From 150 euro, about $170.
A relatively recent arrival among Prague’s handful of high-end design hotels, Boho Hotel is a tasteful standout. The 57-room property, which opened in late 2015, offers timeless modern design inside an early 20th-century building that once housed the offices of Lidove Noviny, a major Czech daily. An architect is among the property’s two Barcelona-based owners.
Although a minute’s walk from the Old Town Square and its tourist throngs, the five-story hotel feels a world apart as it is on a quiet side street, Senovazna. Not one of Prague’s attractive streets (just across from the hotel is the hulking Czech National Bank building and its Congress Center), it is, however, around the corner from Na Prikope, a main shopping street, along with the gothic Powder Tower, a historic gate to the Old Town and the striking Art Nouveau Municipal House, a cultural monument that looks gorgeous lit up at night.
Our superior room, a notch above a standard, felt spacious thanks to a higher ceiling above the queen-size bed, mirrors on opposite walls, tall windows adorned with long, double-layer curtains and the tinted, reflective glass wall that separated the room from the bathroom. The subdued color scheme included warm steel grays, light wood flooring and Scandinavian-style furniture. A strudel and a handwritten welcome note from the hotel manager were a thoughtful touch. Other than the occasional sound of the comings and goings of other guests, the room was noticeably quiet, making for excellent sleeping and adding to the hotel’s retreat-like feel.
The spalike bathroom was a highlight. The white free-standing bathtub contrasted nicely with the steel gray tiled floor and walls. Both the toilet and shower (including a rain shower and a lower removable shower head) were tucked behind reflective glass. The vanity, with a raised square sink, came with a magnifying makeup mirror and bath products by Natura Bissé.
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