Arrived in Prague by train from Germany for our 3rd visit. Big tip here, if you want a taxi at the train station, go to the Information Desk and get them to book for you. Avoid the Yellow Perils at the station unless you have deep pockets. I was quoted CzK900 (£33) for a 2km journey but walked away from the offer. One of the drivers caught up with me and offered CzK480 including tip. We finally settled for CzK400 (£14). On checking in at the Josef the staff found it amusing that I had managed to get there for CzK400 as some travellers get hit for CzK1200 (£44). I was told that getting a taxi from the Info Desk would be about CzK200 (£7). Lesson learned.
Back to the Josef, we found it the boutique hotel we had hoped for. Very clean, very modern and very white. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. The room was big enough for our needs and comfortable. Breakfast was very nice with buffet and fresh cooked options. My wife found cheesecake available which is a first for breakfast. We were lucky to get a 3 nights for 2 deal which made the cost very affordable. The hotel is 5 minutes walk from the main square and there are plenty of bars, restaurants and cafes in the area.
The gym and sauna are small and very quiet during our visit. If you want to use the sauna you have to give an hours notice so it can be heated up (that's a first for me).
The hotel offers their own in-house cars if you don't want to use taxis and the price, although a bit more expensive well worth it (haggle the price at reception to get it nearer to a taxi fare). It made a nice end to our holiday being whisked to the airport in a very well equipped executive car driven by a chauffeur.
Prague is one of our favourite places and still affordably cheap but getting more expensive each time we visit.
- 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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