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Pure Design: Iconic Icon Hotel in the Heart of Prague


Conveniently situated in a calm side street lies a hidden hotel gem. It can only be recognised by the stylish tapas bar. When you look closer you will discover the hotel’s Icon logo in the first floor and a madonna above a historic wooden door. That’s the actual entrance. Many customers or passers-by obviously also make it via the bar’s more inviting entrance. But if you are heading in the hotel’s direction you’ll probably have the address at hand and easily find the door to a whole different inside world…


Albeit embedded in the historic structure, the 31 stylish rooms and junior suites feature sophisticated and tasteful design as well as high-tech gadgets like a biometric secured safe or the more usual iPod docks and Wi-Fi access.


Close the safe with your finger tip (just remember which one you used!)

Thanks Renata for the walk through!

Renata Zizkovska, Resident Manager

Renata Žižkovská, Resident Manager

The Icon Hotel’s Swedish hand-made Hästens beds come with a twist: They are soo cosy that it would be a pity to have to get up in the morning because the breakfast buffet is closing. Hence breakfast is served until 11 pm… So I might as well have ordered breakfast instead of the tasty tapas and beer when I checked out the lounge at night. What does that tell us about those Hästens beds?


Their imperial purple from the silky bedspreads makes for a lively ambience that is reflected in the lounge.


“Room” Tapas Bar and Lounge

Besides the Room tapas bar facing the street, the intimate design hotel also offers a larger lounge further back that hosts changing art exhibitions.

Art gallery at Icon Hotel lounge

Art gallery at Icon Hotel lounge

During the day it’s illuminated by an atrium, at night it turns into a colorful and relaxed hangout with DJ desk and according beats.

DJ Gabriela in action

DJ Gabriela in action

For tapas I tried the black rice with mussels and a pulpo with green beans. Together with the latin sound it made me feel at Barcelona’s beach…

Tapas: Black rice with mussels and pulpo on green beans

Tapas: Black rice with mussels and pulpo on green beans

Very tasty! And the Staropramen unfiltered beer that came with it is a world leader in its class… It easily made it to the number 2 spot in my personal beer ranking only second to Spain’s Almeria based “Alhambra” treat.

Thanks to Juan and Juan, the waiter and cook team behind this excellent experience! Sorry guys for the lousy photograph…

Juan y Juan from Icon Hotel's Room tapas bar

Good looking Juan y Juan make for the Argentinian relax feeling…


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Walter Schaerer’s extensive background in the travel industry, passionate enthusiasm for photography and a firm belief that luxury destinations can also be affordable; were some of the main factors that motivated him to create the travel blog In his day job Walter is an online marketing manager based out of Zurich, Switzerland.

1 Comment

  1. Gioconda Schärer on

    I’m thankful for the tip because I’ve never bin in Prague till now and I think it’s a place I would enjoy

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