury and style are the hallmarks of this 4-star boutique hotel located in a townhouse in the Prague 1 district, right next to the Prague Central Station. This puts you within walking distance of the National Museum of Prague, Municipal House, Old Town Square and the Prague Astronomical Clock.
The rooms are spacious and quiet, and the quirky room decor pays homage to the city’s famous trams. There are dining and kitchen spaces in the rooms as well, for a more comfortable stay, and some rooms have balconies with city views. A continental and buffet breakfast is served every morning.
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10. 987 Design Prague Hotel – a classy and charming hotel housed in a 19th-century neoclassical building
Located in a 19th-century building, this sophisticated design hotel by Gca Architects features details like white Tulip chairs from Aera Saarinena, Shakti Air lights by Kundalini, Swan armchairs from Arne Jacobsen and pieces by Phillip Starck.
Rooms and suites have a thoughtful layout, wood floors and luxurious furnishings in earth tones. A delicious breakfast is served every morning with a wide choice of hot and cold foods, and the elegant bar offers a variety of drinks.
Friendly multilingual staff, free parking, and a great location near the train station, Wenceslas Square, Old Town Square, and Charles Bridge will make your stay even more comfortable.
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11. Botel Matylda – a floating hotel located in the heart of the city perfect for a very unique or romantic stay
Situated on a newly constructed promenade this floating hotel offers a unique and exciting way to stay in the city of Prague. The 4-star much loved Botel Matylda is one of the most famous floating hotels in the city and is made up of not one but two elegant boats moored close to local art galleries, museums and restaurants. All of the 25 bedrooms have a grand feel, and offer luxurious accommodation with a colonial vibe.
Every room is entirely unique, but they all benefit from fantastic watery panoramas of the fascinating architecture that can be found in the city centre.
The unusual floating restaurant serves up local dishes whilst offering 360 views of the waterfront and city streets, and there is even an onboard wine shop selling the finest Czech wines and other local beverages.
If you are looking for somewhere unusual to stay in Prague, look no further, you have found it here.
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12. Aria Hotel Prague – one of the most famously beautiful upscale hotels in Prague which also has an elegant music-theme
As a luxury hotel close to Charles Bridge and Prague Castle, the 5-star Aria Hotel Prague is located in the popular Lesser Town area of the city.
Offering a private cinema, a music salon and fitness centre, the Aria is popular with the very hip and trendy younger clientele. The in-house CODA Restaurant ranks among Prague’s best fine dining establishments and features a delightful menu prepared by an in-house Executive Chef.
Bedrooms at this unique Prague hotel are all devoted to the hotel’s ongoing musical theme and are opulent and extremely comfortable. Visitors at this unique luxury hotel wanting to really experience the hotel at its finest can upgrade to the Beethoven or Mozart suites to get a real feel of the city’s love of its musical heritage.
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13. Buddha-Bar Hotel – a trendy Asian-themed upscale boutique hotel close to the Old Town Square
A wonderfully hip hotel located directly between Prague’s new and old quarters. The 5-star exceptionally rated Buddha-Bar Hotel Prague offers decadent, hi-tech rooms that have an oriental feel and include dim lighting, dragon motifs and sensual red decor throughout.
Popular with young and upwardly mobile urban travellers, the Buddha-Bar restaurant offers Asian fusion cuisine teamed with an extensive bar menu and plenty of cocktails, as well as DJ evenings, club nights and even the occasional burlesque show to boot. Interesting touches like the live Buddha-Bar radio station that can be listened to through the 40-inch
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14. Miss Sophie’s Charles Bridge – a cute, quaint and cosy boutique hotel housed in a historic building
An intimate hotel offering just nine suites, the 4-star highly rated Miss Sophie´s Charles Bridge is perfect for romantic getaways or intimate family holidays. Housed in a historic building, there is plenty of old-world charm to be found here, including original wooden flooring, exposed beams, and antique furnishings.
Bedroom suites are beautifully appointed and benefit from high-quality furnishings, super-soft linens, and even offer their own kitchenettes. Views are limited by skylight windows in some of the suites, but you only have to step outside to experience the city in all its glory.
The stylishly quirky Prague abode serves up a hearty Continental-style breakfast, but you will need to explore the fabulous range of local restaurants, cafes, and bars for lunch and dinner.
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15. Hotel Three Storks – a unique upscale boutique hotel housed in a historic former brewery
A luxury boutique hotel located just below Valdštejn Palace in the charming Mala Strana district. Housed in an original 14th-century Augustinian brewery with later additions, the 5-star exceptionally rated Hotel Three Storks has been beautifully restored to provide design-conscious interiors throughout.
