This Review of Four Seasons Prague, in the Czech Republic, is from our European site inspection trip, which also included revisiting the Four Seasons St. Petersburg and luxury hotels in Copenhagen.
Four Seasons Prague Location and Check-in
The Four Seasons Prague is located at Veleslavinova 2A/1098, by the Vltava River in old town Prague, with stunning views of Prague Castle, and just a short 7-8 minute walk from Old Town Square. Without traffic, it's about a 20 minute drive from Prague Airport, but expect it to take 45 minutes or more if there's heavy traffic.
When we arrived late morning, we were welcomed at reception, which is to your left after entering, and to our pleasant surprise we were able to check into our room early.
Four Seasons Prague Preferred Partner Benefits for TravelSort Clients include:
- Daily full American breakfast for two people per bedroom, served through In-Room Dining or in the hotel restaurant (including buffets)
- $100 hotel credit ($200 for suites) once during stay
- Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in (excluding signature suites, villas, and private residences)
- Complimentary basic Internet in all guest rooms; complimentary premium Internet in all suites
- Guaranteed late check-out at 4pm
Here's my Four Seasons Prague YouTube Video:
Four Seasons Prague Renaissance Room
Four Seasons Prague room categories start with the Modern King Room (355 sq. ft), followed by the Superior King Room (376 sq. ft.) and Deluxe Room, with either one king bed or two twin beds (430 sq. ft). Next is the Renaissance Room, which is what we stayed in. Renaissance Rooms are 430-503 square feet, and are located in the Renaissance Building, which dates back to 1883 and is one of the three historic buildings that comprise the hotel (the others are the Neo-Classical House, dating to 1827, and The Baroque House, the oldest parts of which date back to 1568). The more modern Main Building unifies these architecturally distinct buildings, and also includes the lobby, restaurant, and some of the guest rooms and suites. The hotel offers 157 rooms and suites altogether; you can view a Premier River View Room and River View Suite in the YouTube video above.
If not booking a river category room or suite, the Renaissance Room is what I recommend reserving, because in its own right it's a beautiful room, with its high ceilings and blue hued decor. And if a Premier River View Room is available when you check-in, if you've booked with Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits, you'll be eligible for a 1 category upgrade to a river view room.
We were on the 5th floor, as seen in the floor map:
We immediately felt welcomed by the friendly service and by the thoughtful welcome amenities in our room, including wine, fresh fruit and chocolates for me, and sweets and a puzzle for my son.
As always, the Four Seasons bed was incredibly comfortable (I'd requested the Signature Plush mattress topper).
Renaissance Rooms don't face the river, but we had ample natural light from the large windows, which looked out onto other historical buildings in Old Town Prague.
In the bathroom the hotel had thoughtfully provided kids' bath products and a kid-size bathrobe for my son.
There was a soaking tub and a separate glass enclosed rain shower, with a shaving mirror and Italian bath products.
For coffee drinkers, there's an Illy espresso maker provided:
Four Seasons Prague Spa and Vitality Pool
It's a bit tricky to find the AVA Spa. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor, then follow the arrows to the dedicated spa elevator, which takes you to the lower level where the spa is. The Spa is open from 8am-10pm daily, although massages and other spa treatments are available from 9am-9pm.
There are separate men's and women's changing rooms, each with their own sauna. While the women's changing room isn't huge, no one was there during both of my visits, so it felt very private.
Similarly, I was the only one using the Vitality Pool, with its various massage jets perfect for soothing sore muscles from walking all over Prague.
Four Seasons Prague Breakfast at CottoCrudo
Four Seasons Prague's main restaurant is the Italian CottoCrudo, which is also where the breakfast buffet is served, from 7-11am. There was a wide array of fresh fruit, including berries, fresh breads and pastries, yogurt and yogurt parfaits, smoked salmon and other smoked fish, and some hot items such as eggs, bacon, pancakes and french toast. As waffles weren't on the buffet we were able to have these made to order, and they came light, crisp, and in a very generous portion.
We loved our stay at Four Seasons Prague. It's in a great location by the Vltava River in the heart of old town Prague, giving it beautiful views of the river and Prague Castle from the outdoor terrace at breakfast, from the spa's Vitality Pool, and from select river view rooms and suites.
Even if you don't quite have the budget for one of the river view rooms or suites, I highly recommend the Renaissance Room that we stayed in, with its soothing blue palette and high ceilings.
The breakfast buffet was a delight, especially the fresh squeezed juice, yogurt parfaits with housemade granola, Belgian waffles, and cappuccino.
If you've stayed at the Four Seasons Prague, what was your experience?
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