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Prague, Czech Republic Hotels and City Guide

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Prague - Travel Tips


When to Visit Prague

Seasons
Winter months from mid-November to March are very cold and cloudy with few hours of sunshine. Daytime temperatures approach freezing, and nighttime temperatures drop well below freezing to -15°C. Monochrome silhouettes add to the romance of the city in winter which occasionally gets snow, heavy pollution being an inhibiting factor. You will need to wrap up against the chilly winds, but normally the days are dry. Be aware that in winter most tourist sights are closed, except for Prague Castle. Christmas Markets in the old squares add cheer to the cold city, as does mulled wine!

Spring has pleasant sunny days in April and May with daytime temperatures in the region of 12°C - 18°C. Blossoms burst forth in all their ethereal glory and the countryside turns green. Nighttime temperatures are cooler.

Summer from June to August is hot, humid and crowded. Summer storms are common.

Autumn, from September to November, has fewer hours of sunshine with cooler days. This season has its own particular charm as leaves don their glowing autumnal colours before falling in October, when temperatures being to drop.

Although Prague is a charming city to visit at any time of the year offering different attractions, the best months to visit are May and September when the Prague Spring and Autumn International Music Festivals occur and the city enjoys mild weather.

Arts and Events
Prague hosts many international festivals of music, classical and jazz, literary, the Fringe, fashion shows, art exhibitions, beer and food festivals throughout the year. For a full listing of the annual events occuring in Prague, see our Entertainment page.

Local Holidays
Public transport runs to special timetables. Smaller shops are closed while shopping centres and restaurants have shorter opening times.

1 JanuaryNew Year’s Day
25 AprilEaster Monday
1 May Labour Day
8 May Liberation Day
5 JulySt Cyril and Methodius Day
6 JulyJan Hus Day
28 SeptemberDay of Czech Statehood / St Wenceslas Day
28 OctoberIndependence Day
17 NovemberFreedom and Democracy Day
24 DecemberChristmas Eve
25 DecemberChristmas Day
26 DecemberSt Stephen’s Day

Local Customs and Language

Customs
The family comes first and is central to the Czech way of life. If invited to a Czech’s home, take a gift such as chocolates, or a bottle of brandy/wine. Giving flowers to the hostess is somewhat of a minefield as certain flowers are associated with funerals and there must never be thirteen flowers in a bunch, but other odd (never even) numbers are acceptable.

Remove your shoes on entering a Czech’s home and remain standing until asked to sit down. Only eat once the hostess has begun. It is polite to compliment the meal while eating, but refuse the offer of a second helping until the hostess insists. When you have finished your meal, place the knife and fork neatly across your plate.

The second day of February is Hromnice marking the middle of winter which gives rise to weather predictions for the rest of the year.

Language
Czech is the official language. Slovak, German, Polish and English to a lesser extent are also spoken or understood.


Prague Tipping Advice

If a service charge has been levied in a restaurant, it is not necessary to tip. If not, tip restaurant, café and pub staff 10% for good service.

Round up a taxi fare to the next Kč.

For other services provided by porters, cloakroom and toilet attendants, a tip of between 2–5 Kč would be appreciated.


Health and Security Advice

Medical Services
Nationals of EU countries should obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) entitling them to free state-provided medical treatment. Non-EU citizens pay for treatment. Travel with your own prescription medicines. Many pharmacies stay open 24 hours.

Emergency treatment and non-hospital first-aid are free for all visitors. In the case of a serious medical emergency, call 112 which has English- and German-speaking operators.

Crime and Safety Tips 
Prague does not have a serious crime problem but petty theft by pickpockets, often children, occurs at tourist hotspots like Prague Castle (especially during the changing of the guard ceremony), Charles Bridge, Old Town Square (particularly when watching the Astronomical Clock), Wenceslas Square and the entrance to the Old Jewish Cemetery. Always be aware of pickpockets when traveling on public transport and at the main train station, so keep valuables hidden.

Taxi drivers are notorious for swindling tourists. Agree a price and get a receipt before boarding.

Be alert when drawing cash at ATMs and do not exchange money with street money-dealers.

Emergency numbers: General Emergency 112, Police 158, Ambulance 255, Fire 150.





Hotels in Prague, Czech Republic

InterContinental Praha

InterContinental Praha

Nmest Curieovych 43/5 110 00 Prague Czech Republic

Fascinating and beautiful, Prague is home to the magnificent InterContinental Praha Prague Hotel. Brilliantly located in the historic city centre of Prague, the InterContinental Praha Prague Hotel is within walking distance to many area attractions. The...




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Hotel Mercure Prague Centre

Hotel Mercure Prague Centre

Na Porici 7, Prague 1, 11000 Prague, Czech Republic

Hotel IntroductionLuxury 4 star hotel, 174 rooms, 1 suite de luxe. 5 min from railway station. Neo-baroque design. Located in the historic town centre of Prague. Close to the National Museum, Prague Castle and Charles bridge. Brasserie, bar lounge and room...