Bedrooms at this boutique Prague abode come complete with exposed wooden beams, painted wooden ceilings and contemporary furnishings, with some even offering views out across Prague Castle itself. There is no restaurant on site but the Waldstejnska Hospoda just around the corner offers Czech dishes and South American steaks, as well as an extensive breakfast buffet.
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16. Hotel Grandium – a five-star contemporary luxury in a fabulous location close to Wenceslas Square
Hotel Grandium Prague is a luxurious 5-star hotel conveniently located near the centre of Prague.
With famous attractions like the Mucha Museum, Wenceslas Square (Vaclavske Namesti) and Powder Tower (Prasna Brana, Powder Gate) close by, The chic Prague hotel is the perfect luxury base for visitors looking to explore the delights of this beautiful ancient city. Bedrooms are chic and well-appointed and come with comfortable beds and a regal feel.
The Ingarden Noodles Restaurant and Cafe serves up everything from Thai to Italian cuisine and is popular with city-dwellers and visitors alike. There is also a hair salon, a fitness centre and a coffee shop in the lobby of this upscale city centre hotel.
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17. Moods Boutique Hotel – a cool and funky contemporary boutique hotel with industrial chic decor
Offering a fresh approach to inner-city accommodation, Moods Hotel Prague is one of the new generation of crash pad hotels that are springing up all over the city.
Situated in the Nové M?sto district, the hotel is just a short walk away from the iconic Old Town. Bedrooms are compact but well thought out with the highly revered Hästens beds, iPad and iPod charging stations, as well as flat screen TV’s, laptop-friendly safes and dimmer switches with light spectrum controls.
Bathrooms are clean and practical and all come with a shower and bathtub. The 24-hour bar at this contemporary Prague hotel is popular with younger travellers, and as well as locally sourced wines, it also serves hearty pork and beef dishes and mugs of famous Czech beer.
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18. Design Hotel Neruda – a chic upscale boutique hotel located near Prague castle
A charming and well-appointed four-star hotel situated close to Prague Castle, the 4-star highly rated Design Hotel Naruda offers chic accommodation close to the Lesser Quarter. Offering a beautiful blend of historic stone and wood elements, along with a mix of modern and antique furnishings, this traditional building has been transformed into a wonderful modern place to stay.
Bedrooms are big and beautiful with antique furnishings and luxury linens, while bathrooms are slick and modern and feature glass wall partitions.
There is no on-site restaurant but the hotel’s Prague Chocolate Café & Bistro has excellent coffee, hot chocolate, and homemade cakes, and the buffet breakfast offers an extensive range of dishes. Outside the cool Prague accommodation, there is a plentiful array of wine bars and restaurants, meaning that you will never go hungry here.
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19. Hotel Monastery – a romantic, intimate and tranquil oasis located in the gorgeous garden of the Strahov Monastery
As the name would suggest, the 4-star highly rated Hotel Monastery is housed in a former Monastery building, dating back as far as the 17th century. Located close to Prague Castle and equidistant between both the old and new towns, the Gothic-style monastery offers the perfect peaceful retreat away from the bustling streets of this beautiful city.
Bedrooms are clean and modern and offer fantastic views, whilst bathrooms are well equipped with steaming hot showers and contemporary suites. The unique Prague abode also offers a hot and cold breakfast buffet served in welcoming surroundings, whilst diners can enjoy a wide range of local bars, restaurants, and cafes throughout the day and well into the evening.
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20. Boho Hotel – a chic and trendy boutique hotel located very near Old Town Square
The 4-star highly-rated Boho Hotel is an elegant, glass-fronted building situated on a quiet street between both the Old and New Town districts, surrounded by charming cafes, shops, restaurants and bars.
Bedrooms are sleek and refined with solid furnishings, quality wooden floors, and designer beds with crisp cotton beddings, while bathrooms offer a mix of see-through glass and rainforest showers.
A buffet breakfast spread is served daily in the atrium restaurant, and free wine-tasting sessions take place every day at 5.00 pm. The chic and trendy Prague hotel also offers a compact fitness studio, a plunge pool with sauna and steam room, as well as a dedicated library area seated around an open fire, and free coffees and pastries.
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21. Design Hotel Josef – a trendy and contemporary accommodation designed by award-winning architect Eva Jiricna
Located on a quiet side street close to the Old Town Square, the Design Hotel Josef Prague offers quirky design touches made from glass and steel, skilful light schemes and innovative use of modern materials.
The brilliant glass and steel staircase is just one of the design elements that set this hotel apart from the competition, while bedrooms are equipped with kingsize beds, glass furniture and mid-century modern statement pieces.
The hip Prague hotel also offers a welcome gift of freshly baked macaroons, and the bathrooms are stocked with French cosmetics. Guests can also take advantage of innovative extras like retro-moped rentals, an in-house French bakery as well as access to the hotel’s own private gardens.
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