When we were in Prague, we stayed at the Design 987 hotel. It’s a small boutique hotel with a relatively friendly atmosphere. We stayed here as a recommendation from my sister and although the hotel had a modern, clean and fresh feel, I was a little disappointed.
The room was so small that there was no room to swing a cat (luckily we didn’t bring one with us!) and the view from our window wasn’t one of the best, for such a beautiful city (it was looking over a smaller building and towards a main road).
The breakfast available was pleasant enough, but from a boutique hotel, I expected more.
The location was good, as the hotel is on a quiet road and it was only a 10 minute walk to the Old Town Square and the bustling centre of Prague. However, as the hotel was a 10 minute walk away from the main attractions it became a little monotonous walking that far each time we wanted to go and eat anything or visit another attraction (any other route managed to get us lost!).
In hindsight, I would have preferred to have stayed closer to the centre of the action, especially as we were only there for a few days.
The Main Attractions to go see:
1)The Old Town Square is the main location that all tourists will gravitate to at one time or another of their journey. This picture prefect location is home to many famous sights including the St Nicholas Church, Jan Hus Memorial and during December a special Christmas market.
2) Astonomical Clock – if your at the Old Town Square near the hour, it’s worth waiting to see the clock in all its glory. The history behind the clock is fascinating, so it’s worth reading up on it before you see it. If you get there at 10 past the hour – I’d go elsewhere and come back later.
3) Charles Bridge – With its olde worlde romantic feel, crossing the river on the Charles Bridge is a must do! Crossing the bridge will entertain you with street performers, small souvenir stalls, and the grand statues that line the way!
4) All Beatles fans have to o see the John Lennon Wall. It’s incredible to see how many people have added their own personal touch when they have visited the wall. Why not take a marker pen with you and make your own mark!
5) The shopping centres in Prague are great for a little retail therapy. They have everything you’re looking for, from the high street brands, to the smaller designer boutique shops. In the winter, they’ll provide you with some warm places to escape from the cold as well as some nice new clothes to keep you warm!
6) The Jewish Quarter (Josefov) is a fantastic place to visit. You can see how the city was during the early 1900′s and visit the well preserved Old-New Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in Europe.