Situated just a short stroll from Charles Bridge on the Castle side of Prague, the Mandarin Oriental Prague is truly a hidden gem reserved for those wishing to explore this timeless city filled with architectural delights. Prague can be an exhausting city to visit, as there is so much to see and do in various parts of the city. By booking a room at the Mandarin Oriental, you can ensure your memories of Prague will be fond ones, as the MO Prague team of staff are on hand to cater to each and every one of your requests, no matter how big or small.
THE MANDARIN ORIENTAL EXPERIENCE
When you think of larger chain luxury hotels, you could be forgiven for thinking this means sacrificing the charm and charisma of small boutique luxury properties. With the Mandarin Oriental however, providing guests with a uniquely accommodating experience is not just part of the package, it’s a philosophy. Guests are made to feel welcome in their home away from home, with no request being left unattended to. You can even expect to be greeted by name by all hotel staff.
Once the check-in process is completed, a member of reception staff will escort you to your room, as well as show you the various parts of the hotel and their locations – day spa, fitness centre, restaurant, etc. They will also provide you with a complimentary welcome drink, which can be enjoyed in the hotel bar at any time on your day of arrival. My room was located on the third floor, with a beautiful view over the courtyard and large fully opening windows to allow the time and ease to appreciate the arrival of Spring.
If there’s one thing you absolutely must do whilst staying here, it’s to book a treatment at the day spa. I personally tried the 60 minute oriental massage – which is not only a rich cultural experience (following traditional rituals) but also incredibly relaxing and will leave you feeling rejuvenated. The spa experience also includes pre and post treatment tea and nibbles, which make it a truly memorable escape from reality.
The rooms are incredibly spacious and offer warm, welcoming neutral tones. But I don’t just mean to say the room sizes are generous, they are overly large which felt too big for one person, but would be perfect for couples. One of my favourite room features was the television above the oversized bath, which made for a perfect evening in on my arrival night. The separate shower is also similarly oversized, leading me to think they had plenty of space to work with when constructing the design of the rooms. The selection of chocolates on arrival was also a nice touch, as well as fresh fruit if you’re after something a little sweeter.
BOOK THIS HOTEL IF…
Asian hospitality is a rare and unrivalled experience, one that has been employed across all Mandarin Oriental hotels. Mandarin Oriental hotels are renowned for their unparalleled guest service experience, so if you’re looking to be pampered without pretentiousness, this is your first choice in Prague. Combine your stay with at least one spa treatment and a dinner at Essensia for the ultimate weekend getaway or mid-week escape, I can assure you you will leave feeling revitalised and refreshed (even after all the walking and sightseeing there is to do in Prague!).
World of Wanderlust visited the MO Prague as a guest. However my opinion is as always, my own.