Best boutique hotels in Prague, according to experts

Smaller hotels earn the gold star in Prague

Prague is most notably known as one of the most picturesque and romantic cities in all of Europe. Ordinary street signs and crosswalks are overtaken by magical pastel colors and integrated pieces of art. It’s no surprise that those looking to travel to Prague, wish to be accommodated in artistically mirroring boutique hotels. Making up almost half of our 2019 Expert Choice Awards list, are smaller boutique hotels situated with under a hundred rooms. Given the small size, boutique hotels are not only ideal for offering exceptional service but provide exceptional locations in the heart of the city. Read on as we review ten of our expert rated boutique hotel accommodations in Prague.

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If looking for a complete immersion into the city of Prague, the Golden Well Hotel is located just underneath the Prague Castle Wall (which was built in the 9th century and now serves as the political center of the Czech Republic). By staying at the Golden Well Hotel, guests can enjoy the benefits of being only minutes walk from the Castle, Charles Bridge, and the main Old Town Square. Additionally, enjoy a meal at the Golden Well Hotel restaurant, Terasa U Zlate. Terasa U Zlate not only offers the most spectacular outdoor view of the city, but is consistently ranked as a top place to dine in Prague.  

As a multi-award winner and continuously rewarded five star hotel, Boutique Aria Hotel Prague is noted as a must-stay when visiting the city. Nestled into the heart of old town in a renovated theater, guests enjoy a private entrance into the Baroque Vrtba Garden. The stunning garden views make this an ideal location for those looking to book a wedding venue or a romantic honeymoon. The Boutique Aria’s rooftop provides a complete 360 degree view of the entire city while simultaneously serving a world-class dining experience.

Opened in 2006, the Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa has been created from four renovated bourgeoise houses in Prague’s beautiful Lesser Town. One of these bourgeoise houses include the Dum u Jeziska which has been labeled with many ancient tales that are pivotal to Prague’s history. Alongside the beauty of the decor and the history of the foundation, Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa (as the name suggest) is home to one of the city’s premiere spa and wellness centers. Located in the top level, Ecsotica Spa provides guest with the ambiance of vaulted Gothic ceilings as well as two eye-catching crystal chandeliers.

Located between Prague’s Castle and the Strahov Monastery, stands U Krale Karla’s romantic boutique hotel. Structured in the seventeenth century, this hotel gives guests and visitors the true experience of staying in an elegant and luxurious boutique accommodation. Everything from the romantic decor to opulent amenities, are only a few reasons Hotel U Krale Karla received a fourth spot on our list. With only nineteen rooms, guests are promised quality service including: first-class concierge service with fantastic recommendations of Prague’s surroundings, and included hot/cold breakfast each morning.

Representing Belle Époque architecture, the Le Palais Art Hotel constructed in 1871 provides a true representation of what it’s like to stay in the lively hub of Prague’s second district. While not situated in the old town, Le Palais Art Hotel is centered around the city’s best culinary experiences and nightlife offered in the city. Some of which, are located on the hotel’s property, as it’s home to fine dining spots like Restaurant Artista.   

Situated on the winding cobblestone streets of Prague’s old town is Domus Henrici’s Boutique Hotel. Steps away from Prague’s Castle, guests can enjoy the convenience of being in the historic center from many of the city’s traditional and historic landmarks. As Domus Henrici is located just a short walk away from Charles Bridge, it’s recommended that guests take advantage of a staple bucket list item and see the sunrise from the middle of the bridge as the sun sheds light onto old town. Those staying at this boutique hotel, are treated to complimentary coffee and tea as well as breakfast and wifi.

Recommended for those who appreciate the art of Prague and want to experience the true meaning behind the city of a hundred spires, The Grand Mark is the ideal accommodation destination. Not only does every room have it’s own set of characteristics and differ from one another, each guests at The Grand Mark receives personal certified butler services to help navigate both the hotel the city surroundings. For those who upgrade to suite rooms, like the Bohemia or Presidential Suite, you’re offered unparalleled sunset views (from your private terrace) as the day closes over the countless spires and towers of Prague.

Designed by Barbora Skorpilova and structured by architect Borek Sipek, Design Hotel Neruda is a true nod to hospitality incorporating quality and luxury. Promising unique amenities, welcome gifts upon arrival, as well as complimentary breakfast, it almost would appear that the cherry on top (for the Design Hotel Neruda) is the close proximity to iconic spots such as Prague Castle and Lennon’s Wall. While being located in the heart of the historic city center is the major draw of the Design Hotel Neruda, it’s clear that their characteristic and charm make the experience for guests one to remember.

Merging together comfort, quality, prime location and convenience are just a few offerings provided by Savic Hotel in Prague’s city center. As guests are welcomed with a nice glass of wine upon arrival, it’s easy to feel an extremely personalized stay - and with only twenty eight rooms it’s clear to see why. In addition to the accommodations, Savic guests have access to the restaurant on property, U Dominikana. Named after the former monastery where the restaurant sits, U Dominikana is a top rated restaurant in the city with an extensive wine list.

A true reflection of modern style with the mixture of art and design, the NYX Prague Hotel under the Leonardo Collection offers guests the benefit of being in the center of Prague’s first district. In fact, the Mucha Museum is located next door to NYX Prague Hotel while the remaining landmarks and museums in Prague’s old town square are only a few minutes away by foot. In regard to amenities, guests can expect complimentary wifi as well as quality Sea of Spa beauty products situated in every guests’ room.

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