Brno unrated Hotels
Set in the heart of the Old Town, this clean and stylish hostel opened in 2011 and still smells and looks brand new. The rooms are named after famous Moravians (like Milan Kundera) or famous events (Austerlitz) and decorated accordingly.
In a quiet family neighbourhood on the fringe of the city, the Akord's comfortable rooms feature the best of 1960s decor. It's just as well the rates seem from another simpler era too.
Occupying a front-row position in 20th-century history, this cosy and refurbished hotel is back fulfilling its original purpose after more than 100 years.
Boby Centrum Hotel
Book a few additional nights at the massive, glitzy and business-like Boby Centrum. Even before you start exploring the rest of Brno, you'll need some extra days to experience all the hotel's sprawling facilities and surrounding attractions.
This camp site is at the Brněnská přehrada (Brno dam), northwest of the city centre. Get there from the main train station on tram 1 to the zoo, then change to bus 103. The camp ground is at the seventh stop.
Brno's best hostel is also it's most central. Open from July to August, this friendly and laid-back place makes exploring Brno a cinch with bicycle hire and up-to-date recommendations on the best ways to enjoy the city's nightlife.
The sweeping retro staircase and curvy leather chairs in reception are straight from Dr Evil's lair. Upstairs the rooms are bright but businesslike, with swishly spacious bathrooms that will restore your mojo in no time.
In a quiet neighbourhood 1km from the centre (and recommended by the Tourist Information Office), Omega has spacious rooms with modern pine furniture.
Hotel Pod Špilberkem
Tucked away near the castle are these quiet rooms, all clustered around a central courtyard. The secure car park is a good option for self-drive travellers.
This 19th century mansion in parkland above the Svrakta River has 20 individually decorated rooms. It's a bit of a hike to get here, but you can recharge with a drink beside the gorgeous swimming pool.
Under Austrian ownership, Brno's oldest hotel has been refurbished to emerge as one of the city's most comfortable and characterful sleeping options. The building's heritage style now includes all mod cons, including a gym and sauna.
Easily reached by tram to the Mendlovo námesti transport hub, this three-star pension in a quiet, residential street has robust breakfasts, comfortable rooms, and the liquid lure of the Starbrno brewery just down the road.
Penzion Na Starém Brně
An atmospheric Augustinian monastery conceals five compact rooms that come Lonely Planet reader-recommended. Just metres away there's a Moravian wine bar.
Three individually decorated guest rooms make this pretty 1920's villa stand out from other nearby houses in this quiet and quickly gentrifying city fringe neighbourhood. Our personal favourite is the Zen minimalism of the 'Japanese' room.
Hotel & Pivnice Pegas
Centrally located, the Pegas has been refurbished to include huge beds, flat-screen TVs and updated bathrooms. Expect a friendly welcome at reception and the lure of the Pegas microbrewery and pub downstairs.
Body Boarding House
Save money by self-catering in these spacious flats in a rapidly gentrifying street of restored apartment blocks. If you save enough, maybe you can stay a little longer and invest in cosmetic surgery at the attached clinic.
Set in a quiet neighbourhood a 10-minute walk from the centre, this self-proclaimed ‘art’ hotel (presumably for the wacky futuristic lobby furniture) offers clean and tastefully furnished modern rooms in a historic 19th-century building.
A quick tram ride from the centre, one of Brno's best music clubs offers funky and colourful rooms. A nonsmoking cafe and good bar reinforces the social vibe. Catch tram 1 or 6 to the Hrnčirská stop.