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Design Hotel Josef Prague
Ranked #42 of 672 Hotels in Prague
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48 reviews
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“Amazing hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

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.

Room Tip: Balcony's are great, but small Inward facing rooms are quieter
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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HotelJosef, Guest Relations Manager at Design Hotel Josef Prague, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Dear gpglos,

We would like to thank you for sharing your detailed and really nice review about your stay at Hotel Josef and thank you also for having chosen us for such a special occasion as a birthday celebration.
Our entire team loved to read your nice comments; it is great motivation to hear your feedback. We appreciate your positive words about our convenient location, design, your room, breakfast and it is our greatest pleasure to know that you were satisfied with the service our staff provided you with.
We would be delighted to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future!

Kind Regards,
Andrea Járvás
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014

Full disclosure- I work for a Five Star Hotel company in America. That being said, Hotel Josef is a phenomenal Hotel and excellent value! I can't say enough nice things about this hotel. I was impressed the moment I received an email months before our arrival, asking if we needed help with anything (tours, restaurant reservations, etc). We used the hotel's car service to pick us up from the airport and not only was the service prompt and professional, the car was clean and comfortable and the driver was friendly and acted as a your guide the whole drive into the city! The hotel is clean, modern, and in a great location. The staff was incredibly friendly and always going above and beyond whenever we needed anything- we asked about trains to Vienna and the FD agent offered to look at all the options available and leave a printed copy in our room! The room was spacious, clean and the bathroom amenities were great. The breakfast is out of this world! They make their own pastries, have tons of delicious offerings on their buffet and even have a daily special each day. The breakfast is a huge value-add.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone and I would absolutely return. First Class, Hotel Josef!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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HotelJosef, Guest Relations Manager at Design Hotel Josef Prague, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Dear kellynicole2014,

We would like to thank you for sharing your fantastic review regarding your recent stay at Hotel Josef with us and other readers on TripAdvisor!
We are so humbled and delighted to hear your wonderful feedback about the features of our hotel and the aspects of your stay that you were satisfied with. It is so encouraging to know that you appreciated the little extras we add to our guests' stay and our entire team were happy to hear your kind comments about the service they provided you with.
We sincerely hope you will be visiting us again soon!

Kind Regards,
Andrea Járvás
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

We loved this hotel. It is not overly fancy and the rooms are a bit small. However, it is clean and the staff is amazing. The breakfast is the best. The location is convenient to see all the sights. The concierge staff is first rate.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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HotelJosef, Guest Relations Manager at Design Hotel Josef Prague, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Dear rmh12345,

We would like to thank you for sharing your nice review with us and other readers on TripAdvisor about Hotel Josef.
It is nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we are happy that we could contribute to a nice experience in Prague. Thank you also for mentioning how much you appreciated the assistance of our staff, it is great motivation to hear such positive feedback.
We look forward to welcoming you back for a future stay!

Kind Regards,
Andrea Járvás
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

From the outset I have to say this is probably one of the best hotels we have stayed in recently. Many factors work so well together: the helpful staff, the comfortable, clean and attractive rooms, the yummy breakfast and the position of the hotel. Firstly the staff - they couldn't be more delightful and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble and every request or question was responded to cheerfully and efficiently. This was true from the from desk, to Marta [the lovely concierge] to the breakfast staff and even the hotel drivers. The rooms are large, beautifully appointed, quiet, and the beds extremely comfortable. The breakfast was delicious with multiple options to suit every palate: pre-cooked and freshly prepared to order. The extra nice aspect was that breakfast was available until 11.30 am so one could linger and never experience the sense of being rushed out. The position was also excellent. Close enough to all the major sites but far enough away to avoid the seas of tourists and their associated noise.

I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough - we enjoyed our stay immensely.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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HotelJosef, Guest Relations Manager at Design Hotel Josef Prague, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Dear SueFischer,

Thank you so much for providing us with your positive feedback regarding your recent stay at Hotel Josef.
It was lovely to read that you were satisfied with so many factors of the hotel. We would also like to thank you for sharing your experience with us about our staff; everyone was really happy to hear your wonderful feedback, especially our Concierge team.
We would be pleased to have you staying with us again in the near future!

