Need to know
59, including three suites.
11am, but flexible, subject to availability (a fee of €150 applies after 1pm). Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $291.26 (€248), excluding tax at 15 per cent.
Rates usually exclude breakfast (€20 a person, daily; pick from buffet and à la carte options).
Make the most of the communal floor, whose lures include the decadent Maharal Club (a private members club that guests can access), the elegant Fumoir (cigars at the ready) and the peaceful drawing room.
At the hotel
Covetable and extensive art collection; striking spa; guest living room; a communal floor with a lounge, games room, salon, drawing room and fumoir; on-loan bikes; free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV, air conditioning, minibar.
Our favourite rooms
Bookworms will go weak at the knees for the Library Suite, which has a hidden room tucked away behind a library shelf – seek and ye shall find (a copper bath tub).
Instead of a pool, the hotel has a surprise Jacuzzi on the rooftop terrace, which can be rented out privately. From the steamy comfort of this urban oasis, you can admire the city’s skyline and the castle looming imperiously in the distance.
The light-filled, city-spying M Spa beckons invitingly on the seventh floor. Guests can unwind in the relaxation room, sauna, steam room and wellness area, shiver by the ice fountain, reach peak smugness in the fitness centre, and line up a couple of massages or facials starring Pure Altitude products.
Bring an appetite for steak and the city’s world-famous chocolate; save room in your case for Prague-sourced prints and art books.
Cats and dogs can come too; they’ll even get an on-loan bowl and bed, plus welcome treats. A witty version of the usual ‘do no disturb’ sign will be left on your door, to alert cleaning staff to the presence of furry, four-legged visitors. See more pet-friendly hotels in Prague.
Little Smiths are welcome: there’s no cost for cots and under-9s can stay for free in parents’ rooms (older ones can sleep in an extra bed for €70 a night, including breakfast). Babysitting is available for €15 an hour (more after midnight).
Emblem has a heart, donating to a local charity that helps people in need. The hotel favours local farmers for its meat, eggs and produce; energy-efficient light bulbs and eco-conscious cleaning products are used throughout. There’s a fleet of on-loan bikes, so guests don’t have to rely on cars or public transport to gad about.