The idea of staying at a music-themed hotel enthralled me when I first heard of the ARIA. The contemporary residence boasts just 51 luxury rooms and suites- perfect for the boutique traveller. With so much detail, design and style- The ARIA has left me determined to return and experience its perfection all over again
Located in my favourite part of town, the Mala Strana or ‘Little Town’, the ARIA has one of the best locations for the active sightseer. Upon arrival in the baroque district, a bright and cheery receptionist named Roman welcomed us so joyfully, it was instantly gratifying. Within minutes we felt at home, like this was our family for the next few days. Making our way up to the Puccini Suite, I marveled at all the minor details that make the ARIA so unique. The entry hall lined with memorabilia, the glass ceilings and caricature’s of the world’s famous musicians etched into the upper moldings. It was noticeable, yet subtle and added to the personality of the luxury hotel.
Each of the 51 rooms is dedicated to a famous musician, another elegant touch that will allow you to remember your suite with ease!
Entering the Suite, a touch of excitement hit. The stunning lounge area, complete with fresh fruit and water, the entertainment system that included a selection of movies and Apple TV. The pinnacle however, was the comfiest bed in the history of the world. I was left gobsmacked that I would be in this lap of luxury for three whole days. This is a place that you feel instantly safe and at home.
Once settled in, the delightful staff showed us through the hotel, with all the necessities available including the most beautiful garden you have ever seen. The Vrtba Garden is not only UNESCO listed, but are an attraction within Prague. ARIA guests have personal access to the park for free which is attached to the hotel, even after public opening hours are over- a perfect place to watch the sunset or enjoy a moment alone.
The restaurant and fine dining services at the ARIA are next to none. I was delighted to have a three course meal on the roof top terrace during my stay and can honestly recommend this to anyone in Prague. The restaurant is open to both guests and the public (so even if you are visiting Prague elsewhere you can still enjoy the perfection of the ARIA!) and has a huge array of Czech and international cuisine. The wait staff are phenomenally attentive and it is worth every penny if you are a foodie.
Stay Here If:
You want luxury, boutique accommodation in the middle of Prague. The location is one of the best that Prague has to offer and you can opt to dine in or out with ease.
Foodies and Music lovers will simply jump for joy at the ARIA, with private surround sound listening theaters and the five star dining, this is ideal for those wanting an experience within their hotels.
Room rates start at 255 Euro per night, including buffet breakfast. Vrtba Garden access is available for all guests.
For more information and to book direct, visit: www.ariahotel.net
All opinions, as always, are true and honest of my personal beliefs