Fantastic hotel, perfect location
After spending a lot of time reading reviews and checking the forums I decided upon Nosticova for a 4 night break the first weekend in July. Although when we arrived it was pouring with rain, the hotel lived up to expectations. Room (Casanova) was exactly as portrayed on the web site with all aspects high quality and in perfect condition. The location of the hotel is ideal, less than 10 mins walk to Charles Bridge and on the right side of the river to avoid the late night partying crowds. The property is quite individual and gives you a feeling of 'romantic Prague' with the hotel being able to provide all the services you need, however because it is small and not part of a large chain there are no, 'bed factory' aspects. Also visited the sister Alchymist hotel for a massage - looks fabulous but appears to be much more expensive!
After reading the reviews about this place and checking their webiste we decided to book directly in order to get some really good deal. And we did. First of all it amazed me how quick was the communication with the reception (We met both girls while staying in the hotel). It really helps specially when you need to arrange on last minute. We booked the standard suite Smetana on the third floor. We came to the hotel and were welcomed by Jana, she even offered to bring our lugage to the room. Breakfast in Alchymist was a pleasure. We really enjoyed. We did not try their Garden, because of the weather but we had few cocktails in Alchymist Restaurant. Well, if you go, be aware of the "never seen" zebra, gold, silver, tigers, african..... Great place for intimate dinner. I would recommend thís place to people that like to feel like home....
Quiet and comfortable
The Residence Nosticova is a small, boutique hotel in the Mala Strana (Lesser Town) within about 5 minutes walk to Charles Bridge. The first alluring quality of this hotel is its location on a quiet side street. We were easily able to sleep with the windows open and not be disturbed by the traffic or noise as might have happened in other areas of this city. Also, within close proximity are a handful of cozy restaurants and cafes at which to have breakfast, lunch, dinner or just relax with a glass of wine in the afternoon. Not great for people watching, though, but the food is delicious and the service attentive. There is a great authentic Czech restaurant around the corner towards the bridge and down the street called U Vladare.
The other striking quality was the size of the room. Some of the decor looked a bit worn, but all antique with warm coloring. The bathroom was clean and amply supplied with towels, robes and aromatic vanity supplies (shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion). The beds were comfortable and there was enough closet space, drawer space, and hangers. There was a kitchen area with a small stovetop, refridgerator, sink and silver and glassware. The first day there was a bowl of fresh fruit on the dining table.
The staff was helpful despite some difficulties with language barrier and communication. When they did not understand they tried hard to overcome it. However, none of it was as polished as that you might find at a Hilton or Marriott.
Try the restaurant, The Alchymist, for a lovely, unique ambiance and culinary experience. We had dinner one night before the opera and had the back of the restaurant, and hence the staff, mostly to ourselves. That was nice!
They offer a taxi service from the airport for the equivalent of about 20 euros - very personalized and safe considering that taxi service in general in Prague is something to watch out for. For getting around from one part of town to the other, have the hotel hire a cab for you, which comes promptly and is cheaper than the hotel car service. The tram system in the city is another good option. This hotel is about 5 minute walk from the main tram line.
It's not the Old Town, but this hotel, along with this part of town, had some wonderful qualities not to be missed. We sure didn't miss the hustle and bustle of all the tourists at the end of the day.
hotel with the atmosphere
What an incredible town and what an increadible hotel-just stunning! Sensational staff. A beautiful life experience and a magnificent hoenymoon. Many thanks to all. marie Tereza Room is a mind blowing!
really nice place to stay in Prague
I just came back from my long weekend from Prague. I found this hotel on this site and checked all the reviews on it. I must say that I was very much surprised that I have the same experience with it. I checked the prices on the offered travel portals and then I found the special offers they have as well on their own website.
The weather in Prague during my stay was not that warm i thought will be. It was nice for sightseeing but to sit outside it was a little bit cold. i found our room very mice and similar to the pictures on the hotel webiste. Due to the special offer they have we chosen the Royal Suite Casanova. The spacious living room was decorated with wonderfull crystal chandelier and small kitchen that we did not use. Nice bathroom and very quite living room. All in the historical style but with satellite TV and Flat TV.
