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Fodor's Expert Review One Room Hotel at Tower Park Praha

Tower Park Prague, Mahlerovy sady 1, Prague, Praha 130 00, Czech Republic See on Map Fodor's Choice

Perhaps the most unique hotel in Prague, a night in this capsule-room at the top of the communist-era TV tower is quite an experience. You enter the hotel via the ground floor, and a lift whisks you up to the pod (the other capsules have a bar and restaurant, as well as reception). The glass-walled bathroom is stocked with L'Occitane products and looks out at the twinkling lights of the Golden City. There's a very cool television integrated into the bathroom mirror, and the bed is covered with hand-sewn horsehair upholstery from the Swedish brand, Hästanes. Of course, all this glamor and eccentricity doesn't come cheap.

Make sure to tell the restaurant that you are hotel guests if you are eating at the restaurant or having a cocktail at the bar--they'll save the best seats with the most spectacular views for you.

room

The one room at this eccentric hotel is aiming for Gulf state-esque six-star luxury (and charges corresponding prices for it). However, there are some teething problems that need addressing if they are aiming for this level: dodgy Wi-Fi, for example, or wilted flowers. But the sense of exclusivity and the one-off feel of a night perched up in the clouds make up for some of the teething problems.

YOU SHOULD KNOW The TV/mirror in the bathroom is very flash but makes it hard to actually see yourself.

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bathroom

High-end products and a bath that looks out onto the spires of Prague itself is not a bad start for a bathroom, but there are some issues that need work--for example, some guests have reported a leaky shower and there's a lack of hooks to hang your wet towels on, a basic omission amid all this fanciness.

lobby

The reception desk in the tower is as space-age as the rest of the tower, and staff will direct guests to the restaurant, bar or hotel from the same space. Check out the winding steps leading up to the next floor, which have the names of cities and the distances to reach them inscribed upon them. Service could be friendlier.

dining

The tower's Oblaca restaurant offers truly spectacular panoramas of Prague--in some ways, it's a shame that the hotel room doesn't face Prague's big hitters, but viewing the castle, churches, and bridges of the city in the softly glowing lights of the evening over your main course is pretty special. The food is delicious too.

drinking

The cocktail bar attached to the hotel is great for sunset drinks and offers modern mixology techniques and even small sampler cocktail trays with three different drinks on them, dreamt up by the cheerful bartenders.

LOCATION

Getting Around

Metro stop Jiřího z Poděbrad, on Line A, is a 7-minute walk and can take you into the Old Town in 6 minutes.

Restaurants

Le Caveau (5-minute walk) is a reliable cafe dishing up filled croissants and light salads alongside delicious wine. Or Pivo a párek (7-minute walk), literally 'beer and sausages', offers great varieties of both lipsmacking Czech classics.

Bars

There are more drinking options per square meter in Žižkov than anywhere else in Prague--and, some say, the world--so you will be spoilt for choice. Palác Akropolis (3-minute walk) is probably the city's best live music venue, and Vlkova 26 (8-minute walk) is a basement bar where the cool kids of the area hang out.

WHY WE LIKE IT

The sheer weirdness of the TV tower, with David Černý's giant crawling babies making their way up the side, combined with the exclusivity of sleeping in a one-room capsule hotel right at the top of said tower, makes for a unique and exciting experience. You'll pay for the privilege, of course, and some issues need ironing out, but overall it's quite something.

QUICK FACTS

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HOTEL INFO

Phones: -210–320–085
Website: towerpark.cz

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