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Design Hotel Josef Prague
Ranked #42 of 649 Hotels in Prague
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Hofstade, Belgium
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

We have been traveling quite many times but we had such a great time in a perfect hotel and really enjoyed all the things we were offered in addition to make our stay unforgettable.
We would like to congratulate all the staff members for the way they are doing a great job in the hotel that welcomed us so kindly, and which is situated in a splendid city on a perfect location to discover Prague.
Everybody was very friendly and extremely helpful, but there is 1 person who is even more than that : Andrea, the Guest Relations Manager, will be remembered by us for quite
a long time as a warm and generous person.
One day we will go back to Prague and will certainly choose again for hotel Josef !!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Leon W
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HotelJosef, Guest Relations Manager at Design Hotel Josef Prague, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Dear Leon W,

Thank you for your gorgeous feedback and for taking the time to write and post your review about Hotel Josef.
I am delighted to know that you found our service and staff helpful, and it makes me really happy that my personal assistance during your stay made it possible for you to have a really pleasant and enjoyable holiday in Prague.
I hope we will have the chance to welcome you back again!

Kind regards,
Andrea Jarvas
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

I picked this hotel for a family holiday trip to Prague based on the reviews on Tripadvisor and was not disappointed. We stayed for three nights and we thought it was an excellent hotel. The location is ideal for walking to all the main sites in Prague, the Old Town square is 5 to 10 minutes away, the Municipal House is 5 minutes away and even the castle is within about 30 to 40 minutes walk (provided you can manage the hill). It's clean, comfortable and modern the only slight drawback is that there aren't any comfortable areas for general relaxing. There is a bar in the lobby with a few seats and a small courtyard where you can have a drink but if your idea of a hotel is having large lounge rooms with comfortable seating for a bit of downtime, be aware this may be limited here. That wasn't an issue for us as we were out visiting Prague sights all the time.

The breakfast is superb, it lives up to its reputation. It is a little pricey by Prague standards but we did not mind and thoroughly enjoyed it. The standout for me was the staff, all of whom were polite and incredibly helpful. They remembered us by name and always welcomed us as we came and went. This made us feel very comfortable and at home during our stay. Overall it was good value for money and I would highly recommend this hotel as a great base for a leisure or business trip to Prague.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank NigelR57
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HotelJosef, Guest Relations Manager at Design Hotel Josef Prague, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear NigelR57,

We would like to a thank you for your kind review about our property.
It is a great motivation to know that you appreciated the service we provided you with during your stay at Hotel Josef, and we appreciate your recognition of our staff for their service-minded attitude.
Should you visit Prague again, we would be happy to welcome you back.

Kind regards,
Andrea Jarvas
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

This hotel was perfect for our stay in Prague. This was business/pleasure trip for me and pleasure for my husband. Location is very near Old Town Square, although quiet street as other reviews have mentioned. It is very clean, modern and well suited to those who like nice accommodations but can't afford 5 star luxury. It has a kind of luxury similar to other well run, well maintained boutique hotels I have stayed in all over the world. Very service oriented, which I so appreciate, meaning, any issues are addressed seriously, and that can even be a stale bathrobe refreshment! Very best breakfast I have ever had in places like this, such an assortment and attention to service and a wide variety of food to suit all. I can't think of anything to complain over. I would book in advance. We had some fun with first staying on the 6th floor, facing the street, well appointed room, but then for 2 nights went up to the top floor (8th) which has balcony and wonderful views of the Castle and the city and the sunset. 8th floor was a bit more expensive, but worth it. In fact, I was stunned to get the bill after 7 nights and seeing how much value and comfort we got for the price point. Americans: you would be amazed what our dollar will give you in Prague, and Design Hotel Josef was a testament to that. I needed cars to another conference hotel for my work, and the staff were so helpful. Cars came in minutes, and this was helpful not to walk because it was 94F while we were there! You don't want to sweat into your suit before a business meeting. Thank you Design Hotel Josef. What a great find. Oh! One last word, the AC worked great in this hotel! Not something typical of Europe during those hot hot days!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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HotelJosef, Guest Relations Manager at Design Hotel Josef Prague, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear cogster,

It was delightful to read your nice and detailed feedback, thank you for sharing it with us and other readers on TripAdvisor.
We are really glad that you found our hotel to your liking and that you appreciated so many aspects of your stay here. It makes us proud to know that we managed to contribute to not only an enjoyable stay, but a convenient business trip as well.
We hope to have the opportunity of seeing you again in the near future!

Kind regards,
Andrea Jarvas
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

This hotel is perfect for anybody looking for a comfy room in central Prague. Excellent staff and a lovely breakfast make for a welcoming experience. A tad businessy so not ideal for couples or families but ,for the single traveller or friends, its great.
They have a sister hotel around the corner that we would perhaps try if we're ever in Prague again.
All in all a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed August 2013
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HotelJosef, Guest Relations Manager at Design Hotel Josef Prague, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear CynthiaH56,

Thank you for taking the time to write and post your comments about your stay at Hotel Josef.
It was great to read that you had a pleasant time here, and we are really happy that you liked our service and breakfast.
We hope to see you again in the near future!

