Picturesque Prague is the heart of the real Bohemia, where Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Art Nouveau and Art Deco architectural styles combine. The Czech capital is full to the brim with history, culture, deliciously rich food, tasty brews, and a wealth of stunning accommodation. Here, Flight Centre travel expert Francesca La Spina reviews the Four Seasons Hotel Prague.
The Four Seasons Hotel Prague’s contemporary main building may appear unassuming, but it unites three historic structures – Classical, Renaissance and 18th-century Baroque buildings – creating an architectural wonder.
The hotel is perfectly positioned to explore Prague on foot. On the edge of the Vltava River in the vibrant Old Town, it is only a couple of minutes’ walk to the Old Town Square, which bustles with buskers and tourists. The hotel is also steps away from the historic Charles Bridge, decorated with Baroque-style statues, which takes you to the World Heritage-listed Prague Castle.
The hotel’s CottoCrudo restaurant, bar and lounge has a hip vibe and serves modern Italian cuisine. Order a cocktail, or sip on an imported wine and sup on morsels like oysters, salmon, tuna, scallops and prawns, jamon, salame and gourmet cheese delicacies.
There is also an array of bar and main meals – think club sandwich, braised beef check, homemade osso bucco tortelli or grilled rib-eye steak on the bone. Depending on your mood and level of hunger, there are myraid places to sit: at the bar, in the restaurant, on the terrace or inside at a booth.
When choosing a hotel, I place great importance on the in-house restaurants. After exploring all day, sometimes I don’t want to leave the hotel in the evening and look forward to a gastronomic experience not too far from my luxurious room and heavenly bed. CottoCrudo certainly fits the bill.
The recently revamped Ava Spa is an oasis. Have a quick swim in the heated vitality pool before exploring the city or enjoy a relaxing soak upon your return. With its five treatment rooms, massages, sauna and spa, you could actually hide away here all day quite contentedly.
Four Seasons Hotel Prague has a boutique hotel feel, with 157 rooms (19 suites) spread over three floors. They are very comfortably furnished, with dark wood, plush carpets, marble bathrooms and Bohemia crystal chandeliers.
The hotel combines a perfect location along with old-word luxury and modern amenities, all reminiscent of the Four Seasons Brand.
Words: Francesca La Spina - Luxury Travel Specialist with Flight Centre.