Design Hotel Neruda is named for Czech writer and poet Jan Neruda, who was raised in this district, the Malá Strana, and who, by some accounts, lived in this building, a converted foureenth-century convent, just down the hill from Prague Castle. Neruda was an obsessive documentor of this neighborhood, the Little Quarter, with its shady characters and ancient, twisting streets, and the neighborhood, though gentrifying, is still colorful - not Prague's hippest, necessarily, but one of its most historic, a grab bag of architectural styles.
Inside this hotel's centuries-old exterior is a remarkably modern hotel, with 42 rooms outfitted in a crisp contemporary style. There is nothing flashy or severe, but thankfully no Renaissance reproductions either - just calm and functional furnishings, bright lighting, and brand-new bathrooms. The remarkable peaceful feeling inside these rooms stems not from any feat of inspired design, but simply from the contrast with the crowded streets outside.
Guests have access upon prior reservation and surcharge to a small spa with hot tub and sauna.
✅Free Wi-Fi throughout
• 42 rooms