Art Deco Imperial Hotel
What We Love
- Timeless elegance that dates from 1914
- The famous Café Imperial, a Prague institution for 100 years
- Free access to the fitness and wellness center, decorated with Roman-style mosaics
What To Know
- Limousine transfers from the airport are available for about $45 each way
- Free WiFi
- Advance reservations are highly recommended at Café Imperial, even for hotel guests
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
One of Prague’s most prestigious addresses since it was built during 1913-14, the hotel is distinctive for its geometric Art Deco-meets-Cubism exterior. Inside, a grand marble staircase dominates the lobby, which is flanked by figures inspired by Egyptian and Mediterranean cultures. Tiles and pillars are rich with floral and animal prints. The 86 rooms retain an Art Deco grandeur but are tricked out with modern niceties like satellite TV and heated bathroom floors. The hotel’s most famous feature is its restaurant, which has been among the most popular grand cafés in Prague for a century and was once frequented by Franz Kafka and composer Leos Janacek. Celebrity chef Zdenek Pohlreich runs the kitchen, which turns out traditional Czech cuisine with a modern twist.
In the Area
The hotel is located in the main pedestrian area and only a few minutes’ walk from Old Town Square. It’s near the Municipal House, which hosts art exhibitions and musical performances in a glorious old building, and Powder Tower, a 213-foot-tall tower that was the gateway to the medieval Royal Route that cuts through the Old Town. Also nearby is Wenceslas Square (actually a 750-foot-long boulevard) filled with shops, cafés and nightlife.
How to Get There
Excellent hôtel And service, perfect location , great room and fabulous buffet breakfast: décor is so lovely And concierges are helpful And know their city! Stayed three nights And we were very comfortable
This hotel looks like a 5 star with all the lux. Big rooms, lovely bathrooms, extra big bed, complete silence during the night and the art on walls and ceiling is breath taken. I will return and want no other hotel now I have experienced the best. Thank you.
The hotel is absolutely beautiful with a superb 1930s Art Deco interior - even the lifts look wonderful. It's also handy for sightseeing, with the Old Town Square only 10 or 15 minutes' walk away. There's a metro station nearby but we didn't need to use it. The staff were extremely helpful and our (executive) room was large and very quiet. Breakfast was very good with a wide choice, and served in the stunning surroundings of the Imperial Cafe. The second day was my birthday but I hadn't mentioned this, so was surprised to be presented with a free bottle of sparkling wine in a ice bucket, a card and some chocolate almonds by a member of staff - a lovely touch.
The Imperial Art Deco Hotel did not disappoint. We booked two rooms both of which were spotlessly clean. Both the hotel and adjoining cafe are stunning. Breakfast was excellent, buffet style and offering a good choice. An evening meal was enjoyed on a couple of occasions in the Imperial Cafe and again could not fault, staff were very attentive. The hotel is well placed for exploring Prague and we found sights were easily acessable on foot.
What an amazing and charming hotel right in the heart of Prague. There is much history so be sure to pause and take some time to learn about this beautiful relic. The decor is authentic Art Deco period and the rooms have been refreshed to feel also cozy, modernized and comfortable. The Imperial Cafe is excellent. We arrived the first night for a late night dinner which was truly excellent...very fresh and some unique dishes, including Czech entrees. The hotel lobby bar became a favorite almost nightly stop, and the bartender is great. You also meet other guests from all over the world in a relaxed setting. The morning breakfast is quite good and very popular. Be sure to arrive with enough time to eat because they break it down at precisely 10:30. The concierge is quite helpful for advice and reservations. The neighborhood has endless sites to see and numerous excellent eateries and a variety of bars, wine bars, beer bars and many outdoor market venues. Shopping is super convenient for whatever you might have forgotten, right around the corner at the Palladium. Can’t wait to return to Prague and the Imperial Art Deco Hotel. Wonderful employees and obviously a very well managed and cared for property. We recommend this property for anyone traveling to Prague.