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Design Hotel Josef Prague
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Rybna 20, Prague 11000, Czech Republic (Praha 1)   |  
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Ranked #19 of 662 Hotels in Prague
London, United Kingdom
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“An excellent choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Stayed for a long weekend, 3 nights. Loved our stay - the hotel was modern and stylish and the staff were friendly and helpful. We had a balcony room, which was a good size and had a large regular bathroom (not the see-through glass!) Location was good, was a bit concerned when we arrived and there were a couple of big bars/clubs just around the corner but we weren't disturbed in our 7th floor room and slept very well on the comfy bed. It was about 5 mins walk to the old town square and about 20-25 minutes to the castle.

Breakfast was excellent in the mornings with a good mix of hot and cold options. Would definitely stay again, really enjoyed it.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelJosef, Guest Relations Manager at Design Hotel Josef Prague, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Dear Kakapo_Kiwi,

Thank you for your kind comments and for posting them.
It is delightful to know that we managed to make your stay a pleasant and enjoyable one by providing you with helpful and friendly service, and we are glad that you also liked the hotel's convenient location, your room and our breakfast.
We really hope we will see you again!

Kind regards,
Andrea Jarvas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We checked in amidst heavy downpour and was helped into the hotel by the staff.
We were processed effortlessly by friendly and helpful staff who also helped us confirm our dinner reservations. Checking in was a breeze. The hotel's interior is Chic and modern, clean & bright. The hotel's upgrade to the modern look is great. The lifts are not small and the rooms we were in were a decent size.

The hotel is located in a location 5 min from the nearest metro by cutting across a mall and you can cut across that same mall to reach Palladium which is a huge mall. The hotel is also near to the old town square. There are some mini markets and banks round the corner.

What made a difference for us were the staff who served with a heart. They genuinely seems to want us to take care of our needs and not treat customers as another transaction. This is one hotel I would definitely want to stay in again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelJosef, Guest Relations Manager at Design Hotel Josef Prague, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Dear donovanSY,

We were delighted to read your nice feedback about your recent stay at Hotel Josef.
Thank you for mentioning how much you liked the interior and the atmosphere here, and that you appreciated our team's helpful and friendly attitude.
We are really happy that you had a pleasant time here, and we look forward to seeing you again!

Kind regards,
Andrea Jarvas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We had a great time at the Josef, it was really well run, nicely located and well priced. Appreciate the clean modern design but a bit too spartan for even my modernist tastes. No art on the white guest room walls which makes it look very bare and unfinished. Furniture in sitting area that is not very comfortable. But the worst is the lighting - one word...DIMMERS, people! The lighting everywhere is jarringly bright white - the lobby at night looks like an ER - we would have spent much more time there hanging out had it had more of a vibe and much dimmer lighting. The rooms are similarly hospital-like in their lighting treatment. May seem like a detail but for us, it's all about a homey vibe (and flattering lighting) when traveling and was hard to feel that there. And as a Design Hotel, thought it fell short a tiny bit. The concierge was very helpful, the lobby bartender not so much - literally turned us away one early evening because he had a group in the back and was too busy to pour us a glass of wine..and also claimed he was out of wine glasses and couldn't serve in any other type. Wha? So overall, a good place but I probably would opt for something with a bit more soul next time I went to Prague. Also, the daily breakfast buffet which was included in the rate was a nice perk, complete with its own juicing station.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HotelJosef, Guest Relations Manager at Design Hotel Josef Prague, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Dear deaverbc,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to write and post your honest review about your stay at Hotel Josef.
Your feedback is important to us because it gives us the opportunity to improve, and we still hope that you have nice memories of Prague.

