Aria Hotel is located in the Mala Strana neighborhood of Prague, close to Lesser Town Square, Prague Castle, and St. Vitus Cathedral. Nearby points of interest also include Charles Bridge and Charles University.
of TripAdvisor Travelers recommend this hotel
"Not what I expected..."
I was so excited to stay at this hotel after reading so many positive reviews and looking at the incredible pictures. But not long after arriving at the hotel, I felt like I had been deceived. The pictures of this hotel from booking.com were incredible, but I don't feel like the hotel lived up to my expectations. All of the pictures of the immaculate gardens just outside your hotel window, I spent four nights and never even saw these perfect grounds. I realize there are some rooms with these fairytale views, but they certainly were not the rooms we were given. I also had an issue with the "free breakfast". The breakfast was just ok, but I did not like after finishing our meal we were given a receipt to sign for the meal. In order to eat they ask your room number and check you in. I didn't enjoy the feeling of being expected to tip, especially not at a five star hotel while eating a meal that is supposed to be free. I am a generous tipper, and often will do so at a free breakfast when the service is good. But I don't like the feeling that its expected in this type of circumstance. I'll gladly leave some money on the table, but please don't guilt me into a tip. The location was terrific and the staff even better. Also I think it's worth noting the rooftop bar is closed during the winter season. But all in all, I don't think the pictures online did justice to the entire hotel.
"Very Classy Hotel but a Little Let Down by Food and Drink"
The location is great. Very close to the Charles Bridge but much quieter than the Old Town side. The hotel is very grand and has an air of sophistication. There is access to a garden area at the rear and a roof top terrace (only open in summer). The Bar and restaurant areas are light and opulent with the rooms being spacious, clean and comfortable. However, we were disappointed with the choice and quality of the food. The food looks like fine dining but failed to deliver. We ordered ribeye steak which was cut quite thinly, it was tough and salty. It was replaced with a filet mignon which was much better but by then the damage was done and our appetite damaged. For our anniversary meal I was hoping for something more special. Later when I asked for a cocktail it was obvious that the bar staff were not equiped or trained for this. I was glad to see him try at least. I think the high quality of the hotel in general gave me high expectations from the restaurant and bar which were not delivered.
"A Hotel That Exemplifies The Beautiful and Musical Experience of Prague"
The Aria is such a beautiful hotel that provided my mother and I a wonderful and welcoming experience in the beautiful city of Prague. I love the unique musical concept of this hotel. We stayed in the Contemporary Music Floor and it was filled with lively, colorful paintings of contemporary musicians. The room was very spacious as well as the bathroom. It also included an Apple TV and iPad which was so convenient for entertainment purposes. This hotel was also near so many popular attractions such as the Saint Charles Bridge, Petrin Hill, and Church of Our Lady Victorious - Holy Child of Prague. One of the most lovely views of the city is on the rooftop which is accessible to the guests of the hotel. My mother and I were able to take such memorable pictures of our stay in Prague with the many red rooftops on our last day because of this view. The staff in this hotel was exceptionally nice and accommodating, especially Vaclav. My wallet was stolen in a previous city prior to heading to Prague. I needed to pick up money from the closest Western Union where my bank had wired the money. Due to a language barrier I called the hotel and Vaclav was very helpful. He informed me the system was down at that particular location. He then proceeded to look for the closest Western Union that would be able to help me as soon as possible. He did this without hesitation which just goes to show the amazing customer service this staff had given us during our stay. The next time I visit Prague I will stay at the Aria Hotel because the staff was so friendly and welcoming!
"A perfect holidsy"
My husband and I were delighted with our hassle-free stay in the Aria. The central location, only metres from Charles Bridge, and convenient to the Castle and the funicular to Pertin Hill and its gardens, meant that we had no need of public transport, and there were many interesting streets locally, with small bars (including a popular Irish pub if that is your thing). On the two nights that we attended the opera (on the other side of the city) the hotel arranged one of its taxis to take us there and back; the price was very reasonable, the drivers courteous and efficient and the Mercedes very grand indeed. We were allocated a spacious suite (The Beethoven) overlooking a delightful Italianate garden which, though closed to the public until the end of March, is directly accessible from the hotel. The whole suite was silent and warm (quiet air conditioning) and spotlessly clean; the bathroom was well accoutred with towels, face cloths and regularly replenished Morton Brown toiletries. As soon as we arrived, we were treated as valued guests and that continued throughout our stay. The staff, without exception, were polite without being obsequious, easy mannered without being too familiar, and always helpful. Their 'can do' attitude was consistent. The decor of the hotel was, to us, quite jaw-dropping, in its use of unique, and clearly expensive, pieces of period furniture in all the public areas, and the comfortable lobbies with their sofas, the gentle sound of a fountain and the wide selection of original works of art, especially the Chagalls and a Dali bronze, gave us the sort of ambiance that we love. The breakfast was good. We had the standard buffet with fruits, juices, cereals, posh yoghurts, cold cuts of meats and fish, lots of different breads and cakes, as well as eggs cooked to our choice. More options, at an extra cost, are available from an A La Carte menu, but we were entirely happy with the standard selection. A pleasant and unexpected custom of the hotel is the daily invitation to guests to come for afternoon refreshment (tea/coffee and a savoury or sweet bite) in the library in mid afternoon. Just the thing for weary sightseers! We also had a delicious meal in the restaurant with a fine selection of international and Czech food from which to choose. Yes, the many starred hotel is inevitably on the expensive end of the scale, but we felt that it was, for us, money well spent.
I normally prefer big modern hotel over boutique hotels but decided to try Aria based on all of the great reviews I've read. Besides all of the wonderful reviews everyone I would like to offer my most objective review. Three things that impressed me most are service, location and Wifi. All of the services offered felt sincere and genuine. It's located at the center where everything was within walking distance (By the way, I hate walking and I did not mind walking to the castle, the bridges or old town square) Every room has it's own Wifi with EXCELLENT speed. I have to work no matter where I am so Wifi speed is very important to me. This hotel had the best Wifi I have ever experienced. I booked a junior suite. My room on the fifth floor was very cute and quaint but not what I would expect at a luxury hotel. It' was an attic room with very low ceiling in the bedroom. Although adorable, I found some parts of the suite inconvenient. I am 5'8" and kept banging my head on my way to the bathroom. Bathtub with low ceiling was difficult to take a shower. I did not complain or ask to move my room because I didn't want to hurt any staff members feeling. As silly as this sounds, it was obvious that they all cared so much about hotel and it's guests.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 1:00 PM