The church spires, historic architecture and stately streets of Prague are justifiably famous, but there is much more to the Czech Republic than just the capital. Brno is home to some similarly attractive buildings, grand castles and a beautiful reservoir, while Karlovy Vary is famed for restorative spa waters and a glitzy film festival. No matter where your itinerary takes you, there’ll be a top hotel to suit your style. Discover our guide to the best hotels in Prague and book your stay with Culture Trip.
Luxurious leather sofas, crystal chandeliers and marble-floored guestrooms set the tone for this stylish hotel in the centre of the Old Town. When it comes to relaxation, the M Lounge has you covered, with Chesterfield couches and a wood-walled library, while the M Spa has a range of wellness treatments and a rooftop jacuzzi with stunning views over the city.
Style infuses every inch of this boutique design hotel, from the dark wood exterior to the contemporary guestrooms, appointed in stylish tones of grey and light wood. The aesthetic continues in the beautiful spa, where you can work out or enjoy a rejuvenating massage, while many Prague attractions – including a famous sculpture of Franz Kafka – are a short walk away.
Despite the name, the design of Maximus has a minimalist, Zen-like feel. Built according to Feng Shui principles, you can choose from several room types that have a distinct energy depending on the purpose of your stay (creativity, rest or business), all tastefully appointed, spacious and well-lit. Things do get more maximalist in the facilities, which span a bowling alley, a beauty salon and scooters you can take to explore the beautiful Brno Reservoir.
Live like royalty at this fairy-tale hotel, set in a chateau which dates to the 13th century. Rooms have lovely period features, such as wall arches and Renaissance-style murals, and a welcoming atmosphere created by the provision of homemade local honey and fresh fruit in every room. The all-inclusive l’Occitane Spa, with a turret jacuzzi and pool under the castle arches, makes the most of the unique atmosphere of the property.
This beautiful heritage hotel has been the stopover of choice in Karlovy Vary for diplomats, royalty and other luminaries for more than 300 years, and also plays host to the stars for the local film festival. Rooms have a classically elegant feel, and the beautiful Mala Dvorána restaurant specialises in exquisite central European cuisine – try the sturgeon with walnuts and white wine, or the duck leg confit with fennel.
Set around an ivy-strewn courtyard fountain, the Alchymist has a somewhat baroque feel, with ornate gold-hued bed frames, plush rugs and large chandeliers. The Ecsotica Spa, with golden doors and huge Moorish arches, takes things a step further, while the lavish Aquarius Restaurant serves classic Czech dishes such as svíčková – sirloin steak with a cream sauce and dumplings.
Self-care is the order of the day at this restorative hotel in Karlovy Vary. Rooms are traditionally appointed with plush beds and sofas, with the luxury suites offering even more space with separate living rooms. Massages, gym facilities, facials and cryotherapy are among the spa treatments available to keep you looking and feeling your best.
Housed in a palatial building in the heart of Brno, this elegant hotel mixes up the design in the luxurious guest rooms, which have a contemporary edge and a stylish monochrome colour palette. The red-ceilinged restaurant serves hearty breakfast spreads, while the atmospheric bars of the Old Town are on your doorstep.
Housed in a duck egg blue building and with a traditionally elegant decor, this lovely hotel sits on the outskirts of the spa town of Mariánské Lázně amid rolling green lawns. Enjoy sweeping views over the town and countryside from the Mecséry Lookout, near to the hotel, or discover more about the colourful town history at the Mariánské Lázně Museum.
Overlooking the grand baroque fountain of Zelny Square in Brno, the Grandezza dates from the early 20th century and combines a classical architecture with art deco touches. Rooms look over the square and the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul, while Grandezza Restaurant does classic European food well – try the beef cheeks braised in red wine.
The tall red roofs of this hotel complex blend in perfectly with the historic architecture of the Old Town, while the luxurious guest rooms – some of which are housed in former monks’ cells, a relic of the buildings days as a monastery – blend period features such as rugged wooden ceiling beams with modern furniture. Dining in the monastery courtyard is a lovely experience, and the Thursday barbecue evenings, soundtracked by live jazz, are not to be missed.
Quality and comfort are two words that come to mind when you think of the Four Seasons portfolio, and their Prague property is no exception: a classically decorated, stately hotel which overlooks city landmarks such as the Charles Bridge, Prague Castle and Old Town Square. Don’t miss the rooftop MIRU Restaurant, where the city views are matched by the superb Japanese-fusion cuisine.
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