Searching for an amazing luxurious experience in the Czech Republic? Look no further as we're about to tell you how to enjoy a top-class holiday in exceptional destinations such as Prague and Brno.
Czechia is a landlocked country in Europe, known for its historical cities, nature sites, film festivals and beer trails. As the country has been welcoming tourists from all around the world, some of its offerings are evolving, with new experiences being tailored towards luxury tourists, as well. That's great news for couples like my husband and me, who love to experience soft pillows at The Mandarin Oriental and tasting menus in Michelin Restaurants like the Field.
We're about to take you on a luxurious trip around Prague and Brno, where will discover new cultures while enjoying top tier services and facilities.
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Luxury in Prague
Described by UNESCO as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, it's easy to see why so many travellers rush to the Czech capital to enjoy all its riches. This historical capital looks straight out of a fairy tale, and it's sometimes described as the City of a thousand spires. Prague truly is one of the most romantic cities in Europe and this is why so many couples get engaged in this city. Prague is also an ideal honeymoon destination, making it perfect for luxury seekers.
Unlike many other capitals where luxury is now unfordable, Prague still has affordable luxury options for travellers who seek exclusivity and great service. Whether you are a history lover who wants to admire the myriad architectural styles or a beer enthusiast who wishes to taste the flavours of Prague, this city is ready to welcome you.
The journey to Prague will tell you how to experience the city in style including where to stay, where to eat and what luxury tours to part-take in. This is your sign that it's time to experience Prague on luxury.
Best time to visit Prague
Prague is a brilliant city to visit year-round and each season brings something incredible to the table. Winter is magical with its Christmas markets and snowy cobblestone streets. Spring is when Prague to life and the city blooms in colour. Summers are warm with long days and vibrant evenings. And Autumn, my favourite season, is when the colours are most beautiful, with rainy evenings and foggy mornings.
The best time to visit is early summer or early autumn so you can enjoy warmer temperatures. Avoid peak summer as that's when the city gets really crowded. If you love winter and want to enjoy the magic of Christmas, then you should aim to book your wintery holiday well in advance. Note that sub-zero temperatures are to be expected. Winter is also a great time to enjoy luxury travel to Prague as who doesn't love flowing sparkling wine during New Year's Eve.
If you want luxury but on a budget, then January and February are the best months for you as prices will be the lowest.
Luxury hotels in Prague
Luxury starts with an exquisite hotel, right? So let us tell you about all the great accommodation options for your luxury stay in Prague.
Iron Gate Hotel & Suites - This hotel is incredible for two reasons: it's located in a UNESCO-protected building dating back to the year 1400, and it's located right in the Old Town. Picture a beautiful cobbled side street just a few minutes away from the main square. The hotel has ample privacy and each luxurious room and suite has a unique layout. Some of the suites in the royal category feature original 14th to 18th-century frescos or wooden painted ceilings. This is not just a luxurious hotel but a fantastic and unique luxurious property in Prague. Prices start from just £141 per night for a Junior Suite.
Hotel Kings Court - When you want luxury accommodation that comes with a spa, this is your best bet. The exclusive Spa at the King's Court comes with a small pool, Finnish sauna and a steam bath. You can, of course, book massages and fitness facilities are available free of charge. You will be pampered with L'Occitane toiletries. The rooms are spacious and modern and the hotel has a wonderful restaurant & bar on-site that serves local delicacies and international dishes as well. Prices start at £125 and have a superb breakfast option included in the fee.
Hotel Paris Prague - Architecture lovers, I've got the best luxury surprise for you. Hotel Paris Prague was built in 1904 in Neo-Gothic style with Art-Nouveau elements. It has a free wellness centre on-site, so be prepared to relax in a massage shower, jacuzzi, sauna and steam bath. You can also book Thai massages or go to the gym if you so wish. Why do we love this hotel? Because some of the rooms offer panoramic views of the Old Town and Prague Castle. Prices start from just £113 per night, but if you want 360-degree panoramic views, prepare to spend around £435 for two adults with breakfast included.
