Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa
Step back into the glamorous century of the Baroque at Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa, where gold gilded mirrors, meticulously restored frescoes, and original artworks create a storybook setting. A short distance from Prague Castle and Charles Bridge, this hotel is composed of four former bourgeois homes in Prague’s Old Town. As you sip a glass of wine while lounging on a plush gold and red sofa, dine on goulash with potato pancakes at the courtyard restaurant, and find bliss at the Ecsotica Spa, you may wonder if you have entered a real-life fairytale.
- Sleep soundly in a four-poster bed in one of 46 majestic guestrooms and suites
- The Barocco Vaneziano Café has an in-house chocolatier that makes handmade pralines
- Swim in a chandelier-lit pool amid Ecsotica Spa’s Gothic underground passageways
- Dine on gourmet Italian cuisine in a sun-drenched courtyard
- Explore Prague’s maze of streets and alleyways guided by an exceptional concierge
- Sample wines and cheese — compliments of the house — at the evening tasting hour in the hotel’s lobby bar
Ecsotica Spa is one of the city’s finest places for pampering, with a reception room that resembles an ancient temple and plays soothing music in the background. Private treatment rooms are peaceful retreats for massages and facials and an intimate couple's room is also available. After your session, melt your tension away in a swimming pool illuminated by a crystal chandelier or nap on a Chinese bed in the relaxation room.
A dazzling, regal style pervades the 47 guestrooms and suites, decorated with gold-framed mirrors, four-poster beds dressed in gold and red, and crystal chandeliers. Each Deluxe Room comes with an antique writing desk, minibar, air conditioning, and a marble bathroom where you can freshen up. Suites vary in size (the bi-level Family Suites sleep up to four people), but all have a living room and are individually designed with Baroque-style furnishings and original features such as wooden beams, Gothic ceilings, and wall paintings.
Return each day to an immaculately made bed, a housemade praline, and a complimentary bottle of mineral water as part of the turndown service. The concierge will help with restaurant reservations and sightseeing tips, and around-the-clock room service can tend to your culinary needs.
From Italian gourmet cuisine to an authentic Czech dining experience, mealtimes at the Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa are a pure delight. Start your day with breakfast at Aquarius Restaurant for an elaborate buffet of hot and cold dishes. Later in the evening, head to the complimentary wine and cheese tasting in the lobby bar before making your choice of restaurants for dinner.
Aquarius Restaurant – Dine in elegance at this barrel-vaulted enclave, with antique furnishings, Venetian stucco interiors, and a mélange of Italian, Mediterranean, and Czech cuisine. Try the homemade pasta or a fresh seafood plate, paired with one of the 160 thoughtfully curated wines sourced from around the globe. During the summer, take your meal alfresco for courtyard dining by candlelight, accompanied by piano music.
Barocco Vaneziano Café – Meet and socialize at this Florentine-style café, serving a wide selection of coffees, teas, wines, and spirits to complement homemade cakes and chocolate pralines tantalizingly displayed in a glass case.
Take the hotel’s Renaissance stairwell down to the Ecsotica Spa and Health Club for a dip in the swimming pool or a session in the sauna. Then indulge in a massage or an Indonesian-inspired bathing ritual, which incorporates essential oils and natural plant extracts. At 4 p.m., head to the lobby bar for an evening cheese and wine tasting.
Outside the hotel, Prague is easily explored on foot. Start with a stroll around Petrin Hill, then head toward the 9th-century Prague Castle. Make a stop at Charles Bridge for a photo op before ordering a Czech beer at one of the cafes around the Old Town Square. On the way, catch a glimpse of the medieval Astronomical Clock, with its mechanical show that starts on the hour.
Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa
The Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa is located near Perrin Hill in the historical Malá Strana neighborhood, near numerous bars, restaurants, shops, and cafés. Prague Castle and Charles Bridge are about a 10-minute walk away, while the attractions of the Old Town are across the river and can be reached with a brisk 20-minute walk.
Prague’s Václav Havel Airport is 8.5 mi / 14 km away, approximately 20 minutes by car.