The bottom line: This is a charming hotel in a quiet location. The decor is warm and cozy, the rooms are comfortable and impeccably maintained. The staff is helpful, friendly, courteous, and good-natured. There is a tram stop right around the corner.
The details: I'm a finicky hotel guest. I need a quite room and I prefer air-conditioning in the warmer months. The Hotel Julian provides both. It's located about one block south of the "active area" on the west side of the river. Some of the rooms are air-conditioned (all you have to do is ask for one). The AC is under the complete control of the guest (unlike at many other European hotels).
Our room and the room of another guest in our party were comfortable and very clean. One of our inside lights was not working and it was fixed before we even mentioned it! The person cleaning the room noticed it and had it fixed. Gee, when was the last time that happened in a U.S. hotel?
The staff at the front desk speak English very well. They quickly get to know you and are eager to provide a plethora of useful information ranging from restaurant suggestions to detailed travel instructions. The bar is right behind the front desk. I especially enjoyed returning in the late afternoon, grabbing a beer (they knew which I preferred) and heading up to the rooftop terrace to relax with a view of the city. At night, it was nice to kick back and chat in the well-appointed library that was always stocked with free pastries.
There's a tram stop right around the corner that nicely serves as your portal to anywhere you likely want to visit. It's very convenient.
I recommend the hotel's car service. The driver will fetch you from the airport and ferry you right to the hotel for 600 CZK (currently, $30). We had an early return flight and had to leave at 4:15 AM. The driver was waiting for us at the desk and the hotel staff had packed us breakfast (no extra charge)!
Let me say it again. I'm a finicky hotel guest! My wife and I have traveled extensively. When asked on the Hotel Julian survey to make suggestions for improvement, all I could come up with was, "Keep doing what you do!"
I think you'll fall in love with this place, just as we did.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Julian is a family style 4* hotel located 15 minutes by walk from the Charles bridge, most other famous historic sights are also within the walking distance. The hotel is equipped with English style library with a fire place, rooftop terrace with view of Prague Castle and Petrin hill, Rose spa offerin sauna and massages and restaurant Golden Times serving czech specialities. Our motto is ... Feel at home with us... and we are doing our best to accomplish this target. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Julian Hotel Prague