I spent 3 nights in Prague, Czech Republic at the Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel arriving there late on the first night of the trip (Friday) and leaving the morning of the fourth day (Monday). The hotel has a Michelin star-rated restaurant, the Alcron, and additionally received the 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. It was built in 1932, and is located just steps from Wenceslas Square, a main plaza in Prague.
I reserved two nights using Club Carlson points, choosing the Club level award for 66,000 points rather than the Standard level award for 44,000 points. It was more than worth it. Those additional 22,000 points translated to an upgraded room, breakfast daily, and, since the hotel did not have a Club, 1,000 CZK (approximately $40) allowance at the hotel bar, the BeBop Bar (which covered drinks for 2 nights and dinner at the bar one night). Since I have a Club Carlson credit card, the second award night was free. I paid approximately $100 for the third night for a Standard room (but was not moved to a different room).
I can think of two phrases to describe the Radisson Blu Alcron: Old World Charm and Art Nouveau. The employees were cordial and helpful, and I had an overall good and safe feeling about the hotel.
My room was fairly large, in an L-shape, with a separate sitting area. It was very clean. There was a Nespresso machine in the room (I love when a hotel room has a Keurig or Nespresso machine especially when there is jetlag involved!), as well as a lovely welcome bowl of fruit. Here are some photos:
The room was very nice, despite the lack of a view:
There were some nice photos of Prague on the walls.
The Lobby and hallways all had that magical Art Nouveau/Deco feel to them.
I really enjoyed the hotel bar, the BeBop bar. The bartenders made delicious drinks with such precision – it was an art to behold! They also made me feel comfortable as a solo female traveler, which is very important to me. The 2000 CZK allotted for my Club room award stay went far. At least a drink or two Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, and dinner Sunday evening – Svíčková, a traditional Czech dish of Sirloin with a creamy cranberry sauce.
The breakfast at the Alcron (which was fit for a king!) as well as the hotel fitness center are reviewed in separate posts. The Alcron was an excellent choice – it was a majestic step back in time, yet also convenient and reasonably priced.