Rocco Forte Hotel Augustine, Prague
In the city's squares - Old Town, Wenceslas and Republic in particular - brightly decorated wooden huts, ablaze with lights, are filled with all manner of traditional Czech products from handicrafts and hot food to fine Bohemian crystalware, traditional puppets and unique Christmas gifts. At the heart of the action, the Augustine stands close to majestic Prague Castle and the famous Charles Bridge. This Rocco Forte hotel comprises seven different buildings, many of historical significance, including the 13th century Augustinian St Thomas Monastery, after which the hotel is named. Follow a busy day's shopping with a session in the spa which has a Hammam offering special heat treatments.