Just off Wenceslas Square, the Alcron is opposite the Lucerna shopping passage, another lovely holdover from the glory days of the First Republic and a holding of the Havel family. Proximity to the Lucerna Music Bar and its three-story underground concert venue the Great Hall, is handy indeed for culturistas.
Standard rooms are done up in conservative beige tones but do feature free high-speed Internet access and access to the fitness center and sauna and fragrant bath gels from Zegna or L'Occitane. Air conditioning may sound standard but it’s not in normally cool Prague - a good boon in the odd summer heat wave. Royal Club rooms, the next step up, come with breakfast in bed and free pay-TV.
Coffeemakers standard too, but note that they're Nespresso.
Modernist sculpture and glasswork add a bit of dash to the while marbly surfaces all around, lending an overall effect of quality and style more than warmth.
Eating and drinking
The destination dining room of just 24 seats (you’ll need to book months ahead and take out a small loan), The Alcron has had Prague food critics singing praised for years for chef Roman Paulus’ treatment of monkfish, eel and divine sauces. It’s only open weeknights, 5.30-10.30, so plan around the tight schedule if you’re determined to experience the wonders.
A good-sized gym with sauna is free for guests and better equipped than the usual token cellar room with a treadmill.
A cut above the usual, which you'd expect from a self-styled business hotel run by Radisson, but surprising inconsistencies in the bar and front desk make it impossible to forget you're still in Prague.
Who stays there
Biz folk, older travelers, Scandinavians, and those who appreciate reliability.
Not for bargain hunters but does deliver value. Note that breakfast is only include with Royal Club Room and above and 10 percent VAT tax isn't included in room rate.
- Business Centre
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Business travellers
- Mature travellers
- Seasoned travellers
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- Top dining (but just on weeknights)
- Spacious rooms
- Classy Art Deco environs
- Must book Alcron resto way ahead
- Renovation a bit too clean