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 highly recommend this hotel. It is charming, on a quiet street but very close to the Charles Bridge and so easy to walk everywhere in the city. The staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfast choices were good, although they could do a little more for vegans than they do. Nevertheless, it was good enough, and the wine offered in the afternoon was also lovely. We stayed in a top floor suite, which had a view towards the river. It was beautifully furnished, comfortable, clean, and had one of the best bathrooms ever with an amazing tub.
We stayed 4 nights and wished we had stayed longer. We booked the junior suite and it is very spacious indeed. Discover the park in the back of the hotel as it is on the river and fun to see people just relaxing and enjoying life. The park also has 3 David Cerny Babies in the park.
Unfortunately we seemed to always miss the Wine & Cheese in the evening. Next time!!!!
The hotel is centrally located to all of the site in Prague. The Charles Bridge is a close walk.
When we come back to Prague we will be sure to stay here again as the everyone on staff that we encountered were friendly and helpful. Thank you!!!!
The hotel is lovely and in a great location for walking to the sites in Prague, just a few minutes from the Charles bridge The staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was very good and the dining room is lovely. We enjoyed the complementary wine and cheese each afternoon as well. Our room was spacious and very nicely decorated.
We were pleasantly surprised with how convenient the location was and how quiet the area was. We were able to walk to all major tourist sites and multiple restaurants. It was clean and the amenities were great. The concierge was helpful and made several reservations for us. We would definitely stay here again.
In many ways, this boutique hotel looks to be the best choice in Prague. Perfect located, close to pretty much everything, clean an quiet, stunning interiors, very well maintained and of course managed brilliantly by Lenka our concierge lady. She was very professional, and helpful always nice and cheerful giving us a great support. She did our time in Prague pleasant and easier. If somehow for any reasons I'll come back to Prague, for sure this location is on top of my list.