Staff from the hotel was very helpfull during our stay and aslo I must mention during our travel arrangements as well. The breakfast is really nice offering cold buffet and eggs or bacon of different style is offered by the breakfast staff and made a la minute. I would very much recommend this hotel for everyone who is looking for the hideway in the historical centre and people looking for the atmosphere of old Prague.
Staying at Residence Nosticova was a magical experience. All members of the staff -- from the reception to the restaurant to the management to housekeeping were excellent! The location was ideal. I would not consider staying anywhere else in Prague! Bravo to the Residence Nosticova
Nice relaxing stay
We just got back from our trip to Prague from a beautifull city. We were just amazed by the weather we found during our stay. Nosticova is just great place to stay. Beautifull apartment with great living room all decorated with candles and fresh flowers. Even nicer we thought it would be.
the service: the staff at the hotel is just nice. You cannot expect the services as in big hotels just because this place is different.
But when we asked for some information, it could was always answered or solved in time.
location: location of this property is just great. very quiet street in town close enough to walk in few minutes on Charles Bridge. There is a little café close to the hotel called Cukr Kava Limonada where we used to have our afternoon cake and the coffee.
Breakfast and the Restaurant: breakfast in the hotel was great. Little buffet but great choice (all wishes were fullfiled) Our favourite ones were home made pastries, ham and eggs and croisants puff enough but still crispy.
The restaurant for the evening has a great atmosphere just to fit to romantic couples like us. We had fillet with mushrooms (the presentation from the Head Waiter, comming with fresh mushrooms to show us was just great) mushroom risoto and in the end was suggested heavenly great Chocolate Hot Cake with ice cream that really made our evening...
Overall our trip was nice and everything worked perfect ....
Nick and Jannie H.
We recently spent four lovely nights at the Residence Nosticova in a beautiful location in the Mala Strana (Little Neighborhood) of Prague. In easy walking distance of major sights, yet slightly off the beaten tourist track, the hotel was a respite from the busy streets of Prague. The architectural features were quite lovely, the service was attentive, breakfasts were tasty, and our dinner at the Alchymist Restaurant in a gorgeous Moroccan-style tent was delicious and atmospheric. All in all a magical stay. R. Vogel,New York City
style, peace and luxury
We had a wonderful stay in this hotel, where we found style, peace and delicious food. The staff is very nice and serviable. We recommend it to whomever wants a very special athmosphere in Prague.
A beautyful Hotel
One of the truly great small hotels of the world. Many thanks to the
fine staff for making our stay enjoyable and memorable.
Nadine e Dean
At the OLD lady Hotel
i am planning to visit Prague on 21 June , i will be staying at the old lady hotel . the address is Michalská 9/441, 11000 Prague.
Could someone guide me the easiest way to travel from the airport to this place. please also mention the price of transport.
Re: At the OLD lady Hotel
I guess the best is to take the bus nr. 119 to Dejvicka and there change to underground's line A to Staromestska or Mustek.
It takes approx half an hour and the cost will be around 30 CZK.
Here is the map of the centre with your hotel:
Re: At the OLD lady Hotel
Svetluska is right - take N119 to the terminus at "Dejvicka", then change to metro A (short walk forward). Best is to get off at "Mustek" stop (it is the closest to Michalska str.), take the exit "at the end" of your train. Then it is around 400 - 500 m walk.
Single trip ticket costs 26 CZK, but if you have longer stay - 3 or 5 days passes are very good value. On the other hand, since you are staying in the Old City you can choose to walk everywhere.
Re: At the OLD lady Hotel
Thanx for the suggestion...you guys are great help....will surely do in the way you mentioned.
Re: At the OLD lady Hotel
May be too late for you to see this but consider http://www.prague-airport-transfers.co.uk/
We paid £28 for a return private car - picked up from airport even though our flight was late - and arrived at our hotle on departure exactly as requested.
We reckon we got an extra 1/2 day in Prague because of this service so we thought it was well worth it.