Christmas markets calling! Chic, contemporary and unusual, Hotel Yasmin in Prague is the ideal base for style-savvy travellers to enjoy svařené víno-aided strolls around the city’s seasonal markets. It’s great value, too, leaving you plenty of euros to splash out on gifts for others (or yourself).
Why this week? The squares of Prague have trees up, lights on and mulled wine a-bubbling – it really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The none-more-festive Wenceslas Square is a snowball’s throw from Hotel Yasmin, and at this time of year it’s crammed with wooden stalls selling traditional crafts and local delicacies. It’s the ideal get-you-in-the-mood escape – with 10 per cent off if you book three nights or more before 1 January…
Our favourite bits Looking like the love child of Edward Lear and Jeff Koons, interiors toe the line between fantastical chic and loopy kitsch, with oversized cat’s tails springing from the floor, and a cosmos of dazzling Tom Dixon orb lights hovering over the noodle bar. Guest rooms are restfully plain and pared back (you don’t want that crazy conceptual stuff interfering with your bedtime, anyway): it’s a delightfully daring date-night destination.
Mr & Mrs Smith say… ‘Our bedroom is stylishly minimal, but it’s a decent size, with blinded windows onto the street and a flatscreen telly mounted on the wall. There’s a break from shades of olive and sage in the monochrome bathroom; every shred of the Yasmin’s design is contemporary, and it is welcoming and comfortable. And with so much culture awaiting us beyond these walls, it’s hard to imagine wanting to stop indoors for too long…’ Read the full Hotel Yasmin review
You say… ‘I liked the very friendly welcome; quiet, spacious Junior Suite; excellent breakfast; Noodles restaurant; and the fact that I didn’t need public transport once in a day’s sightseeing’ Mark, BlackSmith, stayed May 2014