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The Modern 13th Century at The Augustine Prague – A Photo Tour

When traveling with two kids two and under, there comes a time when one kid wants to nap and one wants to explore. So, on a recent trip to Prague, my son and I took to checking out our hotel, while my daughter and husband slept in the room.

We were staying at The Augustine hotel in the Mala Strana district. It is close to shops, restaurants, and public transportation. As I’ve mentioned before, my son LOVES public transportation. There was no way we could have headed outside without him running to jump on a tram. Instead of going outside at all, we went on a tour of the hotel. ¬†I’m glad we did.

The Augustine is one of Prague’s newest hotels, but it is composed of 7 buildings including a 13th century¬†monastery. It’s tricky. The decoration is modern, Czech Cubism to be exact. Yet, the oddly angled hallways with random steps and stairwells reminds you that this is an old building. And while the structure has been updated, the layout is still the same. This combination of old and new together made our walk very interesting.

Below is a photo tour of The Augustine’s hallways.

Augustine Hallway

In some places the floors slightly sloped.


Augustine Stairs

A funky staircase. From the windows you can see the Prague Castle.


This little alcove between floors had a nice life-sized statue.

Augustine Halls

These simple table lamps look to be as tall as my son.

I tend to love walking around hotels anyway, but The Augustine is unique. Walking around the hotel, even with a toddler, was really calming.

Do you have any recommendations for unique hotel experiences? Please let me know in the comments so I can dream of future visits.

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  1. It looks and sounds like a very unique place to stay in Prague. We rented an apartment while we were there which was nice but didn’t have as much character or history as The Augustine appears to have. My favorite unique lodging experience was spending the night at a Buddhist temple in Koya-San, Japan. Highly recommend that to anyone traveling to Japan. Wonderful food, soaking in the onsen(hot spring bath), simple accomodations in a small tatami room, up early in the morning to listen to the monks chant, wandering the small streets of the sacred village on the top of a beautiful mountain. It was amazing and very memorable.

  2. The hotel looks great! And I love the way your blog looks, the header looks fantastic!

  3. Lucia, I think the next time we go to we need to rent an apartment. We were only there for three nights, but I really could have benefitted from my own kitchen! The Buddhist temple sounds amazing! I would love to stay in a place like what you described… but maybe while leaving the kids at home!

    Andrea, Thanks! I just changed a few minutes before your comment.