Our insider’s guide to the top two best luxury hotels in Prague relies on sophisticated tranquility, and exquisitely designed rooms. Whether you’re visiting Prague for the culture or to immerse yourself in the city’s enchanting architecture, Prague’s luxury hotels offer it all, from indulgent spas to award-winning restaurants, provided you’re willing to splash the cash.
- Carlo IV, The Dedica Anthology
With its opulent public spaces and exquisitely designed rooms, it is housed inside a neoclassical palazzo with a huge, high-ceilinged foyer, ornate stucco, but also lots of modern touches. Shoppers are close to the Palladium shopping centre. The 152 rooms are most functional, with classic but stylish furnishings and hardwood floors. The deluxe category rooms have comfortable beds with red and gold color schemes, wooden floorboards and damask drapes. The palazzo was originally built for a Czech mortgage bank and it makes a big impression on the inside too, with its alabaster columns, grand coats of arms on the ceiling and polished marble hallways adorned with contemporary artworks. The upper categories rooms come with a separate living room, antique desks as well as bathtubs. With in-house facilities including a Roman spa with pool, a cigar bar set in one of the oldest cognac vaults in Europe, you’ll feel like royalty, although it’s not as in-the-thick-of-it as some other hotels. The highlight of the service is probably the dimly-lit spa with a Turkish and full-body massages in the treatment rooms, where at the rear of the main hall, you’ll find a couple of more intimate seating areas and a discreet business area. The hotel’s main Salon restaurant is a fairly refined space with dishes like grilled pork tenderloin with mashed potatoes or saffron risotto with asparagus and seafood.
- Augustine Hotel
One of Prague’s most impressive accommodation options, sequestered behind large walls, comes with some seriously sharp contemporary design, a magnificent cocktail bar and terrace. Modernist furnishings and artworks are tastefully combined with nods to the monastery’s history, such as religious statues and symbols subtly sewn into curtains and cushions, whilst the service and facilities are top-notch. For food and drink, there is a lovely open-plan space and garden terrace, as well as a stone-floored cellar bar downstairs used for private events. Charles Bridge is just a seven-minute walk away, you can reach Old Town Square in around 20 minutes and there are some lovely monastery gardens next door. The spa offers holistic therapies and there’s also a 24-hour fitness centre and the only bar in the world where you can taste St Thomas’s beer. Breakfast is a refined buffet of cereals and juices, meats, cheeses, eggs Benedict and omelet. The hotel is set inside a maze-like combination of buildings and a working community of Augustinian friars still lives on the grounds. The 101 rooms blend elements of Czech cubism with tasteful traditional décor, with wooden floors in the bedrooms and vaulted ceilings. Double rooms start from 8,700 Czech korunas, with breakfast included, and the hotel is family-friendly, with interconnecting rooms and children’s amenities such as slippers, toiletries and a Wii Console.