Mandarin Oriental, Prague

Both ancient and modern, this luxurious city bolthole, just steps away from the Charles Bridge, is housed in a fabulously atmospheric 14th century Dominican Monastery. The 99 rooms are all uplifted with contemporary design features, a spa is located in the Renaissance Chapel, and the Barego bar offers more than 20 Czech beers. Prague is a fairytale city of art and music with three opera houses and daily classical concerts and ballets.