The Icon Hotel

V Jame 6, Prague, Czech Republic, 11000

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By Will Tizard, your Prague expert

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#7 of 30
expert-rated hotels in Prague
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Location:
4
4.0
Bedrooms:
3.5
3.5
Eating/drinking:
3.5
3.5
Public areas:
2.5
2.5
Leisure facilities:
3.5
3.5
Service:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
4.7
4.7
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Culture vultures, Seasoned travellers, Art, Chilling out, Design and architecture, Nightlife, Trendiness

Expert review of The Icon Hotel

Style with substance off Wenceslas Square.

Prague’s full of ‘design hotels’ but few of them can match their slick looks with equal ambiance and service. The Icon’s a welcome exception, with a hip but highly approachable staff that actually seems to enjoy helping guests get the most out of the Nove Mesto district and the city at large.

The Icon lobby bar is a lively scene in itself, full of affable characters and upbeat sounds - though it’s not, perhaps, the place for a soft-focus romantic getaway.

Location: 

Set into gray blocky building, you could easily overlook this happening hotel. That would be an oversight, though - no other place offers this kind of unique atmosphere this close to Wenceslas Square, which tends to be lined with overpriced and unimaginative chain hotels.

Bedrooms: 

Fuschia and copper accents go along with white leather padding above the Hästens beds from Sweden, improbably comfortable handmade sleepers that the Icon maintains it has an Eastern Europe exclusive on. Rooms not so roomy but sleek, dvd-ready and equipped with biometric safes.

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Eating and drinking: 

The Jet Set bar and lounge, the twin of another located near the city’s Andel metro in the Smichov district, consistently attracts fashionistas and media types with its cool mix of cocktails, big streetside windows and house music.

Leisure facilities: 

The Zen Asian Wellness center is adept at soothing the tired legs you invariably stumble back to your room with (the flipside of Prague being the great walking city it is).

Service: 

Be sure to ask for the Icon-produced miniguide Urban Secrets - it’s got all the updated intel on fashion and curio shopping, plus tips on hot restaurants and bars. It will even steer you toward groovy new furnishings if you get inspired by the bold and trendy interiors you’re returning to each evening.

And get this - breakfast is served till 11pm (yes, pm) and they'll bring it to your room free. A Prague partier need never starve again.

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Who stays there: 

Visiting artistes, design folk, younge travelers, nightlife revelers, stylish bargain hunters.

Price advice: 

Room rates include VAT and buffet or a la carte breakfast. WiFi's free in public areas and the Internet's available gratis via LAN in rooms.

Pros: 
Hip, groovy and dead central
Great, friendly service
Cons: 
Surrounding area's gotten rather sleazy
Rooms not overly spacious

More information on The Icon Hotel:

Type:
Hotel
Address:
V Jame 6, Prague, Czech Republic, 11000
Free tags / Keywords:
Wenceslas Square
Amenities:
Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Restaurant, Room Service
Neighbourhood:
Nove Mesto

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