Boutique stay BoHo Hotel – a former art deco post office given a mod makeover – is the palate cleanser to the Baroque and Romanesque abundance of Prague’s Old Town (a pleasant five-minute stroll away). Aesthetes will swoon over the cleverly composed rooms, crisp design elements in marble and blonde wood, and cool palettes. No mere museum piece, the hotel’s convivial nature – bespoke cocktails, cosmopolitan dining, top-form staff – permeates its polished demeanour.
Masterful minimal style
Old Town sights nearby
Hot-blooded bar scene
Welcome drink on arrival, free entry to the spa and a gourmet gift (luxury biscuits, local ham or cheese, depending on the season)
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The hotel’s public areas and ground-floor room 002 are wheelchair accessible.The hotel’s library exudes warmth beneath its glossy veneer: plum and chartreuse sofas are scattered around a fireplace and a bookcase lined with intriguing tomes covers the back wall. Decoration in rooms may be discreet, but each has a unique photographic print of a different aspect of Prague, shot by artist Jordi Llorella on a pinhole camera over 57 days (one for each room).
The winter brings photogenic frost-tipped spires and bitterly cold winds; a full set of stylish woollens is essential. The city’s opera halls and theatres swarm with soigné Czechs; pack an ensemble that goes up to the nines for a cultured night out.
Boho by name, a bit sleeker by nature. Keep your hippie chic haute.
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‘Boho’ conjures up images of floaty attire, flower-trimmed tresses and a fresh-from-a-kibbutz glow; however, Prague’s svelte new BoHo Hotel is a more streamlined, Scandi-minimalist take on the freewheeling philosophy, with not a hint of fringe or stray Afghan-gilet hair. This early-20th-century post office has been reimagined in clean lines and smooth marble-and-wood planes. The restaurant and bar are runway ready, with catwalks of sleek counters, strips of slender lights and a subtly striking roof installation, and palettes in rooms are confined to the restful slices of the colour wheel. However, it’s far from uptight: hippies at heart can indulge discreetly in the low-key spa or curl up by the fire in the library’s velvet sofas. The Watteau-esque colours, heavily ornamented basilicas and imposing spires of Prague’s Old Town are spread out over the surrounding streets and squares, so you can time travel through the city’s layers of history and back to its gleaming future with ease.
Senovážná 4, Prague, Czech Republic, 110 00
0.4 mi / 0.7 km from city centre
- Exercise gym
- Internet services
- Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
- Room service
- Onsite laundry
Design devotees will be sated by the hotel's eatery, whether they’re cooing over the precisely cut marble counters or cascading light from the ceiling installation, or the creative concoctions on their plate. The menu has international picks, and a generous breakfast buffet is laid out on the bank of blonde-wood counters running along the interior wall, but guests can choose à la carte goodies too.
The dove-grey banquettes running along the restaurant’s wall of windows get the most light, and overlook the courtyard.
The restaurant opens for breakfast from 7am–11am and dinner from 6pm–11pm.
Sandwiches, burgers, schnitzel and other light meals comprise the hotel’s in-room dining offering, available 7am–11pm.
The bar languidly stretches out over the lobby; outfitted in cool greys and blues, with a strip of slim pendant lights, it’s quite the trendsetter; and a bevy of sofas set by street-facing windows allow you to people watch in relative privacy. It’s a place to be seen too, with frequent jazz nights and a highly competent team of cocktail crafters who’ll mix up a bespoke drink on (polite) demand.
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