Kind regards,
Andrea Jarvas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

My husband and I spent three nights in May 2013 at the Hotel Josef in Prague for our honeymoon (the first part of it). We had Room 704, which has an amazing wrap around balcony where we could just sit and lounge, and a bathroom to die for!!! I still think about the free-standing tub and how I can get one at home! The hotel is gorgeous - modern and sleek. Our room was well equiped - loved the free wifi, and the umbrella that they give you (which sadly came in handy during our trip). The bed and pillows are also very comfortable - great sleep! The breakfast was also excellent as well.
The hotel staff are very friendly and helpful!! They seemed to really enjoy their jobs and genuinely wanted to help us rather than "just doing their job".
The hotel is located about 5 minutes from old town square, and also close to some great local bars (we went to Lokal down the street and it was great - many locals and tourists there!). Overall, we had a great time and we would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Prague!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelJosef, Guest Relations Manager at Design Hotel Josef Prague, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
Dear Tripping_Wendy,

Thank you for the lovely review that you wrote about your stay at Hotel Josef, we were all really pleased read it.
We are happy that you had a great time here, and that you liked so many features of your room. We would especially like to thank you for highlighting how much you appreciated the helpful attitude and enthusiasm of our team, it is a great motivation to us.
We hope we will have the chance to see you again in Prague!

Kind regards,
Andrea Jarvas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

This was our first visit to Prague (we stayed for 3 nights). The room was a nice size and the bathroom was very large for European standards. The room was clean except for the carpet, which looked dirty. The hotel staff was very nice and for the most party very helpful. The hotel was in a good location, 5 minute walk to the Old Town and 7 minute walk to the water. Good wifi throughout the hotel (and it was free).

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HotelJosef, Guest Relations Manager at Design Hotel Josef Prague, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Dear JL2419,

Thank you for taking your time to write and post your review on our TripAdvisor page.
We appreciate your comments regarding all the features you liked here, and thank you also for your honest feedback about the carpet in your room.
We are pleased to know that you had a pleasant stay at Hotel Josef, and we look forward to welcoming you back, should you visit Prague again!

Kind regards,
Andrea Jarvas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

A night in Joseph was a present my boyfriend organised for our anniversary. It was a beautiful experience. The room was beautiful and more importantly clean. There was nothing missing from slippers to strawberries :) The next morning could not have been better with a fresh and rich buffet with everything you may crave for!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelJosef, Guest Relations Manager at Design Hotel Josef Prague, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Dear Jennifer L,

Thank you for posting your kind feedback, and for recommending us on TripAdvisor!
We are delighted to know that we managed to make your stay a memorable one, and that you spent a great anniversary here.
We hope we will have the chance to welcome you back to Hotel Josef in the near future.

Kind regards,
Andrea Jarvas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Started with great service at check-in (thanks Filipe ), good breakfasts , helpful advice and little extras like umbrellas and coffee and juice at reception. Free wifi with good reception all through the hotel is a benefit. Rooms are great and pillows / beds too good. Location is superb being 5 min from old town square and the closest metro station - most things are walk-able. Well done - again. I would only stay in one place in Prague.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelJosef, Guest Relations Manager at Design Hotel Josef Prague, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Dear ADTMiltonKeynes,

Thank you for having chosen Hotel Josef for your stay in Prague again, and for posting your generous review on our TripAdvisor page.
We are pleased to know that you appreciated so many aspects here, and thank you also for mentioning Filipe for his great service during your check-in.
We all look forward to your next visit!

Kind regards,
Andrea Jarvas
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Address: Rybna 20, Prague 11000, Czech Republic
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Location: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Praha 1
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Prague
#16 Luxury Hotel in Prague
#16 Romantic Hotel in Prague
#21 Family Hotel in Prague
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Design Hotel Josef Prague 4.5*
Number of rooms: 109
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the very heart of one of the most beautiful medieval cities in Europe, designer Eva Jiricna has managed to create a modern masterpiece. The 109-room Hotel Josef in Prague's old town offers a design concept that elegantly blends the most modern elements with the rich history of its surroundings. iPod Docking Stations are available free of charge at reception. ... more   less 
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