Politických vězňů 12, Prague, Praha 110 00, Czech Republic
A sprightly presence on an imperious street (think communist-era blocks), the Yasmin offers modern design at good prices. Though this street is quiet, the location is a stone's throw to Wenceslas Square's attractions. The in-house restaurant, Noodles, features tasty Asian-inspired dishes.
For parents, the hotel offers a babysitting service.
The rooms are decked out in a muted browns, grays, and whites. Even the smaller rooms come with a table and all have a flat-screen TV and views of the courtyard.
In Prague's brutal winters, you can reach Wenceslas Square via an indoor covered shopping arcade. There are a number around the square--perhaps the most beautiful and famous is the art-nouveau Pasáž Lucerna.
Black tiles and spotlights give the bathrooms something of a nightclub feel.
The large lobby is a rather snazzy mirrored number, incorporating the bar and restaurant at the back.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The elevator is quite small to fit in larger parties/luggage.
The Yasmin's restaurant, Noodles, runs the full gamut from Asian dishes to pasta. The food is not bad for a quick lunch, and the decor is fun, with a space-age theme, white leather chairs and silver ball light fittings. The summer garden area is also pleasant.
The bar continues the space-age vibe, with the same silver lights as the restaurant. The light-filled space is not worth a special trip, but it makes a nice change from some of Prague's sometimes murky basement bars.
As well as being close to the main station, there are plenty of tram stops and three metro stops nearby, which is helpful for reaching the slightly further afield attractions, like Prague Castle.
A branch of the popular Potrefená Husa chain (9-minute walk), run by the Staropramen brewery, is a good option for reliable food and good beer. For veggies, Radost FX (11-minute walk) is a stalwart.
If you fancy a flutter with your pivo (beer), the Casino Ambassador (8-minute walk) is one of the biggest gambling venues in the city. Jama (7-minute walk), a Czech-American hybrid with a pleasant garden and relaxed vibe, is an easy place to while away an afternoon over beers and burgers.
WHY WE LIKE IT
With its cool design touches at reasonable prices, in a good location, Hotel Yasmin is a nice break from the frilly OTT vibe of some of Prague's accommodation options.
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