Alchymist Grand Hotel and Spa
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... and spend time just wandering around. We found the "Lennon Wall", a mural/graffiti tribute to the former Beatle located in the artist/student area (Lennon never visited Prague). Followed this up with a light salad lunch in another riverside cafe. Back for a nap before our evening excursion.
This night we booked ourselves a sunset dinner cruise on the Vtlava River. The excursion started with a 45 minute bus tour of the Old and New ...
... after sunrise so we managed to beat the crowds a bit. We had a lovely evening at the Don Giovanni opera at the Estates Theatre and even had our own private balcony. It's mums birthday today and we have lots of fun things planned for later in the day after we arrive in paris. We are staying in an apartment at Montmartre this time so hoping all goes smoothly with meeting the owner and finding the apartment! Take care and will send another post from Paris! Love Fran and ...
... by a kind stranger. I was unable to stay with Florian, but I ...
... parks near the castle. We went to the city square and enjoyed the cheap beer in Prague (around 1 Euro per beer, cheaper than water in some places!). We had a lot of fun at the previous pub crawls, so we decided to give Prague's pub crawl a whirl as well. The pub crawl started in a little pub, apparently owned by some kid from Colorado. It was a nice place, and had a lot of people packed in there. We met some more Canadians/Australians/etc, and taught some people how to play ...
... John of Nepomuk was thrown over, this is supposed to ensure a return to the city in the future, let's just hope that it is for a desirable reason (and not a flight emergency landing or something).
A slow wander through Mala Strana (the Lesser Quarter) and up some stairs to Prague Castle. Since the ticket office doesn't open until 9am (and nothing else opens either) the crowds were non existent at 8, and I had a ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAlchymist Grand Hotel and Spa Prague
So far we have been treated very well at this small hotel across from the American Embassy. Build in 1517 this small stone boutique hotel was renovated and lavishly decorated.mid 2000's
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Historical Traveler Reviews Alchymist Grand Hotel and Spa Prague
I wanted to spend a nce romantic weekend in Prague with my girlfriend and a friend of mine told me about Tripadvisor to avoid bad surprises.....I have to say that I love it, and it is going to be my best travel agency since now on!!!! Anyway, I started to check here and there, mostly having in mind the four options somebody suggested me; Iron Gate, Hoffmeister, Four Seasons and Alchymist. Alchymist was givng us the best price and we liked very much their Web page. So we decided for The Alchymist. The first impression was really fantastic, being the Hotel done out of three different buildings from Baroque and Renaissance period; The first of the three houses is a kind of small Palace, with a courtyard full of flowers and even a romantic fountain with fishes. Since we arrived late in the evening, there were also two musicians playing nice melodies and few candlelighted tables were taken by Restaurant guests. I was a little disappointed by the fact that no doorman was standing at the main entrance, anyway one of the waiters of the restaurant came almost immediately to help us with our luggages apologizing that the bellboy was assisting some other clients who just arrived. At the reception; that is quite small but very nicely decorated, there was just one young guy who was anyway very friendly and helpfull in explaining us the services of the Hotel. To go to our roon, a De Luxe room that after I realized that means the smallest accomodation the offer (!!!) we passed through few different gotic vaulted rooms very richely decorated ( with even some fresco paintings ) and a strange collection of etnic, exotic and old objects that my girlfriend found intriguing but a little funny and that anyway surprisingly match with th eclectic atmosphere.
An absolute Gem
Situated in a quiet backwater yet close to the famous Charles Bridge and Castle, the Alchymist is all (and more) that it professes to be. The decor with murals and ceiling friezes together with the high quality furnishings reflect the flare and dedication of the italian owner. The staff give impecable though discreet service and the food would not be out of place in a Michelin Star Restaurant. With a superb indoor pool and spa, the Alchymist is an oasis of perfection. A most delightful experience.
Anthony & Sandra Peel, England
I Love The Alchymist
Marvelous rooms extraordinary service and personel . They bent over backwards for us, could not ask for more. Wonderful boutique hotel would recommend it to my best friend. big plus also for the breakfast. and dinner was extraordinary must have at least 2 dinners here if you have the time.
Marjorie Rubin / Thomas sasdi Boca raton Florida
I stayed in Alchymist Hotel with my wife for honeaymoon for 3 nights using their honeymoon package, when we booked it on last minute. It was really unforgettable experience for us since we arrived to hotel and meet very friendly staff and domestic atmosphere of this beautiful mansion, just few minutes from the famous Charles Bridge and with romantic view on Prague Castle. A Junior Suite was offered to us. We wanted to go outside to see Prague immediately upon our arrival, but actually our room was so nice and comfortable, that we stayed couple of ours in there finally...All this place has unforgettable atmosphere, feeling like in some fairy tale. Part of our honeymoon package was also dinner in Aquarius Restaurant where we met with professional service and food was actually fantastic as we could choose from rich offer of Italian/ Mediterean cuisine. Our 3- course menu was delicious.
My wife and I have just returned from a week in Prague where we stayed at the Alchymist Grand Hotel and Spa. We were made to feel so welcome and we felt like V.I.P's. We knew from the website that it was a botique luxury hotel but this is an understatement. I surprised my wife by booking a car to pick us up at the airport, But surprised myself more i think when i saw a vintage rools royce waiting for us. This was only the beginning.
My wife and I stayed at the Alchymist from April 24th through April 29th - 6 nights. Our very first impression of the hotel was through it's car service pick-up at the airport. We had arranged to be picked-up by their Jeep Cherokee. What a surprise it was when the driver who met us in the arrivals hall told us that we were in for a very special ride. It turns out that the Jeep was in for servicing and our "ride" to the hotel was to be in a 1952 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud. We felt like celebs as we were driven through central Prague to the hotel, where we were greeted by two hotel staff awaiting our arrival.
We stayed at this hotel for 3 days having just got married and I couldn't recommend it more!
Staying at a 500 years old Palace!
Located between the Charles Bridge and the Castle opposite of the U.S. Embassy this 500 years old Palace is all you look for! Even an Asian Spa with ladies from Bali! Very friendly staff. Perfect stay.
Excellent but a little pricey
Just stayed 3 nights at the Alchymist and loved it. It is a very individual small hotel with pleasant staff. It situated in a quiet part of the town but having said that it is only 5 mins. walk to the Charles bridge. The only thing that let it down was breakfast which for the amount we paid was poor.
Andrea Uzunov, General Manager