Pure White Design
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes daily breakfast
- Attentive front desk staffers who are keen to share their insider knowledge of the neighborhood
- Superior Rooms overlook a quiet courtyard
What To Know
- Prague’s major sights are easily reachable by tram or metro, but it’s a 30-minute walk to the Old Town
- Vinohrady is a quiet residential area, home to quaint cafés and parks
- Some of the bathrooms are built into the bedrooms and separated by a glass wall. Request a traditional bathroom if you’re looking for more privacy
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With irreverent touches (snow-white branches and theatrical lighting in the bar, chocolate velvet headboards inspired by the iconic Zizkov TV tower), this hotel may be white, but it’s hardly vanilla. Strictly speaking it isn’t pure white: The palette extends to cream, eggshell and ivory and is interspersed with pops of rich chocolate and lime-green. As cozy as it is sleek, the property befits its location in the stylish Vinohrady neighborhood. In the morning, sip coffee on the courtyard-facing balcony; at night, wind down under the arched brick ceilings and gold mosaic tiles of the inviting bar.
Bed and Bath
Ivory walls serve as the backdrop for playful details in the 37 guestrooms: silver bed frames (some are four-poster), brown velvet frames for flat-screen TVs and fanciful nightstands that double as contemporary art. The sleek bathrooms — all have rain showers, some soaking tubs — come in two varieties: a traditional bathroom or a modern, transparent glass box in the bedroom. If you’re modest request the standard type.
The inviting subterranean bar is decorated with gold mosaic tiles and offers a stylish refuge in which to unwind after sightseeing. Curl up on one of the plush charcoal and cream couches with a glass of Moravian red. There’s no restaurant, but the breakfast buffet is plentiful and offers traditional items alongside a few Czech dishes. The petite hotel doesn’t have a long list of amenities, but the lobby is open 24 hours and the nearest metro station (I.P. Pavlova) is just 200 yards away, making it easy to explore Prague’s best bits.
In the Area
Intimate bars and cafés tucked into Art Nouveau buildings make Vinohrady, which was home to Prague’s vineyards in the Middle Ages, seem a world away from the overrun Old Town. Live like a local and grab an organic lunch at Bio Zahrada, a fair trade brew at Mamacoffee and a glass of wine on Vinecko’s leafy terrace. Admire the Gothic Revival basilica at Namesti Miru before picking up a Kundera novel at Shakespeare and Sons. After fresh pasta at Aromi or a hearty Czech meal at the nonsmoking Mlsnej Kocour, say na zdraví with a cocktail at the library-inspired Bar and Books.
How to Get There
We spent a night here, great location. Paid 25 Euros from the airport. Very easy check-in process, even at 8 p.m. It is about a 2min walk to the tram, which makes it very convenient to travel and explore. The subway, Namesti Miru is a 7min walk. There are numerous eating options (thai, waffles, cafes) with a famous Pizza (ease keep in mind that some of the rooms have a not-so-opaque glass as a door for the bathroom. All in all, a comfortable and pleasant stay.
John is a cute little devil which is very attentive. We had a lot of good talks with him at the bar and felt totally welcomed. A well dressed young guy with great manners and a lot of know-how. We love him!
lovely hotel, very clean, comfortable and well run, quiet excellent location near centre with plenty of great places to eat nearby. Good selection of food for breakfast. We were particularly pleased on arrival to be able to use our room from mid morning.