As a fan of boutique hotels, my 3-star rating is based on “bang for the buck” (compared to the other places we stayed in the Czech Republic) and takes into account the size of the room, street noise/window light/view, cost of the room, vague website descriptions and the fact that this hotel is not and never was a palace. In fact, the over-the-top décor, painted vaulted ceilings etc. are all contemporary faux (Italian) palace (at least that is what the front desk staff told me). To me, it felt more Disney or Las Vegas than Prague. We stayed at the Alchymist Nosticova Palace for our last night in the Czech Republic. We stayed in one of the two “Gothic Deluxe Rooms” on the ground floor. I wish I could remember the name of the room – as there might be better rooms in the hotel. The hotel website shows photos of rooms, but the photos do not identify specific rooms, so seemingly you cannot book via their website based on a photo or even specific room description (for instance, you will be assigned one of two “Gothic Deluxe Rooms” or one of eight “Junior Suites”). Our room was located to the left of the main entry door, street level, on the corner of the hotel, at the intersection of two streets. We had two windows with heavy drapes that opened to the sidewalk and pedestrian traffic a few feet outside the window (no view whatsoever). This hotel is unusual in that it has AC (individual wall units). Unfortunately, the AC in our room struggled to cool the air – but the windows opened onto the foot traffic. So the room was dark and stuffy. The good stuff: the lobby, lounge/breakfast area is ornate/gaudy in kind of a “Liberace” fun way. The Nosticova Palace has a complimentary wine and cheese hour. The breakfast was the best of our stay in the Czech Republic. The staff seemed professional and helpful/top notch. The OK stuff: of the three boutique hotels we stayed in while visiting the Czech Republic, this was our least favorite. The room was by far the smallest and darkest and most expensive and the area no better (in fact, less desirable) than our other hotel in Prague (where we stayed on arrival for 5 nights).
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- Also Known As:
- Alchymist Residence Nosticova Prague
- Alchymist Residence Nosticova Hotel Prague