Kind Regards,
Andrea Járvás
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

Based on prior reviews in this site, we booked into this hotel. My first impression was DIVE.
I am picky. The physical condition of the hotel only merits 3+ stars - but i have NEVER ever, not in the finest hotels world wide, have ever had such KIND ATTENTIVE service.
There was almost nothing that the staff would not do. Kind, considerate, attentive.
The rooms are small - we booked on a travel web site, got a great deal, and probably would have been better off spending a little more for an upgraded room. The design is modern. Clean, though carpet needs a replacement. Bedding/linens are awful. Bathrooms very small but very clean and modern. Amenities good. GREAT location.
So here is the bottom line:
options that are really very close to the old town square are few. It is a good option but do NOT expect a Ritz. Also - a shout out for the awesome breakfast buffet.

Room Tip: if rates are good, upgrade to the best room you can afford. Also - overlook the courtyard. It is pr...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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HotelJosef, General Manager at Design Hotel Josef Prague, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
Dear RSM6300,

First of all, please allow us to thank you for your detailed feedback about your recent stay at Hotel Josef as well as for having chosen us in Prague.
We are grateful for your positive comments and kind recognition of our staff for the attentiveness and helpful service they provided you with and for their efforts in contributing to a pleasant experience and enjoyable time here.
Your feedback about our property’s physical features is also really important to us – your honest opinion gives us the opportunity to improve. We are constantly renewing and renovating different parts of the hotel and the points you mentioned are on our to do list.
We really appreciate your comments and hope you will come back to see the changes.

Kindest regards,
Manfred Tobolka
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Surrey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

Just had a 3 day business trip to Prague. Hotel is modern, with a central Prague location. The bar was open late, breakfast was very varied, and for those in a rush, free pastries and orange juice from reception. WiFi was fast, and free. didn't have evening meal in the hotel so can't comment on that. Reception staff spoke such fluent English I wondered if they were English. No queues on checkout. Would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Some rooms have been renovated and are very modern - ask for one of those.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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2 Thank AddlestoneFamily
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HotelJosef, Guest Relations Manager at Design Hotel Josef Prague, responded to this review, July 9, 2014
Dear AddlestoneFamily,

Many thanks for your nice review as well as for having chosen Hotel Josef in Prague. It makes us really happy to know that our property met your expectations for a business stay.
We truly appreciate your nice comments about the aspects you liked here, such as our breakfast and WiFi connection. We were also pleased to read your kind words about our team, it is great motivation to hear such feedback.
We sincerely hope that we could contribute to a successful and smooth business trip and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back!

Kind Regards,
Andrea Járvás
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 4 nights and found the location great; within easy walking distance of all the main sights but in a relatively quiet area. Staff are friendly and helpful and the concierge, Mirka, smoothly arranged services, a concert, etc.
The breakfast is wonderful with a fabulous selection of hot and cold foods and you can make your own fresh juice or smoothies.
My only hesitancy in recommending this hotel is the bathroom has walls of glass and limited privacy so may not be suitable if travelling with a friend or child.
But overall would definitely recommend, and great value for money.

  • Stayed June 2014
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2 Thank AtticusShmatticus
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HotelJosef, Guest Relations Manager at Design Hotel Josef Prague, responded to this review, July 9, 2014
Dear AtticusShmatticus,

We would like to thank you for leaving your positive review on our TripAdvisor page regarding your recent stay at Hotel Josef.
It makes us glad to know that you liked so many features here. We were especially happy to hear your feedback about our staff and thank you also for mentioning Mirka for the kind service she provided you with.
We appreciate your feedback about our glass bathrooms - we also have regular, lime-stone bathrooms and we are always happy to accommodate requests according to our guests' preferences.
Thank you once more for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back!

Kind Regards,
Andrea Járvás
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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
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Prague
#31 Romantic Hotel in Prague
#31 Family Hotel in Prague
#37 Luxury 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. Breakfast is included if you book directly through our hotel website. hoteljosef. com ... more   less 
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