Dům u velké boty (in English, "House at the Big Boot") has preserved its authentic atmosphere despite modern renovations, providing visitors the perfect setting to get in the historic spirit of Prague’s oldest neighborhood, Malá Strana ("Lesser Town"). Grandfather clocks and teakettle collections adorn the hallways, while bedrooms decorated with ornate rugs, charming paintings, and wood finishes call to mind Renaissance-era residences of yore. This quaint décor reflects the influence of the former medieval burgher house where the B&B is situated. A short walk away from Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, and the natural beauty of Petřin park and Kampa Island, Dům u velké boty is in an ideal location for travelers looking for proximity to Prague’s main sights without the concentration of tourists and nightlife found in the Old Town. Bedrooms include free Wi-Fi and electric heating but no television, as the owners felt such a glaring modern appliance would detract from the restored building’s authenticity. No need to worry about comfort, though: plush beds and nice bathrooms make for homey, romantic living accommodation.
Owners Jakub and Charlotta Rippl and their staff are attentive and friendly, known to draw out a map and point out highlights and restaurant recommendations for their guests. Sumptuous breakfasts are included and feature eggs made to order. Rooms vary individually in size and quality and are priced accordingly, so be sure to inquire about specifics via phone or email when booking your stay.
- Frommer's Staff