Jalta Boutique Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- This high-end hotel is set on iconic Wenceslas Square
- The nearest Metro station and Prague's National Museum are within five minutes' walk
- There's a restaurant with a city-view terrace
- It features an on-site 1950s nuclear fallout shelter with free tours provided
Set right on landmark Wenceslas Square, the Jalta Boutique Hotel "is one of Prague's most renowned hotels", says The Daily Telegraph. This hotel occupies a grand brick building in the New Town. It has a historically protected façade in the Socialist Realist style, with ornate stone balconies and statues, and houses a unique historic attraction in its basement -- a nuclear fallout shelter dating from the 1950s.
Muzeum, the nearest Metro station, is a 2-minute walk away, while some of the city's key attractions, including Prague's National Museum and the State Opera, are within a 5-minute stroll. Prague's medieval Old Town is 20 minutes' walk from the hotel, and both the Franz Kafka Museum and the sprawling complex of Prague Castle are around 30 minutes away on foot.
Jalta Boutique Hotel's imposing façade gives way to a glamorous lobby area featuring marble floors, plush seating and an original Andy Warhol screen print of Kafka. Guests can dine on an eclectic mix of Czech, Mediterranean and Asian cuisine in the smart COMO restaurant and sip drinks on the terrace overlooking the square. Free tours of the fallout shelter are also available.
The hotel's bedrooms are decorated in soft neutral tones with rich fabrics, wood furnishings and Egyptian cotton sheets. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, mini bars, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Higher room categories offer views of the square, sitting areas and coffee machines, plus free in-room breakfast and valet-parking service, while classy suites add separate living rooms.