PRAGUE is an enchanting European city, a land where more than a thousand years of rich history makes for beautiful, well-preserved structures and monuments.
The baroque structures with domes and spires, the ancient chapels with storied walls, the grandiose entrances framed by mythological statues – the city’s medieval influences are peppered in and around the city, adding to its widespread appeal.
But it’s not just its history that makes Prague a city that tourists keep going back to – a lively drinking culture, charming old neighbourhoods, and sleek art galleries are rapidly gaining attention, offering visitors a more wholesome experience.
Whatever you partake in, after hours of walking and exploring a city full of undiscovered wonders and charms, there’s nothing like slumping into a comfortable bed at the end of the day. We’ve handpicked three luxury hotels in Prague to seal off what will surely be a memorable trip.
Located in the Lesser Town district in between the Prague Castle and Charles Bridge, Augustine is undoubtedly the most good-looking hotel in all the city. This in large part because it was created from a set of seven buildings dating back to 1284, many of which are veiled in historical significance, including the entrancing 13th century Augustinian St. Thomas Monastery.
The hotel is blessed with direct access to the monastery via a private Garden of Eden and its arcades. If staying at the hotel, you can also choose to partake in private friar-guided tours of the monastery, the church, and the library, a one-of-a-kind experience to learn about the intricacies of monastic life.
The property is home to 101 rooms and suites designed by Olga Polizzi, and are some of the largest luxury rooms in Prague. We like that the Classic Rooms come in various shapes and sizes due to the historic nature of the building, and reflect monks’ cells by way of wooden flooring and St Augustine color palettes.
For added decadence, the Deluxe Suite offers devastatingly beautiful views of Prague Castle, and has a separate bedroom and living area. Meanwhile, the magical Tower Suite – housed in the former astrological tower of the monastery – is made up of three floors connected by a spiral staircase and boasts a panoramic view of Prague. Read more…
In Old Town Prague sits Four Seasons Hotel Prague, a contemporary building that unites three historical edifices – classical, renaissance, and 18th century baroque. Right out of a painting, the majestic property is just steps away from the iconic Charles Bridge and perched at the edge of the Vltava River.
The hotel houses 157 luxury rooms, 19 of which are suites. The Renaissance Rooms are spacious and reflect the architectural style of the Renaissance Building with unique features that include high ceilings, Czech-style paneling and molding, hand-painted stenciling, a Bohemian crystal chandelier, and large windows that look out to the Monastery of the Knights of the Cross.
If you want to feel like royalty, book the Presidential Suite secluded on the second level of the 18th century Baroque Building and take in the serene views of the river and the. The suite’s living room features prized, original artwork, a window-side piano, a cozy fireplace, and a reading corner with lounge sofa.
For a relaxing few hours after sightseeing, head to the in-house AVA Spa, a beautiful space overlooking the Prague Castle. Treatments are based on water and mineral-rich products, while facial and body treatments with moor muds are enhanced with a Czech-inspired thermal baths menu.
Set on the site of a former 14th century monastery, Mandarin Oriental is a well-preserved piece of history that masterfully blends contemporary aesthetics with period-inspired designs. Located in a quiet enclave of the Lesser Town district, the hotel offers a “glimpse into the past whilst embracing the future”.
Rooms are finished with elegant details such as calming blue palettes, heavy drapery, and rich mahogany furniture. We particularly like the Moser Crystal Suite, which keeps the building’s original architectural structures, including the vaulted ceilings, tall windows and parquet floors. As a bonus, the room is also adorned with exquisite crystal accessories.
Meanwhile, the Presidential Suite in the Baroque wing adopts a soothing theme of creams and browns, and has a separate master bedroom, foyer, marble bathroom, and living room spanning two floors. One of the best things about the suite is access to a private terrace from where you can soak in the spectacular views of the city over a bottle of wine.
It’s also worth booking a spa session here; the space is set in a former chapel and incorporates unique features such as the illuminated foundations of a 14th century church displayed below the glass floor of the lobby. From reenergizing four hand-massages to rejuvenating coffee scrubs, the spa will have your tired limbs sorted.
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