This Mandarin fits Prague's intimate scale and counteracts its occasionally crowded neighborhoods. A former monastery, it's remarkably peaceful, and folds itself into the medieval city in a subtle way. Unlike the Four Seasons, which could be anywhere, and is in the thick of tourist onslaught on the east side of the river, or the Augustine, which sometimes seems a touch too Los Angeles, the Mandarin has adapted its understated almost Japanese aesthetic to Prague's mysterious spirit.
The rooms are comfortable, not dramatic, and the views are of cobbled streets, a small courtyard, and, in the tower rooms on the 5th floor, a sliver of the Prague castle. But this place isn't about views, it's about relaxing into a retreat after a full day of walking around the city.
The staff and service are out of this world; at the bar, the restaurant, the front desk, the concierge you'll find intelligent and thoughtful people. The food from room service and in the restaurant is spectacularly delicious.
The spa, however, deserves a special shout-out. From massage, facial to pedicure, you name it, it's flawlessly relaxing and expertly done.More
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included