Prague's 10 Loveliest Most Historic Hotels

Jennifer Rigby | December 27, 2017

Prague, the so-called "mother of cities", has no shortage of historic hotels. In fact, almost every property in the picturesque Old Town and Mala Strana districts dates back several centuries. The hotels listed below have something extra going for them. These are Prague's most historic hotels.


Art Nouveau Palace Hotel Prague

Why it made the list

More modern history is celebrated at this slightly old-fashioned Victorian-era hotel in New Town. It's all about the former guests, too--Henry Kissinger, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Whoopi Goldbe, g and Pele have all stayed here.

Perched on a busy corner in the city center, this pistachio- Read More


Mandarin Oriental Prague

Why it made the list

Another ex-monastery turned drop-dead gorgeous luxury hotel, the Mandarin Oriental's USP is its beautiful spa, which they say is the only one in the world located in a former chapel.

Architects wisely chose to retain many of the Dominican mona Read More


Grand Hotel Bohemia

Why it made the list

This stately early 20th-century hotel also had a double life in the communist-era - it hosted many wild parties for top-level officials.

This art nouveau palais dominates a picturesque corner near Read More


Unitas Hotel

Why it made the list

While Prague has many ancient structures, some of its more modern--and often darker--historical eras are reflected across its accommodation offer too. Here, you can stay in the former HQ of the terrifying communist-era secret police.

The large rooms in this former convent once served as interr Read More


Iron Gate Hotel and Suites

Why it made the list

Ceiling beams and original frescoes galore at this grande dame property in Old Town, which has a bit of a faded grandeur vibe going on.

If you're looking for history, the Iron Gate has it in spade Read More


Hotel Neruda

Why it made the list

This hotel gives good history for two reasons: firstly, its sheer age, and secondly, the fact that it was once the home of famous Czech writer, Jan Neruda.

Built in 1348, this landmark—now a flashy boutique hotel wit Read More


Pachtuv Palace

Why it made the list

With parts that date back to medieval times, and a room where Mozart stayed, the Pachtuv combines a few different eras in Prague's history in a luxury package.

Made from four structures—a baroque palace, two medieval hou Read More



Why it made the list

In the historic castle district, with great views and (see above) based in a monastery, the Questenberk has the historic box ticked.

For castle junkies, Questenberk is actually in Prague's Unes Read More


Augustine, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Prague

Why it made the list

Surprisingly, there are quite a few hotels in Prague based in former monasteries or convents. The Augustine is the best of them, though, not just because it is a great, top-end hotel--but also because some real-life monks still live on site.

There's plenty of competition in Prague's high-end hotel mar Read More


Golden Well

Why it made the list

A lovely hotel with history in spades, the Golden Well was once owned by the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II. Fascinating and famous court astronomer Tyco de Brahe lived in the property in the 16th century, and the hotel's private entrance to Prague Castle gardens was his quick way in when he was summoned for a spot of planet-reading.

Consistently rated one of Prague's best boutique hotels, the Read More

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