Monday 7 November 2016

A city break in Prague at the Penta Hotel

The view from the Old Town Hall Tower

Prague is one of those places that has been on my travel list for years. I was so excited when I finally booked my trip to visit with my family in October this year. Autumn is a great time to go as the weather is perfect for exploring as it's not too cold. I have also written a blog post on what I wore during my trip to Prague, which you can read here.

Where to stay

I stayed at the Penta Hotel which is a modern, boutique hotel chain with a twist. The hotel has a stunning interior design and relaxed atmosphere. The group have 27 hotels worldwide, which is why I like to think of them as bespoke and boutique.

The reception couples up as the bar and you immediately grasp the vibe of the hotel as soon as you enter. Fireplaces, comfy sofas, a pool table and lots of mirrors are just some of the really cool and stylish aspects of the reception and lounge area. The lighting is so good that you sometimes feel like you've just walked into a bar at 11pm, not a hotel!

The reception and bar area

The bedrooms

The rooms are just as stylish with a real modern feel alongside vintage classics. The shower includes a rain shower and I loved the Anatomical products left for us to use. The products are displayed in clear make up bags which I think is a really nice twist compared to your usual hotel products.

The comfortable beds

Anatomical beauty products in the hotel bathroom

Each morning after a good night's sleep I looked forward to the delicious breakfast that was awaiting me downstairs. We had breakfast in the hotel everyday and there was a wide selection of hot and cold food, including a full English breakfast if you wanted it. On most days I opted for cereal, yogurt and a croissant as this kept me going ahead of a full day exploring the city.

My top five things to do in Prague 

Visit Prague Castle

This took around half a day to explore the castle grounds and let buildings including the St Vitus Cathedral. The history around the castle is fascinating, as well as the amazing architecture.

Walk along Charles Bridge 

One of the most iconic bridges in Prague is the famous Charles Bridge. It's very busy and there's artists and musicians playing all along the Bridge. But the atmosphere is great and it gives you a nice view of the river.

See the view from the Old Town Hall Tower

The Old Town Hall Tower* is a spectacular building that offers stunning views over the Old Town Square and the wider city. After climbing the stairs all the way to the top, you can see an amazing view of the square as well as over the whole city. It's definitely worth visiting, although I would recommend getting there as early as possible in the morning to avoid the queues.

Take a walk to Petrin Hill

Petrin Hill offers magnificent views of Prague and is truly a place to relax among the beautiful greenery. It's worth going to in the late afternoon as the sun is setting.

Admire the beauty of Loreta

Loreta is a lovely building with a clock tower and a definite must-see if you're in Prague. The outside is stunning but also go inside for the diamond studded artwork.


The Old Town Hall Tower and Astrological Clock

Have you ever been to Prague? What did you enjoy the most?

*I collaborated with Prague City Tourism on this blog post, who kindly gifted me some tickets for the Old Town Hall Tower. All views are honest and my own as always.


  1. This hotel looks like the coolest place! I went to Prague back in July and fell in love with it, so desperate to go back. Petrin hill and the Letka beer garden was really fun and such a beautiful area in the summer!

    Lovely post :)

    Love Izzy |

    1. Thanks Izzy. It was such a cool hotel to stay in. I definitely want to visit Prague again too!

  2. I have been to Prague and I absolutely loved it, I went in winter and everything was so perfect- the air smelled like gingerbread, it was snowing and hot chocolates were everywhere!

    1. It's lovely! Sounds like winter is a nice time to go as well.

  3. Prague is still on my list of places to go so your post is super helpful - it's also made me bump it up a bit on my travel wish list! Maybe in 2017...

    1. I'm glad my blog post was helpful! You should definitely go as it's such a great city :)