Category: Czech Republic

Top 10 luxury hotels in the world

Top 10 luxury hotels in the world

It’s that time of year again when Tripadvisor come up with their Travellers Choice Awards based on ratings given by users of their site.  There are all sorts of categories for the awards, whether they be sorted by region, by budget or by something else.  Naturally, I headed straight for the luxury category to locate […]

Top 15 romantic Valentines hotels

Top 15 romantic Valentines hotels

Looking to go somewhere special this Valentines?  Then take a look at this list of the top 15 romantic Valentines hotels, as decreed by Tripadvisor. Bar a token entry for Bodrum in Turkey, they’re all in Europe, which seems a little odd, but perhaps subscribers from other parts of the world, are given a different […]

New Leading Hotels of the World

New Leading Hotels of the World

The Leading Hotels of the World annual directory for 2010 was released worldwide this week.  There are 13 new Leading Hotels in the handsome hardcover volume which showcases more than 450 members in over 80 countries across the globe.  They are as follows: Royal Spa Kitzbühel, Jochberg, Austria The Augustine, Prague, Czech Republic Kameha Grand […]

The Augustine Prague opens today

The Augustine Prague opens today

I’ve just received a note from The Rocco Forte Collection informing me that The Augustine Prague opens today.   It can be found in the Malá Strana district of the city close to Prague Castle, the Wallenstein Garden and the famous Charles Bridge. It has 101 rooms including 16 suites, all  offering views over the […]

Prague’s newest treasure

The Rocco Forte Collection‘s newest property, The Augustine in Prague  is taking bookings for 14th May onwards 2009. Created from a set of seven buildings, including the 13th Century St Thomas’s Monastery, The Augustine’s beautiful historic features have been restored and crafted into the hotel’s design. Located in the picturesque Malá Strana district, the 101-bedroom […]

Short Bohemian journeys for luxury train travellers

Short Bohemian journeys for luxury train travellers

The trend towards luxury train travel appears to be increasing for travellers who enjoy a relaxing time watching the world go by in sumptuous surroundings, whilst also knowing exactly how their budget is being spent (being that many such journeys include most meals and drinks). And travellers should be pleased to know that short European […]

Europe's top 10 luxury hotels?

Europe’s top 10 luxury hotels?

Tripadvisor sent me an email yesterday, outlining their top 10 European luxury hotels.   In numerical order, they are as follows: The Ritz-Carlton Berlin, Germany   Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort, Greece Hotel Le Palais, Czech Republic   The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel, England   Hotel Prinsenhof, Belgium   Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal, Hungary   Rudding […]

Looking for the best in trendy hotels?

Looking for the best in trendy hotels?

Looking for the best in trendy hotels?   Look no further… Tripadvisor claim to have found them  in their ‘top 10 hot hotels’ list.   Here it is: Sanderson Hotel London, England   Front Hotel, Denmark   Rocco Forte Villa Kennedy, Germany     Britania Hotel, Portgual   Dream Bangkok, Thailand   DO & CO […]

Attitude Hotels

Founded by Pedro Castro, Attitude Hotels is a new hotel brand specifically geared towards gays and lesbians of a discerning nature. They offer a selection of over twenty-five hotels in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and the USA. By next year, the objective is to propose […]

Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Europe, according to Tripadvisor

The Ritz-Carlton Berlin – Berlin, Germany Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort – Mykonos, Greece Hotel Le Palais – Prague, Czech Republic The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel – London, England Hotel Prinsenhof – Brugge, Belgium Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal – Budapest, Hungary Rudding Park Hotel – Harrogate, England Swissotel Berlin – Berlin, Germany Four Seasons Hotel George […]

New Platinum status from Czech Airlines

New Platinum status from Czech Airlines

If you’re a regular flyer with Czech Airlines (and I mean regular… we’re talking 100,000 miles per calendar year here!), then you could be eligible for their new Platinum status With this you get 100% Elite mileage bonuses, upgrades for two within 24 hours of departure, excess baggage allowance, and extra goodies such as  free […]

Prague's new, controversial National Library

Prague’s new, controversial National Library

Prague’s first major new public building since the 18th Century is to be a jellyfish-like monstrosity.   The National Library will not only be the largest new building in the city, but in the whole of the Czech Republic.   Unsurprisingly, there is plenty of public opposition to the edifice. What’s more, neither the President […]

Hilton re-asserts its presence in Prague

Hilton re-asserts its presence in Prague

The newest  hotel on the Prague scene is the Hilton Prague Old Town, formerly known as the Prague Renaissance.  It has undergone  a multi-million-dollar renovation and is now open to guests with 305 rooms and a new Gordon Ramsay restaurant called  Maze. There’s also 15 new suites and a luxury Presidential Suite. New meeting rooms, […]

Suite of the week: Tycho de Brahe Suite at the Golden Well Hotel, Prague

Suite of the week: Tycho de Brahe Suite at the Golden Well Hotel, Prague

Suite name: Tycho de Brahe Suite Hotel: Golden Well Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic Size of accommodation: 40 sq m Cost per night: €385 Who’s stayed there? Adriana Sklenarikova-Karambeau What makes it special? Experience authentic Alchemist Suite in the former residence of the famous Emperor Rudolf II and his famous astronomer Tycho de Brahe; take a […]

Kempinski launches new properties in Russia, China and Central Europe

Kempinski Hotels is gearing up for greater growth by tapping into the projected increase in Middle East outbound travel, launching new properties in Russia, China and Central Europe. The group will be  increasing its global portfolio to 92 hotels, making it the most represented hotel group within the Leading Hotels of the World. Following their […]

Forbes’ luxury deal of the day

If you’re in the market for a late deal, keep an eye out for Forbes’ luxury deal of the day. Today’s offering is a bonafide 007 package at the Czech Republic’s  Grandhotel Pupp featured in Casino Royale. Standing in as the “Hotel Splendide” in Montenegro in the recent Bond flick Casino Royale, the ornate, Old […]