Grand Hotel Bohemia - Cute rooftops in the Old Town? This is the hotel for you. An elegant hotel with gorgeous and luxurious rooms, spacious with modern furniture. We love this accommodation because it has a lovely restaurant on site that serves international cuisine in an elegant atmosphere. The prices for this top-class hotel start at just £118 per night and they include a sumptuous breakfast for you and your travelling companion.
Art Deco Imperial Hotel - As the name suggests, this luxury hotel is for Art-Deco lovers. The hotel is an impressive Art-Deco building right in the centre of Prague. You'll see precious mosaics and hand-painted tiles throughout the elegant interior. Want to combine luxury with wellness? Fitness ad spa facilities have a sauna and a steam bath available at your room price. Prices start at only £104 per night so you'll enjoy luxury at bargain prices.
Luxury dining in Prague
Whether is a Michelin Star dining experience you are after or a luxurious tasting menu, Prague is a fantastic city for culinary enthusiasts. Here are some of the most notable restaurants in Prague that you must book during your stay. They are all suitable for celebratory dinners or just luxurious evenings.
Field - Field is a Michelin star restaurant in Prague ran by two friends. Both are passionate about modern cuisine and they love to experiment with seasonal ingredients. Dishes are complex but served in. a minimalist presentation which really makes you want to grab your cutlery and dig in. You can enjoy a 6 or 10-course degustation menu, wine or non-alcoholic pairings are available as well as a vegetarian option.
Location: U Milosrdných 12, Prague, 110 00, Czech Republic
La Degustation Bohême Bourgeoise - While set in the charming Old Town, La Degustation Bohême Bourgeoise is surprisingly stylish and modern with custom-made chandeliers. The menu has a focus on seasonal produce sourced from trusted farmers, foragers and hunters. The degustation menu has 5 courses and can be purchased with wine pairing or non-alcoholic options. La Degustation Bohême Bourgeoise was awarded one Michelin star.
Location: Haštalská 18, Prague, 110 00, Czech Republic
V Zátiši - This modern restaurant is located right in the city centre. Did you know that its name means "timeless" in English? Expect daring dishes that will surprise your taste buds. This restaurant is unique as you can get a tasting menu, or you can get what they call a "feast sharing menu" where your table shares all sorts of delights.
Location: Liliová 1, Betlémské Nám., Prague, 110 00, Czech Republic
Levitate - A wonderful restaurant with living plant walls and a lovely nature soundtrack feature, this is the ultimate luxury in a zen environment. You can pick between the elite or mystery menu. Expect a fantastic combination of flavours, in gorgeous decor. The courses are numerous and bite-size so you will indulge in a luxurious dining experience.
Location: Štěpánská 14, Prague, 110 00, Czech Republic
La Finestra - How would you like to have a luxurious dinner in what originally was an Alfa Romeo showroom? La Finestra will delight you with rustic Italian dishes, paired with incredible Italian wines. This restaurant operates with an A La Carte menu only.
Location: Platnérská 13, Prague, 110 00, Czech Republic
Zdenek's Oyster Bar - If you love seafood and want to taste Caviar during your luxurious stay in Prague, this is the restaurant for you. Order tapas, caviar, seafood platters or several different types of oyster. Prices are on the expensive side but you can expect incredible presentation and scrumptious dishes.
Location: Malá Štupartská 5, Prague, 110 00, Czech Republic
Luxury in Brno
Brno is the second-largest city in the Czech Republic located in the South Moravia Region. The city has been designated as a City of Music in 2017 and its functionalist Villa Tugendhat has been included on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. There's plenty to see and do in Brno, including the superb Špilberk castle and fortress and the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul on Petrov hill.
Brno is fast-changing and quickly becoming a popular tourist destination in the Czech Republic. Prices are still reasonable and there's plenty of luxury options for the sophisticated traveller. One thing is for sure, Brno is incredible with its culinary scene, ranging from fine dining options, through wine bars to creative beer spots.
