Prague, Czech Republic
At a Glance
Moments from the city's most historic sights
Converted monastery set around peaceful gardens and sun-dappled courtyards
Award-winning restaurant serving the best seasonal ingredients sourced from all over the Czech Republic
Luxurious spa with organic products and treatments
Stylish and spacious rooms, many with beautiful original features
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Prague is a year-round destination. The Christmas markets are particularly fun and great for getting into the festive spirit. The city looks particularly beautiful in Spring, especially around April when the magnolia trees come into blossom. Some of the best weather for sight-seeing can be had in autumn, when days are generally mild and clear.
Augustine is a five-star luxury hotel and spa in the historic heart of Prague. With parts of the property dating back to the thirteenth century, this stunning hotel is the perfect base to soak up the city's historical wonders in comfort.
Augustine is located in Prague's Malá Strana, a district steeped in history and stunning architecture. Seven buildings linked around picturesque gardens make up this dramatic property, the oldest part of which - the Augustinian St Thomas’s Monastery - was built in the thirteenth century. Several practising monks are still in residence nearby and can sometimes be seen sharing the landscaped grounds with guests.
Living quarters are considerably more comfortable these days, with 101 beautifully finished bedrooms and suites. Stylish and comfortable, the rooms have been sympathetically converted with vaulted ceilings and iron doors giving a nod to the building's past. The Tower Suite is the cream of the crop: a three-floor space with panoramic city views located in the monastery’s original tower.
Along with an award-winning restaurant the hotel also has two watering holes, a relaxed cafe & bar as well as the St Thomas Brewery Bar, which was once the cellar of the original St Thomas brewery. The resident stalactites and stalagmites stand testament to centuries of use and the place is still a favorite local haunt.
Prague is a lively capital with a medieval center of cobbled lanes and courtyards, old churches, an ancient castle, traditional taverns, gourmet restaurants and vibrant bars. If you can tear yourself away from the hotel, Prague Castle, the famous Charles Bridge and the Wallenstein Garden are all within easy reach. The latter plays host to classical open-air concerts which are held between April and October.
All 101 bedrooms are individually designed and boast dramatic views over the internal courtyards, the monastery chapel or the Prague Castle. Mod-cons include a flat-screen television, iPod docking station, CD / DVD player, security safe, portable professional hairdryer, 100% linen sheets with anti-allergic pillows and blankets upon request, and plenty of storage space. Along with a well-stocked in room bar and snack basket, 24-hour room service is also available.
Of the 16 suites, all feature a range of complimentary services including Continental buffet breakfast, unpacking and packing service, pressing of garments for the evening of arrival, use of a NOKIA mobile phone for all local calls and complimentary local calls from your suite, Internet access and in-house movies. In-room check-in is also available. The marble bathroom in each suite offers heated floors, music sound system, telephone line, a separate step-in shower.
One of the most spectacular rooms is the Tower Suite set over three floors in monastery’s original tower and offers 360 degree view of the Golden City. The best view of Prague Castle is from the Deluxe Castle View Suite.
The hotel offers a range of child-friendly tours and activities as well as a babysitting service, charged at an hourly rate. Cots are complimentary and the hotel provides children's' bathrobes, slippers and bath products. Toys, board games, bottle warmers, baby baths, nappy stacker with "Pampers" nappies and nappy changing mats are also available on request.
Elegantes is housed in a glass-covered courtyard that, uniquely, incorporates three listed trees; it offers a sophisticated European menu including local Czech specialties. With its door-to-ceiling windows overlooking a spacious terrace, the restaurant is a light, relaxing space in the heart of historic Prague. The combination of excellent service and calm ambiance creates a truly memorable dining experience. In summer, al fresco dining on the terrace adds another elegant element to the restaurant.
Highlights of the Elegantes menu include dishes created with the hotel’s own St Thomas Beer, accompanied by an international and innovative wine list that challenges diners to try something new.
The restaurant adheres to a smart dress code and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
1887 bar is located in a delightful barrel-vaulted hall that was once the monastery refectory. The bar features high ceilings with carefully restored 19th century baroque frescoes and there is outside seating under cloistered terraces during the warmer months. 1887 bar now offers hand-crafted cocktails specially created by award winning mixologists, including the bar’s signature “Angel Cocktail”.
St Thomas Brewery Bar is a popular meeting place for locals and is available for groups to hire in its entirety as a characterful and inimitable venue. The atmospheric basement bar features original 17th century stalactites and stalagmites and terracotta.
Augustine Monastery at the Augustine Hotel
The Augustine Hotel occupies part of the ancient monastic complex dedicated to St. Thomas. Guests at the hotel can therefore visit off-limits parts of the fascinating building and even sample the monks' locally brewed Czech beer.
Black Light Theatre in Prague
Black Light Theatre is a theatrical performance style characterized by the use of a darkened stage, UV lighting and special effects, using dance and mime to create intricate visual spectacles and optical illusions.
Christmas Carols at Clementinum
Enjoy the evening singing Christmas Carols at Prague's Clementinum, one of the Old Town's most historic sites.
Christmas Markets in Prague - Scott Dunn Suggests
The perfect way to get into the festive spirit! Browse the brightly lit wooden huts with a cup of svarené víno and a hot sugar coated cake, and marvel at the traditional handicrafts and array of Christmas tree ornaments.
Czech Beer Museum
Located in beautiful 13th century cellars, the beer museum of Prague offers guests the chance to learn about Czech beer and taste some of the best examples. You can even create your own label and fill your own bottle for a memorable souvenir.
Horse Drawn Carriage Ride to The Old Town
A horse drawn carriage will pick you up from your hotel to take you on a unique ride to discover the Old Town of Prague, such as the Square Market, while mulled wine and roasted chestnuts invoke the best of the season during your cosy ride.
Jazz Boat Tour
The 'Jazz boat' boards at 8pm each night, summer and winter. Enjoy an evening cruise with a set dinner sailing along the Vltava River, and enjoying the sights and sounds of the city, with its monuments illuminated.
Prague's Jewish history reaches back centuries and a day with a local guide committed to Jewish revival in Central Europe offers a unique viewpoint on both the culture and history.
Model T tour of Prague
See Prague in a fun new way with a Model T tour of the city! 'Prague Old Car' offers a variety of short and long tours of the city and its environs. Touring with a professional guide, you'll see the city in a new way!
National Theatre, Prague
Housed in one of the city's most stunning historic buildings, the National Theatre has a unique program of ballet, operas and drama. Whether or not you are going to a show, it's well worth a visit.
Prague Boats operate a range of tours, departing from the Cech Bridge in central Prague. It is possible to take a one or two hour tour, or a cruise including lunch or dinner.
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Prague, Czech Republic
Augustine is located in the Mala Strana district of Prague, the city's historic quarter.