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Andaz Prague Review
I was excited to see that Hyatt was making its first entry into the Czech Republic, with the Andaz Prague. This hotel opened in March of 2022, and I have had the pleasure of having two stays there. This category 6 hotel is just a short walk from Old Town Square.
The building occupies the iconic Sugar Palace, a former office building constructed in 1912-1916 for the Sugar Industry Insurance Association. It is a short ten minute walk to old town square and on a tram line.
Andaz Prague Review: Typical Booking Cost
Andaz Prague is a Category 6 in the World of Hyatt program. Here are the award costs for each room type:
- 21,000 points off peak
- 25,000 points standard
- 29,000 points peak
- All Bookable With A Category 1-7 free night certificate, but best if used on standard or peak nights.
- 36,000 points off peak
- 40,000 points standard
- 44,000 points peak
- 42,000 points off peak
- 50,000 points standard
- 58,000 points peak
I booked one night on certificate and one night on points, which was better than the $970 cash rate for the two nights. The property has 152 rooms and 24 suites.
I felt very welcomed right away with the friendly front desk staff, which immediately offered me a drink while I was checking in. The operations manager even came out to thank me for being a World of Hyatt Globalist and welcome me.
The lobby is expansive with many sitting areas. I enjoy this in a hotel as it made a perfect place to get some work done in a relaxing setting. The long narrow hallways leading in are bright white and blue with lovely artwork.
Andaz Prague Review: My Room
As a Globalist, I was upgraded to a junior suite on the 5th floor on both visits. On my first stay in 2022, a staff member even mentioned that I may be the first to stay in this room.
I found the living space to be large and comfortable. The bedroom was a bit smaller, but still had plenty of space. The king bed was very comfortable. My one complaint about the room was the thermostat, which appeared to be programmed with a fixed range. I enjoy a cold room and found myself waking up quite warm at night. Opening the windows made things better. Ironically on my second stay I should have touched up on my review because I was once again too hot, wondering if it was like this last year, but deferred to the window opening.
The luxurious and spacious bathroom included heated floors, a large bathtub, double sinks, and a shower that this tall traveler loved. There was plenty of space in this bathroom, which included a private enclosed toilet area as well. Large bathrooms like this are great, whether traveling solo or with friends or family.
The hotel has a bar and restaurant, Mez. The restaurant states that it features modern Czech bistronomy crafted from local ingredients. I did not have dinner at Mez, but the atmosphere felt swanky, with plenty of well-dressed clientele flowing in during the evening hours.
The restaurant also doubles as the breakfast area on my first stay. On the seocnd stay, they utilized the bar and sitting area adjacent the bar. As a Globalist, I received complimentary breakfast. They also had a continental breakfast but on my second stay it was not noted anywhere on my second visit. On the first visit, it appeared you had to add on the entrée to their continental breakfast (about $34 US). This was not mentioned on my second stay and I was encouraged to order anything I wanted as it was complimentary. They did offer vegan and vegetarian options as well which were clearly marked on the menu. I had the eggs benedict ($10 US), which were fantastic. The second day I had a standard breakfast and also decided to try something sweet with their waffle. Everything I had was great and the service was fast and friendly.
If on a budget, and without status, there are plenty of local and much less expensive options. Prague is a fantastic city for food and many local bakeries to indulge in. With that being said, I found the food to be very good and tasted fresh. The staff was friendly and spoke with me at length about various topics over breakfast about my trip as well as inquiring about my Czech name. The friendly staff was a common theme here at the Andaz.
The Andaz also has a fantastic bar adjacent to the restaurant Mez. This bar leads into the lobby area as well as some of the sitting areas. They had a fun and vibrant cocktail menu with lots of fun options.
This hotel also features a full Spa. I had wandered down to look at the facilities, where I was greeted by a friendly staff member. I received a full tour of the facilities. Had I been here longer, I may have indulged.
For those that like to workout on vacation, there is a gym as well with all brand new equipment. The hotel also has plenty of conference and event space. I saw several people touring the event space areas during my stay. The hotel seemed like a perfect setting for a party or event.
Andaz Prague Review: Top Thoughts
Hyatt made a splash into the Czech Republic with this property. It brings a classy, elegant, yet comfortable property that makes you feel welcome. It features well-appointed large and spacious suites. The customer service felt authentic and makes Andaz a great property for anyone visiting Prague. If you want to see how I got to Prague on Points and miles you can review my redemption here.
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