Here’s the best tip for happy family travels: pick a conveniently located family friendly hotel. When I saw the “Prague’s Best Family Hotel” badge on Hotel Suite Home Prague and its location right at New Town, I knew we were going to have a great vacation in Prague with our twins!
Location of Hotel Suite Home Prague
Hotel Suite Home Prague is situated at New Town (Nove Mesto), near tram stops and metro stations and within walking distance of all major sites in Prague. Wenceslas square is 8 minutes away, so as Lego Museum and Hamley’s Toy Store. The Astronomical Clock and Old Town Square are about 15 minutes away, while the river 5 minutes walk. Charles Bridge is about 20 minutes away (and easy walk even with strollers on a rainy day). Prague Castle is a bit further and preferably accessible by taxi or public transport. Petrin Hill on the other hand can be easily reached on foot.
New Town is also a foodie’s paradise, with lots of restaurants one after the other and in close proximity to the hotel. There’s ethnic cuisine, lots of pizza joints and chech restaurants all around. Some even have a play area or will be happy to provide some toys or drawing pads for the kids.
Suite Home Prague is also just 30 minutes drive from the airport.
Family Friendly Hotel In Prague
Hotel Suite Home Prague is chosen by families from all over the world. While there, I noticed that 9 out of 10 tables at breakfast were families with kids of every age possible, from infants to teenagers. I also noticed that our strollers weren’t the only ones at the lobby room. In fact, there were plenty!
Here are the reasons why our family chose Hotel Suite Home Prague for our stay in the capital of the Czech Republic (and why I totally recommend it):
Stay in an apartment
There are no rooms; just suites! Large apartments actually, with a large hall way, sitting area and dining area, some even feature two bedrooms and a terrace! Our twins LOVED the large spaces, they were free to run and play, as we spent lots of time at the hotel. We enjoyed having some privacy, too. Last but not least, all apartments feature a kitchen equipped with oven/stove, large fridge, dish washer and everything you’ll need to prepare meals. We stayed at a 85 square meter deluxe apartment. Yes! A family’s dream? Of course, especially since…
Breakfast is included!
And you know how important it is for a family (especially the mom) to have breakfast served to her. Basically, you have the best of two worlds: the space and amenities of an apartment and a fully equipped kitchen, with the perks of breakfast. Last but not least, breakfast is amazing. You can choose from a variety of fruits, cereal, tea and coffee, pastries, different types of bread, english breakfast and yogurt, as well as order pancakes, waffles or eggs your way.
Breakfast for kids
Yes, there are kids options, such as juice, hard boiled eggs, pancakes and waffles.There is also plastic and colorful cutlery for kids at breakfast, so don’t worry, they won’t break anything this time.
Not having to take the taxi or public transport to explore a city is a huge plus for us. The twins are still young and we need taxis with car seats, which is an expensive thing to do. And I can’t imagine wait for the tram out in the rain with two toddlers. They’d be miserable. We’d also waste a lot of time waiting and commuting, while walking was actually a blast for all of us, as the twins napped and we exercised a bit before consuming fatty central european foods.
Taxi with car seats provided
That said, Hotel Suite Home Prague works with a taxi company that can take you anywhere, offering special prices for the hotel pick up and drop off too. The hotel itself provides car seats upon request, so if you book a taxi at some point or if you’ve rent a car, it’s easy for you to arrange car seats for your family. We actually took that option and had a taxi pick us up from the airport and drop us off when our trip to Prague ended. I had booked it well in advance and the car seats were in it waiting for us. The twins napped both ways 😉 so I guess they were comfortable!
The view is breathtaking
Our apartment was on the 5th floor, which means we enjoyed a great view of the lovely Old Town roofs from the bedroom’s balcony and a breathtaking view to Prague Castle and the New Town Hall tower from our living room. The twins loved waking up and rushing to the window to see the tower and the castle (they’re so into castles lately) and spent quite a lot of time sitting by the window and talking about them.
Travel cots are offered upon request
And free of charge no less. Moreover, the linens are the right size for them. (This is actually important to mention, as most hotels provide linens for single or double beds for the cots, which is dangerous).
Babies and kids toiletries
Shower and shampoo gel, as well as body lotion are provided free of charge. This will save you a lot or room in your luggage!
Toys as gifts
The hotel provides toys as gifts to kids depending on age. The stuffed penguins we got were a huge hit!
The reception will be happy to reserve a table for you at the restaurant of your choosing. They can even locate nearby (czech or not) restaurants with play areas! Just make sure you make your reservation around noon if you want to eat at 18:00.
There’s a corner at the lobby where kids can find books, drawing pads and small toys and create their own works of art for the lobby area. Such a nice touch and the twins were kept happily busy there.
Prams & Babysitting
If you don’t want to bring your pram with you, no worries, you can rent one from the hotel! Last but not least, babysitting is also available with a charge of 20 euros/hour, for you to enjoy the city as a couple for a couple of hours.
We actually loved our stay at the Hotel Suite Home Prague and I believe we had such a lovely time in Prague partly thanks to the amenities, the location, the spacious apartment and the service of this amazing hotel.
So are you going to pick the most family friendly hotel in Prague too?
* The review is written after our complimentary stay at Hotel Suite Home Prague. All opinions are of course my own.