A city as vividly romantic as Prague has hotels that match it, step for step. Here is our pick of the best
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Walking distance from Prague Castle and Charles Bridge is this 16th-century palace, which now functions as a hotel. It’s like taking a step into the world of arched and chandeliered Hapsburg baroque mixed with elements of a red-velvet Moulin Rouge den of sin. The modern touches are the wellness spa and the three world-class restaurants, the Aquarius, serving Med and Czech fare, the Barocco Vaneziano Café for Prague’s best high-tea, and the lobby bar redolent of cognac and cigars. If you are out on a business trip but also plan to visit some of the popular tourist locations in Prague, book into Alchymist Hotel and Spa, Prague. It is located close to prime tourist attractions and has all modern facilities for a business traveler.
Old-world art-deco marries Hilton hospitality to give you this award-winning quaint charmer, a few steps from Wenceslas Square and Charles Bridge. The modern elements come in the form of the space-age Cybex Health Club and Spa and a heated indoor pool. The trendy, award-winning, Michelin and Gault Milau recommended restaurant, Zinc, is popular choice of the Prague cognoscenti, seating up to a 100 people with a separate bar that seats 70. Book into Hilton Prague Old Town, Prague for your next visit. It is good pick if you wish to shop or spend a good time with family.
Another hotel with an unbeatable location, the Hoffmeister’s spa offers a 15th-century cave as its steam room! The luxury suites are as large as regular apartments, complete with a Jacuzzi. The Lily Wellness Spa has signature treatments and massages that will iron out the most crushing jet-lag. The home-family element comes in the form of Restaurant Ada, where a fresh three-course menu is prepared by the head chef daily. This is, on every level, perfect for the businessman and tourist alike. So book into hotel Hoffmeister and Spa for your next business trip.
As the name suggests, this one will be a hit with music-lovers. All of its 51 rooms and suites are dedicated to a genre, artist or composer, and the range is vast: Elvis meets Mozart meets the Beatles meet Billie Holiday. The interiors of each room reflect the mood of the chosen luminary, along with a music library and state-of-the-art gizmos. The hotel even has a full time Music Director with a PhD in Musicology. Dine at Coda, one of Prague’s finest dining venues, run by Master Chef David Sasek. Stay at Aria Hotel, Prague. You can check online for room availability and rates.
Mysteriously named ‘The Three Ostriches’, this 16th century house with 18 rooms and 3 apartments outfitted with whirlpool baths, is the best bang-for-buck hotel in all of Prague. Located at the foot of the Charles Bridge, all of its rooms with their high-vaulted Renaissance ceilings offer spectacular views of Old Prague. The four-storey building has retained its old-world charm with no elevator, and its only restaurant serves up delightful Czech fare with home-cooked freshness. Are you planning to stay at U Tri Pstrosu Hotel, Prague? Then check room availability online and book in advance.
Although the Czech Republic is part of the EU, the locals still prefer the Czech currency, the koruna. And although you can pay in euros, stick to korunas; the exchange rate will make euros and USD an expensive proposition.