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
Staff was very welcoming and gracious, especially the breakfast hostess. Breakfast buffet was quite good and a bit more choices than we are used to. The room was fine, sometimes a bit warm for us, but we did open the window to refresh the air before retiring. Maid service was a bit spotty. Room was not made up one day and the toiletries were weird, some days extra lotion and no shampoo. Some days no facecloths and only one towel. No apparent rhyme or reason. That said it it a beautiful hotel and the location is fine for walking into Prague.
What a find ! This has to be one of the most beautiful hotels that I have ever stayed in. The facade is imposing and the interior is amazing. It is history and luxury all wrapped up into one. We stayed in a classic room which was very comfortable and had all that we needed. Had breakfast at the hotel each day which had an excellent choice of hot and cold food, pastries, fruits, juices, yoghurts, breads etc. Table service for hot drinks although there are additional self-service drinks machines in the restaurant. All of the staff that we came into contact with were friendly and professional. Use of the health club was also included - large swimming pool with poolside beds; jacuzzis; sauna ; steamroom and plunge pool. Bathrobes and slippers were provided in the bedroom which could be used in the healthclub.
The hotels location is very good. As you come out of the hotel turn right and keep on walking and then take your second right which brings you out to Republic Square and off that you will find some of the main shopping streets which take you respectively to Old Town Square, Wenceslas square etc. Iit is only about a 10-15 walk at a slow pace down to Old Town Square / Wencelas Square. Charles Bridge is little bit further but very manageble . Used the metro to get over to the castle which was very easy and cheap to use. As you walk right from the hotel you will pass a burger restaurant which we used and was very good and a little but further a bar serving great beers and a small supermarket next to it.
Other tips - used Prague private transfers to and from the airport which we booked on Viator and were very efficient. Also took a day trip to the Trezen concentration camp which is about 40Km outside Prague. This was a very emotive trip.
We visited the 1st weekend in December and the Christmas lights and markets were brilliant. All in alla great trip. Prague is such a beautiful place.
Arriving at this beautiful neoclassical former bank building is a pleasure. We arranged for the hotel car to pick us up at the airport on arrival and take us back when we left a few days later, and I'm glad that we did. It made the journey through Prague traffic so much easier. On arrival, our luggage was taken upstairs to reception and we entered into the grand lobby space in which reception is located, where a harpist was playing, which was a welcome pleasure.
The hotel is in a great location, whether for the train and metro stations to explore further afield or to walk into the Old Town or Wenceslas Square, where the Christmas Markets had just opened.
The staff were friendly and helpful and we ate one night in the Salon restaurant which was excellent, though a little expensive but it was high quality food. We were surprised that it was not busier however, so we chose to eat in the New York Café the next night which had a slightly different menu, and where we also had breakfast on one of the mornings - a large buffet with a comprehensive selection of hot and cold food.
The bedroom was similar to one I had stayed in a few years ago and, while it was good, there were a few little things that needed TLC - nothing serious, and I am probably nit-picking.
We had a look at the swimming pool, which looked inviting, but didn't have time to use it.
All in all, an enjoyable stay
Beautiful hotel. The manager on duty was very kind and showed us two room options for us to chose. We had a beautiful spacious room. The housekeeper, Bozena did such an amazing job every day that we sought out her name. Daniel, one of the staff members at the entrance was very courteous and nice and recommended some very cool places for us to visit. He even went above and beyond and accompanied us to the train station and helped us onto the train!!! We were stunned by how wonderful every staff member we came in contact was.
Prague is beautiful. Our stay was even more magical because of the staff at Carlo IV. Will definitely return!
Krásné ubytování, super wellness, dokonalá snídane. Profesionalni personal. Rozhodne se vratime.
Beautiful accommodation, perfect breakfast, super wellness and professional staff. I’m sure you’re going to go.