If you are looking for elegance and luxury on your next trip to Prague then look no further than the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Prague in Mala Strana.
Say the name Mandarin Oriental to anyone and they will immediately recognise and resonate the name with high-class luxury and unparalleled guest service. It is a brand that has the ability to make you feel at home no matter which city you are visiting, provide familiar comforts like no other hotel and make you feel like a VIP from the moment you step into the hotel. Looking after their guests is not just part of the job, it is sewn into their philosophy.
Nestled behind a wall in a peaceful corner of the Mala Strana district, the 99 room hotel is surrounded by historical architecture. Once a former Dominican Monastery, this place oozes with history and you feel it from the moment you pass through its gates and walk through its courtyard. Stand here long enough and close your eyes and you can almost imagine monks in their robes strolling around in thoughtful prayer.
Carefully reconstructed, this hotel melds history, luxury, comfort and a contemporary design together to create a harmonious pleasure box filled with hidden surprises, one hundred smiles, a world-class spa and a renowned Asian restaurant. Lest not forget the state of the art gym, numerous conference facilities and a grand ballroom ready for any special event, complete with breath-taking original vaulted ceilings and a soothing white decor.
Explore its three wings, wander its corridors and you’ll find beautiful reminders of the building’s history, from Latin inscribed curtains to wonderful and bright refectory rooms and foundational ruins. Of course, throughout the hotel, you’ll also find hints of Asian influences, reminiscent of the brand’s Oriental roots.
From the staff’s uniform to the orchid in each room and the ornately designed fans to which we have come to love and recognise as the Mandarin Oriental’s symbol.
Each hotel has its own special fan, a work of art that reflects the hotel’s location and unique spirit. Look hard enough and you can admire its emerald and golden beauty, hand painted and designed by Jarmila Mucha Plockova, the granddaughter of Alfons Mucha, a renowned Art Nouveau artist.
Rooms and Suites
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Prague has a total of 99 rooms, 20 of which are luxurious suites. Regardless of category, each chamber offers a spacious, plush haven where you can indulge in small luxurious, from televisions screens over the large deep bathtubs, to therapeutic rain style showers that are equally as oversized, beautiful and serene views over the manicured gardens and bed so inviting you may end up missing Prague completely.
The Piece de Resistance – The Spa
No stay at the Mandarin Oriental in Prague is complete without a visit to its award-winning spa known not only as one of the best spas in the city but in the entire country of the Czech Republic. The Mandarin Oriental Prague Spa is the only one in the world to be located in a former Renaissance chapel. So peace and tranquillity reigns here.
Look beneath your feet as you step precariously across the glass floor and get a glimpse at the foundations of a 14th Century church. Relax and put your feet up while drinking warm mint tea at the foot of the former altar in the Tea Lounge. Then when its time, your smiling therapist will escort you to one of the many warm and luxurious rooms where the only thing you need to do is lie back, close your eyes and enjoy complete relaxation.
After a full day of exploring Prague’s fairytale cobbled streets, there really is no better place to return to than the Mandarin Oriental, a place where the soul, spirit and mind can rest just as much as your feet.
The Wandering Wanderluster visited Mandarin Oriental Prague as a guest. However, thoughts and opinions are always my own.