Boscolo Prague, Autograph Collection
What We Love
- Daily breakfast and access to the spa are included in the Jetsetter rate
- Neoclassical decor, with opulent rooms, some with fresh flowers
- ?The indoor swimming pool, with its blue mosaic floor
- Two on-site restaurants and a spa
What To Know
- ?Superior Rooms are approximately 301 square feet and may feel small?
- There’s free WiFi only in the lobby; it’s an extra $25 per day in the guestrooms?
- The nearest train station is a third of a mile away; Namesti Republiky is the closest Metro bus stop?
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
With an exquisite neoclassical façade dating from the 19th century, Boscolo Prague (once the Czech Mortgage Bank) is the height of opulence: think sweeping staircases with wrought iron balustrades, soaring frescoed ceilings and original brass chandeliers. The lobby has towering marble columns, potted palms, period furnishings and plenty of ornamental touches, reminding guests that this is very much Old World Prague.
Bed and Bath
The 152 rooms are seriously romantic with single roses draped over beds, oversize tubs in the marble bathrooms, and fresh-cut flowers and candles (not that you would expect any less from a hotel conceived by four Venetian brothers). Even if romance isn’t on your agenda, all rooms seduce guests with walls dressed in silk, gilded mirrors, and drapes made from heavy damask. Some rooms are on the small side (Superior Rooms are approximately 301 square feet), but the tall headboards and high ceilings, and the color scheme of muted reds and golds make them feel much more spacious.
The public areas are just as lavish, from the dark wood–paneled late night Cigar Bar (which serves tumblers of cognac and brandy) to the two on-site restaurants. La Cucina is decorated with red leather panels and black-and-white photos of old-school Prague nightlife, and the upscale Inn Ox Lounge serves a range of cocktails and features live piano music on most nights. The spa houses an indoor swimming pool with a striking blue mosaic floor and a Turkish bath and sauna. There’s a variety of treatments on offer, from full-body massages to spiritual rejuvenation.
How to Get There
We have spent a week end in the hotel Carlo IV. The staff was very nice and helpful. Milos did everything to make our stay unfogettable. We had a very good time!
The hotel is very beautiful and close to the old town. We reommend it!
I enjoyed my stay at Carlo IV. The check-in was welcoming, courteous and efficient and the lobby is beautiful. The fresh flower displays were exceptional and the live music played here (particularly the harp at breakfast time) was superb.
The Hotel is well situated, a comfortable walk from all the sights and easy to reach from the airport in 30m or so. Uber worked well.
I stayed in a Duplex room which was very comfortable. The bathroom was on the small side and the downstairs seating area was also quite cramped but everything was very clean and well maintained.
Breakfast food choices were very good and the restaurant space was attractive, calm and comfortable. Egg choices were limited to pre-cooked, and table clearing etc could be slow.
Most of the staff were charming and helpful although check out was rather mechanical and cold - I wasn't asked how the stay was or given the opportunity to review my charges before I was asked to pay.
Overall this was a very good stay in a beautifully maintained historic building with some exceptional touches - I'd happily return.
This place feels like a palace. The reception is just a small desk in the main room, the staff is very friendly. The whole building has this historic charm and is decorated lavishly. My room was one of the nicest rooms of the house, very spacious, well maintained and clean. It’s an experience to stay here, I would come back anytime.
We stayed here for three nights as we love splendid old buildings. This one started out as a bank and was also a post office in its lifetime. Its been wonderfully restored and lives up to the photos on line.
Staff were fantastic, position is excellent - walked everywhere and it hasa Spa with free access to pool and sauna.
Don’t hesitate to book this wonderful hotel. Excellent rooms, ensuites, breakfast, dinner, bar, all the staff, and a lovely spa as well.
Wouldn’t dream of booking anywhere else when we go to Prague next time.