In the heart of Prague, Czech Republic, just footsteps away from a couple of men peeing, you’ll find a small, luxurious hotel made even more fabulous by the staff. We stayed at Hotel U Pava during a now exhaustively written about road trip across Europe. If you are wondering where to stay in Prague, Czech Republic, this hotel is charming, conveniently located, and goes above and beyond for its guests. The attention to detail and vintage finishes inside the boutique hotel added character that you won’t find in a chain hotel. And the location can’t be beat. It’s just a 3 minute walk to the Charles Bridge. It’s 5 minutes from the Lennon Wall, and a lovely 15 minute walk from the Astronomical Clock. But when I think back on our stay at the hotel, I do not recall the wonderful decor or the ideal location as much as I remember the staff.
The staff at Hotel U Pava
Hotel rooms at Hotel U Pava
We stayed in a suite with a separate bedroom and living area, which is a nice option to have when traveling with kids. Anyone who has ever traveled with a baby or toddler knows that sharing a cramped hotel room isn’t ideal. The extra space of the suite allowed us to stay up passed our daughters 8:00 pm bedtime and enjoy a few
beers hours of relaxation without having to attend to a demanding, tiny human.
Where to stay in Prague: Hotel U Pava in Malá Strana
The location of Hotel U Pava is the best part. It’s situated on a surprisingly quiet square in the center of the Malá Strana area of Prague. I truly don’t think there is a better located hotel in all of Prague. It was quiet and intimate, yet just a short walk from the hustle and bustle of the tourist sites. I would definitely recommend staying on the Malá Strana side of the Charles Bridge. This was something I debated before finally choosing a hotel. I am so glad I chose the hotel and the location I did! We were situated perfectly between Prague Castle and Old Town, in walking distance to everything, and yet still in an area relatively easy to get to by car.
The one downfall, if there is one, would be the limited parking available. There were a few spots right in front of the hotel, and a few spots where you could parallel park around the square. While we didn’t have an issue parking, I could see where it could potentially be a headache when the hotel is fully occupied.