Scoring a perfect 100 for location in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards in 2012, the enchanting Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa lies amid the cobbled streets at the foot of Prague Castle. It’s right across from the US Embassy in Mala Strana, a swanky and safe setting that’s only a few minutes’ walk from Charles Bridge.
The historic hotel is formed from four grand houses (parts of which date back to the 16th century), which have been restored in an over-the-top baroque style -- both inside and out. Take time out for cakes and homemade chocolates at the Barocco Veneziano Café alongside views of the Schönborn Palace, and in the evening there's free wine and cheese tasting in the lobby. For more substantial meals, the Michelin Guide-listed Aquarius Restaurant serves Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, plus a smattering of Czech specialties. The terrace is ideal for al fresco dining in summer and there’s live piano music in the evenings (Thursday-Sunday).
The “small but excellent” Ecsotica Spa (Fodor’s) allows guests to work out beneath Gothic vaulted ceilings and Murano chandeliers, with a swimming pool, a sauna and luxurious treatment rooms. Don’t miss relaxing in the ornate 18th-century Chinese relaxation cabin.
Unique in size and shape, many of the bedrooms feature wooden beams, painted ceilings and 4-poster beds. Family Rooms are split over two floors with two bedrooms, and the larger suites have chandeliers, Persian carpets and oak floors. The signature suite has a particularly impressive bathroom, complete with heated floor, claw-foot tub and separate shower.
From the press:
"It's the living definition of de trop" -- Fodor’s
"Prague's most decadent Habsburg days are still on tap at the Alchymist" -- Time Out
"Those who prefer quieter surroundings may enjoy the garden across the
cobbled lane where you can sit on a Turkish divan and sip mojitos"-- Condé Nast Traveller
"Arguably the most opulent, luxurious lodging in Prague" -- Frommer’s
Extra beds / roll away beds
Gym / fitness center
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
Baby-sitting service on request
Express check-in / checkout
Room service (limited hours)
Kitchenette in some rooms
DVD / CD player & library
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 2pm.
Standard checkout time: 12pm.
Children and additional guests
One child under 11 stays free of charge when using existing beds. Cot/crib and extra bed available on request: 80€ per night, subject to availability, maximum 1 per room. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
A city tax of 0.60€ per person, per night is included in the total price.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
The hotel will accept payments in euro or Czech koruna on checkout. However in case of prepaid rates, the hotel will charge your card in Czech koruna based on the exchange rate of the transaction date.
The hotel is 25 minutes from the airport by taxi or
the hotel can arrange airport pick-ups (extra charge). Alternatively, take the 119
bus to Dejvická metro
station and then Metro line A to Malostranská station. Change to a number 12
tram and disembark at Malostranskéná, 5 minutes’ walk away. In
total, the journey takes about 45 minutes.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
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