A capital of culture in its own right, Prague offers a wealth of architectural attractions dotted about its medieval cobbled streets and picturesque squares. Whether you’re in town for a quick weekend break or a more leisurely stay, the best way to sleep (if you’re going to sleep at all) is up top in one of the city’s attic hideaways. We’ve scouted out five of the best luxury loft apartments to rent in Prague for a real room with a view.
Sleeping up to eight people, Hastalska provides the perfect hub for those looking to travel with friends. An open plan kitchen offers ample space for accomplished cooks, whilst a few steps up a winding corkscrew staircase leads you to one of the apartment’s plush bedrooms, complete with walk-in dressing room. Absolutely everything, from the wooden floors to the kitchen sink, is immaculate and designed with the upmost attention to detail. Located near the Old Town square and Jewish Town, the apartment is just a short walk from many of the Prague’s major attractions, with a selection of small independent shops nearby – perfect for picking breakfast pastries and fresh fruit.
This loft apartment in Prague’s Old Town is right at the heart of the city’s most happening district. Surrounded by top restaurants and luxury boutiques it’s a spender’s dream, and with local bars, clubs and theatres in abundance it’s ideally located for a fun night out. You don’t even really need to leave Klimentska to have a good time though – the apartment is equipped with a full size Billiard table and open plan living area, perfect for accommodating guests. If the party life isn’t your scene, head up to the second sitting room, which features floor-to-ceiling glass doors leading straight out onto a suntrap terrace. Beware though; there isn’t a lift in the building, so try not to forget your sunglasses on the way out…
Attic Olivova One
One of two Olivova apartments, Olivova One has double the appeal: its location in a newly renovated building means it’s a popular inner-city pad, whilst a clever split-level design ensures the loft is constantly flooded with natural light. Set just a short walk from the vibrant Old Town square, there are plenty of places nearby to eat and drink if you don’t quite feel up to tackling the pristine white kitchen. For us though, the real selling points here are the two beautiful double bedrooms, with gorgeous quilted bedding, hardwood floors and a lavish corner bathtub.
This rooftop apartment doesn’t have a bedroom as such – but that’s because with views like this the only logical place to put the enormous circular bed is in the centre of the main room. Floor-to-ceiling windows surround this main living area, as does an artistically designed wraparound terrace, allowing light to flood the contemporary space. Overlooking the Franciscan Gardens and rooftops of the city’s New Town, the views are truly unbeatable. Whether you’re entertaining on the terrace or catching some rays, this is the ideal attic spot for those who like to team style with architectural splendour.
Close to the river Vltava, this Art Nouveau building in Prague’s New Town is slightly further afield from the city’s main attractions – ideal for those looking for quieter accommodation options. Sleeping four people in two double bedrooms, the attic’s layout has been strategically designed to fit around its centrepiece circular tower. The open living space has stunning high vaulted ceilings astride with exposed wooden beams, and well-chosen touches such as wall paintings and low lighting give the apartment a warm, homely feel. There’s also a private terrace, perfect for al fresco lunches or post-dinner drinks.
Words by Charley Hancock