Hotel Paris Prague
What We Love
- 86 guest rooms with modern conveniences (air conditioning, Wi-Fi) and replicas of period Art Nouveau furnishings
- The grand dining room of the Sarah Bernhardt restaurant
- A spa that offers not only the traditional European-style water experiences but also Thai massage
What To Know
- The spa is open only from 2pm to 9pm, and is open to outside guests
- Rooms can be on the snug side (starting at about 236 square feet)
- Some guests have griped about the small TVs and cumbersome Wi-Fi passwords
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Even though the Hotel Paris is more than 100 years old, it remains one of the most vital icons of Prague, home to the legendary Café de Paris and gourmet Restaurant Sarah Bernhardt, but has also grown more international and changed with the times, as seen in additions like Thai massage in the spa and a new outpost of the aesthetic-medicine Brandeis Clinic. Built in 1904, the hotel still retains the look of a First Republic neo-Gothic building with bold statements of Art Nouveau and original ceramic mosaics; declared a historical monument in 1984, it was returned to its original splendor after the Velvet Revolution in 1991. As writer Bohumil Hrabal put it, “Hotel Paris was so beautiful that I almost fell over. So many mirrors and so many brass banisters…and so polished that it resembled a golden palace.”
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 now 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 through Old Town. Also nearby is Wenceslas Square (actually a 750-foot-long boulevard), a vibrant historic center of Prague now filled with shops, cafes, and nightlife.
How to Get There
In all my years of travel, rarely have had such emotion regarding a town and a hotel. This gem is exquisite all in original art nouveau, the facade, the rooms are gorgeous. The Sarah Bernhard restaurant is stunning. I highly recommend you stay at this hotel and enjoy a perfect service.
Room: Junior Suite #402
Length: 4 nights Sunday to Friday
I have to start off by saying how disappointed I was with the welcome we recieved at the reception desk. Our booking was made on the hotel website and we used the members club code which gives a 25% discount on the room price a free bottle of Mucha Sekt sparkling wine and 'VIP treatment' on arrival.
The hotel uses a currency exchange scam when you pay for your room which ended up being around a €50 mark up on the actual price. We did not receive the wine until we requested it the next day and the VIP treatment was not received.
To think I had spent time worrying about having cash avaiable to tip the bell boy once he delivered our bags to the room, well I needn't have bothered as we had to drag our own bags to our room (in a 5* hotel).
The hotel room itself gave us mixed feelings as the bed had been made up with 2 seperate duvets and it did not match the description of the junior suite found on website. When I questioned the reception woman about this the next day (who I later found out was the manager) she told me that all the beds have seperate duvets. It was at this point I began to get suspicious that we had been downgraded to a twin room without our knowledge and the following points are what led me to this conclusion:
1) Room had two seperate duvets and hotel manager stated all rooms have separate duvets. I have stayed in this hotel previously so I know that the junior suites do not have separate duvets.
2) Room did not match description on website, no arm chair, not looking out on quite area of hotel (which ours did previously).
3) No Mucha Sekt recieved which is only given to 'high grade' rooms and no VIP Service.
When I complained the next day to the hotel manager about not getting the Mucha Sekt and not recieving any sort of service on arrival let alone VIP she looked at me like I was filth. Later that day though we did have our duvet sheet changed,the Mucha Sekt was waiting and we did receive an arm chair.
When it came to checking out I ended up embarrassing myself rather badly as I thought I had already paid for the airport transfer but it turned out this was just the DCC scam that had overcharged me. Things got a little heated in which the manager once again looked at me like filth and tried to explain that exchange rates fluctuate. I was pretty livid that I had been taken advantage of and then had to cough up the extra money for the taxi.
Its pretty safe to say that with the reception staff being that rude we wont be returning.
In my opinion this hotel is not 5 stars
1) breakfast has improved since our last stay and is now worth waking up for.
2) cleaning staff are excellent.
3) most of the staff are very cheerful and polite with those few exceptions letting the rest of the team down.
Very comfortable and quiet rooms within easy walking distance of Prague’s main tourist sights. Underground station is only 20m from the front door and the hotel is also walking distance to the main train station. Interior is beautiful Art Deco style. The included breakfast was huge and would suit everyone with its wide selection of food. It is located right between the Old (600+ Years) and New (200-600 Years) parts of town by what was the originally the walls and moat of the original old town (only the Powder Tower/gate is left). If eating in the hotel is not of interest there are plenty of choices near by. It was the perfect location for our 3 day’s exploring Prague on foot. Service and quality in the hotel was excellent.
Centrally located. Great Ambience. Excellent rooms, especially junior suite. Restaurants with great variety of food. Superbly located bar. Very professional and cooperative staff. Walking distance to the city centre.
This hotel is a beautiful Art Nouveau hotel in the heart of Old Town Prague. If you're coming to Prague for the architecture, you'll love this hotel. Both the interior and exterior are simply stunning. Our room was decent sized with a balcony, wardrobe, work desk, a couple of chairs aside from the very comfortable bed. The heater provided us with good comfort in the cold weather. Breakfast is served in the magnificent Sarah Bernhardt restaurant. The choice was very good and everything was fresh and well presented: made to order omelets, bacon, eggs, mushrooms, hash browns, beans, breads, sweet pastries, smoked salmon, fruit, yogurts, terrine, cold meats, cheese, coffee, prosecco and many more! Their wellness centre offers small sauna with a cooling pool, whirlpool tub and steam room. Staff members throughout the hotel deliver a friendly and high level of customer service. We would definitely stay there again.