Buddha Bar Hotel Prague Review
Welcome to Buddha Bar Hotel Prague
On my recent trip to Prague, I was invited by Amazing Places to stay at a really nice hotel and if you are looking for something luxurious and out of the ordinary, this place might be just right for you.
Buddha Bar Hotels are a luxury boutique hotel chain with currently 3 properties: Paris, Prague, and Budapest. Founded by Globetrotter Raymond Visan, his vision is to take you on a “voyage within a voyage”. And it truly feels this way.
My Suite at the Buddha-Bar Hotel Prague
First things first. Let’s talk about the decor. When you step through the doors of the Buddha Hotel in Prague, it feels like you were beamed to a luxury resort in Asia. You will find Buddha statues and dragons, paper lanterns, clean lines and bold red colors. While the decor theme is obvious, it was done so in a very classy and elegant way.
After checking in, the Front Desk attendant brought me to my suite to show me all it had to offer.
When I stepped off the elevator, I found myself in a dark hallway. Each suite was marked by a light reflection with the suite number.
Upon entering, my suite had a small entry hallway and then opened up into a large room with the living room to the right and the bedroom to the left. Silky yellow tapestry, the red accent furniture, and crisp white bedding made the room cozy and had a modern and fresh feel. A tray on the bed held a selection of delectable chocolate truffles, fresh orchids and the weather forecast for the next day and was replenished every night.
A Nespresso coffee/tea station and a full-sized bar were housed in the sleek wardrobe along the wall leading to the powder room. A bouquet of stunning yellow orchids decorated the modern vanity.
And last but not least, the highlight of my suite: The Bathroom! Where do I even begin? From a rainshower head shower, a free-standing jacuzzi tub, L’Occitane products to the absolute highlight: a TV screen in the mirror opposite the bathtub. Genius!
When you book a suite at the Buddha Bar Prague, you also receive a complimentary 30-minute massage – what could be better than that after a busy day of sightseeing?
Location and Things to do Nearby
Location is one of the most important factors when you pick a hotel. Most of Prague’s major sights are located within walking distance from the Buddha Hotel, some are a short trolley or metro ride away.
Náměstí Republiky (Old Town Square):
It doesn’t get more central than that. 3 minutes walk from Náměstí Republiky (Old Town Square), with its iconic double spires of the Church of Our Lady before Tyn, the Astronomical Clock, and the Powder Tower. The Museum of Communism is also just around the corner. Náměstí Republiky is also where a lot walking tours start, and the subway is right around the corner.
The Jewish Quarter with its stunning architecture is just 10 minutes by foot. You can see the Maisel Synagogue, Old-New Synagogue, and the Pinkasova Synagogue with the Jewish Cemetery.
Karlův most, or better known by its English name Charles Bridge, is one of Prague’s most recognizable buildings. I recommend going early in the morning if you want to take some photos. During the day, you will most likely not get a clear shot of the bridge.
Aside from the hotel restaurant, which serves great Asian fusion, there are three options for a quick lunch or dinner nearby:
Lokal: A shrine of Pilsner Urquell that sells fresh beer and good pubby dishes. Their pickled cheeses are traditional and delicious. I didn’t go to this location, but their sister-restaurant was part of my Prague Food tour and it was amazing. I highly recommend it.
Sisters: This bistro is famous for its modern take on the chlebicek, the traditional open-faced sandwiches served all over Central Europe. It’s a great choice for the indecisive, as you can order many small bites and try them all!
Buddha Bar Prague – Final Verdict
I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical about staying at an Asian-themed hotel in Prague. So many hotels with a special theme turn out cheesy and make you cringe. Not so at the Buddha Bar Prague. The decor feels authentic and elegant. The founder’s vision to invite his guests on a “voyage within a voyage” has been accomplished. It felt like I got two vacations during one trip. If you ever wanted to play jet-setter but without the pain of flying and horrible jetlag, this is a great option.
The only thing I didn’t like about my stay in Prague was the fact that I didn’t have much time to enjoy the room. I would have been perfectly fine to cocoon myself in my perfect little suite for a few days. But Prague is one of my favorite cities in Europe, so of course, I had to go out and explore.
If you are looking for a truly special and memorable hotel experience in Prague, the Buddha Bar Hotel in Prague certainly fits the bill. Are you ready to book? Then use our EuropeUpClose price comparison tool that will search for you for the best deal by comparing all the major hotel booking sites.
Oh, and before you go, take a look at the quick time-lapse video of my suite at the Buddha Bar Prague:
I also want to give a big THANK YOU to Czech Tourism, Amazing Places, and the Buddha Bar Hotel Prague, for hosting me during this trip. I had a wonderful time and can’t wait to visit the Czech Republic soon again!