Augustine, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Prague
What We Love
- Characterful property with tons of original features
- Great location in a historic neighborhood, close to Prague castle
What To Know
- There’s a tram to Prague’s castle running outside the hotel which may disturb light sleepers
- Guests can access the Wallenstein gardens next door
- WiFi is an additional cost of $35 per day
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In a converted 13th-century monastery in the heart of Mala Strana, The Augustine melds old-world sophistication with 21st century amenities. A collection of seven buildings wrap around a secluded courtyard and span Baroque, Renaissance and Gothic style. Original features include barrel-vaulted ceilings and elaborate frescoes. This characterful property stays true to the city, giving visitors the chance to experience classic Prague while enjoying creature comforts.
Bed and Bath
The views from the guestroom windows really convey a sense of space; the monastery courtyard (a handful of monks still live nearby), Prague’s red-tiled rooftops and the city’s famous castle. Inside, there are more modern touches, including porcelain knick knacks — a Czech specialty — reproductions of Czech Modernist furniture, inlaid paintings on the walls and exposed wooden beams overhead. Bathrooms are marble heavy with underfloor heating and anti-steam mirrors.
The real showpiece is the Thomas Brewery Bar, the former cellar of the original St Thomas Brewery. It’s an atmospheric spot to sip a Czech beer with stone vaulted ceilings and original 17th-century stalactites and stalagmites. For cocktails, try the 1887 bar located in a beautiful barrel-vaulted hall decorated with 19th-century Baroque frescoes. Classic European dishes are served at the Elegantes restaurant. There’s also a modern spa, complete with a hamam, that’s easily on par with the Mandarin Oriental down the street.
In the Area
Next door, the Wallenstein gardens abut the hotel and guests can access them through a passageway at night with a special key. The tram to Prague’s castle is yards from the Augustine’s front door, while Charles Bridge is a short five-minute walk. Traditional Czech pub grub in an upscale environment can be found at Olympia (be sure to try the duck). The Café Savoy is the place for American-stlye breakfasts in a beautifully restored, fin-de-siecle room. And in the Old Town, Artel sells great pieces of Czech glass and crystal, including incredibly detailed tumblers and champagne flutes.
How to Get There
Loved this hotel! Friendly staff and helpful , peaceful, beautiful garden, excellent food, great location. Very walkable to everything and close to buses shopping and restaurants. Family loved it from my dad at 82 down to my grandson who is 15. Wonderful bathroom. So comfortable.
I don't usually gush about hotels, but I do rely on reviews when I'm not familiar. Our family travels a lot and typically stay in beautiful hotels, but this one will forever be in our hearts and we will definitely be staying here again if we return. Top-notch in literally every aspect of hospitality. Our rooms were just incredible! They were immaculate with gorgeous views, beds were incredibly comfortable, and they have the coolest bar in the basement of the hotel. I can't tell you how genuinely helpful everyone was, and the location was perfect. All I can say is I love our travel agent as she knows I am so picky about my hotels and she nailed it on this one. Definitely book it if you can. It's worth every penny. (FYI: the people of Prague were so lovely, but do be careful of the taxi drivers. We were scammed several nights in a row until our doorman explained to us that we should always ask for a receipt before leaving the cab so they can track the scammers!)
The hotel is in a good location in a quiet area but easy walking distance to the main areas and as Uber operates in the town it makes transportation easy.
The Hotel facilities were good but no swimming pool. The Gym and Spa are small and the steam room and Sauna are unisex. The room we had was excellent and the breakfast good value. The problem was with the coordination between the housekeeping and the room service staff. We had several problems getting things delivered or then cleared away and each time a member of staff appeared they said it was the other department’s responsibility. Waiting several hours for items to be delivered was very frustrating and unfortunately spoilt the visit and our impression of the hotel.
Very nice hotel in a nice and quiet part of town but still close enough to all the sights. Rooms are all different, we had 7, but all were comfortable. Breakfast was good and font forget to check out the bar in an older part of the building. The outside seating area of the restaurant is also nice for an evening cocktail.
I had the pleasure to stay at the Augustine with my partner last weekend and we couldn't be happier with our choice! The hotel building is an old convent from the 16th Century! So much history! And then you walk-in... and you are welcomed by everything you could expect from a Luxury Collection property! Elegant, warm.
The hotel staff is absolutely fantastic!! I contacted them in advance requesting a "king size bed" and, would like to say thank you to Marketa for helping me with my request!
The Doormen were the TOP! All very helpful and friendly! So were the Reception staff - specially the day receptionists and Concierge. The night receptionist did not seem so happy.
The bedrooms are Very spacious and comfortable.
The breakfast is fantastic and (again) the staff at the breakfast room is very very very welcoming!
I felt at home!
And I will be back!