Prague, the oh-so postcard-like capital of the Czech Republic, is renowned for its enchanting blend of medieval architecture and contemporary art, making it a hub for those seeking culture and beauty. Prague's hotels are a reflection of the cosmopolitan’s unique character, and its hotels with quirky designs also offer a luxurious experience that is both high-end and unique. From boutique hotels that feature historical and artistic elements (like the Pytloun Old Armoury Hotel) to modern abodes with exceptional architecture and design (looking at you Dancing House), Prague's high-end hotels are a sophisticated and immersive experience for any traveller.
Showcasing some of Prague's most unique and well-designed hotels, in this roundup, we highlight what makes them exceptional in design, architecture, and luxury features so that you can choose the perfect hotel for your stay in Prague. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway (Boat Hotel Matylda would be perfect for it) or simply an indulgent stay in the heart of one of Europe's most captivating cities, here are truly quirky and cool Prague hotels.
To pair with your stay in Prague, here are some great activities to explore the city with:
1. Dancing House - Tančící dům hotel
- A truly iconic architecture, this is a landmark in its own right
- Awarded the Design of the year global award from Time magazine
- All rooms have a private bathroom with free toiletries
On the corner of Rašín´s waterfront and The Square of Jirásek stands a whimsical toppling structure that has long since made its mark as an integral part of Prague. The Dancing House - Tančící dům hotel was designed by world-famous architects Frank Gehry and Vlado Milunić, which resulted in this modern masterpiece. Part luxury hotel with 40 exclusive rooms that all offer breathtaking views of Prague Castle, there’s also a cafe and a restaurant on the top floor. Be sure to head up to the terrace, where you can take in astounding sights of what makes Prague’s skyline just so magical.
The hospitality here is perfectly faultless, that on top of being in a prime location for walking anywhere in the city, or if you want to take public transport, there’s a tram right out front. Dancing House - Tančící dům hotel is an outstanding stay, making it a one-of-a-kind luxury experience.
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2. Pytloun Old Armoury Hotel Prague, Stará Zbrojnice
- A 10-minute walk from Charles Bridge
- In house historical restaurant
- Just 150 m away from Ujezd and Hellichova Tram Stops
If you want to experience Prague like an European aristocracy or nobility - then checking into the Pytloun Old Armoury Hotel Prague, Stará Zbrojnice will evoke a sense of what staying in a castle will be like, all the whole being in the real heart of Prague. Once you step into this manor, it’s easy to see why - as gothic chandeliers adorn the ceilings and rustic paintings of shields, and family crests can be seen in crevices above stained glass windows. There are pockets of the hotel that guests can lounge in that will feel like they’re in their own Medival estate homes, since weapons used by knights are the wall decorum and leather sofas are wide enough for one to sink blissfully into.
To match the hotel’s monarch design, the suites have a regal touch to them - all while remaining completely modern and stunningly fitting for the 21st century. It’s a fine balance between the two - and this hotel gets it just right.
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3. The Emblem Prague Hotel - Preferred Hotels & Resorts
- In the heart of the city centre
- 24-hour reception
- Wellness access which includes a sauna, steam room, Kneipp Path and relaxation area
This is a fine high-end hotel that encompasses a whole world inside one building - so when you want to retire from exploring Prague, you can comfortably venture through the hallways of The Emblem Prague Hotel - Preferred Hotels & Resorts. That’s actually the vision behind this hotel, as it was created to be a place for travellers to completely indulge themselves in lounging, working, drinking, socializing and relaxing. There’s a “living room” of the hotel, dubbed the M Lounge - which has a total of 4 different themed rooms that you can hop through to enjoy. For those looking to truly unwind, the wellness centre includes a sauna, steam room and relaxation area to drown out the hecticness of the city.
No matter where you are in this hotel, there’s another unique, well-designed corner to enjoy, before hoping out its doors to explore Prague. Since this gem is right in the heart of Prague, you’re walking steps from the Astronomical clock and your pick of cafes, restaurants and bars all around.
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4. LH Vintage Design Hotel Sax
- The Charles Bridge can be reached within 10 minutes on foot
- The nearest metro station is an 8-minute walk away
- Some rooms feature a terrace or balcony
Have you ever wanted to time warp back to the 50s, 60s, or 70s? At LH Vintage Design Hotel Sax each room is designed to evoke a different decade when there were fewer worries in the world and more groovy. Along with these themed rooms, those who love interior design can find original furniture representing the various period's superstar designers, like an Eames chair, A swigly Panton chair, a bright Colani seat, a neo-futuristic table from Saarinen, and many others. The location of the hotel adds to its fabulousness, as you can walk to the Karlov Bridge or to the Malostranská metro station easily.
If you’re in Prague during the winter time, you’ll be walking distance from the Christmas Market - so you don’t have to worry about being out and about in the cold for too long when you can walk back and forth easily from the hotel. Here, you can enjoy how retro is the new modern!
