We happened upon this lovely place, after a day of walking in Prague, starting in the old city, to the Jewish section, over the bridge into the medieval section, by the wonderful castle and surrounding fabulous sites. We were tired when we walked into a lovely little street, Novy Svet and found the wonderful Hotel U Raka, for a beer and a snack at the end of it. They'd just sold out of a couple of dishes on the menu (but we didn't get there til about 4pm). The bar was cosy, real fire lighting so very lovely and warm this February day and full of interesting artefacts. We had a look at the details about the hotel and would definitely think of staying at the hotel, for the next visit to Prague.
We stayed here for 7 days while we toured Prague. Quiet and serene, not in the loud center of the action, but the tram is just near the hotel and after climbing a few steps the tram setup is right there, and a 10 minute ride and you are in the center of town. Perfect for us because we do not want to hear the young people celebrating all night. Only 8 rooms I think, and the staff is anxious to help you in any way. Would highly recommend. Special thanks to Teresa, Michael, Maria, Katia. The owner Alexander has a gem here in the U Raka.
We absolutely LOVED Hotel U Raka! The inn was lovely, something out of a storybook. The owners and their friendly, hospitable staff made us feel so comfortable and at home. The inn was quiet, clean, and comfortable. The staff was outstanding and cater3ed to our every need. I recommend this wonderful place highly and look forward to returning one day.
We booked this hotel despite claims that it was a "long walk" from the historic Old and New cities by the riverfront. The relaxed stroll through some of Prague's most charming streets was never boring! Located in a mostly residential area, it is not near rollicking nightlife, but it is right on some of Prague's most useful tram lines. The wifi was spotty, but the property is delghtful.
Not only has this hotel in a beautiful old building the usual amenities (TV, safe, lovely bathroom), is perfectly clean and are the rooms very spacious, but it has this individual style, romantic charm and picturesqueness about it that makes it absolutely unique. It is situated in one of the quietest corners of the town, and still it's only a short walk from where all the big sights are! And if all that wasn't enough to recommend it, the U Raka also has the best breakfast you can imagine and an always friendly, welcoming staff! So stay away! I want it to have vacancies whenever I want to go to Prague again ;-) <3!