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Best Western City Hotel Moran

Best Western City Hotel Moran

Na Morani 15, Prague 2, Prague, CZ-12000, Czech Republic

Welcome to the Best Western Moran City Prague Hotel, located centrally in Pragues Old Town near the River Moldavia and within close proximity to some of Pragues most famous attractions and business locations. The Best Western Moran City Prague Hotel is an ideal...




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Best Western Hotel Bila Labut

Best Western Hotel Bila Labut

Biskupska 9, Prague 1, Prague, CZ-11000, Czech Republic

Situated in the heart of Prague, the Best Western Hotel Bila Labut offers guests a comfortable and relaxing stay in spacious accommodations. Located...




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Four Seasons Prague

Four Seasons Prague

Veleslavinova 2A 1098 110 00, Prague, Czech Republic

Hotel Description: The Hotel is Built To the Highest International Standards, On an Exceptional Site in a City Known As the Architectural Heart of Europe. The Hotel Site Includes Open Space As Well As Historically Designated Buildings. The Existing... more
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Kempinski Hybernska Prague

Kempinski Hybernska Prague

Hybernska 12, Praha 1, 110 00, Czech Republic

The hotel presents unforgettable combination of tradition and modern design throughout and features 75 the most spacious and best appointed rooms in the Golden City more
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Marriott Prague

Marriott Prague

V Celnici 8, Prague, Czech Republic

Hotel Description:The Prague Marriott occupies a prime location in the Czech capital adjacent to the main business center and Old Town. Attractions such as the Charles Bridge and National Museum are within close proximity of the hotel. Covered garage... more
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Andel

Andel's Hotel Prague

Stroupe?nickho 21 Prague 150 00 Czech Republic

The andel's hotel Prague is an outstanding, contemporary addition to the splendid architecture of the Golden City of Prague. The first of its kind in Prague, andel's is based on a design concept embracing innovative thinking and creative architecture with local inspiration.... more
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Art Hotel Prague

Art Hotel Prague

Nad Kralovskou oborou 53

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Crowne Plaza Prague

Crowne Plaza Prague

Koulova 15,PRAGUE,160 45 CZECH REPUBLIC

Crowne Plaza Prague Hotel is located in a highly residential area of Prague, a stone's throw away from Prague Castle and ten minutes from the city centre. Ruzyne Airport is situated only 16 kilometres away from Crowne Plaza Prague Hotel providing convenience... more
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Diplomat Hotel Prague

Diplomat Hotel Prague

Evropska 15 Prague 6 CZ-160 41 Czech Republic

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Diplomat Prague Hotel

Diplomat Prague Hotel

Evropska 15, 160 41, Prague

Hotel Diplomat offers 398 standard / superior rooms and suites. Three floors are reserved for non-smokers. specially equipped rooms for the disabled are also available. The spacious Conference Centre with its sixteen rooms can accommodate up to 820 persons and provides... more
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K+K Hotel Central

K+K Hotel Central

Hybernska 10 , 11000 Prague , Czech Republic ,

Drive 10 km straight direction center from the airport. Behind Letensky Tunnel and the bridge crossing Vitava River turn twice to the left and one to the right, then direction center/pankrae, drive 500 m highway and turn to the right, direction Masarykola Nadrazi. Turn... more
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K+K Hotel Fenix

K+K Hotel Fenix

Ve Smeckach 30 110 00 Prague 1 Czech Republic

Hotel Introduction At the heart of the "Golden City", just a short walk from Wenceslas Square, you'll find the welcoming facade of this lively and friendly 4 star hotel. The impressive architecture in the "Prague Modern" style, fronts... more
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Best Western Hotel Meteor Plaza

Best Western Hotel Meteor Plaza

Hybernska 6, Prague 1, Prague, CZ-11000, Czech Republic

The heritage listed Best Western Hotel Meteor Plaza is a charming, old-world hotel with a Baroque facade dating back to 1307. The Best Western Hotel Meteor Plaza features modern rooms and amenities. We are located in the city centre, near businesses, and the Old Town, and... more
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Best Western Hotel Pav

Best Western Hotel Pav

Kremencova 13, Prague, 110 00, Czech Republic

The Best Western Hotel Pav dates back to the year 1806, when it was called "U tri kosu" - "The house of the three black birds" according to the sign above the main entry. The hotel is ideally situated on the border of old and new town, right in the heart of historical P... more
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Best Western Premier Hotel Majestic Plaza

Best Western Premier Hotel Majestic Plaza

Stepanska 33, Prague, 110 00, Czech Republic

The new, stylish and comfortable Best Western Premier Hotel Majestic Plaza is located in one of the most attractive locations, in the tourist and business centre of Prague, just a few steps from the famous Wenceslas Square. The four star deluxe Best Western Premier Hote... more
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Best Western Premier Hotel Royal Palace

