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the Czech Republic

Mandarin Oriental, Prague

Prague, Czech Republic

The Mandarin Oriental, Prague's 14th-century grandeur sets off the modern style of its two-story spa. Guests travel from past to present via a glass-floored passage that shows off remnants of a Gothic church uncovered during the facility's construction. The spa delivers a range of therapies—wraps, scrubs, and massages—using its signature approach of booking segments of time or per treatment. Each of the seven spa suites, including two for couples, is adorned with vaulted ceilings and soaring arches. A vitality pool, rasul, steam showers, and a gym are available for pre-treatment relaxation or invigoration. Hotel visitors stay in one of the 99 rooms and suites designed with original parquet floors and contemporary Asian touches.