Wenceslas Square Hotels
Here you’ll find tips for 12 of my favourite 5 star, 4 star and 3 star Wenceslas Square hotels. These are either on the square or within an 5 minute walk from it. Those that give a little extra………
5 Star – Hotel Radisson Blu Alcron, Prague Wenceslas Square Hotels
The Hotel: The recipient of countless awards over the last 20 years for it’s service, room quality, amenities and restaurants. In the top 3 Wenceslas Square hotels and probably the top 10 in the city. It has elegantly furnished large rooms in an Art Deco style. It’s a five star hotel so as well as the normal room specification you can expect a heated bathroom floor, Nespresso machine and massages by appointment. Outside the room you have FREE access to the wellness area (including Sauna) and the BeBop bar regularly hosts live music to go with your cocktails. Did I mention the restaurants? It’s the only one of the Wenceslas Square hotels that has held a Michelin Star (the restaurant Alcron specialises in seafood). Backing that up is another award-winning restaurant called La Rotonde serving food in French and Czech styles. From the Concierge to the Cleaners you’ll experience five star service.
The Immediate Area: The hotel is located in the very cosmopolitan road called Stepanska. You have a 1 minute walk to Wenceslas Square. You are fairly surrounded by bars, small restaurants and independent shops. The Lucerna Passage is 70 metres from the Radisson.
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5 Star – Carlo IV
The Hotel: The building was formerly a large bank so it has a grand appearance both inside and out. Formerly known as the Hotel Boscolo it is the only one of the Wenceslas Square area hotels belonging to the Marriott hotel group “Autograph Collection”.
The hotel has two specific areas. Firstly, the original “historic” building with it’s classically decorated large rooms and high ceilings. Secondly, the much more contemporary building hosting rooms with individually selected modern furnishings. The common areas including the restaurant and bar are quite frankly outstanding. Guests here have full use of the biggest wellness facilities in the city including the large indoor pool, sauna and Turkish bath.
The Immediate Area: Hotel Carlo IV is located on one side of the old Hay Market with its city garden and “musicians” artwork. The main railway station is a 4 minute walk. Wenceslas Square is an 8 minute walk. The Old Town Square is a 10 minute walk via Republic Square. On your walk to the squares you’ll pass several nice bars, restaurants and attractions.
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5 Star – Hotel Jalta
The Hotel: Boutique Hotel Jalta, as it has recently become known, is one of the Wenceslas Square hotels situated on the square itself so front facing rooms are essential here. I recommend getting a “double deluxe” square facing room. Hotel Jalta has an excellent on-site Mediterranean style restaurant called “Como” with internal and external terrace seating. There’s a smart internal conference centre for 250 people and don’t forget that guests have free access the basement atomic fallout shelter which has now been converted into a museum.
The Immediate Area: Hotel Jalta is on the square with the National Museum to your left and the Old Town to your right. Wenceslas Square is lined by shops and passages containing numerous places to eat, drink and explore.
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5 Star – Hotel Art Nouveau Palace Praha
The Hotel: This has a 2 minute walk to Wenceslas Square or a 6 minute walk to the Old Town Square. There are very nice public areas with smallish standard rooms although the executive rooms are bigger. All are meticulously decorated in a classical style. It has an award winning restaurant called “Gourmet Club”. It also offers free sauna access for guests. One of the oldest of the Wenceslas Square hotels it rebranded to be called the Art Nouveau Palace Praha mainly to accentuate it’s design features. You’ll recognise the rear of the hotel in a scene from “The Bourne Identity” (where Jason Bourne pays for the lift to Paris in the mini).
The Immediate Area: The adjacent road called Panska will lead you to the Old Town Square via the Myslbek Centre. It’s worth a stop in the main post office across the road from the hotel to admire the painted ceilings. Several nice restaurants in the area including Modry Zub (Thai).
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4 Star – Hotel Adria
The Hotel: Another of the Wenceslas Square hotels situated on the square. Rooms here are largely divided into two areas. Firstly, the front rooms overlook the bottom of Wenceslas Square. Secondly, the rear of the hotel from the 1st floor up overlooks the beautiful Franciscan Garden. The on-site hotel restaurant is called Triton. Its a cellar restaurant specialising in fish and definitely a unique place to eat.
The Immediate Area: This part of the square is part-pedestrianised during the week and pedestrianised at the weekends so it’s pretty quiet. Independent shops and businesses are all around you as this is the commercial hub of the city.
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4 Star – Hotel Jungmann
The Hotel: This is a super place and one of the narrowest Wenceslas Square hotels. But you’ve got to get rooms at the front to really enjoy it. The modern decor suits the rooms and it follows the recent fashion of joining the bedroom open plan with the bathroom. So if you don’t like that then look elsewhere. An added bonus is the little private rooftop seating area.
