Pros

  • Housed in eye-catching early 20th-century building
  • Strikingly contemporary interiors and design elements
  • Simple, chic rooms with pillow menu and air-conditioning
  • Opposite Kinsky Gardens -- Prague's largest park
  • Free buffet breakfast and Wi-Fi
  • Lobby bar with plenty of space and seating
  • On-site parking available (limited and for a fee)
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Cons

  • Tourist attractions not within walking distance
  • No restaurant or health facilities
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Bottom Line

The Red and Blue Design Hotel is an upper-middle-range, 52-room property occupying an impressive early 20th-century building in Prague's Smíchov district. While it's located opposite a large and picturesque park, the hotel is a bit of a trek from the historic Old Town, so public transport is required to explore most tourist attractions. Air-conditioned rooms are generally spacious and clean, while free breakfast and on-site parking are a bonus. Rates are competitive too, though guests may also want to consider the nearby Hotel Julian. 

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Red And Blue Design Hotel

Scene

Imposing early 20th-century building with striking, contemporary vibe    

Despite the name, the Red and Blue Design Hotel is housed in an elegantly imposing early 20th-century building with an eye-catching, white neoclassical facade.  Stepping inside, however, the scene is strikingly modern with chalk white walls, a sparkling red reception desk, and a brushed steel backdrop welcoming guests in numerous different languages. Polished chrome hanging lights and wall-mounted lamps give the lobby low-lit moody atmosphere, while scant furnishings and decor add to its sparse, minimalist ambience. The hotel opened in 2009 after major renovations, which can be seen throughout the property, while retaining elements of the original interiors in its arched ceilings and winding staircase of polished concrete. Guests are mainly tourists wanting accommodations outside of the hectic city center -- the spacious lobby bar, with its pale gray carpeting and clusters of modern couches, is a comfortable spot for a post-sightseeing cocktail. 

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Location

Set opposite the picturesque Kinsky Gardens in Smíchov -- about a mile from Old Town

The hotel is located on the largely residential north edge of Prague's Smíchov district a few blocks west of the Vltava River and opposite the expansive and picturesque Kinsky Gardens. The setting is relatively quiet and un-touristy, which means it's a bit of a trek (around 30 minutes' walk) to the city's famous castle or historical Wenceslas Square -- however abundant local trams reach both locales in about 15 minutes. There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance, and the Legion Bridge (Most Legií) to Střelecký Island and across the river is 15 minutes' on foot. The hotel's location to the west of the capital's center gives easy road access to Prague's Václav Havel Airport -- about 15 to 20 minutes by car.

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Rooms

Simple, modern-chic with free Wi-Fi and choice of pillows

The hotel has 52 rooms in all; 26 are designed in red, and 26 in blue (hence the hotel's name). Decor in both is minimal, modern-chic with simple contemporary furnishings and striped carpet floors, with patterned wall coverings and glitzy lamps for punch. Standard room amenities include free Wi-Fi, tea/coffee facilities, minibars, and flat-screen TVs with international channels -- pillow and duvet "menus" are also available to guests. Rooms are air-conditioned, relatively spacious, and with clean, contemporary bathrooms providing stall showers, wall-mounted hairdryers, and heated towel rails. Superior rooms have a little more space, as well as bathtubs, and views over the city. 

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Features

Starkly minimal breakfast room and funky lounge bar

The hotel serves a full hot and cold buffet breakfast (free of charge) in the almost starkly minimal dining area replete with modern plastic design furniture and views onto a courtyard and scrappy collection of plants. A lounge bar serves drinks in funky, contemporary surrounds though there's no restaurant on-site (though plenty in the surrounding area). There are also no spa or fitness facilities, however guests are welcome to join the hotel owners for a morning jog in the park opposite.

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Oyster Hotel Review

Red And Blue Design Hotel

Scene

Imposing early 20th-century building with striking, contemporary vibe    

Despite the name, the Red and Blue Design Hotel is housed in an elegantly imposing early 20th-century building with an eye-catching, white neoclassical facade.  Stepping inside, however, the scene is strikingly modern with chalk white walls, a sparkling red reception desk, and a brushed steel backdrop welcoming guests in numerous different languages. Polished chrome hanging lights and wall-mounted lamps give the lobby low-lit moody atmosphere, while scant furnishings and decor add to its sparse, minimalist ambience. The hotel opened in 2009 after major renovations, which can be seen throughout the property, while retaining elements of the original interiors in its arched ceilings and winding staircase of polished concrete. Guests are mainly tourists wanting accommodations outside of the hectic city center -- the spacious lobby bar, with its pale gray carpeting and clusters of modern couches, is a comfortable spot for a post-sightseeing cocktail. 

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Location

Set opposite the picturesque Kinsky Gardens in Smíchov -- about a mile from Old Town

The hotel is located on the largely residential north edge of Prague's Smíchov district a few blocks west of the Vltava River and opposite the expansive and picturesque Kinsky Gardens. The setting is relatively quiet and un-touristy, which means it's a bit of a trek (around 30 minutes' walk) to the city's famous castle or historical Wenceslas Square -- however abundant local trams reach both locales in about 15 minutes. There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance, and the Legion Bridge (Most Legií) to Střelecký Island and across the river is 15 minutes' on foot. The hotel's location to the west of the capital's center gives easy road access to Prague's Václav Havel Airport -- about 15 to 20 minutes by car.

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Rooms

Simple, modern-chic with free Wi-Fi and choice of pillows

The hotel has 52 rooms in all; 26 are designed in red, and 26 in blue (hence the hotel's name). Decor in both is minimal, modern-chic with simple contemporary furnishings and striped carpet floors, with patterned wall coverings and glitzy lamps for punch. Standard room amenities include free Wi-Fi, tea/coffee facilities, minibars, and flat-screen TVs with international channels -- pillow and duvet "menus" are also available to guests. Rooms are air-conditioned, relatively spacious, and with clean, contemporary bathrooms providing stall showers, wall-mounted hairdryers, and heated towel rails. Superior rooms have a little more space, as well as bathtubs, and views over the city. 

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Features

Starkly minimal breakfast room and funky lounge bar

The hotel serves a full hot and cold buffet breakfast (free of charge) in the almost starkly minimal dining area replete with modern plastic design furniture and views onto a courtyard and scrappy collection of plants. A lounge bar serves drinks in funky, contemporary surrounds though there's no restaurant on-site (though plenty in the surrounding area). There are also no spa or fitness facilities, however guests are welcome to join the hotel owners for a morning jog in the park opposite.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Basic Television

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Free Breakfast

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

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