The ICON Hotel & Lounge
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... Best decision ever. There was an hour free drinking included, but we came half an hour late so we drank as much as possible in only 30 minutes!!!! Incredible. The bar we were at was just full of hot guys. Around 90% of the 140 "pub crawler" (as they call it) were guys. Approximately 70% of them were hot! After these 30 minutes we went to the next bar, where we got another free shot at the entrance. But we left the pub crawl after the third bar ...
... and headed back to the hotel for a little rest before heading out for one last walk around the city.
Recommendation for visiting Prague:
1. Get Czech money before going on your trip. Even though the Czech Republic is part of the European Union, euros are not widely used and small street venders and small shops do not accept credit cards. The local exchange booths are literally run by crooks. They advertise one good rate or ...
... that of the first one so he got an appointment here but not until Friday so we had a few days to fill in.
To begin with we took a stroll around Prague, it wasn’t raining at this point, we admired many of the fine buildings of this world Heritage listed city. It is a well deserved honour: We watched the clock on the town hall do it’s thing with the 12 apostles, but it was 3pm, the midday show is the best. My humans had seen that when they ...
... as a courtesy and we said our goodbyes.
Well, we checked-in, declined to pay $30 US per day for Wifi in our room (we later discovered that we could access the free Wifi--from the lobby--in our room, and moved into our new quarters. Although today was one of the hottest days of the year in Prague, we decided to take off to the center of the old town in 90 degree heat. Well, we had to eat so first we first tried to arrange a nice air-conditioned taxi from ...
... of shops, markets and on streets, and of course Jeff will miss the ubiquitous lingerie stores! Seriously, every street has at least one, and some of the displays definitely lean towards fetish or bondage tastes. Maybe because everyone is so rugged up they’re trying to remind you what’s underneath? Hmmmmmmm
Taxied over to the “Vienna International Bus Terminal” for our bus to Prague. That ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Historical Traveler Reviews The ICON Hotel & Lounge Prague
A by all means Unique Hotel!
August 2007, Thessaloniki, Greece
We stayed at this beautiful hotel for only three nights, but we could stay for ten more days, if we had the chance! Very personal hotel with friendly and helpful personnel. Great beds and delicious allday-long breakfast! Highly recommended for everyone who visits Prague and wishes for an unforgetable stay!
Albergo unico ed eccezionale
Sono stata in milioni di alberghi ma l'Icon è stata un'esperienza davvero superlativa. La posizione è proprio nel centro di Praga. Il personale è incredibilmente gentile, disponibile ed efficiente. Clientela elegante e alla moda. Cucina e cocktail eccellenti. Ottima musica. Se visitate Praga dovete assolutamente provarlo. Scrivetemi pure per informazioni.
La migliore esperienza possibile per viaggiatori esigenti
Albergo molto ben pensato. Ottima attenzione al servizio, al design, al riposo. Tutte le camere hanno letti Hastons, i migliori al mondo. La hall fa sentire come a casa. Personale eccezionale, ben addestrato, molto cortese, e mai invadente. Colazione tutto il giorno: perché non ci aveva mai pensato nessuno? Altamente raccomandato, arricchisce l'esperienza a Praga.
Eins der besten hotels die ich in den letzten 10 jahren bereist habe!
da ich selber in den reisebranche taetig bin & staendig fuer kuenstler die tollsten design hotels moeglichst zentral finden muss, bin ich zugegeben verwoehnt & arg waehlerisch. mich nervt wie ich staendig 150-200 euro bezahle fuer den namen & die sterne und dann doch auch im ibis haette schlafen koennen. ich hab auch noch nie einen bericht geschrieben, aber das icon hat mich tatsache total verzaubert & ich wuerd es allen prag besuchern wuenschen sich das hotel nicht entgehen zu lassen.
im persoenlichem gespraech mit den jungen hotelmanager erklaerte er uns die stadt, gab uns tips zum erkunden und erzaehlte bei der abreise was ihn bewegte ein so feines kleines hotel (knapp ueber 30 zimmer?) aufzumachen. man merkte den team an wie gluecklich sie sind im icon arbeiten zu koennen und man spuerte in jeden detail ganz viel herzblut.
angefangen bei einem entspannten check in, der fuehrung duch das zimmer mit den bequemsten betten ever zum all day breakfast. an wirklich jedes detail wurde gedacht, der service & die freundlichkeit waren beinahe zu viel des guten. ich bin das einfach nicht mehr gewoehnt, dass ich mich an einen tisch setze und innerhalb von 10 sekunden eine bedienung zur stelle ist.
ganz toll war die unkomplilzierte buchung einer original thaimassage, die sehr guenstig & professionell war.
ich denk der prag urlaub waer nur halb so schoen ohne das icon gewesen! viel spass!
