Red and Blue Design Hotel Prague
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes daily buffet breakfast
- The neighborhood location across from the city’s prettiest stretch of parkland
- A garden terrace and a glassed-in solarium provide a relaxing backdrop for breakfast
What To Know
- It’s a 25-minute walk or a short tram ride to Staré M?sto, Prague’s old city
- Built during the Art Nouveau era, but the building’s refurbished interiors are utterly modern
- Courtyard-facing rooms feature impressive city views from the upper floors; streetside rooms face leafy Kinsky Garden
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Sleek and serene, with a hint of Bohemian flair. Vintage photos of Prague and the dreamy verse of Czech poets grace the walls. The sheer saturation of color — from plush scarlet armchairs to the lipstick-red bar — saves the interior design from being just predictable minimalism.
Bed and Bath
The 52 guestrooms strike a balance between contemporary flair and comfort. Expect plush candy-striped carpets and firm beds with duvet and pillow menus. Some of the colorfully tiled bathrooms feature deep soaking tubs and twin sinks. Rainfall showers and heated towel racks compensate for the rather basic products.
While the mod bar exudes a business vibe (cappuccinos and laptops trump wine and conversation), the terrace and winter garden provide a cozy spot to sip a morning espresso. The breakfast buffet gets high marks for choice, if not for culinary wow factor; expect standard items such as cereals, yogurt and scrambled eggs, along with a few Czech cakes and savory dishes.
In the Area
Explore the urban oasis of Petrin Park; take the funicular up to rose gardens and the Stefanik Observatory before stopping for a beer at the Petrinske Terrace. Rich in Art Nouveau architecture, the Smichov neighborhood is a 10-minute stroll from the Charles Bridge. Stroll through riverside Kampa Park to the cobblestone Mala Strana, stopping for a dose of Central European art at the Kampa Museum. Dine on Czech classics washed down with a microbrew at Vidlicky a Noze, or French seafood dishes in the artist workshop–inspired Atelier Red & Wine, before sampling Prague’s famed theater scene (with subtitles in English) at Svandovo divadlo.
How to Get There
Although this hotel might be considered slightly off the beaten track, it is well worth the stay and access to the more touristy parts of the city is so easy and cheap on public transport. The hotel building itself is lovely and although our "executive" room might be considered slightly small for its title, it was perfectly big enough, very clean and had a lovely bathroom. Unlike most "boxy" hotel rooms, this one had the bed and bedside tables in one part of the room, then two alcoves, one with a table and tea/coffee-making facilities and the fridge, the other with a table and chair. There were also huge wardrobes and a very modern colour scheme, continuing into the bathroom. There was even a choice of two shower heads in here and the 6 bottles of toiletries (3 each) were changed daily if opened, as were the towels. Staff were both pleasant and helpful and we enjoyed a drink in the bar - my hot chocolate came as a glass of hot, frothy milk and a block of chocolate on a stick, to melt in the milk! We also enjoyed the wide range of buffet items at breakfast in the mornings and its location, in a courtyard conservatory. The number 176 bus goes up and down this street and there are numerous trams from the bottom of the street. We bought a dirt-cheap 3-day public transport ticket at the airport (after being let down by the taxi company that was supposed to collect us!) and travelled to the hotel on, firstly, the number 100 bus to Zlinic metro terminus, caught the metro from there to Andel and finished up with a two-stop tram ride from Andel and a short walk to the hotel. Easy-peasy and very cheap :) The number 9 tram takes you over into the Old Town and the hotel is also not far from Ujezd to catch the funicular up Petrin Hill, to Strahov Monastery and Prague Castle. All in all, The Red and Blue Design Hotel is really in a great location and is well worth a visit. We loved it!
A 25 minute drive from the airport and you arrive at the Red and Blue design hotel. The hotel itself is very well located and is in easy walking distance from the main sights of Prague. A pleasant welcome from the reception staff on arrival and a quick information form to fill in was all that was required before going to our room on the 2nd floor at the rear of the hotel which was very quiet. The room was spotless and of ample size for the two of us. The bathroom was also a good size with a walk in shower, a hair dryer was also available for use. The beds were a good size and very comfortable, we also had individual quilts which is a first for me and a great idea in my eyes. The room also has a free safe and air con which came in very useful. Breakfast was ok as it seemed to be more aimed at the European guests .
The only improvement the hotel could make would be in the bar area as it lacked any real atmosphere, a little bit of music would have been nice and the tv was never on during our 4 night stay,
I would not hesitate to stay here again in the future as we both had a very enjoyable stay.
We took a 9 day trip to Europe starting with 3 days in Prague at the Red&Blue. It is a little outside of the busiest parts of the city, but is still an easy walk to most places and Uber is very affordable in Prague. The rooms were clean and spacious with the most comfortable beds we had our whole time in Europe. I would stay again.