A city defined by cobblestone streets, medieval churches, and mystical bridges, Prague is primed for romance. Its vast array of luxury, boutique, and historic hotels also make for plenty of romantic stays for those planning a getaway for two. Here are Prague’s nine most romantic hotels.
Asian-influenced decor, with an emphasis on deep red, black, and gold, makes for a super sexy interior at this luxury property. With only 38 rooms, Buddha-Bar has a romantic, intimate vibe -- but comes with all the trappings for a romantic stay; there's a delicious on-site restaurant as well as a spa. Plus, massive rooms, decorated with fresh orchids, come with deep soaking tubs and separate showers, and some room rates include free massages and champagne.
Not quite the five-pearl hotel that Buddha-Bar is, Hotel Le Palais is nonetheless a gorgeous luxury property in Prague that's well-suited to couples. Guests can take their pick of either the classically decorated rooms, or the few more modern, stylish rooms -- which pay an ode to the emphasis on art (it boasts an impressive collection). Other romantic facilities include a spa, beautiful Italian restaurant, lobby bar, library with fireplace, outdoor patio, and free, extensive breakfast.
Well located for business travelers, Corinthia Hotel Prague has a bit of a business vibe. This large resort, with 539 rooms that feature simple, masculine decor, still can be a top choice for romance, though. Unlike the top two properties on this list, it boasts a lovely indoor pool with panoramic views -- plus, it has a spa, three restaurants, and two bars. Many rooms also have large windows with nice views.
Golden Well provides a peaceful, romantic stay. A boutique property with just 19 rooms (outfitted with elegant decor and high-tech amenities such as iPads and Apple TVs), the hotel sits next to Prague Castle. A morning tea with light bites is included in the rates, and the restaurant -- complete with chandeliers -- provides gorgeous rooftop views and terrace dining in the warmer months. Unlike Buddha-Bar, Hotel Le Palais, and Corinthia Hotel, though, Golden Well lacks a spa.
The 137-room Hotel Kings Court lacks the super intimate vibe of some of the boutique properties on our list, but it nonetheless has a romantic feel thanks to luxe rooms -- some with beautiful city views, TVs over jetted tubs, and terraces. An on-site restaurant serves tasty cuisine, and there's a spa with a subterranean pool.
A beautiful historic hotel in the heart of Prague's Old Town, Hotel Paris is home to 86 classically decorated rooms -- many with sweeping city views, and all with heated bathroom floors. Although it feels a bit dated, the spa offers free use of its facilities to hotel guests, and there's a romantic cafe on-site, where the breakfast is served.
Mosaic House offers a real range of accommodations -- from massive romantic suites to dorm rooms. While the latter may not be suited for a romantic escape, the private rooms and penthouse suites certainly are. They feature sleek, sexy decor (picture faux-fur rugs and stylish bathrooms) and terraces, well as modern amenities such as large flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and spotless kitchenettes. Other prime features include a hip restaurant, live musical entertainment, outdoor courtyard, and bicycle rentals for a ride a deux. It comes in seventh on our list since it lacks a spa.
For those seeking a more traditional romantic stay, Hotel General is a solid option. This upscale boutique hotel, with lavish Baroque-style interiors, offers 20 guest rooms outfitted with silk and velvet fabrics, traditional artwork, and modern amenities such as minibars. Couples can also enjoy the snug basement wine bar and free cooked-to-order breakfast.
A high-end pick with plenty of Art Nouveau flair, the Grand Hotel Bohemia is conveniently located in the heart of Prague's Old Town. Though the lobby feels a bit dated and some lower-category rooms are cramped, higher-level rooms have great views of the city, and bathrooms come stocked with cozy robes and slippers.