Good accommodation, preferably with a view, is very important to us. It is not simply a place to sleep but a place where we can relax. Our Prague apartment (May 2005) was not luxurious but sufficient with a very pleasant t view of the garden in the back.
...our apartment with a balcony and two windows
We enjoyed the view from the balcony and windows
...yup, that's the American flag at the top of the hill - the American embassy
The garden is accessible to the public for a very small fee (an equivalent of ~$1 in 2005) and had very few visitors. The view from the top of the garden is also beautiful. We spent a lot of slow moments while there.