Kind regards,
Andrea Jarvas
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

There are a lot of reviews out there, so I'm going to say a few short things about the hotel in general and then I will address the one thing that continues to get neglected - the bathrooms. The hotel is clean, the staff is very nice, and the valet service is excellent. Free wi-fi is nice, but we don't really use it when we travel. There are bathrobes in the room, there's a sauna on the top floor of the "Orange" building and you can sit outside for some sunbathing, but the rooftop view isn't all that great - just a bunch of other buildings. However, the gym looked immaculate! The equipment was pristine and there's a huge flat screen t.v. you can watch while working out. There are also free bottle of different flavored vitamin water, which I absolutely loved! We didn't eat breakfast at the hotel, although I have heard it's excellent - we just preferred to be "out in the action" at an outdoor cafe vs. inside. However, when the weather gets colder or if it was raining, my husband and I would be hard-pressed to find an excuse NOT to try out the breakfast at least once. Now, on to the bathrooms...so the bathrooms in this place are "glass-themed", meaning that the bathroom door and the shower door - while glass - are opaque. You can't necessarily see through them, but you can see a silhouette of everything going on behind them and you can hear everything. If you aren't comfortable with your spouse and his/her "movements", don't stay here or finally face the reality that you are both human. The rooms have black-out drapes, but you still won't really get a "view" from this hotel. However, the location is excellent (within a 5-10 minute walk to Old Town) and the killer deal we got for three nights (less than 12,000CZK or about 431EUR) was worth it! Yes, I will stay here again...

Room Tip: All rooms have a/c, book early and get a room in the "800" block - they are suites!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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HotelJosef, Guest Relations Manager at Design Hotel Josef Prague, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear w8ing4flite,

First of all, we would like to thank you for your detailed review regarding your recent stay at Hotel Josef.
Your feedback captured so much about our property - we were especially pleased to read your kind words about our staff.
Regarding your comments about our bathrooms, we are aware that our glass superior room category does not suit everyone's taste when it comes to privacy, and we definitely have the option of other superior categories for our guests, such as balcony or sofa rooms, which come with limestone bathrooms.
We are happy to know that you had a great time here, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Kind regards,
Andrea Jarvas
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 6 nights recently and really had a great time. The hotel is close to the Old Town Square yet on a quiet street away from the tourist throngs. Hotel Josef is modern with a fresh, bright and airy feel. The rooms were quite a good size with an interesting, glass enclosed bathroom that made the room feel larger. The front of house staff and the restaurant staff were great and it was good to see a few different nationalities working in the hotel. The breakfast is very good and we also had a number of other meals, which interestingly can be served in the lobby, in the courtyard or in the restaurant.... wherever you like. Just one comment, the housekeeping staff could be improved. They do not understand English very well and as they don't seem to work of a checklist, they tended to 'forget' all the little details that have to be attended to. Cleaning the cups, making sure all the glasses were left, cleaning the cafe bar etc. Overall a great little hotel in a central location but with quiet, peaceful surroundings.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Moonwaker123
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HotelJosef, Guest Relations Manager at Design Hotel Josef Prague, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Dear Moonwalker123,

We would like to thank you for sharing your feedback with us and other readers about our hotel. It was great to read that you found so many aspects of your stay here to your liking.
We also appreciate your comment regarding the cups and the coffee station in the room, we passed on the information to the concerned department.
We hope we will see you again in Prague!

Kind regards,
Andrea Jarvas
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

I had the hotel prebooked pick-up at the main train station for 360CZK (to avoid the risk of having to hassle with local taxis and having to worry about whether the taxis have meters or not), and in 10 minutes I was at the hotel. Initially I thought I could have walked to the hotel from the station by looking at a local map, but it turns out it would have been rather difficult, particularly with suitcase in-hand.

Check in is a breeze, I got a room on a top floor with a wrap around terrace with the view of the castle. The room is spacious, clean, and modern. The distance to town square is about a 5-10 minute walk (bring walking shoes!), and another 10 minutes or so you will be in the Charles Bridge area. For those who are adventurous enough to walk up hill towards the castle, the hotel is about a 45 minute or so hike; the pebble stone pavements are challenging at times. The hotel is in a safe area, and I didn't run into any issues in the Charles Bridge area. There were many cruise passengers touring Prague during my visit, and weekends can get rather congested in the town square and castle area.

There is a great restaurant close to the hotel called Kalina. Definitely give it a try. Great wine, good food, but not the stereotypical meat/potato Czech dishes.

The fancy shopping Parizska Street is also about a 10 minute walk from the hotel; and the Palladium shopping center is about a 5 minute walk.

For those who want to stay close to the castle, this might not be the most convenient location; but for anything else, give this hotel a try. I quite enjoyed my stay.

Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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HotelJosef, Guest Relations Manager at Design Hotel Josef Prague, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Dear Enjoys_Relaxing,

We were pleased to read your throughout positive review regarding your recent stay at Hotel Josef, - thank you for your kind feedback.
We are really glad that you had a pleasant stay with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards,
Andrea Jarvas
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Property: Design Hotel Josef Prague
Address: Rybna 693/20 | 11000 Praha, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
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Location: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Stare Mesto (Old Town) , Praha 1
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#5 Business Hotel in Prague
#31 Family Hotel in Prague
#31 Romantic Hotel in Prague
#38 Luxury Hotel in Prague
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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. Breakfast is included if you book directly through our hotel website. hoteljosef. com ... more   less 
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