Prague has always been on my bucket list. There's an air of mystery behind the "city of a hundred spires" with its storied past within the baroque buildings. For years, it's been at the top of my architectural-buff husband's hit list. So finally, after four years of marriage, we decided to celebrate our anniversary in this romantic city, the former historical capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia and current capital of the Czech Republic. It would be our third stop after London, Paris and before Venice of our European getaway, so organization was key!
First off, whenever I begin my travel research for any locale near or far, I always tackle where we will stay. For some travellers, it's not the most important element because "it's just where they'll close their eyes for the night", but not so for this wanderlusteur. The hotel's location, style, and comfort is paramount to starting any vacation off on the right foot.
Since Prague has always been one of the most exciting cultural epicentres of the world, I wanted to be close to all the action of the Old Town where I can easily catch a classical concert, opulent opera, or ballet performance. Of course, I also wanted to be close to the chic shopping strip to get my retail fix where I always like to bring home pieces from local designers' collections.
BoHo Prague Hotel is where new world modernity meets old world elegance - just my style of relaxed luxury. It's just what you'd expect from a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Watch my YouTube video for my review or continue reading below.
Once you arrive, the concierge welcomes you with a drink during check-in on the gorgeous marble bar. In your suite, you will be welcomed again with their gracious hospitality with bubbly and chocolate covered strawberries, waiting for your arrival.
As a gift for all guests, there's a book filled with artistically captured photographs of cultural sights around the city, where a large-format print hangs in each room. You can also see the pin-hole cameras made out of Babushka dolls on display near the restaurant.
I stayed in room 402, a spacious suite with comfortable queen-sized bed topped luxurious linens and down pillows. I love how at turn-down service, they not only provide chocolates but tomorrow's weather (It's all in the details, right? Luckily for me, it was just flash rain followed by beautiful sunshine). I particularly enjoyed curling up on the large lounge bed, flipping through fashion magazines on my iPad, while giving my iPhone a rest while it was charging on the USB ports on the desk. They have an open-concept closet for us fashion-loving jet-setters to easily select what to wear.
Their modern bathrooms are behind sexy, smoked glass to allow light in and only one's hour-glass silhouette, while soaking under their rain head shower with Barcelona's award winning Natura Bisee toiletries. I like having a slow start to my mornings. I call my style "late-laxer" rather than an early-riser, so I used their bath salts, relaxed in their soaker tub, and then wrapped myself in the fluffy robe and slippers while getting ready for my day.
A beautiful breakfast spread is available daily in their restaurant with charcuterie board with fine selection of cheeses. Enjoy a cup of tea from the bespoke tea selection, while indulging in their parfait and preserves bar. I ordered a white-omelette with diced tomatoes and mushrooms with a side salad paired with freshly squeezed orange juice. Maybe you saw my post because it was definitely Instagram-worthy!
After breakfast, plan out your day in their gorgeous library designed by the BoHo Prague Hotel's Spanish owner, who also designed every aspect of the hotel. Enjoy another complimentary coffee and flaky croissant that I swear rivals ones found in Paris, and trade tips of hidden local gems with other stylish guests. If you prefer the privacy of your suite, each room also has a Nespresso coffee machine for the oh-so-necessary caffeine fix all wanderlusteurs need.
Perfectly located around the corner from Old Town Square and a stone's throw from the chic shopping street, the BoHo Prague takes pride in their city and wants all guests to learn of its rich, cultural history by offering complimentary walking tours. Watch my YouTube video where you'll hear a clip of our guide telling us the story behind the Franz Kafka's kinetic head sculpture.
The BoHo Prague Hotel also provides tickets to the subway and tram to visit the further sights in New Town and across the Charles Bridge near the Prague Castle. Closest metro station is Namesti Republiky (line B).
After the tour, I recommend relaxing in their glitzy gold spa with large jacuzzi tub or indulge in a massage treatment. In my next YouTube video and blog post, I will also share with you my picks of where to savour in the city. Be warned that Prague's cuisine is heavy on meat and potatoes, so the hotel also has a small gym to keep you in shape during your travels.
Before heading out for dinner reservations booked by BoHo Prague's friendly concierge, definitely enjoy a cocktail on their enormous bar. Their namesake BoHo cocktail is made from their local Czech herbal liqueur Becherovka (pronounced B-hair-o-ka), now a staple in my home bar to mix with tonic - it brings me back to my amazing anniversary trip to Prague.
Although the hotel is one of the newest in the city, they are already receiving rave reviews from other travellers on Trip Advisor BoHo Prague Hotel for its subtle sophistication amongst the over-the-top opulence the city has to offer. We want to thank the BoHo Prague Hotel for their generous hospitality. As always, all views are genuine and my own. Looking for more design-centric hotel reviews? Read my top picks of where to slumber in The Wanderlusteur Capri City Guide.
Prague is not only rich in cultural sites, but also king of the nightlife! I recommend our reversible Nicole 2-Way Halter Wrap Dress to saunter the cobblestone streets with flats during the day, then reverse it and wear your favourite heels at night to sashay the night away!
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