The second-largest city in the Czech Republic is a great choice for a weekend and is close enough to be combined with a few days in Prague, Vienna or Bratislava. Brno is located in the eastern foothills of the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands where two major rivers converge. It features some striking architecture, both old and new, including Art Nouveau, Empire and Neoclassical buildings. Visit the castle, the palace, trendy restaurants and funky bars. The city has a vibrant atmosphere with authentic Czech hospitality and remains less touristy than its busier counterpart of Prague. Here’s our pick of where to stay in Brno.
Hotel Barceló Brno Palace
Located on Silingrovo Square opposite a tram stop, the Barceló Brno Palace is a five-star property housed in a grand white building. The lobby really takes your breath away – five storeys with internal period windows are topped by a glass atrium roof allowing light to flood in, highlighting the glossy floor and striking modern furnishings below. There’s an abundance of excellent restaurants close by, but the hotel has its own dining rooms with a blend of classic and contemporary styling. Rooms come with robes, air-con, minibars and a pillow menu. Hotel Barceló Brno Palace also has a fitness centre and a lounge for relaxing with a beverage.