Alchymist Grand Hotel And Spa
What We Love
- The tranquil Ecsotica Spa within an atmospheric grotto where Balinese therapists administer aromatherapy massages and Darphin facials
- Homemade pasta and fresh fish dishes at the Italian-, French-, and Mediterranean-inspired Aquarius restaurant
What To Know
- This is not a place for minimalists: The decor might strike some as over the top
- Many rooms have Queen (not King) size beds
- It’s right across from the U.S. embassy, leading to heightened security measures
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Occupying four former bourgeoisie houses that date back five centuries, to the times when alchemists were trying to turn metal into gold here, the Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa has a terrific setting among the picturesque streets of the Lesser Town, Prague’s beautiful Baroque quarter. Gold now features heavily throughout the hotel, one of the elements that give the individually designed rooms and suites their high-baroque style—think painted ceilings, four-poster beds, and lots of striped damask. The hotel looked further afield for some of its amenities, bringing in Italian chefs to head up the Aquarius restaurant and Balinese therapists to work in the spa, which is housed in an atmospheric grotto.
In the Area
The hotel is located in the main pedestrian area and only a few minutes’ walk from Old Town Square. It’s near the Municipal House, which hosts art exhibitions and musical performances in a glorious old building, and Powder Tower, a 213-foot-tall tower that was the gateway to the medieval Royal Route that cuts through the Old Town. Also nearby is Wenceslas Square (actually a 750-foot-long boulevard), filled with shops, cafés, and nightlife.
How to Get There
We stayed at the hotel at the end of July.
In short the hotel is excellent.
It is located 5 mins walk from Charles Bridge up a relatively quiet road - all of the main sightseeing attractions are within 20 mins walk.
Check-in was very relaxed - we were given a glass of wine.
We stayed in a family suite - which was spacious- 2 bathrooms.
The breakfast buffet selection was good and there’s a small a la carte too.
All of the staff are very friendly and helpful.
We would stay again
Been in the hotel for the weekend, the hotel is a boutique small hotel without too many rooms, so it is very quite place with nice atmosphere.
The hotel is located in a quite neighborhood not too far from the castle and the bridge to cross to the old city.
The rooms are very cozy and the staff is nice, they gave a great welcoming.
The hotel has wonderful breakfast very tasty I didn't had the chance to taste from the restaurant at the afternoon but it should be good.
In the base level there is the Spa and the gym, they are very useful and fun after a long day out in the city.
I think this hotel is suited more for couples than for families in my opinion
Quite opulent furnishings. My wife said that it looked like the decorations were stolen from Louis XIV... in a taseful way. Staff were very helpful. The rooms were quite large. We would rate the breakfast among the best we had in Europe. We would definitely return if we were to again visit Prague.