Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic and the 14th largest city in Europe, is known for its stunning medieval beauty and charm. Cobblestone lanes run through the Old Town with gothic architecture lining the streets. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” you’ll find plenty of ancient churches as well as art galleries, cute cafes and gothic underground pubs serving some of the best beer in Europe.
For my first time in Prague, I chose to stay at the Buddha-Bar Hotel. Read about my experience below!
– The Hotel –
Buddha-Bar is a collection of boutique hotels with locations in Paris, Budapest and Prague. The 5-star hotel was concepted as “a voyage within a voyage” as the decor, furnishing, and menus are asian-inspired.
Located in the heart of Prague, the hotel features 38 air-conditioned rooms as well as two restaurants, a full-service spa and health club.
The asian theme is tastefully featured in every detail and the luxurious modernity of the hotel against the old world charm of Prague makes for a glamorous and upscale atmosphere.
– The Rooms –
As soon as I walked into the room, I was met with gorgeous modern furnishings in line with their Asian-inspired decor. The rooms themselves are quite big with luxurious amenities like a NESPRESSO coffee machine and L’Occitane bathroom products, as well as up-to-date tech features like complimentary WiFi, USB outlets, full HD interactive TVs, and laptop compatible safes.
The bed felt like I was sleeping on a soft cloud and the room had a view of the cute cobblestone street down below.
The bathroom was equipped with a rainfall shower and stone bathtub featuring a dragon mosaic and mirror with a built-in TV. Who doesn’t love watching a good movie while taking a bubble bath?!
– Food + Drink –
In addition to 24-hour room service, the hotel features two beautiful restaurants: Siddharta Cafe and Buddha Bar.
Siddharta Cafe (pictured above) is a pop-art style restaurant and lounge serving asian-fusion. It can be found on the main floor of the hotel near the lobby entrance and is where you’ll find the breakfast buffet in the mornings.
Buddha Bar is a destination in itself — with a separate entrance, this larger space features a restaurant, lounge and live DJ. With two floors and a larger than life buddha statue, this chic spot is known for being a nightlife destination as well as a frequented brunch spot.
– Location –
The hotel is ideally located in central Prague and was perfect for my first time in the city. A short walk from the Old Town Square and Charles Bridge, I was able to walk most everywhere. And of course, being so centrally located, there are plenty of excellent restaurant options and sights to see nearby.