TRAVEL: A Fresh, Modern and Relaxed Stay at andel’s Hotel Prague
My stay in Prague was (too) short and sweet. I really do need to plan a return as 72 hours was not enough to soak it all in. However, my stay was more than comfortable at the andel’s Hotel Prague, where modern comfort meets clean styling. It was the perfect place to set up base and wander the city (for full details of the trip, check out “Prague, a Fairy Tale City that’s a Feast for Your Eyes“).
The goal of my trip was to visit the sites but a little shopping never hurt anyone. Located in Smichov neighborhood, andel’s Hotel Prague is just steps away from the metro, a short tram ride away from the main sights (Old Town Square, Charles Bridge and the Prague Castle) and across the street from the Nový Smichov Shopping Center.
I initially took a taxi to get to the hotel but once I arrived, I either walked everywhere or took the tram. The city is very walkable and their metro/tram system is also easy to navigate. The area surrounding the hotel is lovely with many restaurants and shops to satisfy all of your taste buds and shopping needs. Upon check-in, I received a map, which includes all of the major sites and attractions, and coupon-book for shops in the area – as if I needed a push in the right direction!
If you’re looking for a hotel with comfortable furnishings and modern comforts, andel’s Hotel Prague is ideal for you. Within their 239 guestrooms and suites, you can pick and choose which room, suite or layout you prefer. More than 200 rooms are reserved specifically for non-smoking guests, 2 rooms are designed for guests with restricted mobility and 8 rooms have their own terrace.
During my stay, I was in a one-bedroom suite. It was huge! The room offered plenty of natural sunlight with floor to ceiling windows, a large living area (with a flat screen TV), a work area and a kitchenette. Although I was only there for a short period of time, it would be perfect for those who are looking to stay longer.
I’m often in hotels but the apartment style of the suite made me feel more at home. The desk area is great for those who need to get some work done. However, I prefer to relax. In the evenings, I made a cup of tea and just took a few minutes to unwind by the TV before rolling into bed. It was the perfect way to end a long day of touring the city.
Lounges, Bars and Dining
andel’s Hotel Prague has two restaurants: Delight and Oscars. Guests are invited to a complimentary buffet breakfast at Delight where hot food, pastries and fresh fruit are served. The breakfast buffet is also available for visitors who aren’t guests for 425 CZK per person (just over $20). Delight also offers three private dining rooms and the Crystal room, which are ideal for smaller groups and business meetings. For lunch, dinner or just a drink, we made our way to Oscar’s bar/brasserie. With an outdoor terrace, it is a great spot to sit, relax and people watch.
Sometimes it’s the small things that make all the difference. When I stepped foot outside of the elevator on my floor, there was a tea and coffee machine with all of the fixings. It’s a nice touch for those who want a quick pick-me-up anytime in the day (or night). There’ also a mini-bar in the kitchen area, complete with soft-drinks, alcoholic beverages, juice and water, for those who might need a stronger pick-me-up.
I really do admire those who work out when they’re away from home – I’m just rarely one of them. I did manage to make my way down to the fitness facility to check out what they had to offer. Within the hotel is the Fitcentre OTO, which is ideal for guests who want a sauna, solarium, steam bath or massage. The fully equipped fitness room offers cardio and strength training machines from Technogym, making it easy to stay in shape, while you’re away.
Prices start from $170/night for rooms and $210/night for suites
CZ-150 00 Prague 5
+420 (296) 889 688
– Chenessa Lam
Disclaimer: Our media visit was hosted by the hotel, however
the opinions expressed in this post remain our own.