With its street cafes and open-air markets, it’s easy to see why visitors flock to Prague during the summer months – it’s also easy to overlook some of the lesser-known parks, gardens and riverside attractions that make the Czech capital the perfect summer destination. Hotel Paris Prague is a short walk or easy tram ride from many of the city’s hidden-gem parks and gardens, as well as its bustling riverside. This 5-star hotel, housed in a palatial early 20th century building with art nouveau details, offers a welcoming and luxurious retreat from summer sightseeing.
The great outdoors
The 2018 Green Cities Index revealed that Prague has the most parks, gardens and urban woodlands of any city in the world. And those leafy areas are filled with seasonal delights; for example, shady trees, cold beverages and a spectacular view makes the beer garden at Letna Park an essential port of call.
A funicular ride up the 300-metre Petrin Hill promises a stunning view of Old Town and beyond, while the hilltop park boasts a rose garden, mini-Eiffel tower and wooded path to Strahov Monastery and Prague Castle.
When it’s time to cool down, the Rašínovo waterfront along the Vltava River is lined with galleries, bars and cafes catering to a hip local crowd. A series of small islands dotted along the river are perfect for boating, sunbathing and picnics.
A 5-star retreat from the heat
The centrally located Hotel Paris Prague makes the perfect base to explore this historic city. With 86 spacious and elegant guest rooms as well as several luxury suites and apartments, the hotel provides a 5-star escape from the summer heat and crowds.
While all rooms come with essential amenities, such as air-conditioning and access to the Wellness Spa Centre, the romantic Tower Suite has a spiral staircase leading to a private terrace, where can guests savour the cool evening breeze and a 360-degree city view. Also extra special is the artfully-decorated Mucha Suite with its unforgettable panorama of Old Town and Prague Castle.
Guests can relax with refreshing summer cocktails and delicious local and seasonal menus at one of the hotel’s two fine-dining establishments. The Sarah Bernhardt Restaurant and Café de Paris both serve delicious modern and classic French and Czech cuisine.