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
The hotel is in the old part of Prague. Staff is really nice. Rooms are quite picturesque indeed.
The breakfast was very weak for a 5 star hotel in Europe and to me, the worse thing, the hotel has no restaurant to have a snack or a quick meal :(
The rooms downstairs are not that great since the windows are turned to the street and there is tons of noise!
We loved everything about our stay at the hotel! The room (we stayed in the Alžběta room on 4th floor) was amazing! The bathroom is gigantic and luxurious. The bed is comfortable.
We got complimentary chocolates and a water bottle every day in our room, and Bohemian Sekt on arrival.
The breakfasts are amazing! We also enjoyed the wine and cheese on the late afternoons.
We chose to use the spa at the sister hotel Alchymist Grand Hotel and Spa and that was amazing too. It is free to use for guests at the Alchymist Nosticova Palace.
The concierge helped us book our taxi ride to the airport and everything was very smooth.
I hope I will be able to stay here again!
Very nice hotel and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was spacious and comfortable. Breakfasts were excellent and they even offer wine and cheese every late afternoon. The location is perfect as one can walk anywhere in downtown Prague. Cannot say enough and would definitely come back.