We recently had the pleasure of being guests at MeetMe23 in the Prague 1 area. MeetMe23 has both boutique elements and modern vibes. It has mostly private rooms, but multi-guest dorm rooms as well. It has personality like a boutique hotel and a cool modern-meets-historic vibe that is attractive to travelers who often look for interesting hotels.
The MeetMe23 concept
MeetMe23 is for the young traveler who wants to stay in a clean, new and trendy accommodation. It’s also for a mature traveler who wants a moderately-priced hotel that has more pop and color than a chain hotel. MeetMe23 opened in November 2017 and was created from a historic mansion that was once home to a wealthy Czech-Jewish family, the Reisers. Over time, the building has also been home to the Consulate General of Argentina.
The building has now been transformed into spacious areas like the somewhat ‘surprising’ hotel lobby, which has a giant wall-length photo taken by the famed David LaChapelle, along with a life-size old car on the wall and a small blue man sculpture climbing in. Along the other wall are artsy chairs, bold colors, a 3D printer that is continually printing tiny replica blue man statues and more.
Rooms have a clean and minimalist design that includes a wall-size map of the Prague metro system (very helpful in planning our days out!), tall windows with views of the train station or the city, brightly colored bathrooms and showers and generous closet space.
Breakfast in the morning is another hotel-style feature of staying at MeetMe23, and there is a spread of breakfast foods like meats, cheese, cereal, bread, cake, fruit, coffees and teas.
Where is MeetMe23 located?
MeetMe23 is located only two blocks from Wenceslas Square and the bustle of Prague’s busiest main street for shopping and some sightseeing. With another five to 10-minute walk, you can find yourself easily in the Old Town, where you can see what the Old Town Square is about. If you walk 10 minutes in the opposite direction, you can reach Vinohrady, a trendy residential neighborhood, which is undoubtedly less touristy than the Old Town and nearby city center.
MeetMe23 is also close to the main train station (a few minutes away) and lots of other mass transit options. Staying at MeetMe23 was great for all of the sights we wanted to fit in while also getting work done and relaxing.
Why the MeetMe23 experience is so unique
Within a few hours of arriving at MeetMe23, it was clear that the hotel has an identity unlike other hotels in which we have stayed. We sat down to speak with Iva, the hotel’s manager, who has a long experience in the hotel industry, and our main takeaway was that the aim of MeetMe23 for its travelers is, ‘to have an experience when you travel, and to have surprises’ along the way.
For us, surprises at MeetMe23 meant taking a look at the thoughtful details and seeing the technical aspects that only a brand new hotel could have. For example, it’s not every day that staying in a historic 1800s mansion means also having a super fast elevator to take you to the fifth floor! We also appreciated the fast WiFi that helped us to work remotely during our stay. As a bonus, the social room in the front of the hotel near the breakfast area has a Prague virtual reality interactive experience, in which you can use your hands and feet to fly around Prague. Pretty cool!
If you’re looking for accommodation in Prague this year and you’d like a discount for MeetMe23, use the promo code PROMO2018 to receive a 10% discount from rates. Make sure you book through MeetMe23’s website and use the promo code field.
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