We are recommended at Guardian.co.uk Top 10 Prague hotels:
"Charlotte and Jan Rippl have been running House at the Big Boot for over a decade and have developed a solid reputation as a friendly, comfortable establishment just a stone's throw from Charles Bridge in the Lesser Quarter (Mala Strana). The house was built by Santini de Bossi in around 1669 but has been carefully restored, retaining some of the flair of the 17th-century through the furnishings, decorations and the rabbit-warren style hallways and annexes."
New York Times recommends us in an article 36 hours in Prague:
"Less expensive, though also literary, is the House at the Big Boot a family-owned hotel in Mala Strana where the poet James Merrill once stayed. The hotel's owner even figured in one of his poems"
A Telegraph.co.uk wrote in their Travel guide to Prague:
"The discreet establishment, whose name translates as the House of the Big Boot (there is no sign) is one of Prague’s best b & bs. Occupying an ancient building on a cobbled Mala Strana backstreet, it offers a dozen bedrooms full of antiques and art, many of which are family heirlooms of the charming owner, Jan Rippl. The good breakfasts can be eaten communally with other guests if you wish."
The Mail on Sunday wrote in Breaks in tradition:
"The House at the Big Boot is a discreet b&b (no sign indicates it takes paying guests) hidden away deep in the Mala Strana district - if you want to avoid the stag parties that can plague Prague at weekends, it's the perfect hideaway. The 17th Century house is very much the family home of the engaging owners, the Rippls. A spiral stone staircase leads to individual bedrooms decorated with antiques, modern art and Persian rugs. Good breakfasts are served communally."