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Prague Round Two

Oh man. We are still in love with Prague. Our second visit to our favorite Praha was a good one again and we had the added surprise of a little less tourists! Yay! And after this visit, I've decided that I will eventually put together a little Prague guide based on a wide range of budgets seeing as though we have hit all aspects of Prague. But for this little post, I'll just give you a little roundup of what we did the second time round.

First off, we stayed at an amazing little hotel, The Emblem Hotel. Directly off the town square, and not to mention it's 5 star status, it was pretty much perfect. We arrived early on a Friday and were welcomed with warm hospitality at the Emblem. And after an early 3:30AM wakeup call, a rest was needed in this perfect little bed.

After resting for a brief minute, we headed to our favorite...Sansho. We visited and learned about Sansho our last time in Prague when we took the Taste of Prague tour. And it was heavenly the second time around. Don't you just love that? We feasted on several starters and had to have seconds of the Asian Pork Belly, which actually wasn't even on the menu anymore but they obliged and served it up to us. We also had Soft Shell Crab Sliders and Spicy Pork Tacos. All. Divine.

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Afterwards, I was in need of my favorite dark beer from the best place to get it in Prague. Lokal. Just as good and cheap as we remembered. And then it was nap time back in our cozy and soothing room before our 'blate night'!

Yep, we met up for a 'blate' (blog date) with Amy and E from Amy and the Great World, who I am insanely jealous of by the way. Oh to live in Prague! We certainly had blast starting off at the Prague Beer Museum, which was an excellent choice (thank you Amy) and we had missed out on it the previous visit, so we were happy to go. They had amazing beers and so inexpensive. I just cannot get over Prague prices....but that's what England will do to you!

Afterwards, we meandered down to Mama Lucy's which none of us had been to and it also turned out to be a decent choice! We ate, drank, laughed and had just a super fun night. Van even ordered his drink lit on fire. Thank you blog world for bringing us all together for a fun night out!!

The next day two days were spent wandering around and just taking in Prague slowly. We hadn't a single thing on the agenda and it was awesome. Just soaking in the city.

We finally made it by some interesting artwork that we had missed previously....

And ended with a sweet trip to Cafe Savoy, another favorite.

So stay tuned for an upcoming Prague guide including 3 different budget categories to suit your travel style! And for previous posts (which have plenty more detail) check these out:

Praha, we love you!

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Now, if I could just work off all that delicious Praha food! If you are interested in following along with my journey to a leaner and meaner me, head on over to Fit For Life and join the fun!

Beer Spa | Prague

Today I will leave you with a final, short and sweet Prague post. About a fun little thing we did in Prague.

The Beer Spa

I booked this last minute as something fun for Van and I. Van is not a 'spa' person but I am. So what better way for us both to enjoy it than a beer spa? No, you don't soak in a tub a beer but it's close to it! Set in a old underground cellar, there is a whirlpool tub that looks like a barrel with the jets flowing. The spa attendant pours in actual beer ingredients, including hops and barley and then you hop right in in your birthday suit (which is why this post is pictures haha!)! But that's not all...add a beer tap to the side and your set, with all you can drink pints while you relax in the tub for 30 minutes. A detox while you retox type of thing!

After the tub soaking, which really did make my skin feel amazing, we were ushered into a room with a bed and heated blankets. We were wrapped up nice and tight and given a bell to ring if we needed more beer. With gentle music playing and a light display on the cellar ceiling, it was easy to drift off into a peaceful nap!

A perfect ending to a perfect stay in Prague!!

If you think you might want to give this a go, here are the details:

Týn 10 (courtyard Ungelt)
110 00 Prague 1
Telephone reservations: +420 777 00 18 18
Telephone reception: +420 221 771 048

Beer Spa Bernard Prague Business hours
Monday - Sunday    11:30 - 22:00 hours

Multiple Packages- Check the website for details!

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Where we Stayed | K+K Central Prague

Are you tired of Prague yet? I promise....only a couple more and then it's on to the next destination!

What comes to mind when I think of K+K Hotel Central Prague?

Impeccable Service | Super Clean | Fab Decor | Amazing Value
They Thought of Everything!

Yes, this hotel was perfect. I seriously cannot fault it. As I contemplated if there was anything I could fault, I asked Van what he thought and he couldn't come up with any thing either! So excuse me while I gush about this hotel for a moment.

I found a deal through Tripadvisor for K+K Central Prague. Centrally located and breakfast included, I couldn't pass it up. Rated as a 4 Star hotel, and with excellent reviews on TA I figured this would be a good bet. My expectations were exceeded!

I emailed the hotel a few days prior to arrival to see if there was anyway I could book their airport taxi last minute and they said of course. They also promised to try their best to allow us to check in early on arrival day. And by early, I mean 10:00AM on a Friday. Upon arriving, they informed us that they had a room ready. I didn't even have to ask or explain that I had emailed was all taken care of. Not to mention, the taxi service was top quality. We were greeted at the airport, there was Wi-fi IN THE CAR ( I mean whaaat??) and bottled water in the back seats waiting for us. Truly impeccable service. While this was an additional cost, it was less than a normal taxi ride from the airport and no hassle whatsoever.

elevator selfie
Our room was an executive room, which was part of the TripAdvisor deal, and while basic it was very high quality furnishings and super clean. The very tall ceilings and large windows helped give the room a larger feel. And the bed....the most comfortable bed I have had yet in Europe. They obviously do not stick to the 'hard as a rock' European standard. The room and bathroom were so clean, I decided to have a bubble bath the first night (which I rarely do in a hotel because germs scare me) complete with wine from the mini-bar. Speaking of the mini-bar.....they had just about everything you needed. And if it wasn't in there, they had room service with some delicious looking and very low priced items.

my new fave
I really appreciated the small touches that really completed our stay which included; a tablet with great Prague travel information, free wifi, and delivery of a liter of still water and chocolates every afternoon, which was much appreciated after long days of walking and forgetting to pick up more water.

The Breakfast: Oh wow. This was way more than I expected. It was a feast every morning. Each morning there were eggs of course with cereals and yogurts with toppings. But everyday the cooked meats changed, there were different cooked veggies every morning and a massive variety of delicious pastries, amazing cheeses and even mimosas. We were happy every morning!

So how much did we pay for this over the top 4 star hotel? An average of 110 Euro a night!

I felt the value was incredible and this is why I have to share this little place with you if you are venturing to Prague! If we return, we would absolutely stay again!

K+K Central Prague

For more Praha goodness, take a look back over these posts

Oh, and be on the lookout this weekend for some Instagram shots from our travels! Ciao!