We are just back from a 4-night break at the Hotel Josef for a special birthday celebration. Prague is a great destination for a city break and this hotel really is an ideal base.
The first advantage is the hotel's location: it's 5 minutes walk from the Old Town centre square yet tucked away on a quiet side street. It's bordering the exclusive designer shopping street/area so the neighbourhood has a nice vibe; think South Kensington rather than Kings Cross. That said, there are plenty or bars and eateries catering for all tastes and budgets close by.
Secondly, there's the design. Many hotels we looked at before booking looked fussy and quite traditional; this is the complete opposite with brightly lit public areas, expanses of glass and nice modern features.
The room we had (706 with balcony) was clean, very comfortable and with every amenity you could need. Admittedly, with an inward view, it wasn't that inspiring but on the plus side, very quiet - no traffic noise whatsoever. The Nespresso machine was a great touch.
Breakfast, like other reviewers say, was amazing and catered for everyone; fried English, cereals, continental cheese and ham, yoghurts, Actimel drinks - you name it, they had it and facilities to create your own fresh fruit smoothies. And the staff were very attentive and would get you anything, even if it wasn't catered for.
Throughout our stay, the staff were friendly and really helpful. Nothing seemed to phase them and when we had one minor niggle, it was dealt with very efficiently.
So, considering the location, quality, comfort and overall experience, this was a great value hotel and I would have no hesitation in recommending it to friends and family.
If we come back to Prague, we would definitely stay again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Josef Prague