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
We were relocated from the sister hotel Maximilian as it was undergoing renovation. We were slightly worried but we were very impressed with the Josef. The staff were very friendly and we were upgraded to a balcony room on the 7th floor. The room was quiet and we had a great night's sleep.
The breakfast was the best we have had and was served until 11.30 and 12.30 at weekends. The selection of food was amazing with freshly cooked omelet, eggs benedict, crepes etc available in addition to the buffet. The freshly baked bread and croissants were delicious. We didn't need lunch afterwards!
We didn't use taxis as all the main sights are walkable from this location
We will definitely be back to stay in Hotel Josef.
Firstly, what an amazing Hotel! The welcome from reception was lovely and professional and they were so helpful when enquiring about day trips and how to get places. They were even professional when asking for some more sugar that we had ran out of! (Brits and their tea, hey?!) It was my partner's birthday on one of the days and without any mention of any sort, they brought a lovely piece of cake to our room! The breakfast was incredible with so many options everyday. There is even a morning running group here and a gym with a sauna which is free to use. Would 100% recommend this Hotel and would stay here again.
Stayed here for a weekend, when visiting Prague. A modern designerhotel, with nice and clean rooms. The breakfast was outstanding, with everything you need before you visit the seights. Got a quiet room in their backyard, but the hotel is in a quiet street, so you got nothing to worry. Just a few minuts walk from the hotel, there is a big shoppingmall. Right by it, theres a tram and busstop to talk you to most of the city. But if your planning to visit the old town, then it's just a short walk from the hotel.
If you're flying in, order shuttle from the hotel, because the taxis is a total ripoff. On our way back, we took tram number 26 and bus number 119 to the airport. Only cost 32 koruna.
Even though I am repeat customer, this is my first review of this superb design hotel. The hotel itself elegant with lovely design features, something also reflected in the rooms. Special mention goes to the very friendly and professional staff. During my last visit, the airline lost my luggage, the people at the reception took it upon themselves to track the suitcase and handled it very professionally. As for the location, I find it unbeatable, only a few minutes walk to the Starometsky nam. and of course steps away from my favorite Gourmet Passage! Highly recommended! Five stars in all!
I can’t say enough positive things about Hotel Josef and the staff who keep it running like a well-oiled machine. The room was extremely nice with all of the required amenities. The staff was helpful in making dinner reservations for us. The location was absolutely perfect! Everything was just a short walk away. Overall, such a great hotel for a romantic trip to Prague!