A classic Art Nouveau hotel in Prague’s city centre, Hotel Paris Prague is probably the most upmarket in town. Built in 1904 next to the Municipal House – another grand Art Nouveau edifice – the hotel has retained its turn-of-the-century elegance even through subsequent renovations and modernisations.
After registering in the classic Secese lobby, follow the correspondingly sinuous banister up to comfortable, high-ceilinged rooms that incorporate modern furnishings with an Art Nouveau twist (soft furnishings and carpets are surprisingly anonymous), and clean, crisp bathrooms covered in French cobalt and white tiles. If you feel like splashing out, the Hotel Paris Prague’s Royal Tower Suite is extremely luxurious; planned like a loft apartment with sympathetically designed furniture, it is capped by fabulous views of the city.
The restaurant, bar and lobby exude an aura of resplendent grandeur, and the Hotel Paris Prague has all the facilities that you might expect or need, including a Wellness and Spa Centre. The restaurant, Sarah Bernhardt, offers very good cuisine, and the Cafe de Paris is a great place for a spot of afternoon tea – which, of course, you will pay for handsomely.