Mandarin Oriental Prague
There are few places in Prague that blend historic creds and luxurious amenities quite so seamlessly as the Mandarin Oriental Prague. The hotel itself is housed within a 14th century monastery, which has been lovingly preserved, while also seriously upgraded. Those original monks might be a tad shocked at the lavish contemporary interiors (hello, Moser crystal chandeliers), but pleased to note the existence of many original features all these centuries later. The hotel is also a slam dunk in terms of location. Found in the Malá Strana district, it’s just out of reach of the tourist hordes, while nevertheless being an easy walk to sights like the Charles Bridges, Prague Castle, and with a few extra minutes of perambulation, Old Town Square.
The rooms themselves are fully, and elegantly, tricked out. There’s high-speed WiFi and Czech artworks, dark wood accents and massive bathtubs. Some have private terraces, others a split-level layout. There are views of the castle, of the Malá Strana, of the city in panorama. There are vaulted Renaissance ceilings and parquet floors. LCD televisions. Even residences in the private tower. And if that wasn’t enough, the Mandarin Oriental Prague also has its own on-site spa offering everything from Moroccan-inspired healing rituals and romantic, restorative couple’s treatments, to massages, facials and scrubs. The wellness area more generally also has an outdoor pool, gym and the services of personal trainers, to boot.
Guests can also enjoy the culinary stylings of Chef Zdeněk Křížek during their stay at the Mandarin Oriental Prague, thanks to the Spices restaurant. There’s also a lounge that stylishly sprawls through the hotel from its space at the heart of the hotel, through to the covered, heated outdoor terrace, which is perfect for a pick-me-up whether the sun’s shining or not.