Top 5 Hotels

The Prague Hotel Scene has improved dramatically over the past decade with many of the faded “grande-dame” hotels fully restored and modernised….

You can now find everything from Budget to Boutique at rates much lower than those in Western Europe. Our advice however is to book early in advance, especially during Pride and Christmas. Central hotels can fill up fast. Here’s our top 5 selection, in no particular order based on personal experience and guest feedback.

Best Location – Old Town – Prague Bohemia Hotel

The Prague Bohemia

The Prague Bohemia boasts an excellent location offers a wonderful breakfast & is definitely deserving of it is 5 star status.

The Grand Hotel Bohemia is located in the heart of Prague, 50 metres from the Powder Gate and 200 metres from Namesti Republiky Metro Station. Wi-Fi is provided free of charge.

The elegantly decorated rooms are spacious and feature modern furniture, air conditioning and tiled bathrooms with bathtubs. Satellite TV is available in each room.

Check for the lowest rate for the Prague Hotel Bohemia and book now.

Best for the Gay District – Louren Hotel Prague

Louren Hotel Prague

The Louren Hotel is right in the heart of Vinohrady, Prague’s de-facto gay district.

For those preferring to stay close to the gay venues in Vinohrady, this 4-star family owned hotel is gay-friendly and situated near Termix in a quiet street in the Vinohrady quarter, a 5-minute underground ride from Prague’s old town. Free Wi-Fi is available in the entire hotel.

Each room at Hotel Louren has a luxurious marble bathroom, a minibar, a safe, and individually adjustable air conditioning.

Check for the lowest rate for the Prague Hotel Louren and book now.

Most Unique Experience – Golden Well Prague

Golden Well Hotel

With only 6 rooms, this boutique hotel is nearly always full and deservedly so!

This boutique hotel enjoys one of the best locations in Prague, with Prague Castle right next door, 7 minutes’ walk from Charles Bridge and 3 minutes from Lesser Town Square.

You don’t get more central than this old-world hotel off the Old Town Square. There are only six rooms, all different sizes and decorated individually with antique furnishings.

Overlooking Prague’s romantic rooftops or the Royal Gardens, the comfortable rooms of the Golden Well are equipped with air conditioning, minibars and satellite TV. The bathrooms have a spa bath, bathrobes and slippers. Guests are offered a welcome drink on arrival by the delightful hosts.

Check for the lowest rate for the Prague Hotel Bohemia and book now.

Best for Shopping – Hotel Intercontinental Prague

Prague Intercontinental Hotel

The Prague Intercontinental is right next to the city’s best shops and fashionable restaurants.

The Inter Continental Praha is located on the fashionable Parizska shopping street in the Old Town of Prague, a short walk from Charles Bridge and the the Jewish Quarter.

All rooms are equipped with high-quality furniture and luxurious fabrics. The Health Club and Spa is accessible for free and offers a full range of relaxing and energizing massages, a salt-water swimming pool and a gym with the latest Technogym equipment.

Check for the lowest rate for the Prague Hotel Bohemia and book now.

Best for those on a budget – Mosaic House

Mosaic House Prague

Design hotel with a difference, offering a combination of private rooms and hostel facilities.

Situated just a 10-minute walk from Prague’s Charles Bridge, the stylish Mosaic House is a design hotel and hostel with free Wi-Fi. Facilities include a trendy bar and a restaurant.

The eco-friendly double rooms of the Mosaic House are air-conditioned and include modern amenities such as cable TV and an iPod docking station. There are well-appointed private bathrooms with hairdryer and Villeroy & Boch accessories.

Check for the lowest rate for the Mosaic House and book now.

8 Places Not to Miss

Prague is a very compact city and most of its main attractions are within walking distance from the centre of the old town.

Take the time to explore all the city has to offer. If you are here for a long weekend, then you can take in most of the attractions mentioned in one day. However with so much packed into so many small spaces, it is definitely worth the time splitting up your days and exploring, at most, 3 per day.

Save time queuing and book the Prague Day Tour in Advance and get your bearings of the city with your very own guided tour.

Here is our list of the 8 must-see attractions in Prague. Take a tour on a tram, a vintage car or even on a Segway!

Prague Castle

Prague Castle

The Castle, one of the highlights any trip to Prague. Take in lunch on the way.

This fairy tale castle on a hill overlooking the Vltava River is the most popular sight in the city, reflecting the city’s “Bohemian Baroque” architecture. The seat of Czech rulers for 1,000 years, today it houses the office of the Pesident. Contained within the castle walls are three courtyards, beautiful gardens, shops, and restaurants. St Vitus Cathedral, a Gothic landmark of the city started in 926 that has always been the center of Prague’s religious and political life, is in this giant castle. The cathedral has 21 chapels as well as its most famous archway, the Golden Portal entrance , containing a mosaic of The last Judgement dating back to 1370.

St. Vitus Cathedral

St Vitus Cathedral

Awe inspiring architecture, St Vitus is located inside the castle grounds.

