The Magdalena apartment offers one of the best locations anywhere in Prague. It's just below the castle in our favorite area of Prague, Mala Strana.
The apartment is actually part of Residence Thunovska, a collection of independent apartments. The residence includes a few extra services with a staff to answer your questions too. You will have full independance, but a chance to get help as you need it.
Just outside the Magdalena apartment you will find the steps to the castle, literally just across from the main door.
The street is charming and has little traffic other than pedestrians during the day. In the morning and evening, it's very calm, even magical. Seriously, this is old Prague - the building dates from the 16th century and it has kept much of its charm after various renovations.
The Magdalena apartment has a large main bedroom and another separate room that can be arranged with two single beds or one double.
The apartment itself is modern with all the features of home, including a few arches and even a piano. In summer the apartment stays cool with high ceilings and thick stone walls. While in the winter there is central heating with a thermostat to control the temperature.
The kitchen sits between the two rooms and has most amenities that you will need including a stove, oven and dishwasher.
There is one bathroom in the Magdalena, but it has two separate entrances, so you won't have to cross another person's room to get there.
Nov - Mar: 89 eur
April - Oct: 99 eur
Feel free to dine-in or even try the Antique Cafe downstairs. They serve breakfast and have great seating outside in the summer. The cafe is only open until 6 pm so there is limited noise from the street.
During the tourist season, April to October, you may get a chance to hear the castle guards playing tunes at 10 am sharp from the turret above the stairs to the castle. It's a lovely surprise, so don't miss it if you get the chance.
The residence dates from 1527 and its cellars are from the 14th century, making it one of the oldest buildings in Prague. It has undergone a few reconstructions along the way and it was actually three buildings at one time. Inside there are a few rustic elements that have been preserved including arches, painted ceilings and a few views depending on the apartment.
If you are really curious about the building, ask the staff to show you around. There are so many interesting details here to see that will add to your experience of staying here.
Restaurants: There are countless restaurants near the apartment - to many to list. Malá Strana is home to many fine restaurants and traditional pubs.
Food Stores: There is a small grocery store just around the corner and up the hill a few metres. It has everything you'll need for shorter stays. There's a larger store near the foot of Charles Bridge. And, there's a large Tesco department and grocery store about 5 minutes away by tram.
Public Transport: The tram stops about 100m from the apartment at Malostranske namesti. Trams 12, 20 and 22 stop here. And, the Malostranska metro station is about 7 minutes away. It's part of the A line. Read more about how totravel in Prague.
Sights: The main attractions are all very close to the Magdalena. They include: Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Old Town and the Jewish Quarter.
Of course, there are other lesser known sights as well. These include places like Strahov Monastery, Wallenstein Garden, Vrtbovska Garden, the Loreta, the Infant Jesus of Prague and Kampa Island to name just a few.
Also, don't forget to visit Petřín Park and its wonderful views of Prague and Petřín Tower.