Where to stay in Prague? I asked myself that question over and over again when looking for a place for us to stay while exploring beautiful Prague. It was quite difficult to find a nice, affordable hotel among all the old established ones but I found it: The Unic Hotel Prague.
When we entered the little boutique hotel I knew this hotel will instantly make it on my hotel hot-list. I instantly felt comfortable, surrounded by lots of wooden design elements and futuristic lights. A really nice receptionist welcomed us and showed us to our room. On our way we passed the indisputable highlight of the hotel – the restaurant Atiler – and it took me literally a few moments to break free from the sight of this perfectly furnished restaurant in front of me. When we finally opened the door to our room another boom(!) hit my interior-lover heart – even though I’m not that into ornaments when it come stop decoration. But I just loved how they arranged this small room. Light, natural and fresh colors illuminated the room and I just couldn’t help myself and jumped right into bed – exhausted after a 6h train ride but happy finally being in Prague.
This might be the most important quality of a great city hotel, especially if it’s you first time in a city and you need some time to orientate yourself. So, Thumbs up for this one! It was the perfect home base for exploring the city by foot and Prague definitely is a city you get to know best during extended walks.
After only a 2 minutes walk from the hotel you find yourself right at the starting point for a shopping or sight seeing adventure. On the left you find Prague’s main shopping street with many boutiques and on the right hand side one of Prague’s most impressive sights: The Powder Gate. Starting from there go with the flow and stroll though Prague’s amazing old town and amble along breathtaking architecture. After walking a few times from the old town square back to the hotel we realized it only takes us about 10 minutes – and we saw almost half of Prague’s sights on the way. So the Unic Hotel is just perfect for a city trip.
Service and Room
As I told you above the staff was super friendly and helpful – especially at the restaurant. The room and bathroom was outstanding clean and perfectly equipped, so we had everything we needed and everything you can expect from a 4-star hotel. We had a standard double room, which was rather small but perfectly sized for a city trip where you spend most of your time outside.
Restaurant and Breakfast
The highlight of the restaurant – where we had breakfast as well – was definitely the interior. Scandi chic never fades, doesn’t it? But I wanna talk about the food as well. We had dinner at the hotel restaurant – Atiler – and had a great time. Only a few other guest enjoyed their Sunday evening there – all hotel guests, even though the restaurant is open for the public as well. The waiter was very obliging and even though he was the only one serving the guests the service was perfect and what’s more important it wasn’t stuffily at all. The food was great – the restaurant focuses on local/traditional dishes with a slight modern twist, which is a delicious combination and definitely worth tasting.
Now the Breakfast: It was good as well, but after having dinner there the night before I had quiet high expectations. So it slightly restrained my euphoria for the Unic Hotel. The food was simple and you find everything you need, but the quality hadn’t been the same. I know this might be nagging at high standards but if they improve the breakfast just a little bit, the restaurant will be perfect!
According to the hotel’s homepage room rates start at 110 € incl. breakfast – but there are far better deals out there! For example, we’ve booked a standard double room including breakfast via
trivago.at and were super lucky to get the room for 60€ per night – but please keep in mind that early February isn’t really the peak tourist season, so this was a pretty good deal (Yeah! 🙂 ).
To summ it all up, this hotel is amazing and I’ll definitely stay there the next time I visit beautiful Prague. So I can highly and honestly recommend it for anyone of you looking for a special place while exploring the town.
Do you enjoy reading hotel reviews like this? Any suggestions for improvements? I’m curious as it’s one of my first and I’m already counting the day till a new adventure!
Soukenicka 25, Prague