Alchymist Nosticova Palace
What We Love
- Individually decorated rooms and suites inspired by Czech historical figures
- A new garden villa with three guest rooms next to the main building
- The baroque “summer garden” designed to reflect the mystical themes of the hotel, where afternoon tea, cocktails, and light meals are served
What To Know
- The hotel is on a quiet street near Prague’s major attractions, but not right in the heart of things
- There is no gym or spa
- Some might find the baroque decor over-the-top
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The Alchymist Nosticova Palac traces its history back to 1522, and that emphasis on tradition and old-worldliness shows. Many of the original house’s original features, such as its arched ceilings, timberwork, and fragments of its stone entrance, have been preserved, and embellished by exensions and renovations that have turned it into one of the most singular hotels in Prague. It’s romantic, “alchemical” ambience has been heightened by mood lighting, opulent ornamentation, rich fabrics, and furnishings chosen to give each room a very particular feel—but all steeped in history and dramatic personae. A hidden garden is a beguiling spot for tea or cocktails, while the main restaurant serves modern takes on traditional dishes in a room that’s full-on ornate: red velvet banquettes, chandeliers dripping with crystal, and candelabras galore.
In the Area
The hotel is located in the main pedestrian area and only a few minutes’ walk from Old Town Square. It’s next to the Municipal House, which now 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 through Old Town. Also nearby is Wenceslas Square (actually a 750-foot-long boulevard), a vibrant historic center of Prague now filled with shops, cafes, and nightlife.
How to Get There
We totally loved our stay at Alchymist Nosticova Palace. Our room was stunningly appointed and comfortable in every way. The delicious breakfast got us going every morning. The staff was fantastic - so friendly and helpful. The location is on a quiet street; also just easy minutes walk to everything. Mala Strana is a great neighborhood to stay in. I don't think I would consider staying anywhere else in Prague after touring all around. So, if you are all over the internet looking for a place to stay in Prague, give yourself a break and just book this place. You can't go wrong with this lovely establishment that truly understands their business and takes cares of you as a pampered guest. This is not some tourist mill place. Small and intimate, you'll quickly feel at home in this glorious dwelling. Zuzana and Lenka will welcome you back from your daily outings with big smiles and they will pour you some wine at happy hour, too. Ah, can't wait to go back!
We said if we ever went back to Prague, we would stay at The Alchymist Nosticova Palace again. Well, when we received an invitation to my nephew's wedding in Prague, we did not hesitate to book, not only the same hotel, but the same room. We were not disappointed. This charming hotel takes every pride in making sure you are comfortable and well taken care of. The wonderful staff at the reception desk... Lenska, Zuzana, Nader, and Michael...greeted us every morning with a smile and every evening with a glass of champagne or wine and a warm conversation. The room was always clean and ever so charming. The breakfast spread was delicious and Gabriella had two pots of coffee and freshly made to order eggs immediately brought to our table every morning. Now, with family living in Prague, we hope to visit often and we'll call The Alchymist Nosticova our "Home away from Home".
Our room and the accommodations were beautiful and clean. We considered our stay at The Alchemist one of the true pearls of our vacation.
They were helpful and accommodating to take care of all of our needs. They provided extra pillows and sheets upon our request. And help us know where to go, what to do, and what to see.
Breakfast each morning with was beautiful, and helping us with a packed lunch on request.
We would recommend it with the highest commendations!
Linka, the receptionist always greeted us and took care of us with courtesy, kindness and efficiency.