Again, I (we!!!) was (were) very impressed. Best hotel I´ve seen in Prague
Two weeks ago, my girl-friend and me spent some time in Prague. I know The Icon from a former visit.
And now, I want to share this great experience with the woman of my heart;-)
We have two nights on those fabulous Hastens beds, relax three days in Prague and enjoyed the all day breakfast and the excellent skills of all employees.
Especially the GM, Nah-Dja and his Resident Manager, Stanislav are the most fitting persons to those key positions.
They not only know every wish or thought of a gueat, the make them happen!!!
I / we will always come back with good memories and can highly recommend this hotel to all Prague visitors!
People, Service, Rooms, Location - A Jewel!
I visited Prague May 27 to 31 and truly loved my stay at the Icon. I booked only a night or two because I wasnt sure I'd love it but soon realized the jewel I happened upon and extended my stay. I'm sure there are a few excellent small boutique hotels in Prague with spectacular rooms and amenities like the Icon, but like many things in life, it comes down to people.
The staff at the Icon, every one I met, were kind, caring, genuine, open and helpful. My experience there ranks in the top customer service experiences I have ever had in any aspect of my life. Nah-Dja Tien, the manager, deserves much credit for not only the culture and energy of the Icon, but for finding and hiring great people who set the Icon apart. I was travelling solo and appreciated their kindness and help with recommendations on sites, restaurants, bars, clubs... directions... getting laundry done at the last minute before the next leg of my journey, etc. Everyone was a pleasure to interact with and surpassed my expectations for customer service. In fact by the time I left I felt a real friendship with some of them.
The Icon rooms were nicely designed, different, hip, clean and extremely comfortable. I slept great. The lobby bar and breakfast (all day) area are a nice touch and I appreciated the use of free Internet access. I had some lower back pain from all the walking I did and the Thai massage I had was really amazing. The location, 4 minutes walking to Wenceslas Square, 8 minutes to Old Town Square and just a few more to the Charles Bridge and the Castle, seemed just right to me.
Prague is absolutely gorgeous and the Icon helped make my experience of this city and the Czech people very special. I hope to return soon and will definitely look for availability at the Icon.
Das perfekte Stadthotel
Auf Empfehlung sind wir in das neu eröffnete ICON Hotel nach Prag. Es war eine tolle Empfehlung! das Hotel ist nicht ganz billig, aber es ist das Geld wert. Nur ca. 250m bis zum Wenzelsplatz. Also perfekt für die Stadterkundung. Was uns besonders gefallen hat ist der Servicegedanke im Hotel. Sie erfüllen Dir jeden Wunsch, geben tolle Tips fürs z.B. Abendessen und Stadttour. Besonders toll war auch das verlängerte Frühstück, dass man rund um die Uhr einnehmen kann. Im Erdgeschoss ist übrigens ein Massagesalon, super schön eingerichtet und für passables Geld kann man aus verschiedenen Massagen wählen. Toll. Wenn wir nach Prag kommen, dann nur wieder hier her. Es hat uns super gefallen. Keine Einwände. (Es wird Englisch gesprochen und mit etwas glück auch Deutsch)
Best Experience for funky travellers
Very well thought off hotel. Great attention to service, design, sleep. All rooms have Hastons beds, the best in the world. Theatrical lobby that makes feel like home. Amazing staff, weel trained, very polite, yet not on your face.
All day breacfast!!! Why no one did this before??
Highly recommended, adds to the experience of visiting Prague
Amazing and unique hotel
i have stayed in zillions of hotels but the Icon was truly a superb experience. Location is smack in the middle of old Prague. The staff is incredibly friendly, helpful and efficient. Chic and trendy clientele. Fabulous cuisine and cocktails. Great music. If you visit Prague you MUST give this place a try. Feel free to email me.
Perfect Personal Perfection!!!
Stayed three night at The Icon Hotel in Prague and from the moment of arrival (lady bellboys, sorry bell-ladies) to whole day breakfast,
the personal reception by the manager, the modern interior and the suberp location makes the Icon the best place to stay. Connection for
Ipod and Apple computers (finaly a hotel in Prague who uses/offers Apple compatability). They have the best beds I ever slept on in a hotel, they told me that the Kind of Sweden sleeps on the same bed!
I will return!!!