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
We really enjoyed everything about this hotel...the room...the service...the staff were all wonderful. The one drawback is the local trolly rambling by the room at all hours. You do get used to it...and this is a great side of the river where to stay.
The Augustine Hotel is magnificent. Located perfectly near the Charles Bridge and the Castle. Our entire family loved this NEW historic hotel. The rooms were spacious and the restaurants were wonderful. We were able to park our van at the hotel with no problems at all (very unusual for Prague). Very helpful staff. It was fun to learn about the history of the property (it used to be a Monastery). This hotel is a treasure and we will definitely be back!
I highly recommend staying in the Augustine...it's a beautiful old place (as is probably everything in Prague)! A great location, staff very accommodating! And quiet! Easy to walk from this hotel to almost anywhere in the city! You won't be disappointed!
I'd certainly say to stay here. The hotel is beautiful and is tucked away in a cute area by the castle in Prague. Prague is so beautiful and the hotel is like a little village in it's self, so well maintained and very comfortable and luxe.
The staff from the start was amazing and super accommodating- we had told them it was our honey moon and we had nice pastries and water in our room, very nice.
The room was very large and had a great view of the church next door as well as a nice courtyard. Bed was amazing and I loved the decor. Both modern, historical and luxe. The bath was amazing and so comfortable.
Breakfast was also great, beautiful set up.
I'd say that the hotel may be a bit overpriced as Prague is so affordable, but it truly is a magical hotel.
The flawless staff is the highlight of this immaculately maintained property, conveniently located just a few minutes' walk from the Charles Bridge. The property is luxurious, the bar and food are first-rate, the amenities are excellent. The only caveat is that the property is truly a compound, and you feel tucked away from the city of Prague. Some will regard this as a plus -- the property is serene and peaceful. Some (myself included) missed having a sense of place. The property is wonderful, but, once inside its walls, you don't get the feeling of being in Prague. (I guess this shouldn't be a big surprise, as the hotel is a converted monastery.) Special shoutout to Jackson, a star of the bell staff. But every employee gets five stars for being gracious and helpful.