“One of our favourite hotel groups, Mandarin Oriental can be relied on to satisfy guests with its restrained luxury and top-notch service. The Prague branch, opened in 2006 in a 14th-century former monastery, is no exception. A tranquil air still suffuses the building, whose vaulted ceilings hark back to earlier times. Be sure to visit the magnificent spa in a Renaissance chapel, where the original foundations are on display beneath a glass floor and ancient frescoes have been carefully preserved. There are six treatment rooms (including one with a vitality pool) in the dimly lit vaults. Take tea in the striking Baroque cloisters; drink cocktails in the groovy Barrego bar; and dine in the subtly smart Essensia restaurant, where the menu combines Asian and Czech cuisines. Rooms – some classic, some contemporary – are all elegant and deeply comfortable.”
Written by Leonie Glass
"This discreet luxury bolthole, tucked away in charming Mala Strana, offers elegant serenity across several historic buildings."
Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)