Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Where to stay when in Prague? Mama Shelter Prag!

Those of you who follow me on Instagram have seen that I’ve recently traveled to Prague. It was my first time in the city (in Czech Republic actually) and I’d only been hearing great echos about the Czech capital. Some people complain about the widely spread tourism but having lived in Paris, this shouldn’t be too much of a trouble on my side.

I’m soon going to publish a few tips for a nice and not overly touristy weekend in Prague. Before that, I absolutely have to tell you about the hotel we stayed in for the whole weekend and which has made our stay even more pleasant - Mama Shelter.

We’ve known Mama Shelter from Paris already. I used to live literally 5 min walk from it for a short while and loved going there for pizza or to meet my friends. I’ve always felt so comfy and was curious to see how they’d adapt the Czech Mama Shelter to the local culture.

If you don’t know it yet, Mama Shelter is a hotel that keeps entertaining you all the time during your stay, on every step. The concept is so playful. It starts with all the “Mama…” phrases, such as “Mama loves you” at the hotel entrance or “Mama wants to cream you up” on a body lotion. Instead of a mirror wall in the elevator, the mirror would be on the lift’s “celling” whereas the walls are covered in a graphic wallpaper. There are plenty of different messages all over the breakfast room as well as halls, in the dining room there is a large table with some board games for guests to sit down and have some great time. The bottom line - it’s really fun staying at Mama Shelter.

The hotel is not in the mere city centre of Prague but its location is quite convenient for a tourist visit. The tramway stops just in front of the hotel and brings you directly in the city centre in just about 10 min. We walked instead of taking the tram though and it took us less than 30 min walk to the city centre. Oh, and they have the hotel parking in case you’re arriving by car.

We had a room on the 9th floor and it had a beautiful view over a part of Prague. We were at first afraid we would hear the tram passing by during the night but we slept like babies. The bed is really comfortable, the sheets super soft, and nothing beats waking up in the morning with sun shining all over the room since ours was facing the East.

Oh, and the TV is great! I rarely watch TV when traveling but here we had a large choice among live TV and VOD. We watched Victoria & Abdul btw, a really nice movie with a bit disappointing ending but do give it a go if you haven’t seen it yet :)

The bathroom… I absolutely loved the rain shower, the toiletries and (you won’t see that coming) - the pleasant smell of the towels. Usually the hotels use a rather neutral washing products but Mama has this covered too :)

The food is great too. The first night we got there we enjoyed some humus with focaccia and had the most delicious creamy carrot soup. The breakfast choice was giving me a hard time - should I start with some fruits and yoghurt or go for scrambled eggs I love so much? But there were pancakes too and all the pastries… #hardlife

We absolutely loved coming home to Mama after our walks around the city and we’re sure we’ll come back - in Prague or anywhere else around the world. France, Brazil, USA, Serbia… See you soon Mama!

Mama Shelter Prag
Address: Veletržní 1502/20, 170 00 Praha 7-Holešovice, Czech Republic
Webpage: https://www.mamashelter.com/en/prague

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