Just returned from a business trip to Prague - but stayed for the weekend afterwards to enjoy the city. Overall the hotel was excellent and the staff very attentive and helpful. On check-in I was given a room on a high floor (as requested) and even got a balcony (I did not book this type of room so consider it something of an upgrade). The room (703) was lovely. Highlights include: excellent city view, comfortable bed, generally high levels of cleanliness, nice furniture and features. The glass bathrooms are great. While I wouldn't have said the room was small, it was notable that comparing it to a room without a balcony on a lower floor (205), it was a little tight on space. I think the sacrifice was worth it for the view though! There were a few issues with the room: firstly it was too hot and neither of the two climate controls seemed to generate any cool air. I also wasn't sure how the two different controls worked together - some instructions would be good. I suspect that the a/c was not switched on at all. Secondly, the motorised blinds on the outside of the windows mysteriously open/close of their own accord. They once closed in the middle of the night but reopened by morning and another day I closed them in the morning before taking a shower and when I had finished they were open again. Strange... Also, the hotel gives each room an umbrella but the one in 703 was faulty. Luckily I didn't need it so I didn't bother reporting it to reception. One of the electrical sockets was also a bit loose.
I was impressed by the general condition of the hotel; for example, the 7th floor corridor looked to be in excellent condition yet during my stay, they started repainting the walls to freshen it up. Pretty impressive considering they already looked clean and new. This sort of attention to detail is a sign that the hotel really does make an effort.
Reception staff were really helpful with directions, travel costs and tips, and late check-out. The barman was friendly and efficient. They all would say hello/goodbye when passing through the lobby. The business centre was well-equipped with Apple computers, a printer and free water. The reception desk had ipads for guests to browse.
Breakfast was amazing - great selection, table service for eggs, pancakes etc and a generally high quality of food. Especially loved the teapots for guests with the spout at right angles to the handle. Almost asked if I could buy one from them! Again, some great attention to detail which is indicative of good service and high standards.
I highly recommend Hotel Josef. Along with all the great features and staff, the location is convenient being just a few moments from the metro and a short walk from the old town square.
- 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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