where to sleep in prague: a somewhat comprehensive guide

Posted on Oct 2, 2013

the-romantic-the-winoLike most of our #LTeuropa adventure, we split up our stay in Prague between two different types of accommodations: a luxury hotel and an apartment stay. This pretty much makes us experts on where to stay in Prague, right?

Well, experts or not, we’ve got you covered–whether you prefer five-star hotels or sticking to budget-friendly room shares. Et viola!

Live like  a queen.

As our beloved city guide, Milos, confirmed–there’s no better luxury hotel in Prague than the Four Seasons. Having visited the Four Season Gresham Palace in Budapest at the beginning of our trip, we were chomping at the bit to see their property in Prague. After a one night stay, we can confirm wholeheartedly that Milos was correct.

The Four Seasons Hotel Prague is made up of three historical buildings from the Baroque, Classical, and Renaissance eras, and united by a modern building. We had the chance to stay in two of the four buildings–the Renaissance and the Classic–which were decorated in time-appropriate decor and artwork.

fs prague - room with a view

four seasons prague

fs prague - the details

 

Another reason we love the Four Seasons Prague? It’s situated minutes away from the Charles Bridge and across from Prague Castle, offering one of the best views of the city. Whether for a meal or simply drinks, we highly recommend snagging one of the outside tables at the hotel restaurant, Cotto Crudo, to enjoy the views.

During our stay, we wandered out on to the deck just in time to see the sun set over the city.

Prague Castle at Night

One of the best things about all of the Four Seasons properties is the attention to detail in the lobby and common areas. Most notably: the floral arrangements. We couldn’t get enough of the over-sized florals decorating each table.

fs prague lobby flowers

Live like a local.

If you’re staying in Prague for longer than a few nights or if hotels just really aren’t your thing, try an apartment stay. We’ve become big fans of renting apartments in the last few years, utilizing sites like FlipKey where you can pick your apartment by price, location, or decor. Naturally, when choosing our Prague apartment, we went with the one inhabited by a former celeb: our man Mozart.

Our one-bedroom apartment was centrally located on a small street in Prague’s Old Town, which made it ideal for exploring the city on both sides of the river. Even better, it was equipped with a full kitchen, laundry, and an eat-in dining room, making us feel right at home. Ok, so maybe we ended up bringing home bottles of wine and cheese and laid around on the couches, BUT, if we wanted to cook, we totally could have.

flipkey

Live like a party animal.

Just when we thought our days at youth hostels were triumphantly behind us, we came across fusion prague. Once a bank and now recently renovated into a stylish and modern budget hotel and hostel, fusion had us thinking that maybe we gave up on room sharing a little too quickly. Though we didn’t stay overnight, we popped in to see some of the rooms and try out their gastro pub, Epopey.

Some of our favorite things that fusion has to offer:

  • A private “Skype Booth” with a hi-def flat screen where you can Skype with your loved ones from afar.
  • A circular rotating bar that was in full swing even on an early Sunday evening.
  • A “Playroom” with all of the video games and electronics a teenage boy could dream of.
  • Xtensive Rooms” with MULTI-PERSON beds. Seriously. Beds (and duvets) large enough for 6 people. The temptation to make the hubs and the wino’s boyfriend partake in a true-blue sleepover for the evening–complete with hair braiding and Czech gossip mags–was almost too strong to pass up.

We also had the chance to view the fusion Love suite, equipped with a circular bed, mirrored ceiling, and…erm… erotic toys. Though not all of fusion’s room boast these amenities, each of the rooms features unique decor and art. fusion offers rooms of every size, from private suites to shares for up to 16 people.

After touring the hotel, we settled down in Epopey for a quiet Sunday night dinner full of Czech favorites. After splitting beef carpaccio to start, the romantic tried the goulash and the wino went with duck confit and cabbage. To top it off, we tried the “Czech Donuts” which left us too full for even an after-dinner drink (!!!).

epopey

Each of the three types of accommodations we experienced in Prague were incredibly different, from price to atmosphere to experience. If you can’t decide between luxury hotels or a more laid-back apartment stay, why not live Lazy Travelers style and spend one night in each? You can thank us later.

xo!

the romantic & the wino

- Thanks to the Four Seasons Prague & FlipKey for hosting us for our two nights in Prague, as well as to fusion prague for inviting us to check out the hotel and dine at Epopey. The warm welcome to Prague made us so excited to return soon! All opinions are, as always, our own. 

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in #LTeuropa, the lazy travelers take eastern europe, true life: prague | 2 comments

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  1. When I stayed in Prague I did an apartment, which was great. I could not find any campgrounds, so I decided on an apartment.
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