When you only have a weekend – or a mere 48 hours like me – to spend in Prague, you want your hotel to be within walking distance of everything but still located in a calmer area. Personally, I don´t like those touristy noisy spots that lack a certain comfort even though their rates often can´t be beat. The Emblem Hotel Prague ticks all of those boxes and more and made me drag out check-out time as long as I could…
A clean and modern ambience, dark stone, mostly white and gray interior, a genuinely friendly staff, a breakfast that´s worth indulging in and a room that´s way too comfy to leave all day. But, let´s not get ahead of ourselves…
The staff of The Emblem Hotel Prague made sure upon my arrival that I am taken care of. I was given a tour right after checking in and my suitcase already greeted me when I entered my room. Everything works hand in hand at The Emblem, so seamlessly which surprised me since it´s something so many hotels try to achieve but fail in most of the time. Also I loved the bond and the way the staff treated each other. Honestly it´s a pet peeve of mine if I witness staff at a restaurant or hotel fight with each other or bash other coworkers in front of the guests. Since I worked as a waitress throughout college, I think that´s an absolute no-go, so I like to pay attention to the little things.
Also every member of the hotel appeared to be equal and trained professionally. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the friendly lady who showed me around, explained the sights to me and ordered a town car in what felt like the same minute, actually was a trainee and not as experienced working there as she seemed to be. That´s what makes or breaks a pleasant first impression, guys!
It´s obvious how much those things mean to me, followed closely by breakfast. You already know about my love for a good brunch and good food in general. Hotel breakfast buffets usually disappoint or at least do not seem to wow me in any way. I actually looked forward to having breakfast at The Emblem Hotel Prague, since the buffet was stocked with the freshest fruit, homemade yogurt (even though I don´t do dairy, I was impressed), the best croissants (I had two every morning. So good!) and à la carte eggs that were on point. Also the coffee made this self-described java junkie one happy camper! A frothy soy latte, I couldn´t resist.
Last but not least, I always wanted to try out The White Company´s Noir line since I first spotted it in a beauty blog review but of course it´s one of those brands you can´t get your hands on in Austria. I squeaked when I found the small bottles of the Noir shampoo, soap, shower gel, body lotion and conditioner in the bathroom and gladly used it during my stay. It´s such a great addition to whole concept of The Emblem!
The only disappointing though minor point was that those fluffy white robes in the room would not fit me. I understand that I am on the heavier side but it would have been nice to be able to use a robe after a relaxing bath.
Still it´s just a minor hassle and nothing that would throw me off from staying there again. Everything else worked out like a charm and that´s what makes The Emblem Hotel Prague experience so rewarding and memorable.
Sadly, I didn´t get to book a massage at their own M Spa or enjoy drinks and a steak at the popular Maharal Club and The George Prime Steak Restaurant but there will be a next time for sure, where I am less running around and more indulging in the view and The Emblem´s facilities.
At one point, unfortunately, I had to leave but knew right then and there that I will be back, because when the staff knows your name by heart and assures you to be happy to have you back, I chose to believe them and smiled back in anticipation of my next trip…
Thank you, The Emblem for having me! ♥
//in friendly collaboration with The Emblem Hotel Prague. As usual all opinions are my own!//