Best time to visit Brno
Brno is located just 2h 30 min away from Prague so the climate won't be that much different than in the capital. My husband and I have visited Brno in all seasons and autumn was by far our favourite. The winter was cold and a bit wet, we've not been lucky enough to experience snow in Brno. Spring was lovely, as with all European cities. There's this nice crisp air in the morning which gets warm and comfortable by noon. It's a good time to visit Brno if you like green and blooms.
Summer is always a good idea because of the laid back atmosphere and outdoor beer spots. But summers are very popular amongst local and international tourists so prices can go up and your favourite hotels can get booked up in advance. Autumn is by far the best time to visit. Colourful leaves, crisp mornings, sweet afternoons and cool evenings. It's the time when you combine outdoors beer spots with indoor restaurants. Beautiful if you love the outdoors.
Luxury hotels in Brno
We stayed in several hotels in Brno, including two of their luxury hotels, as well as luxury apartments. These hotels are very well priced and offer a great level of comfort. Here's where to stay during your trip to Brno.
Grandezza Hotel Luxury Palace - Close to the vegetable market in Brno, this luxury hotel features a hand-painted glass ceiling, making it looks majestic and wonderful. You can enjoy international and modern cuisine as well as a beautiful cafe which serves original Italian coffee. A deluxe double starts from just £127 per night and you can ask for a room that overlooks the Market Square, the Cathedral and Špilberk Castle.
Barceló Brno Palace - Barceló Brno Palace is your type of accommodation if you want to enjoy the luxury that comes with free access to a sauna, relax zone and modern fitness centre. The bedrooms are uniquely designed to provide you with restful night sleep. You will love their restaurant which serves a blend of Mediterranean and Czech cuisine. A deluxe double starts at £97 per night.
Coco Chanel Boutique Apartment - Want a lot of space and privacy? Then stay in this luxury boutique apartment located just 0.7 miles away from the Špilberk Castle. The apartment is super spacious with 1507 ft², furnished to a high standard. There's an extra-large bed as well as two sofa beds in the living room. Prices start at just £108 per night.
Luxury dining in Brno
You want to enjoy a luxury trip in Brno, right? I hear you, that's why I'm about to recommend to you the three best fine dining restaurants. Restaurants in Brno have generally good food with great service, so you won't go wrong if you fancy a wine bar for a small bite or a modern bistro. During our time in Brno, we specifically wanted to indulge in some of the fine dining options. The best was by far Borgo Agnese, with its interesting fusion tasting menu. And if you go there, know that it has the biggest wine cellars in the country with over 780 bottles of wine. For that alone, I believe we have a winner!
Borgo Agnese - It has a focus on Mediterranean food but expect a fusion with some seriously unusual dishes. The tasting menu is well crafted, affordable and delicious. The wines are exquisite as you would expect from a restaurant with over 780 wines on the offering. The staff is well trained and you can expect a fantastic night out. As a tip, we recommend booking a table fairly early and ordering the Degustation menu Grand. You'll want to take your time and truly enjoy the night!
Location: Kopečná 43, 60200 Brno
Pavillon Restaurant - A delightful restaurant in the middle of a leafy park, makes it the ideal option for those to love a wonderful ambience. Unlike many other fine dining restaurants, Pavilion offers a la carte only, with seafood or grilled platters.
Location: Jezuitská 6, 60200 Brno
Kohout NA VÍNĚ - I love the location of this restaurant because it's in the showcase rooms of Brno's House of Arts. Known primarily as a wine bar, expect over 200 wines on the menu, so plenty to pick from. The star attraction is the coq au vin, a French speciality which you are going to fall in love with. The restaurant has a tasting menu in place with wine pairing available as well.
Location: Malinovského nám. 2, 60200 Brno
You know how to enjoy a luxurious trip to Prague and Brno. Why not combine both cities in one visit? With elegant accommodation and so many fine dining options, you'll never be short of things to experience in either city. We love both Prague and Brno and we recommend that you spend at least 3 nights in each. Planning on spending longer in Prague? Then don't forget to check all the fun day trips from Prague you can take.