This centrally located 70-room palace hotel, formerly the Smetana, stands a minute’s walk south of the Charles Bridge in Staré Město. The property’s rather unremarkable neoclassical façade gives way to two spacious courtyards surrounded by more-dynamic baroque architecture. Nevertheless, accommodations at the front have both period character as well as memorable views. Recommended Deluxe Suite River View lodgings on the fourth floor offer views of the red-roofed Malá Strana neighborhood, Charles Bridge and Prague Castle, and Deluxe Baroque Rooms showcase original frescoes on the walls and/or ceilings. Traditional décor reigns in these spaces, with herringbone hardwood floors and classic glass chandeliers. The hotel also contains a restaurant serving regional classics, an exercise room and a small spa suite amid the atmospheric brick vaults of its cellar.
Deluxe Baroque Room, $480; Deluxe Suite River View, $560.
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