I selected the Pension Vysehrad because of its quirkiness and size (only five rooms), its location (a quiet residential neighbourhood 20 minutes’ walk from the city centre), its exceptionally reasonable room rates and its charming website. Guests are invited to help themselves to whatever they want for breakfast in the well-stocked dining room, which opens out onto a lush garden with patio. Hana, the welcoming owner, had lots of helpful suggestions about how to make the most of my time in and around Prague. And pets are welcome to stay free of charge. I wouldn’t dream of staying anywhere else.
Boutique bed and breakfast in Prague.
If any European city goes out of its way to make the British feel welcome, in our experience, it has to be Prague. And the Golden Wheel, despite being sleek, stylish and thoroughly modern, has an extremely welcoming atmosphere. All members of the hotel staff were helpful and friendly, with nothing being too much trouble.
The conversion of a building with a history going back 500 years has been carried out tastefully, providing unique bedrooms – ours was more like a suite – very different to the standard chain hotel rooms.
The small coffee shop on the ground floor was a real bonus – we stayed in winter and the hot chocolate was a warming treat on returning the hotel.
The location is ideal for exploring Prague – the Golden Wheel is situated in the Lesser Quarter, squeezed between the cobbled Nerudova Street and the castle walls. It’s also only a short walk to Charles Bridge and then across to the Old Town.
A really happy bed and breakfast find in a quiet, atmospheric corner of Mala Strana. Only five minutes from the Charles Street Bridge, but well hidden from the tourist bustle. It has it all – great rooms with lots of local character, authentic and friendly Prague landlord and family, great tips for further sights and dining out, good breakfast. It doesn’t have TV or doorways sympathetic to 6ft plus teenagers – provided great material for a piece of A Level travel writing coursework though.
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