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
This beautiful hotel was only surpassed by the beautiful people who work there. Luxury at its finest. This hotel is warm, inviting, well-appointed, luxurious in every aspect. The rooms are large, the beds are comfortable, turn-down service with handmade chocolates... desk, chairs, sofa are all a thing of beauty. Each evening there is a managers reception with delicious cheeses and fine wines. There is a cocktail lounge for evening drinks. The food is outstanding. I will review the food separately. Unfortunately, I did not have an opportunity to use the spa.
My husband and I stayed at The Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa for our 30th anniversary. Katerina greeted us upon arrival and assisted in making our stay in Prague a wonderful experience. The staff, amenities (we loved the spa!), breakfast, and beauty of the hotel is definitely worth a 5 star rating!
A short stay - stayed one night and had dinner in the restaurant. The rooms, the food and the service we’re all outstanding. It also has a stunning Rococo interior. I would happily return to this hotel to spend more time in Prague.