Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Nicknamed “the city of a hundred spires,” it is known in particular for its extraordinary Old Town Square and in general for the pleasing array of Gothic, Rococo and Baroque architectural styles in the buildings of its medieval centre, Stare Mesto. Prague’s river is the Vltava, which is crossed every day by thousands of tourists via the spectacular early 15th century pedestrians-only Charles Bridge as they head towards the grandeur of Prague Castle and the many other notable buildings of the Hradcany and Mala Strana districts.

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Cloister Inn
Meteor Plaza
Cloister Inn - Bedroom Meteor Plaza - Exterior Cloister Inn - Exterior Meteor Plaza - Bedroom Click to enlarge
Cloister Inn  Website Trip Advisor Page Don’t be put off by the slightly forbidding exterior - in the Communist era it was a police station attached to the secret police HQ (check out the street address below!). Inside it is bright, modern and comfortable and the staff are very helpful. Breakfast is included in the price and is more than adequate. The rooms are spacious and pleasant and have everything you would expect for a 3-star hotel, plus little extras such as free soft drinks and beer in the fridge on arrival. The hotel has an excellent position, 10 minutes’ walk from the Old Town Square and a similar distance from Charles Bridge. Can be recommended. (Konviktská 14, 110 00 Prague 1) Meteor Plaza  Website Trip Advisor Page This Best Western hotel, situated just east of the Old Town Square beyond the Powder Tower, is positioned beautifully for sightseeing, restaurants, shopping and museum visits. It has a pleasant reception area with a lobby bar and the most accommodating staff you will meet anywhere. They will happily arrange airport transfers and tickets to shows and sports events, and are a useful source of advice on sightseeing etc. The hotel has a restaurant/wine bar in the basement area and a wellness centre. Breakfast is included in the price and is of a very good standard. Free wifi is available throughout the hotel. To be recommended. (Hybernská 6, 110 00 Prague 1)

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Restaurant Whispers

Alforno
Vabene
Gamberorosso
Macao & Wok
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Alforno Focacceria Italiana  Website Trip Advisor Page Alforno, situated just north east of Namesti Republiky, is the archetypal Italian restaurant, all rustic décor and red checkered tablecloths. The food is excellent, with all the Italian favourites in evidence, and the service is both pleasant and efficient. There is a delightful quirkiness about the place: your bread is delivered in a brown paper bag and if you want dessert the dessert menu is literally stamped on your paper place mat. Went back twice! ( Petrske Namesti 4, 110 00 Prague 1 ) Gamberorosso  Website Trip Advisor Page This very stylish, modern Italian restaurant is located immediately opposite the eastern exit of the Ungelt courtyard. The atmosphere is very welcoming and the staff are an absolute delight. The menu is quite extensive and the food itself is of a very high standard, often featuring a fresh take on traditional Italian favourites. The wine, unusually in Prague, is inexpensive. A great choice for dining in Prague’s Old Town. (Jakubská 4, 110 00, Prague1) Macao & Wok  Website Trip Advisor Page This quality Chinese restaurant is located north-east of the Old Town Square in Namesti Republiky near the Palladium shopping centre. Like all the restaurants featured here, the prices are cheaper than an equivalent restaurant at home and drinks are equally affordable. The food is excellent, the service is friendly and efficient and the bright, modern surroundings pleasing on the eye. Worth a try. (Truhlářská 3, 110 00 Prague 1) Potrefena Husa  Website Trip Advisor Page This bar/restaurant, which is part of a small chain, is just up the street from the Meteor Plaza. It is a modern, trendy type of place with sports bar- style decor and ambience. Beer and cocktails are something of a specialty and the food is Czech cuisine with a few international dishes for the less adventurous. The food (large portions) is of a high standard and prices are reasonable. Service is efficient and the staff are genial and helpful. (Dlazdena 7, 110 00 Prague 1)

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Old Town Square Charles Bridge Prague Castle St Vitus’ Cathedral Wenceslas Square   Greatest Hits Josefov Tyn Church Petrin Tower John Lennon Wall Kampa Island   Worth a Look Terezin  Karlstejn Castle Melnik Konopiste Castle Kutna Hora  Out of Town

