Known as the ‘city of a hundred spires’, the charming and historic city of Prague offers a smorgasbord of stunning architecture to admire, from Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque to Neoclassical, Art Nouveau and Cubist. Discover also a vibrant, modern city with a wide range of entertainment and shopping options.
From the castle, stroll downhill through Malá Strana (Lesser Town) and across Charles Bridge to Old Town Square, a route lined with cosy cafes, quirky galleries and bustling shops selling designer fashions, antiques, crystal glassware and blood-red garnets – among the world’s finest gems.
Get lost in the labyrinth of picture-perfect, medieval, cobble-stoned lanes in the Old Town and witness the 600-year-old clock chime the hour in the Old Town Square. Or hire a bike and cycle south alongside the Vltava River from the National Theater or north from Prague Zoo towards Germany.
Watch the city turn golden under the setting sun from Charles Bridge or row a boat down the Vitava River, then savour a romantic meal on the river bank at Kampa Park – several of Prague’s best restaurants are perched on the river bank.
Take in an opera at the Prague State Opera or watch classical or modern dance at the National Theatre, then head to a local watering hole for a pivo (finely brewed beer) such as Budvar and Pilsner Urquell.
Don’t miss the Prague Spring Music Festival held from 12th May to 3rd June. This annual festival features a range of classical music performed by some of Europe’s finest orchestras, as well as a programme of jazz and opera.
Four Seasons Hotel Prague
Ave nightly price: AUD557 per room
Description: In the Old Town in Prague, the 5-star Four Seasons Hotel offers views of the Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge. Guests can enjoy the 24-hour Health Club offering massages, a sauna and a gym. The Cotto Crudo Restaurant serves fine Italian cuisine with fresh ingredients and homemade pasta. A raw bar, a cheese cave and a wine cellar, as well as a salami and prosciutto tower are all inviting to relax after a busy day in the historic city. The Four Seasons Hotel is in 3 historic and 1 modern building, decorated in various historic styles. The spacious and comfortably furnished units include a sitting area with a flat-screen TV, DVD player and a minibar. A bathroom includes free toiletries, bathrobes and a hairdryer. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the entire building and secured private parking is in the hotels underground garage at additional cost. The hotel has business amenities such as airline reservation services, audiovisual equipment, translation services and working stations. Historical sites including the Charles Bridge, the Old Town Square and the Mala Strana can be reached within a 5-minute walk of the property. The Prague castle is just under 1.6 km away and the Staromestska Tube Stop is 293 metres from the hotel.
Mandarin Oriental, Prague
Ave nightly price: AUD549 per room
Description: Occupying a carefully restored monastery dating back to the 14th century, the Mandarin Oriental, Prague is located in the historic Mala Strana quarter below Prague Castle. Charles Bridge is a 5-minute walk away. The rooms at the Prague Mandarin Oriental feature underfloor heating, and guests can choose from various bed linen and pillows. Maid service is offered twice daily, including an evening turn-down. Bathroom cosmetics include carefully selected essential oils. The unique spa is the only one in the world located in a former Renaissance chapel. It offers a wide range of spa treatments, yoga classes and a beauty room. Spices Restaurant and Bar invites guests to a world of authentic Asian flavours and aromas. Asian fares along with original cocktails, wine and tea can be served either at the dining table in the restaurant, at the bar or in a private booth. Spices Lounge and a covered outdoor terrace offer light relaxation and refreshment such as salads, traditional Asian bento boxes as well as classic beef burgers. The Hellichova Tram Stop is 100 metres away from the Mandarin Prague.
Alchymist Grand Hotel and Spa
Ave nightly price: AUD482 per room
Description: Just 5 minutes' walk away from Charles Bridge, in the most prestigious part of the historical centre, the Alchymist Grand Hotel and Spa is housed in a landmark building. Free WiFi is available and the reception is open for 24 hours. Guests can benefit from a complimentary welcome drink. The Alchymist Grand Hotel and Spa can be found in the UNESCO-protected Baroque landmark, the "House at the Infant Jesus", dating back to the 16th century. The unique Ecsotica Spa and Health Club in the cellars from the 11th century is accessible for free and offers fitness, sauna, and pool facilities for complete relaxation. Breakfast is served each morning. Enjoy complimentary wine and cheese tasting sessions every day, as well as chocolate pralines with turn-down service.
The Grand Mark Prague
Ave nightly price: AUD439 per room
Description: The Grand Mark Prague, situated in a 17th-century residential palace dating in the heart of Prague, will surprise guests with the timeless elegance of its interiors. The Grand Mark Prague presents an unforgettable combination of tradition and modern design throughout the hotel and features spacious, well furnished rooms in the Golden City, most of which feature a separate living room with a full kitchenette and a seating area, a large bathroom with heated floors, and beautiful garden or street views. Generous buffet breakfast can be enjoyed in the morning, offering a choice of local organic and home-made food. Other meals can be savoured in the Le Grill Restaurant, serving Czech and international cuisine. For more informal occasions, the Two Step Bar and the Garden Restaurant offer the same service in more relaxed settings. Guests also receive a voucher for a welcome drink. Due to its extraordinary location, The Grand Mark Prague is the ideal choice for honeymoons, romantic city breaks or memorable weekends. The hotels unique 1800 m² private courtyard garden is destined to become Prague's premier venue for dining and unforgettable occasions. The Grand Mark Prague features a fitness room, open 24 hours a day, as well as free entrance to Luxury Spa situated near the hotel. Massages are provided in the privacy of a room or in a studio close to the hotel.
Ave nightly price: AUD270 per room
Description: This 4-star boutique hotel offers a central Prague location less than half a kilometer from the beautiful Old Town Square. It offers bright and airy rooms with air conditioning, LCD satellite TVs and work desks. Housed in a historic building, Residence Agnes provides 24-hour front desk with an exchange office, concierge services and transportation with private limousines. The minibar in the rooms has a wide selection of drinks and guests can enjoy room service. All rooms have free Wi-Fi and a spacious bathroom. Agnes Residence serves a rich buffet breakfast including hot and cold plates. There are many excellent restaurants within easy walking distance.
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Latest update about this honeymoon destination: 10 February, 2017
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