The ICON Hotel & Lounge
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes à la carte breakfast (served from 7 a.m. ’til 11 p.m.) and a welcome drink
- Nifty techno touches including biometric safes (opened by fingerprint), iPod docks and ultra-comfy Swedish Hästens beds
- Planet Zen spa, which offers treatments ranging from massages to body peels
- A funky palette of regal purples and golds, punctuated with paintings by up-and-coming artists
What To Know
- Best suited to younger visitors
- While perfectly located for business and shopping, it’s a 15-minute walk from the cobbled Old Town
- Service can be a touch laid-back
- WiFi is free throughout the hotel
- The well-stocked bar serves the ICON’s signature cocktails and is open until 1 a.m.
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Its 19th-century façade may still be intact, but the ICON Hotel & Lounge has an interior that is anything but dated. Purple, gold and lime-green walls headline a steadfastly modern style that comfortably negotiates the line between edgy and cozy. The communal areas are minimal and dotted with artwork by Czech artists. There’s also an on-site gallery that plays host to temporary exhibitions.
Bed and Bath
Arranged over four stories, the 31 guestrooms are bright and stylish, with sumptuous purple accents and neutral walls and wood floors. Deluxe Rooms feel airy and spacious due to the unusually high ceilings, and the deliciously large bathrooms are stocked with Rituals toiletries and fluffy white DeWitte bath towels. Each room comes with a handmade Swedish Hästens bed.
There’s a lot crammed into the small premises here. The Zen Asian Wellness Spa is just off the lobby, and Room, a tapas restaurant and bar, serves a decently priced Mediterranean-inspired menu. But the highlight is breakfast. Not only is it available until 11 p.m. (yes, at night), but in addition to the standard buffet of cereal, bread and fruit, there’s a free à la carte menu, including eggs cooked to order, bacon, sausages and even melt-in-your-mouth home-cooked pancakes. If that doesn’t put a spring in your step, nothing will.
How to Get There
We stayed at this hotel for 5 days and for us it was the perfect place to stay. Very large room. The personnel is extremely helpful. Breakfast is served all day which is a vary rare thing in a hotel..excellent varieties of bread, pastries, fruits, eggs etc...! We enjoyed their Tapas and Mezze bar and restaurant. Delicious and very tasty selection of food.The location could not be better to walk around Prague.
Thank you to the team!
Monique and André from Montréal
Here's why I'm giving the hotel 3 stars and not 5:
The hotels we stayed at in Budapest and Vienna prior to coming to this one provided free water bottles and coffee throughout the day and night, the ICON did not. While I thought the majority of staff at ICON were super freindly and nice (shout out to Effie, Spiros, and Killian), there was one person who we spoke to a number of times at the desk who just wasn't friendly. She had an attitude and a demeanor about her that just wasn't nice which unfortunately put a damper on our exchanges. Housekeeping did a good job making the bed and exchanging our bath towels, but not really good on housekeeping anything else (example- not taking empty glasses from breakfast we had in the room, not taking obvious garbage on end tables, etc.) 4. We were in the room when a maintenance person literally walked into our room (apparently they have a master key). I asked at the front desk why maintenance was entering our room without being notified ahead of time (as we didn't have anything broken or needed fixing), and she was just as confused as we were (and said that he was new there..which didn't help reassure us). 5. Overall, it was just a nice hotel...not fabulous that I would rate it 5 stars. If you're rating a hotel 5 stars, it should be that everything was really exceptional (room, service, food, location, etc.) and that's not where I would categorize the ICON. If we returned to Prague, I would probably look into staying in other areas.
This is the 3rd time in this hotel. First time with my partner. It was as wonderful as the previous two.
Staff were super friendly, suggested some fantastic places for food and everything was walking distance.
Would recommend it to anyone.