6 rooms from £126 per night
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“Rustic family-run hotel in the leafiest and most peaceful part of central Prague. Village atmosphere with cobbled streets, typical restaurants, and little pubs. Inside, simple wooden furniture, crisp white sheets, timber beams, log fires and a small art gallery. Ideal for cosy winter weekends away.”

“Rustic family-run hotel in the leafiest and most peaceful part of central Prague. Village atmosphere with cobbled streets, typical restaurants, and little pubs. Inside, simple wooden furniture, crisp white sheets, timber beams, log fires and a small art gallery. Ideal for cosy winter weekends away.”

Hotel Review

The hinterland of Hradčany (the castle district) is the leafiest and most peaceful part of Prague. The atmosphere here is more that of a quiet country village than heaving city. Set amongst narrow cobbled streets, U Raka (‘The Crayfish’) is Prague’s only wooden building still standing, now a hotel with a distinctive, rustic charm. It is owned by the Pauls, a family of artists whose works can be seen in the hotel’s small gallery, and run with benevolent efficiency by father and daughter, Alexander and Agneta. The decoration is spot on: wrought-iron beds, simple wood furniture and crisp white linen complementing the timber beams and exposed brickwork. The best room has its own well, conservatory and log fire. Breakfast (a slap-up start to the day) is served in a tiny cosy candlelit room. Snacks outside in summer.
Recommended for
  • Hideaway
  • A cosy and homely bolthole in a historic building with warming fires and winter gardens attached.
 

Written by Leonie Glass

Recommended For

  • Hideaway
  • A cosy and homely bolthole in a historic building with warming fires and winter gardens attached.
  • Close to nightlife
  • Ask the hotel to arrange tickets to a classical music concert or the theatre.
  • Museums
  • For interesting, although harrowing, history visit the Jewish Museum.
  • Other Activities
  • Ride through the city in a horse-drawn carriage or classic car.
  • Sights nearby
  • Visit the stunning Prague Castle and famed Charles Bridge.
  • Restrictions on children
  • All children above 3yrs old welcome
  • No restaurant
  • Breakfast and snack bar only
  • Pet friendly
  • Allowed on request
  • Full of character
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Quiet
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Free wifi
  • Townhouse
  • Traditional
  • Charming
  • Intimate
  • Romantic

Facilities

  • Restrictions on children
  • All children above 3yrs old welcome
  • No restaurant
  • Breakfast and snack bar only
  • Parking
  • Parking at EUR 15 per day
  • Pet friendly
  • Allowed on request
  • Airport transfer
  • Surcharge applies
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Bar
  • Free wifi
  • Garden
  • Sitting Room
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Close to nightlife
  • Ask the hotel to arrange tickets to a classical music concert or the theatre.
  • Museums
  • For interesting, although harrowing, history visit the Jewish Museum.
  • Other Activities
  • Ride through the city in a horse-drawn carriage or classic car.
  • Sights nearby
  • Visit the stunning Prague Castle and famed Charles Bridge.

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