In order to create one of the best hotels in Prague, the creators of the Ventana Prague took an 18th-century residential building and converted it into this five-star hotel which opened in August 2004. The hotel’s main draw is its location, situated right on the corner of busy Celetna and dawdling distance from Old Town Square.
It’s an attractive space, with a floor and portico riveted with Italian marble and a hall adorned with iron and sophisticated lighting that illuminates the high, semi-stuccoed ceilings. A slick glass-walled lift transports guests to their rooms (or the first-floor bar), ascending through the space in the middle of the original stone spiral staircase.
The rooms at the Ventana Prague are more comfortable than chic, although they are large and (mostly) possess unbeatable views over King’s Row, Tyn Church or Old Town Square; those on the top floor (the Skyloft rooms) additionally feature mezzanine levels, antique beams and interesting layouts.
The Library and Ventana Bar are also wonderful Art Deco spaces, often used for fashion shoots, with polished teak floors and large windows for daydreaming.