I chose this hotel based on the reviews, location and the fact that it was a boutique hotel. Boutique hotels are generally more uniquely designed, less stuffy and come with many of the amenities of a larger chain place. The Emblem is exactly that. From the moment we arrived to the day we left, the staff was welcoming, super helpful and cheerful. Special thanks to Hady who checked us in and gave us plenty of tips about the town. Some reviewers seem to not like the casual nature of their check-in process. But after lugging our suitcases up the metro stairs, nothing beats getting to sit down in comfy chairs with a tall glass of water and checking in on a tablet. Best experience ever.
The hotel is small but nicely designed so has a posh feel to it. I booked a King room after seeing the reviews about the rooms being small. It was just the right size for us and frankly a roomy space by European standards. Only cons were lack of drawer space, the a/c unit didn't work well so I had to open the windows (which is fine in this cooler weather, may not be great in summer months), they don't give you many towels, and the mattress was very firm (ok for us, maybe not others). The included breakfast comes with buffet as well as a hot a la carte menu. Great selections including juices and coffee. I loved the yogurt, couldn't get enough of that.
The Maharal Club downstairs, which is open to hotel guests, has plenty of seating / work spaces. The hotel gave us a complimentary glass of wine so I did some work down there before heading into town. Highly recommend checking it out. It's a chill space so if you want something more happening, hit a bar in town. I didn't try the spa but it looked nice. The gym is very small but clean with good working machines (one of each: treadmill, bike, elliptical and some weights).
Location cannot be beat. You are right around the corner from the Jewish quarter, Old Town Square and the Charles bridge. And all the shopping is a mere 5-10mins walk away.
Fabulous stay, I highly recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Emblem Hotel, a Luxury Lifestyle hotel based in Prague, caters to individuals who want to truly experience one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Located in the Jewish Quarter of Prague's historic Old Town, our hotel not only reflects the history of the city center, but also enhances it. We want to create a unique home-away-from-home for all our guests, so we provide access to a variety of living spaces, a world-class American steakhouse and bar, a culturally-focused member's club, and a rooftop spa, fitness and wellness center. We encourage you to come, explore the city, and become a part of our ever-growing community. ... more less
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