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
- 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
My husband and I travelled to Prague in late November this year and chose the ICON for it's ideal location - about a 8min walk from Mustek station and close to a tram stop with many tram options going all over Prague.
It was our first time in Prague so our expectations of the city were rather moderate. That soon changed as we checked in at our hotel. The front desk team were fantastic - super friendly and super helpful. We weren't able to check in immediately as we arrived much earlier than expected so we left our baggage at the hotel. Before we left, we were recommended places to visit based on our interests - best cafes around the new town area, honest money changers (this is a big thing to note in Prague so take caution) and cheap + good lunch eats around the hotel since we were famished.
Apart from the outstanding service, the rooms were incredibly clean and I personally loved the toiletries (brand was Rituals which isn't available in Asia). We had the basic mini-bar and kettle but didn't use it. The bed was also comfortable though the pillows were a little too soft for our liking. Another fantastic perk was the Handy mobile, equipped with 4G, which we could use instead of buying a local SIM card.
The breakfast spread was modest but so delicious! In addition to the cold cuts, breads and pastries, you could also order hot meals from the restaurant. There is also a bar located within the hotel but since it was winter, all we really wanted to do was head back to our room after dinner to curl up under the sheets.
If there was one thing to pick on, it would be the piercing silence at night! If you're from the bustling city, like us, falling asleep at night could be a small challenge :)
With that said, I would still highly recommend the ICON without a doubt! Def coming back to Prague and staying at the ICON!
This hotel was great, walking distance to everything, clean, comfortable bed, quiet.. just great. The all day breakfast was amazing something iv never heard of before but such a great idea and it was lovely too. We had tapas one night in the resturant and it was tasty also cocktails were amazing. Staff were awesome so lovely, friendly and willing to help with anything. I would highly recommend staying here as i will be returning if i ever come back to prague.
The property is amazing, one of the best of its stars' rating. It is centrally located, close to the new town square, and consequently close to everything; restaurants, bars, shops, markets, and sightseeings. Our room was spacious and clean, and had also a unique style and great amenities. In addition, in every room there is a smartphone with free roaming data for visitors to do their browsing and tours without worrying of their own data plan! We didn't use it, but it could be useful to others! Breakfast exceeded our expectations, as the buffet had everything we wanted, and we could also order some items from the menu on top.
What was really unique is the staff's hospitality. A super easy and welcome checkin process, followed by one of the staff members showing us our room and advising us where to go for sightseeing, restaurants and bars. Everyday they were greeting us with a smile, eager to help on every question or request. On the last night, my wife had her birthday and we were unexpectedly offered some glass of wine on the hotel's bar; it was such an amazing gesture! And since we had an early morning departing flight, we were given with a breakfast box for our journey back in order not to miss our breakfast. Overall, it was such a memorable stay and we would definitely book there if we were to visit Prague again!
This hotel is fantastic! Rooms are big even you book the basic one and are fully equipped. TV in room has free connection to Netflix (mostly in Czech or English) and Youtube. Room Service was great not just in timing but in quality and its restaurant is fantastic for both lunch/dinner and breakfast. Breakfast is half buffet half a la carte, but both of them have several options and high quality. They have also a Thai massage room with lots of different options!!! But what was even better it was the staff. They knew us before our arrival and always there for us with a big smile and recognizing us. I would really like to special mention Miru and Eddie who delighted us and made our stay more than perfect. Thank you also to Dalila who helped us with our transportation at check-out and took care of some issues that happened with the taxi. You guys should be proud of your work, thank you for making us this happy!
I cannot fault this hotel in any way.
The staff go out of their way to be helpful and friendly and the attention to detail cannot be surpassed. The room is a good size with comfortable bed and a more than adequate bathroom with lovely hot shower. Very impressed with the choices for breakfast which include buffet plus extra selections from an a la carte menu.
Something that I have never come across in a hotel before is the loan of a “handy” smartphone which, used as a satnav, enabled us to easily find our way around the city without using up our own precious data. Much appreciated!
Kettle with free tea and coffee and a hairdryer in the room are always a welcome addition. And we’ve just noticed that the hotel even offers to weigh your luggage before you leave. Having had a discrepancy with our hold luggage weight on our way here, this is most definitely a service we will be using before we leave tomorrow.
A huge thank you to the staff and management for making this an exceptional stay. I hope I will be able to return here sometime soon.