Built in 1348, this landmark—now a flashy boutique hotel with major design chops—is where the author Jan Neruda and his mother lived in 1860. As a tribute, lines from Neruda's Povídky malostranské (Malá Strana Stories) are painted in the stone hallways. The building supposedly has a ghost—you might hear her and her jingling keys in the hallway. Designed with the help of local architect Bořek Šipek, many of the rooms have splashes of color and designer
touches like a bathtub enclosed in glass in the center of the room. Try to see a couple of rooms before choosing one, as some rooms toward the back of the hotel look out onto a wall.