Best Western Premier Hotel Royal Palace

Letenska 11, Prague, 118 19, Czech Republic

Welcome to our new luxury Best Western Premier Hotel Royal Palace, which belongs to the worldwide chain Best Western. The luxurious and exclusive hotel enjoys a fantastic central location in the heart of Prague, right under the Prague Castle opposite the Wallenstein gar... more
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Best Western Premier Kinsky Garden

Best Western Premier Kinsky Garden

Holeckova 7, Prague 5, Prague, CZ-15000, Czech Republic

The Best Western Hotel Kinsky Garden overlooks the Kinsky Garden. Our atmosphere is as warm and friendly as Prague itself. The hotel is managed by people with three generations of hotelier experience and is perfect for both the leisure and business traveler. We offer business... more
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Golden Tulip Prague Terminus

Golden Tulip Prague Terminus

Hybernska 42, 11000, Prague

Whether you come for business or pleasure, you are only a step away from the financial centre and many of the city tourist attractions. All 71 rooms, including 6 suites are equipped with soundproof windows, private bathroom, air conditioning, mini bar, tea and coffee... more
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Holiday Inn Prague Congress Centre Hotel

Holiday Inn Prague Congress Centre Hotel

NA Pankraci 15/1684,PRAGUE,140 00 CZECH REPUBLIC

The magnificent Holiday Inn Prague Congress Centre Hotel is brilliantly situated within minutes from the city centre and is just a few steps away from Prague's oldest monument, the... more
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Ibis Praha Old Town

Ibis Praha Old Town

Na Porici 5, 11000 PRAGUE

Hotel Introduction The 3 star Ibis Praha Old Town offers 271 rooms and is located in the old part of the city, 5 min walk from Wenceslas Square and Staromeske Namesti, the old town square. The airport is 30 min away and the main railway station... more
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Moevenpick Hotel Prague

Moevenpick Hotel Prague

Mozartova 261/1 Prague 5 15000 Czech Republic

A magnificent retreat in the heart of the beautiful city of Prague, Moevenpick Hotel Prague promises some of the finesthotel lodging for both business and pleasure travellers. Situated in a location of convenience, this vibrant Prague hotel is just minutes away... more
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Novotel Praha City

Novotel Praha City

38 Katerinska, 12000 Prague, Czech Republic

Hotel IntroductionA 4 star hotel located in the historical part of the city, in the heart of the business area. A short stroll from the famous Wenceslas Square. Luxury rooms, high tech equipped meeting rooms, restaurant, health center with swimming pool... more
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Quality Hotel Prague Prague

Quality Hotel Prague Prague

Becvarova 14, Prague Czech Republic

5 km from city centre. 3 minutes to underground "Strasnicka", historical museums, galleries, National Theatre, Black Theatre and Laterna Magika. This is a business class hotel. Free buffet breakfast. more
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Comfort Hotel Prague Airport Prague

Comfort Hotel Prague Airport Prague

Mrkvickova 2 Prague Czech Republic

Hotel located 15 minutes from the City Center by tram. Fitness center and hot tub on premise. Brevnov Cloister and shopping 5 minutes by car. Ruzyne Airport and Prague Castle 10 minutes by car. more
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Ibis Praha City

Ibis Praha City

Katerinska 36, 12000 Prague, Czech Republic

Hotel IntroductionNew 2 stars hotel located 5 minutes from the city centre. 180 air-conditioned comfortable rooms with shower, including non-smoking and disabled rooms, parking, restaurant and bar. Special service-sauna, swimming pool, fitness centre-extra charge.AccommodationNumber... more
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Ibis Praha Karlin

Ibis Praha Karlin

Saldova 54, Praha 8, Karlin, 18600 Prague, Czech Republic

Hotel IntroductionSpacious rooms, including non-smoking, disabled and family rooms. Hotel situated near the city center with easy access to public transport. It features a bar, restaurant, chargeable parking and conference rooms (70 delegates). 3 km to the Expo... more
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Ibis Praha Smichov

Ibis Praha Smichov

Plzenska 14, Praha 5, Smichov, 15000 Prague, Czech Republic

Hotel Introduction3 star hotel offering 225 rooms. The Ibis Praha Smichov is located downtown close to the shopping centre. The hotel is 2 underground stations from Wenceslas Square and 15 km from Ruzyne Airport. The Ibis hotel features a restaurant and a bar.... more
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Prague City Centre

Prague City Centre

Opletalova 960/33, Prague, Czech Republic

Hotel DescriptionNew Reconstructed building from late 1900 Century located in the heart of Prague close to Wenceslas Square. Metro Station and Train Station called Hlavni Nadrazi is 150 m from the hotel. We offer 80 rooms comfortable furnished with air-condition,... more
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