Prague

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Prague
Prague
Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Nicknamed “the city of a hundred spires,” it is known in particular for its extraordinary Old Town Square and in general for the pleasing array of Gothic, Rococo and Baroque architectural styles in the buildings of its medieval centre, Stare Mesto. Prague’s river is the Vltava, which is crossed every day by thousands of tourists via the spectacular early 15th century pedestrians-only Charles Bridge as they head towards the grandeur of Prague Castle and the many other notable buildings of the Hradcany and Mala Strana districts.
Sightseeing Whispers
Hotel Whispers
Cloister Inn  Website Trip Advisor Page Don’t be put off by the slightly forbidding exterior - in the Communist era it was a police station attached to the secret police HQ (check out the street address below!). Inside it is bright, modern and comfortable and the staff are very helpful. Breakfast is included in the price and is more than adequate. The rooms are spacious and pleasant and have everything you would expect for a 3-star hotel, plus little extras such as free soft drinks and beer in the fridge on arrival. The hotel has an excellent position, 10 minutes’ walk from the Old Town Square and a similar distance from Charles Bridge. Can be recommended. (Konviktská 14, 110 00 Prague 1) Meteor Plaza  Website Trip Advisor Page This Best Western hotel, situated just east of the Old Town Square beyond the Powder Tower, is positioned beautifully for sightseeing, restaurants, shopping and museum visits. It has a pleasant reception area with a lobby bar and the most accommodating staff you will meet anywhere. They will happily arrange airport transfers and tickets to shows and sports events, and are a useful source of advice on sightseeing etc. The hotel has a restaurant/wine bar in the basement area and a wellness centre. Breakfast is included in the price and is of a very good standard. Free wifi is available throughout the hotel. To be recommended. (Hybernská 6, 110 00 Prague 1)
Restaurant Whispers
Alforno Focacceria Italiana  Website Trip Advisor Page Alforno, situated just north east of Namesti Republiky, is the archetypal Italian restaurant, all rustic décor and red checkered tablecloths. The food is excellent, with all the Italian favourites in evidence, and the service is both pleasant and efficient. There is a delightful quirkiness about the place: your bread is delivered in a brown paper bag and the dessert menu is literally stamped on your paper place mat. Went back twice! ( Petrske Namesti 4, 110 00 Prague 1 ) Gamberorosso  Website Trip Advisor Page This very stylish, modern Italian restaurant is located immediately opposite the eastern exit of the Ungelt courtyard. The atmosphere is very welcoming and the staff are an absolute delight. The menu is quite extensive and the food itself is of a very high standard, often featuring a fresh take on traditional Italian favourites. The wine, unusually in Prague, is inexpensive. A great choice for dining in Prague’s Old Town. (Jakubská 4, 110 00, Prague1) Macao & Wok  Website Trip Advisor Page This quality Chinese restaurant is located just north-west of the Old Town Square near the Palladium shopping centre. Like all the restaurants featured here, the prices are cheaper than an equivalent restaurant at home and drinks are equally affordable. The food is excellent, the service is friendly and efficient and the surroundings are familiar to Chinese restaurant devotees. Worth a try. (Truhlářská 3, 110 00 Prague 1) Potrefena Husa  Website Trip Advisor Page This bar/restaurant, which is part of a small chain, is just up the street from the Meteor Plaza. It is a modern, trendy type of place with sports bar-style decor and ambience. Beer and cocktails are something of a specialty and the food is Czech cuisine with a few international dishes for the less adventurous. The food (large portions) is of a high standard and prices are reasonable. Service is efficient and the staff are genial and helpful. (Dlazdena 7, 110 00 Prague 1)
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Meteor Plaza Cloister Inn Old Town Square Charles Bridge Prague Castle St Vitus’ Cathedral Wenceslas Square  Greatest Hits Josefov Tyn Church Petrin Tower John Lennon Wall Kampa Island   Worth a Look Terezin  Karlstejn Castle Melnik Konopiste Castle Kutna Hora  Out of Town
Potrefena Husa Macao & Wok Alforno Gamberorosso