One of the more original and romantic hotels in Prague, U Prince is constructed in the shell of a 12th-century building. You couldn’t ask for a more central location – step out the front door and you’re virtually embracing the Astronomical Clock on Old Town Square.
The 15 rooms, seven suites and two apartments are all fairly spacious, and furnished with heavy antique wooden furniture and tasteful decorations that include restored painted wooden ceilings. Double-glazing protects the front rooms, which face the constant hubbub of the square. Having undergone a major refurbishment in 2001, the hotel is now equipped with a smartly arranged front terrace, seafood restaurant, wine bar and also a superlative roof terrace that offers sensational views over the city.
Best of all, U Prince prides itself on providing an intimate experience, emphasising not only upmarket tranquility but also professional service. It’s not the cheapest spot in town, but it does offer a piece of the past, an almost unsurpassed feeling of romance, and a location that couldn’t be more central if it tried.