What We Love
- An airy feel and abundant natural daylight deep within the buildings
- An extensive buffet breakfast that’s on offer until 11:30 a.m. weekdays and 12:30 p.m. on weekends
- 20- to 30-minute orientation tours around the neighborhood to point out everything from the best bars to the safest ATM
What To Know
- Room service is available until 11 p.m., but there’s no actual restaurant for lunch or dinner
- There’s no spa
- The rooms tend toward minimalism, and some are on the small side
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In Prague’s medieval quarter near the Old Town Square, this international four-star hotel designed by Eva Jiricna thumbs its nose at the traditionalism that defines most of the city’s top hotels. Think cheeky fuchsia and orange throw pillows and sashes, glass and chrome galore, and Apple computers at the check-in desk. It comprises two new buildings containing six and eight floors that are linked by an open courtyard and glassed-in link at ground level. Their staggered plan and ingenious design make the most of a quirky site, letting great light into most of the 109 (soundproofed) glass-walled rooms. Staff is friendly, but this isn’t a full-service hotel: There’s no restaurant for lunch or dinner (though room service is available), and Nespresso coffeemakers are available in only a handful of top rooms. No problem: It’s not a hotel to hole up in but a base for exploring one of Europe’s most fascinating cities.
In the Area
The hotel is located in the main pedestrian area and only a few minutes’ walk from Old Town Square. It’s near the Municipal House, which now hosts art exhibitions and musical performances in a glorious old building, and Powder Tower, a 213-foot-tall tower that was the gateway to the medieval Royal Route through Old Town. Also nearby is Wenceslas Square (actually a 750-foot-long boulevard), a vibrant historic center of Prague now filled with shops, cafes, and nightlife.
How to Get There
What can I say. From start to finish this hotel is excellent. The staff are the ones that make it exceptional. The warmth and kindness from the little girl with the fabulous nails on reception was amazing she was so lovely and very helpful. She went out of her way to greet us every day and ask if evething was ok. Nothing was a problem for her. The room was beautiful very clean and lovely toiletries, fresh coffee and cakes that where to die for. The hotel itself is spotless very modern and a beautiful vibe. The breakfast is outstanding but the attentiveness from the staff is superb. The gentleman who served us was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met we chatted and laughed nothing was too much for him I didn’t get his name but if you ever met him you will know. This hotel is 4 stars but the staff make it 5 stars. I wouldn’t stay anywhere else in Prague but here. Well done hotel Josef hope to see you again.
Just visited Hotel Josef in November. The price was so reasonable, that I was worried what it was going to be like. Boy was I pleasantly surprised! Modern, clean, and very comfortable hotel. The breakfast buffet was one of the best we ever had...with tons of fresh fruit, make your own juices, hot and cold buffet and....you could even order speciality items off the menu. The hotel was a short 5 minute walk to the Old Town Square....great location. The staff was so friendly and helpful. Would recommend this hotel to anyone.
Would stay here again next time I visit Prague.
Warm welcome from the front desk on arrival and helpfully responded to queries.
Complementary soft drink minibar in room.
Excellent breakfast spread and amazing baked goods from the in house bakery.
Five to ten minutes walk from old town square.
Excellent hotel and beautiful room. Marika & Inga were fabulous and more that helpful including booking a manicure for my daughter. Great customer service. Hotel Josef is fortunate to have such wonderful people working there.
We arrived at the wonderful Hotel Josef after being picked up at the airport with the charming Libor (we had a delightful chat with him on the journey). On arrival at the hotel we were greeted by the lovely reception staff and taken to our room really quickly. The hotel had arranged a lovely little birthday cake for my sister and also left us a box of cakes which were delicious! The hotel is is well placed for the Old Town - everything is within walking distance. The breakfast was superb - such a range of choice - you can order from the menu and the chef will cook for you. The hotel has it's own bakery so you can imagine how delicious the bread and pastries are! The staff are so pleasant and nothing is too much trouble. This hotel is one that we will return to again and again.
Thank you so much to everyone for making our stay so enjoyable.
Doreen and Linda