The hotel is located behind large walls off a busy road in Mala Strana. Charles Bridge is short walk away (7 minutes), and Prague Castle an 11-minute walk. There are some beautiful monastery gardens nearby to explore and you can also walk to Kampa Island and St Nicholas Church in 10 minutes, and Old Town Square in around 20 minutes.
The facilities here are so amazing you might not want to even go outside. The spa offers the city’s only dedicated Turkish hammam and holistic therapies. There’s also a 24-hour fitness centre, an superb restaurant and the only bar in the world where you can taste St Thomas’s beer, which was first brewed by monks in 1352. Service is amazing throughout, from the slick check-in to the concierge, who can organise laundry services, transfers and tours, as well as a private tour of the building and the city.
The main restaurant serves Czech and European cuisine, garnished with herbs grown in the hotel’s garden. The brick-walled, stone-floored cellar bar downstairs is currently awaiting planning permission and only used for private events, but the upstairs bar, set in a former refectory with 19th-century frescoes on the ceiling, is a great place to enjoy a St Thomas beer.