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Prague: ARTĚL Style

Expert recommendations and insider tips for first-time visitors and locals alike from ARTĚL’s founder, Karen Feldman, who has lived in Prague since 1994. Click on the links below for detailed reviews – from Feldman’s own unique perspective – of all the best that Prague has to offer...





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Cordeus Health Center

Published on February 21th, 2013 in Services

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Have you been dreaming of visiting the famous spas in Karlovy Vary but simply don’t have the time? If so, Cordeus might just be the answer, as it is the best representation of a true Czech-style spa in Prague. The experience will be clinical as opposed to luxurious, and the atmosphere modest (not to say hospital-like) as opposed to posh, but the price is highly affordable. If you can accept the lack of plush terry robes and changing rooms, as well as the therapists’ minimal English skills (although communication is not a problem – trust me, you’ll work it out), this place has quite a lot to offer. My six hours of treatments set me back a mere 4,370 CZK and included a seaweed bath and body wrap, an Amatsu massage, hydrocolon therapy (what can I say, I was curious), and a 120-minute facial that featured a divine paraffin treatment of my hands and feet. Reservations are required, and I recommend that you try to make them by email before you arrive in Prague. Their excellent English website includes a full spa menu / price list, and Iveta, the front desk receptionist, speaks excellent English.



Na Dlouhém lánu 11, Prague 6, Vokovice
tel 251 097 311, 411
hours Mon–Fri: 08:00–21:00; Sat: 08:00–20:00
metro Dejvická
tram 20, 26 to Horoměřická