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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
The service and rooms were well above the standard. The hotel is very unique and modern while keeping their history in mind. The location could not be better! We only ate breakfast at the hotel but it was lovely and the service perfect! Ou adult son was able to join us at the last minute and they were very accomodating.
Having lived around the corner from this hotel a few years ago I had never gone in. When we had a our business meeting one of the EAs booked us here. I wanted to stay elsewhere, but I let it go. Well I am glad I did since it was wonderful.
The hotel is a beautifully restored monetary and they did an incredible job. They maintained the integrity of the interior and did not core the building. The room was very roomy (LARGE) and comfortable. The staff was super and you cannot beat the location on the Lesser town side of the Charles Bridge.
So I will definitely return.
beautiful property really unique with a fantastic location . staff is wonderful and helpful i visited a variety of rooms before choosing mine and some are really amazing. very suggestive views and comfortable rooms they should pay more attention to details .. as for instance having an espresso machine in the room with only plastic cup to drink from! and no choice of tea at all - also quality of breakfast not the best, rooms have only 1 electric plug. I had a room on third floor and was extremely noisy