The Immediate Area: The hotel is situated on the quiet Jungmann Square with a 1 minute walk to either the Franciscan Garden or Wenceslas Square. Its a 4 minute walk to the Old Town Square. Look out for the “U Pinkasu” restaurant which is across the square from you. Alternatively, you have a 4 minute walk to reach the Cafe Louvre.
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4 Star – Hotel Liberty
The Hotel: Liberty holds a pleasant location on a pedestrianised stretch of road. I recommend this place for the “Executive” floors i.e. fourth and rooftop which come with stunning views over the city. The Liberty does not have an on-site restaurant but it does have a nice breakfast room on the first floor overlooking the street. It has a small wellness area including a gym and sauna.
The Immediate Area: As one of the Wenceslas Square hotels at the bottom of the square it is only a 3 minute walk to the Old Town Square. Its 20 minutes to the Charles Bridge and 35 minutes to the Castle. Take a stroll along the street on the other side of Wenceslas Square called “Na Prikope”. This is known as the best shopping street in the area and you’ll find Republic Square at the other end..
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4 Star – Hotel Amarilis
The Hotel: Operated by the Jerome group. Its a non-smoking “healthy” hotel with 48 doubles and 11 deluxe doubles. Many can take an extra bed. There are also 5 suites (most with terrace and rooftop views). They also offer “Allergy-free” rooms and special diet menus. Guests can use their wellness centre for an extra 600kc per hour. Massages are also available for an extra charge.
The Immediate Area: Hotel Amarilis is in a street called Stepanska. Its only a 3 minute walk to Wenceslas Square or 10 minutes to the Old Town. There are several nice bars and restaurants in the street so look out for Jama (burgers and steaks), Titanic (steaks and crepes) and U Blbym Miste (Czech food).
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4 Star – Hotel Rokoko
The Hotel: One of the Wenceslas Square hotels located in a former city palace. In this case the Rokoko Palace. Air conditioned rooms are available but not as standard. Looks like a big hotel but it has only 48 rooms in a mixture of doubles and twins (plus two triples). There are two junior suites suitable for families but with no kitchenette. It was formerly a shopping centre building on the square which was part converted to be a hotel hence why it is a bit of a strange looking entrance. Large windows flood the rooms with light regardless of whether you face Wenceslas Square or the rear courtyard.
The Immediate Area: Hotel Rokoko is right in the middle of Wenceslas Square. The Lucerna and Svetozor passages with their music clubs, cinemas and cafes are a 1 minute walk. The area is packed with independent and branded shops. It’s a 7 minute walk to the Old Town from here.
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3 Star – Hotel Dahlia Inn
The Hotel: YES, YES. My current NUMBER ONE 3 star hotel in Prague. The outside will scare the living daylights out of you. Then you get inside and wow! an affordable eight-room “Design” hotel in a great location. There are not that many three star Wenceslas Square hotels and this is by far the best value. Very modern decor. Service, cleanliness and security are top notch.
The Immediate Area: Dahlia Inn is located on a junction opposite the popular “Pivovarsky Dum” (microbrewery and restaurant). You’ll have an 8 minute walk straight down Stepanska to get to Wenceslas Square. Dahlia Inn sits right in the middle between Charles Square and IP Pavlova.
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3 Star – Hotel Museum
The Hotel: One of only two Wenceslas Square hotels to make the jump from B&B to a 3 star hotel. It has been one of my personal recommendations since 1998 and several friends have stayed here over the years. Twelve basic, clean and smart garden facing rooms, all at the back i.e. not visible from the main road or Wenceslas Square. All are air conditioned and have a fridge in the room. 4 star service.
The Immediate Area: You have a 3-lane highway in front of the hotel but as I said, you are staying at the back so it’s not noticeable. Its a 1 minute walk to the top of Wenceslas Square and a 12 minute walk to the Old Town. The National Museum is opposite the hotel and the State Opera is 100 metres away.
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3 Star – Pension Alabastr
The Hotel: Another B&B that upgraded to 3 star (although it kept the old name) and again its personally recommended. Stylish in black, white and grey as you’ll see but great price for the location. The apartment offers additional space. It has more than the necessary room facilities for this class as the 21 rooms are equipped with kitchenettes (MW, cooker and fridge), Sat TV and wifi. There is no breakfast room so they serve either to your room or in summer to the garden.
The Immediate Area: Located on a side road from Vodickova which makes it a 4 minute walk to Wenceslas Square or 10 minutes to the Old Town Square. Lots of little bars, restaurants and music clubs in this area. Stop in the “Art Cafe” down the road.
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