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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
This hotel was very quaint and in a great location. In general the hotel service was polite and prompt. The room was beautiful with a box of chocolates and fruit plate on arrival. The included breakfast buffet had a variety of choices. Two things that could be improved; the waiter for dinner was rude and pushy as I was only there to join our group, not to eat. I wasn’t feeling well. Although my husband and I had a $25 dining credit per room, I didn’t eat and the hotel only accepted 1/2 the credit not the full amount. It doesn’t state per person but room. Actually the rude waiter didn’t deduct anyone’s credit. The group of four rooms had to have a discussion with the manager upon checking out. It was resolved except for our room.
Just a 15 minute walk from the main train station where the airport express bus stops. The bus is just £2 per person each way and a 30min journey. Look for the bus and stop with AE sign. Buy ticket on the bus not from the machines (we made that mistake)
The hotel is a lovely well maintained old building in a great location and it is easy to walk to most sights from there in max 20 mins. We walked everywhere.
Our room was clean, as was the rest of the hotel. the breakfasts were huge and very good. The restaurant room is a lovely space, big windows, high ceiling, art deco lighting, wood panelling with mother of pearl inlays. We only stayed 3 nights so didn’t eat in other than breakfast. Had a couple of drinks in the cafe / bar late eve. It serves food until 11.
It is just around the corner from the Municipal Hall, which itself has a great cafe with art nouveau decor and 5 is mins from a shopping mall if you need one. A 10 min walk to the Old Town Square or Wenceslas Square or 20mins to the river.
We found the location to be quiet, off the noisy bar track, but not far from it. Staff were always helpful, friendly and obliging. If we return to Prague, we would stay again.
Prague was well worth a visit.
We stayed at the Hotel Paris Prague for three nights as a City Break.
It is about 30-40 minutes from the airport and leaving during the morning rush hour didn't effect the journey time as much as we thought.
The reception staff are friendly and dealt with the administrative aspects of the stay quickly and efficiently. We had a deluxe room on the first floor, it's worth using the stairs just for the Art Deco experience, beautiful!
The room had everything that we needed. The safe was larger than average, it is controlled by the magnetic strip on any credit card you may wish to use. The rooms are quiet with the windows shut, unfortunately the air conditioning was off as the summer season had finished and it was an unseasonably warm October weekend!
Breakfasts are excellent, the choice was varied and included porridge! I think there was enough choice to satisfy all types of diet.