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Buddha-Bar Hotel Prague
Ranked #49 of 672 Hotels in Prague
Athens, Greece
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136 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012

I was expecting much more form Buddha Bar. Firstly, the hotel venues every night were booked for private functions and as a hotel quest of the Buddha Bar hotel I stayed there to have dinner or drinks at the famous bar of cafe which were never available. Secondly, our room had a view in a very ugly building courtyard which made us keep the curtains closed at all times. On the other hand, the room was fancy and a nespresso machine is always a treat!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

We stayed at the budha bar hotel for 3 nights for our 18th Wedding Anniversary and it truly did excel. We have travelled a lot around the world and i think this is the nicest hotel room we have ever had. It is very modern with some unique features, the bath is amazing with a TV at the foot of the bath behind a smoky glass sreeen and the room more than lived up to the photos on the internet. I have to say i cannot believe some previous reviews that comment on poor service and staff not speaking much english as without exception the service was fantastic, especially so at breakfast. We dined in the buddha bar restaurant on the first night, food was fantastic, yes, you can have cheaper evening meals in prague but the ambience and quality of food makes it worth it. The location is perfect about a minute walk from the old town square - central whilst being away from it all in luxury. Whilst in prague we also booked a 3 hour private walking tour introduction to Prague with.http://www.private-prague-guide.com who were great and a really good first thing to do when arriving in prague, we saw things we probably would have missed our own. We also booked the jazz boat cruise which was a fantastic night, really good value for money and good food www.jazzboat.cz, we spent a good half day at prague castle which is amazing and if as it was our anniversary i booked to renew our wedding vows which we did in the baroque gardens under the castle, it was amazing, could not fault a single thing from inital email contact through to the help organising a romantic meal after the ceremony, company is adam and eva contact Mike or Klara on www.adameva.cz. Prague is one of, if not my favourite city and we will definitely back - probably in the winter to enoy xmas markets and the mulled wine!

Room Tip: we had a superior room, not sure what the difference was but dont expect a great view i think wherev...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

The first time I heard Buddha-Bar music was back in 2000 in Singapore! I always loved the music and when I had the opportunity to visit Buddha-Bar Restaurant in Monte Carlo, I jumped up to it but since we did not have a reservation, we were turned down.

So when I and my wife were planning a short break in Prague, we decided to actually stay at the Buddha-bar hotel. We checked out the reviews and the website and were very impressed by the photos and all.

The Buddha-Bar hotel is located in the center of Prague and the location is awesome. It is literally a couple of minutes from the old town center, which is one of the best places to hand out and eat lunch at. A couple of minutes the other way, you get to Palladium shopping and awesome restaurants. A few minutes away is the Parizska street with all the uber brands such as Louis Vuitton, Prada, Hermes, Chopard and more. It was shopping nirvana!

The lobby of the hotel is quite small but that is expected since this is a boutique hotel and not like one of the super chain hotels like the Marriott etc. The guys at the reception made us feel welcome and one of them took us to the 3rd floor to our room. The room was breathtaking! The decor, the style, the subdued red lighting and the ambiance can not be properly expressed in words. More so since I am not a writer. But suffice to say that you would not experience this in your regular super chain hotels.

The furnishing were lavish and the bathroom was huge and full of high tech gadgets (the comode had an automatic bidet, fan etc!!!). Every thing in the suite had a remote control. There was a huge Bang & Olufsen TV too. There were ceiling speakers every where and we could hear the famous Buddha-Bar music playing softly. The cupboards were excellently designed with enclosed coffee machine that looked like it was from the future!

Downstairs, the Siddhardha Cafe was furnished and decorated very tastefully with lavish chandeliers and hundreds of glass Buddha statues on the walls. The bar was well stocked and we were given delicious welcome cocktails by the very friendly staff. One of them (Majdi) even took photos of me and my wife and was very friendly though out our stay. I just wish I had tipped him even more that I did (perhaps on my next visit).

That evening we had a reservation for dinner at the Buddha-Bar and the experience was surreal. I am now running out of superlatives! The restaurant had a huge Buddha one end and beautifully decorated tables. Up above was another floor with tables overlooking the downstairs tables and the Buddha.

Every thing was going so well till the food arrived. Now, this is a very subjective opinion but I and my life did not really like the food. It was too sweet and not really authentic Thai. Don't get me wrong, we travel quite a lot and have eaten all over the world. We actually Thai food. Perhaps this cuisine would not be called Thai by the restaurant but what ever it may be, we were not really thrilled with the food. My roasted cod was so sweet, I ended up just eating the aubergine that came with it and left the cod alone. The chicken salad was also bizarrely sweet!

But that is the only gripe with this hotel and as I said above, it is very subjective. You may actually love the food so much, you may eat there every evening during your stay. The breakfast was fantastic though with a huge selection of cold meats and breads. We had an a la carte break fast with superb fried, scrambled and benedict eggs with scrumptious sausages and friend mushrooms. We were also served champaign for breakfast and the service staff were beyond friendly!

The front desk people were very helpful and tried to figure out the best options for us in terms of private boat rides, shopping plans etc. We also wanted to try the Spa treatments but unfortunately due to scheduling conflicts we had to pass it up. The spa rooms were again exquisitely decorated but because they had only one spa lady coming in for the treatments and since I and my wife wanted to have the treatments done simultaneously, we had to cancel that.

All in all, we throughly enjoyed our stay at the Buddha-Bar hotel and would definitely recommend you give it try (especially if you are going as a couple!).

Room Tip: 3rd Floor Room 38 is awesome!!
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

Very unique hotel, very unique design, great room, good location, very friendly, exceptional breakfast.
Design- interesting combination of very modern and heavy reddish environment
Room- very big room with huge bathroom and separate toilette… very good coffee machine with varies types of cpffe capsules.
The stuff is very friendly very devoted and very helpful.
Good value for money.
Yes, I agree , a lot of "very".
We liked and recommend experiencing this unique hotel.

One issue. There are too many gadgets and lights controls.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2012

It is one of the most pleasant hotels we have ever stayed in. Very convenient location in the old town, staff is well trained, positive and polite.. Culinary heaven in Prague (delicious breakfast, coffee with origin, outstanding international menu) . Rooms are beautiful. Hip cocktail bar. Cool restaurant downstairs..Peaceful and lovely atmosphere. If you stay in Prague in any other hotel, you at least have to come for a lunch or dinner.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Crewe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2012

My partner and I returned (for the 10th time) to Prague. It was our first stay at this hotel and we loved it. We stayed in a superior room and it was very very nice. A big thank you to the hotel staff and we already looking at flights for christmas.......

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2012

Not only clean, comfy and glam, but also has that extra special little something to make this your favorite hotel ever. Beats pricier equivalents in Prague hands down. Close to the shops, restaurants and back streets, location is A1, too.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Buddha-Bar Hotel Prague
Address: Jakubska 649/8, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
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Region: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Stare Mesto (Old Town) , Praha 1
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #49 of 672 Hotels in Prague
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Buddha-Bar Hotel Prague 5*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Buddha-Bar Hotel Prague represents the first property of the new Buddha-Bar Hotels & Resorts chain inspired by the legendary Buddha-Bar brand. Trendy hotel concept goes beyond expectations to ensure a relaxing andrejuvenating experience through its mystical fusion, exquisite designs, highlypersonalized services, state-of-the-art technologies, top-end amenities and culinary delights served at Siddharta Café. ... more   less 
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