Enjoy a Halloween fright in spooky and stylish Prague

My partner and I are hoping to go away for three or four days over the October bank holiday weekend. We want somewhere in Europe that’s fun and affordable, with a good nightlife and some attractions to keep us entertained during the day. As it is going to be Halloween we would love somewhere with a spooky theme. Where would you suggest?

My partner and I are hoping to go away for three or four days over the October bank holiday weekend. We want somewhere in Europe that’s fun and affordable, with a good nightlife and some attractions to keep us entertained during the day. As it is going to be Halloween we would love somewhere with a spooky theme. Where would you suggest?

Prague is a great city that is sure to be the host of a fantastic few days away for you and your partner. As well as being beautiful, gothic and picturesque, Prague is widely renowned for its amazing nightlife and its extensive range of tourist activities.

There is no shortage of sightseeing companies within Prague who can collect you from your hotel or the town centre to take you on a tour of the popular attractions. By taking this option it means you won’t have to worry about organising travel or adhering to public transport timetables so you are free to relax.

If you want to add a little Halloween spirit to your trip, just outside Prague is one of the best known ossuaries or bone churches in the world. The Sedlec Ossuary sits underneath a church and it’s not just piles of bones but bones used as interior décor. At Sedlec, the artist got quite creative with a coat of arms on one wall, an enormous working chandelier hangs from the ceiling in the centre of the chapel and near the stairway he even left his signature and the date of his work all in human bones.

The one thing that really makes Prague stand out as a Halloween destination in Europe is the city’s Old Town Square. By day you might focus more on the pastel painted buildings but even on the brightest day there’s no denying that the Gothic Týn Cathedral that peers over the square from behind another building can give anyone the shivers.

After a day of sightseeing and frights there are many great and affordable restaurants that will offer you everything from Czech to Chinese cuisine. The city boasts a wide range of clubs to suit all tastes with everything from laid back jazz clubs, to dance and house spots.

The Duplex Club and Café in the New Town is one of the more expensive clubs in the city and is unrivalled when it comes to the ultimate nightclub experience. With several bars and some of the best DJs in the country, the Duplex even played host to Mick Jagger’s 60th birthday party making it a must see. For something a little less expensive you can go to the Karlovy Lazne club in Old Town which is the largest music club complex in Europe. Each floor has its own style, from disco to dance with enough variation to keep everyone entertained all night.

Where to Stay

Hotel Royal Esprit- Prague (****)

Prices start from €75 per room per night with Hotels.com

*Prices are subject to availability at the time of booking.

This four-star hotel is right in the centre of the city and close to Prague’s booming nightlife. The hotel is a short distance from Republic Square and Mucha Museum. A complimentary buffet style breakfast is available to all guests and any smokers travelling may be happy to know smoking is permitted in the rooms. Relax and unwind with a drink on the hotel terrace while soaking up the stunning views across the city.

Old Town Square Apartments (****)

Prices start from €82 per room per night with Hotels.com

*Prices are subject to availability at the time of booking.

These four-star apartments will offer privacy, comfort and convenience in the Stare Mesto area in the centre of Prague. The apartments are minutes from Charles Bridge and Generali Arena where you can take in a sporting event. All apartments feature a large kitchen but if you would prefer to dine out there are two great restaurants within the building. Guests can choose between the Parisian Brasserie or the romantic setting of the Provence style French restaurant.

Central Hotel Prague- Prague (***)

Prices start from €82 per room per night with Hotels.com

*Prices are subject to availability at the time of booking.

The Central Hotel Prague is a three-star property in the centre of the city. Guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast and there is on-site bike rental which could also be a great way to spend the day and sample all this beautiful city has to offer.

For more information and travel tips on planning your holiday visit www.Hotels.com or call 1800 55 3338 to wake up happy on your holiday!