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 hotel was wonderful to stay in, from the location, to the staff, to the nightly complementary cheese and wine sessions. The room was so spacious for European standards. Within walking distance to nearby park and Charles bridge. Great eateries nearby.
This hotel is a little gem located in "Lesser Town" a couple of blocks from the Charles Bridge. What sets this hotel apart are several things-location (far enough from the huge crowds we experienced in May/June), service (particular shout-out to Richard, who walked us through how to get to the castle by tram, how to get to the train station and navigate through, getting taxis, etc), and the amenities. The rooms are fantastic "old world" style, but with all the modern conveniences you would expect. We had chocolates each night placed on our bed and the hotel offered a wine and cheese each evening at 5pm. (We only made that one night as we were out and about). They could not have been more hospitable and we enjoyed walking around Lesser Town. I give this my highest recommendation!
booked a pre-paid room a month before the trip, with each number having its own name
on arrival at the hotel they said that my room is busy due to incorrect info from the booking.com
my confirmation from the booking.com contained a complete info with the name of the number
the hotel has three different buildings and had to wait for the manager to solve the problem
it took almost an hour to solve the problem
the manager was polite, as an easy compensation we were offered wine and chocolate and other room with the canopy bed
Unfortunately, since the choice of the number was for me an essential value by the way at a very high price I wanted to get the chosen number, not wine, chocolate and an hour of wasted time
Presented photos of spa (focus) promise a more comfortable spa than you'll find
you will find a very small sauna about 180 * 250 cm and a small pool
was also negative surprised by the poorly ironed curtains and canopy
I try not to write negative reviews
I try to be objective
What a wonderful place to come and stay and experience Prague.
The staff were tremendously warm and welcoming and went out of their way to help us to enjoy our stay.
The hotel is part of the old palace and has tremendous character. A very relaxed atmosphere but extremely well run. Opulent surroundings. Just a brief walk over the bridge and the beautiful city unfolds before you.
I'm hoping we will go again and would thoroughly recommend to others.
The Alchymist Nosticova Hotel sits in a quiet part of Prague away from all of the crowds. Spotlessly clean and wonderfully appointed the hotel is very comfortable. A wonderful breakfast is served every morning along with light wine in the evening. If you comfortable, classy and quiet this is the place to stay. Only a five minute walk to the Charles Bridge or fifteen to the castle the hotel is centrally located.