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.
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Very nice hotel, with a beautiful hall and very clean and comfortable rooms.
The breakfast was amazing, you can find anything that you want in it, even champagne :). I am rating it Very good and not Excellent, only because I think it's a bit overpriced.
But in general, I will totally recommend it, and hopefully I'll be back again.
We got upgraded to an executive room which made all the difference in the world. If you are going to get a regular room, it is very small and you will be disappointed but if you get an upgrade you will appreciate the extra space.
The breakfast buffet is phenomenal. The service at the restaurant was very good. The hotel is walking distance to old town and all the major attractions.
The hotel concierges have an attitude (we talked to two different ones) and nether was that useful, thank God for Google and Uber.
For the price this was an excellent place to stay and we will be back.
The pool is nice but the water is cold and it does not have a sauna!
Hotel is very nice four stars. New ownership is still finding it place. Spa very nice and prices are good.
Rooms are very nice but the baths could be updated
Breakfast was very good but no surprises.
Staff good but could be more service oriented. Today much luggage by front door. Feels like a hostel.
Luxury hotel in a good location within walking distance of most of the old town/city center attractions. I had an upgraded room on the second floor, very spacious with high ceilings. Breakfast was very good. Shout out to Jiri at the bar for a very enjoyable conversation and helpful service.
I recommend the hotel if you are in Prague as the rooms and service are very good, but my one issue was with the key cards. When I first checked in and went to my room, both key cards from reception did not work with the door so I had to go back to reception for refreshed keys which then worked. After meetings the next day I came back to the hotel and again that night the key did not work and I hd to go back to reception to reset the key again.
The consistency of the key cards needs to be addressed as this is not an issue at top tier hotels regardless if the key card is next to your cell phone
My husband and I just spent 5 nights at this hotel, a Marriott property that was formerly called the Boscolo Prague. Overall, it was charming place. We used Marriott rewards points and were given a standard room, which they called classic. The room was attractive with a marble bathroom, but it was very small, so small we felt like we had no place to put our things.
Because my husband is a gold elite lifetime member of the Marriott rewards program, we were entitled to a room upgrade, if it became available. After 2 nights, a room did become available. The staff was accommodating, and told us that if we packed our things before we left for our sightseeing day, they’d move them for us. Indeed, they did that, which was helpful. The upgraded room was larger, and we liked the bathroom better because it, too, was more spacious.
We enjoyed the breakfast buffet each morning as part of our benefit because there’s no concierge lounge, which we’d ordinarily have access to. The buffet had a large selection of hot and cold foods, and we were able to have cappuccino or latte besides coffee.
The concierge also arranged for a car to drive us to a restaurant at a reasonable price.
On the downside, in order to gain access into the hotel, you needed to climb more than 2 steep flights of stairs. After walking 6, 7, or 8 miles each day, and up to 25 flights of stairs like at Prague Castle, the prospect of more stairs in order to get into the hotel made me grumpy at the end of each day!!
Also, I guess as an American, I’ve gotten used to my morning coffee. The coffee in the room was instant, and there was no coffee available in the lobby. We needed to go into breakfast in order to have coffee each morning.
All in all, however, I’d recommend this hotel, where the staff did a very nice job of making us feel comfortable.