Prague hotel location
If you're looking for a peaceful stay in Prague get a room in Hradcany, offering easy access to the castle and quiet empty streets late in the evening. Mala Strana boasts plenty of hotels located in ancient Renaissance and baroque buildings, making this a perfect area for romantic couples as well as anyone looking for Prague's historic charm. Charles Bridge and many fine restaurants and bars are within a pleasant stroll. Stare Mesto (Old City) has something for everyone: hostels, mid-range hotels as well as the top luxury hotels. Nove Mesto (New City) is home to a couple of old luxurious hotels; however there are many modern hotels and older outfits from 1930s that were updated to suit a modern traveler.
To be in the midst of the city buzz choose Wenceslas Square, but you can find some quiet corners in Nove Mesto as well. One of the most popular places to stay in Prague is Vinohrady. It's well connected with the center by metro, but the area itself also has a lot of places for a pleasant walk or tasty meal. Zizkov and Karlin are a great option for staying in an modestly priced hotel not far from the center - Stare Mesto is only a few tram stops away. Hotels in Holesovice, Bubenec and Dejvice don't boast great window views and historic sites, but instead are attractive due to their lower rates.
Prague accommodation styles
In recent years the number of four- and five-star hotels in Prague has increased a lot and many design hotels are also just a few years old. The luxury hotels are also growing - the highly reputed Four Seasons in Stare Misto and Mandarin in Mala Strana are now being joined by world famous chains such as Kempinksiy and Le Meridien.
However you still might have difficulty finding decent budget and mid-range Prague hotels - a proper double room will cost you at least 3,000 Chezh crowns (about 100 pounds), the only cheaper options are hostels. Naturally the supply of luxury hotels in Prague already exceeds demand and this forced the hoteliers to drop their prices. So it will be a good idea to ask around for special.
A mid-range hotel in central Prague will charge you about 4,000 Czech crowns for a double room in high season, while outside the centre it gets cheaper - about 3,000 crowns. Top-end hotels start at 4,000 crowns and luxury Prague hotels start at 6,000 crowns. The cheap deals in Prague are 2,000 crowns or less for a room. Some mid-range and fancy hotels have their prices in euros, though you can still pay there in crowns according to the official exchange rate. Rates at most mid-range and high-end hotels include breakfast.
Booking a hotel in Prague
It's highly advisable to book a hotel in Prague ahead of time, especially if you are looking to stay near the center. Checkout in most hotels is 10 a.m.-noon, as for check-in, make sure to inform the hotel if you plan to arrive late in the evening.
High-season in Prague lasts April till June, September and October and winter holidays. July and August are considered mid-season, and during the rest of the year hotel rates can decrease by 30% to 40%. You may find pleasant internet booking deals from June to August, but booking for Prague hotels online will be a good idea all year long.
Booking online will help you save time and money and allow you to plan your trip in the comfort of your own home. Just make sure do book ahead of time and you'll easily find yourself the best deal possible.