“High-class haven for the musically-minded, hidden in the heart of Prague”
Hotel Aria is not only for classical music lovers. There are four floors, each one dedicated to opera, classical, jazz or contemporary genres in turn. Each of the 50 rooms pays homage to a particular star – from Brahms and Bernstein to Dvorak and Dizzy Gillespie via Johnny Cash and Joni Mitchell. One thing they have in common, however, is killer contemporary design.
Dull weather needn't mean a dull afternoon: explore the efforts to bring your room’s composer alive. Admire the artwork or browse a biography about the artiste courtesy of the tailor-made digital database on your flat-screen PC (all rooms also have plasma TV and i-pod docks). Once you’ve set the scene with some background music, freshen up in the “rainforest” naturalistic shower before slipping on a Frette bathrobe. Rest assured your neighbours won’t even hear your oohs and aahs – all rooms are sound-proofed and double-glazed.
Hotel Aria caters for all parties: there's something for the lone business traveller, honeymooning couples and even parents with teenage children.
A satisfying buffet breakfast (included in room price) is served in the hotel’s winter garden. If you need more to drink than fresh vitamin juice, plump for the “Posh Breakfast”: champagne, caviar, scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, and strawberries.
In summer light lunches are served on the roof terrace, but if music be the food of love, play the Coda! Under the expert eye of Prague's premier chef David Sasek, dinner in the crisp, light-filled dining-room is something else. It’s no wonder Coda is rapidly working its way into the address books of Prague’s glitterati (Ivana Trump is one A-list diner). It's not a cheap evening out, (starters from Eur 12), but now is the time to splurge.
Open with caramelised fig in 15 year-old balsamic vinegar, or seared scallops wrapped in Serrano. Follow with baked breast of guinea fowl, or seared venison with sweet potato. If your palette is in danger of being spoilt forever, take a break from Coda at the city's vast variety of dining establishments.
Children are very welcome (some suites designed specifically for parents travelling with children) though younger ones might not appreciate the musical activities.
One child can share a room with 2 adults free of charge, including breakfast. Baby cots can be provided.
Teens (over 12)
Cots Available, Extra Beds Available
Babysitting available by arrangement