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5. MOODs boutique hotel
- Rooms have super-king-size Hästens beds
- Náměstí Republiky Metro Station is 300 m away
- An 11-minute walk to the Old Town Square, the Charles Bridge or the Wenceslas Square
If you want to be in the heart of it all and enjoy funky design at the same time, MOODs boutique hotel is an excellent choice. You may wonder what’s the meaning behind the intriguing name of “MOODs boutique hotel”... And that actually comes from how any guest can change the lighting colours in their own room according to their moods. Yep, goodbye white and yellow typical lighting - and switch it up with purple, blue, red, orange, well; whichever light you’re in the mood for!
On top of that fun feature, this hotel goes all out to make sure you will have a restful stay. Every single bed, no matter what type of suite you have, are decked out with luxurious bed linen and duvets made of 100 % cotton, Nothing but the best for your sleep! Oh, and that detail is for the mattress, too, since it’s a super-king-size Hästens bed (yep, one of the bed mattresses in the world).
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6. Maximilian Hotel
- Offers a concierge service and a tour desk
- Provides a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, and room service
- Free access to the fitness centre at the sister property Hotel Josef (which is only 100 metres away)
This is one of my absolute favourite cool hotel in Prague, because the staff are so friendly and welcoming on top of the gorgeous designed interiors - taking you into an elevated world of homey style and modern comfort. The indoor lounge has a cosy crackling fireplace with sofa and couches surrounding the warm light. When the weather is sunhing bright, you cans tep out into the private terrae - which provides a calm green space in the middle of Prague.
This 4-star hotel is also a Travel Sustainable property, standing proudly amongst a historic row of 19th-century buildings. If you don’t want to wander out in the city, check out the in-house brassiere, where local and sustainable ingridents are the priorty for their mouthwatering flavourful dishes. It’s fine dining - but with the relaxed comforts set by the Maximilian Hotel.
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7. Pytloun Boutique Hotel Prague
- All rooms come with free coffee and tea-making facilities
- The bathroom comes with an automatic toilet, and bathtub with a sparkling system, Perfecté toiletries are provided
- Hotel’s restaurant offers a wide selection of Czech and foreign wines
Dubbed as a designer jewel, Pytloun Boutique Hotel Prague sits right in the heart of Prague amongst the cobblestone streets and nobly built architecture. This hotel has commanding views of Wenceslas Square - a lively spot for locals and travellers. Guests can easily hang out in the lobby bar, where plush blue seats sink you into the room’s distinctive design, or grab a bite at the in-house restaurant.
If you’re a foodie, you’ll definitely want to taste the contemporary spins on tapas at the hotel’s restaurant, since it combines the best of Czech cuisine into bite-size dishes. For those who are in the mood for a cocktail, swing by the same space from 8pm onwards - where the restaurant becomes a swanky bar. On some evenings, there are live DJs spinning right in the room. Now that’s what we call all hands on deck.
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8. Boat Hotel Matylda
- Has a bar and a well-known restaurant with a summer terrace serving Italian cuisine
- Great for romantic stays
- Watch the ducks and swans swimming by in the mornings
The Vltava River has long been life source of Prague, going back to the city’s earlier days as it was growing to become the capital of Czech Republic that it is now. What one may not first think of, but completely possible and fun to do, is to sleep on the river itself! Boat Hotel Matylda is a quirky hotel in Prague that is completely a boat in the river that you can stay on. Now you may be picturing either a small quaint boat, but this boat hotel has spacious rooms with windows all looking out into the beauty of the glistening waters.
What not many hotels in Prague even provide are free airport shuttle services, and this hotel offers them straight to the boat! This boat is made for all seasons, even in the winter - since the rooms are well heated in the colder months, and the bathrooms even have their own separate heating system. You can adjust it however you like too! An added beauty of being on the water? You’re docked close by to the landmarks of Prague, so you can hop off from the impeccable vessel onto the cobblestone streets easily.
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9. BoHo Prague Hotel - Small Luxury Hotels
- 24-hour front desk at the property
- For your comfort, you will find bath robes and slippers in your room
- Located 600 metres from Old Town Square
If elegant and class can be sum up in one place, welcome to the BoHo Prague Hotel which is a high-end property that’s part of Small Luxury Hotels. The attention is in the detail, with a super high standard of hospitality to make you feel as welcomed as the staff can. Its sleekness can be found in the simplicity of the minimalist design - letting the high-quality materials like the chic furnishing and spaciousness speak for themselves.
The BoHo Prague Hotel has long been a place wher emany different types of travellers intersect and meet across the lobby and lounge spaces, from business moguls to international culture vultures. What ties the guests that check into this hotel all together is the standard of excellence in hospitality that this place provides.
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