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
This is the small gem in the collection of Alchymist hotels in Prague. Lovely, friendly staff who greet you with sparkling wine. We came out of season so got an amazing upgrade too. The hotel is small with a personal feel. Yet you can use the amazing spa at the bigger sister hotel. Just beautiful.
This lovely boutique hotel is one of the best we have ever stayed in and we have travelled a great deal!
It is a cute hotel with a small number of rooms and suites all uniquely decorated.
If you are looking for modern, bustling service along with in house restaurants, move on now but you will be missing a real treat.
The staff are amazing, all friendly and attentive without being overbearing and can’t help you enough. There is no restaurant but breakfast is served either in your room or in a small gorgeously decorated eating area. It’s the best hotel breakfast for selection and ease we have had.
Complimentary wine and cheese is served every night, and is lovely. Chocolates appear as if by magic in your room and the pastries are to die for.
Our suite (Maria Therese) was comfortable, very clean and very spacious. The bed was huge! There is a minibar which is well stocked and hot drink facilities.
The hotel is situated 5 minutes walk from the Charles bridge, down a tiny cobbled lane. The location is perfect, quiet and not touristy. We walked everywhere really easily. There are plenty of local cafes and restaurants to choose from within a few minutes walk.
We have had a lovely city break here, thank you and as the saying goes ‘we will be back’ 😀
Having booked to stay here with Hotel Quickly we realised quite quickly when we checked in that we had been scammed and they had cancelled our booking without even telling us.
I wouldn't ordinarily write a review but the receptionist Adela on the front desk was so helpful and nice to us that we felt we should compliment her for her customer service.
Unfortunately they only had one of the really expensive rooms left and we were unable to stay but if we go back again we will try to stay here as it looks fantastic and our experience with the staff was so pleasant!!
So very pleased that when I googled "quiet hotels in Praque centre" this amazing hotel popped up. Such a unique place with some stunning furniture & chandeliers.
Just a short stroll to the Charles bridge and the Castle. Plenty of great restaurants as well.
The staff were all delightful and very helpful. Breakfast is served between 7 & 10.30am and covers all tastes. Particularly liked the complimentary wine & cheese tasting in the late afternoon. Exactly what is needed after a full day of sightseeing.
We also used the Hotel car service to and from the Airport as we had been told that not all the taxi drivers are quite as honest as they should be. Well worth it for peace of mind.
We stayed in this hotel while visiting Prague.the welcoming was amazing(gave us a glass of champagne and a lot of info on where and what to visit.the staff at the reception is very nice and always with a smile on their face.very professional staff , from the reception to the kitchen and restaurant staff and also the cleaning ladies.our room was on the last floor,full of all the things you need and even more...we found slippers and ropes on the big and comfortable bed...in 2 words amazing and very big room.the hotel is in a nice and quiet place and u can reach all the turistic areas by foot or take the various trams that pass near by. We stayed 4 days,but it was worth it...next time we will go we will defently book in this hotel...thank you to all the staff of this hotel that great us like king and queen. Specially the nice blond and short hair girl from.the reception.
Give this hotel 5 stars in all categories. Michela and Sandro