Even with the aid of Google Maps, finding U Zlaté Studně (or ‘At the Golden Well’) can prove a struggle. However in this case, the phrase ‘hidden gem’ is well deserved. This 16th-century building at the foot of Prague Castle boasts classic, tasteful décor rather than rococo kitsch, and a private entrance to the Royal Garden. Its restaurant is one of the swankiest in town thanks in part to its extraordinary terrace. Book at least a week ahead to secure an Instagram-worthy table al fresco.
Following the fall of the Berlin Wall, much residential property in and around Prague’s historic centre was swiftly converted into hotels. That means there’s no shortage of decent accommodation all over the city, from luxury boutique spots near the major attractions to more budget boltholes slightly further out. The abundance of choice can make choosing your ideal hideaway a little difficult. But whether you go for glam suites with jaw-dropping views, converted former farmhouses replete with period features, or sleek design spots with easy access to the Czech capital’s finest restaurants and things to do, our pick of the best hotels in Prague should help. See you at breakfast!