Spices at Mandarin Oriental Prague

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When in Prague, one may feel compelled to remain in the heart of the bustling Wenceslas Square, or traverse amongst the tourists of the Old Town Square centre, but the city’s magic extends far beyond these two well-worn spots. Across the beautiful and historic Charles Bridge, lies the other old quarter, known as Lesser Town.... Read more »

Smetana Hotel

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Prague is such a city of history, culture, and art, that, though one can feel they know its terrain very well, it continues to surprise and delight with its hidden gems on every visit. Smetana Hotel is one of these well-kept treasures, residing quietly for centuries as an unassuming Baroque Palace steeped in history off... Read more »

Atelier Kalina

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Inside the stately Smetana Hotel, overlooking the river and Charles Bridge, lies the Michelin calibre restaurant Atelier Kalina, a fine dining institution that prides itself on delivering first-class ‘new-Prague cuisine’. With a head-turning open-kitchen set against a majestic backdrop of beautiful whites, royal blues, deep browns and golds, with chandeliers and ornate furnishings to rival... Read more »

La Degustation Boheme Bourgeoise

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Nestled amongst Prague’s Bohemian streets steeped in history lies La Degustation Boheme Bourgeoise, a small and intimate Michelin Star restaurant of gourmet old-Czech cuisine based on 1880s recipes. Modern and minimalist in style with soft lighting illuminating its dark wooden decor, this 40-table capacity restaurant screams ultra sophisticated dining, in its aesthetics, service, and menu.... Read more »

CottoCrudo Prague

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The Four Seasons never fails to impress, and the stunning river-side rendition in Prague sets a new high standard for the luxury hotel sector. The venue, marked by an iconic Bohemian exterior, stands poised by the Vltava river in the heart of Prague’s old town centre. Named Cotto Crudo, Prague’s most iconic restaurant offers a... Read more »

Prokofiev’s Cinderella

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Prague’s National Theatre is a stunning 19th century building, only a scenic ten minute walk along the Vltava river from the Four Seasons Hotel Prague. In an attempt to experience as much of the Czech Republic’s cultural treasures as possible, and knowing Prague’s love of modern ballet, we booked tickets to see Prokofiev’s Cinderella. Sergei... Read more »


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After a day of new experiences in Prague, we decided to try another – the recently opened restaurant CottoCrudo at the Four Seasons Prague. The name means “cooked” and “raw” and the restaurant serves a variety of raw Italian delicacies as part of the menu.  Executive Chef Richard Fuchs describes the concept like this: “Working... Read more »

Four Seasons Hotel Prague

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Prague is called the Golden City and, arriving at sunrise, we immediately understood why. In the early light, a rich, magical glow transforms the buildings, a mixture of Baroque, Art Nouveau, Gothic, Renaissance and modernist architecture that lines winding alleyways and broad, lively squares. The Four Seasons Hotel Prague has what is possibly the best... Read more »