Situated at the Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral is the most important and largest church in Prague. The cathedral is the burial place of the former Czech kings and a home of the Czech Crown Jewels.

Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge Prague

Charles Bridge, one of the busiest and romantic spots in Prague. Busy, but worth it for the views!

Connecting the Old town with Lesser Town, this popular pedestrian bridge is filled with musicians, painters, vendors and tourists during the summertime.

The old town hall and Astronomical Clock

Prague Astronomical Clock

The Astronomical Clock, rings on the hour, every hour, try and aim for the 12 noon show!

The best place in Prague. Try to avoid during the busier times to get the most out of it. Everytime you walk past this place you will stop and stare at the beauty, and maybe understand why the designer had his eyes taken out. The best way to get an understanding of this place is not the tour guides, but the locals. If you get the chance, spend a night with some Praguers and get them to tell you about this place; it means so much to them.

Prague Old Town Square

Prague Old Town Square

The Old Town Square, the highlight of any trip to Prague with great restaurants, fairs and architecture.

Located in the center of historic Prague, this lively square is surrounded by baroque buildings, vibrant cafes, street entertainers and craftspeople.

Church of the Virgin Mary Before Tyn

St Mary's Church

Prague’s most imposing edifice, St Mary’s Church, visible from almost everywhere in the city.

One of the symbols of Prague, the Church of the Virgin Mary Before Tyn is the dominant feature in the Old Town. The church was built in the 14th century and used to be a primary place of worship for foreign merchants visiting the city.

Old Town (Stare Mesto)

Prague Old Town

Take a whole day to explore the old town, with some fascinating shops and bohemian cafes.

The heart of Prague, Old Town is filled with many houses, churches and other structures dating back to the 13th century. Notable structures include the Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock, the Carolinum, the Municipal House and the Estates Theater.

Lesser Quarter (Mala Strana)

The Lesser Town, home to some of the finest art galleries and stores in Prague.

The Lesser Town, home to some of the finest art galleries and stores in Prague.

One of the most historic sections of Prague, the Lesser Quarter features many Renaissance burghers’ houses, baroque palaces, narrow lanes and spacious squares.

For a complete list of tours, dinner cruises and more available in Prague, check out our Tours section and plan and book your tours in advance.

Cocktail Hour in the City

Prague’s status as the cosmopolitan capital of Eastern Europe is well deserved with new international bars, hotels and restaurants opening up and expanding.

Check out our top 3 recommendations on where to sip a cocktail to remember in the Golden City. All of the businesses listed are Gay Friendly, naturally.

A Sunset Cocktail?

Cloud 9 at the Hilton

Cloud 9 at the Hilton – Breathtaking views of the city.

Enjoy a sunset cocktail in this uber-cool sky bar and enjoy some of the best views of the city. The view of Prague castle when the sun is setting in the background is one of the most romantic sights of the city.

For more invormation visit Cloud 9

A Cuban Mojito?

Mojitos at La Bodeguita

An authentic taste of Cuba at La Bodeguita!

For a completely different experience, head to La Bodeguita Del Medio, famous the world over for its Cuban Mojito, relaxed atmosphere and authentic decor. Delicious.

Visit La Bodeguita Del Medio for more.

An Angelic Cocktail?

Toms bar at the Augustine

Toms Bar at Rocco Fortes Augustine Hotel – One Word – Salubrious!

Finally, head to Tom’s Bar at the Augustine Hotel. This Rocco Forte 5 star bar has four signature “Angel” cocktails cocktails named for the Cherubs depicted on a 16th-century baroque ceiling above you. Be prepared to splash-the-cash… but well worth it.

Check out Toms Bar at the Augustine Hotel Website here.

Visit our Bars & Clubs section for a complete guide on Prague’s gay nightlife.

Prague Pride 2013 – Dates

The annual Prague Pride event is one of the highlights of the city’s Gay Calendar and is embraced by the entire city with full support from the Mayor’s office.

Prague Pride 2013

This year’s Prague Pride is expected to attract more then 100,000 visitors.

This year Prague Pride will take place from August 13th to 19th. The main parade will take place on Saturday the 18th of August followed by a series of special concerts.

This is one of the most colorful pride parades you are likely to see in Eastern Europe. And while it has a strong political element, there is also a great party atmosphere.

Videos of Prague Pride

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But Prague Pride will be much more than that: It is a full week festival with over 80 events in cooperation with more than 40 organisations, from human rights workshops to many different kind of cultural events. There will be several parties every day, but you could also visit Prague’s cinemas or theatres, where LGBT+ films will be shown and comedies, circus & cabaret will be offered.

Prague Parade 2013

The highlight of the entire Pride will be the Saturday afternoon parade through the city.

Various exhibitions will be part of the Pride week, with Czech and Slovak artists focusing on LGBT+ life. There will be days which will focus on different parts of the Czech LGBT+ community. A beach volleyball, football, and squash tournament is being prepared for those who like to exercise their bodies. The program will be completed by city tours, picnics, and debates, with various topics such as arts, politics, and religion

Check out the full listing for Prague Pride.