Boat Hotel Matylda

Boat Hotel Matylda and Klotylda

I think that I can just remember when Matylda was the only part but they expanded by adding the Klotylda so now the Klotylda is primarily for accommodation with a total of 18 rooms. Matylda hosts the other 6 rooms plus it has the breakfast room which is later used as a public restaurant. So even though it’s two boats the whole place is just called Boat Hotel Matylda.

boat hotel matylda and klotylda moored on the river vltava in prague with quayside and river in view
Boat Hotel Matylda (front) and Klotylda in Prague

What to Expect

Boat Hotel Matylda and Klotylda basically have 4 different room specs which are Standard, Superior, Executive and Suite/Apartment. They have two additional designators and they are “view to town” and “view to river”. Let’s look at the doubles first. When I say double it means that they have installed a marriage-bed which is the same as king-size but with separate mattrasses and covers. You have to be aware that the floor area of a Standard double is only 11 square metres and the Superior double is only 13 so you are not coming here for the space. The Executive double is 20 square metres which is about the size of a regular hotel room and the suite/apartments are 30 square metres. Now be aware that one side of the boat faces a quayside so that’s the “view to town” and the other is “view to river”. The room you book will be very clear on which side of the boat you are on except for the suite/apartments which are located bow and stern so you automatically have some kind of view of the river.

Why Stay at Boat Hotel Matylda?

Well when was the last time you slept on a boat? It’s very much one of those things that you look back on years from now and think about how much fun it was whilst you conveniently forget that the room was very small. The big draw here is the fact that it’s different and it’s actually in a really convenient area.


Boat Hotel Matylda and Klotylda are moored between the Manes Exhibition Hall and the Dancing House. It’s less than a minute to walk to the bars and restaurants on the quayside and the Saturday market called Naplavka. It’s a pleasant 20 minute riverside walk to the Charles Bridge but if you think that’s too much walking then there’s a tram stop 60 seconds from the hotel.

My Thoughts

Like I said, something different. You are paying for a view so if you are not bothered about looking at a quayside and you are just using the boat to sleep then you’ll have more options here. Don’t expect a lot of space and in the doubles there is not free access to both sides of the bed in most rooms so you’ll be climbing over your partner. All in all I think it’s a memorable place to stay that you’ll have fun telling your friends about for years.

Check the Prices and Availability at Boat Hotel Matylda

Something Related or a Few Minutes Away

Art and Culture – Manes Exhibition Hall

Art and Culture – National Theatre

Attraction – Dancing House

Attraction – River Vltava

Activity – Naplavka Market

Activity – Hiring Pedalos

History/WW2 – Operation Anthropoid

Parks and Gardens – Charles Square

Parks and Gardens – Shooters Island

Food and Drink – Bistro Strecha

Food and Drink – Art Restaurant Manes

My Own Guided Tours – Cheaper Than You Think!

prague tour guide jason next to the vltava river
“Like being shown around by a knowledgeable friend” – Trip Advisor Review

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