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Hotel u Svateho Jana
Ranked #309 of 649 Hotels in Prague
Certificate of Excellence
Durban, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very Recommended”
Reviewed 19 October 2006

Really enjoyed staying at this hotel, The location is fantastic and feels like you are staying somewhere calm and peaceful meanwhile you are still in central Prague ! There is a tram stop close by, and about 10 mins walk there are some good restaurants and bars. The breakfast is a free buffet. I would avoid staying in rooms 11 & 12 as these are on street level and about 2 metres away from the thundering trams ! It wasnt actually too bad as there are 3 layers of windows. Also, this is a non smoking hotel so any cigarette breaks means a trip to the courtyard outside reception.

  • Tips/Secrets — Ask for a room on one of the higher floors
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled as a couple
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Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2006

We (3 friends) were there this august and got a very spacious room, perfectly clean, in the upper floor. The satff is friendly. Located in a quiet area of the city, just 300 m from the river and a metro station, but can go walking to the very center in just 10-15 minutes. My parents went two weeks before and got a smaller room in the basement, but got the same impression. Very good deal!!!

  • Liked — cleanliness and close to but not in the middle of the crowded old city
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Roger-BCN
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California
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2006

This is a basic, no-frills hotel located near
a church and looks like a remodeled building
that once housed church nuns.

There are only 13 rooms, breakfast is included
is quite adequate with breads, cereals, juices,
cold cuts/cheese, as well as other things.

Location is about 200-300m from the main trams
and the subway station - karlov namesti. there is a tram
stop closer to the hotel but many of those lines are less
popular with the tourist.

no internet access though the receptionist was very helpful.
Basic bathroom (private), bed, and closet. TV did have
1 english speaking channel (CNN).

there was a fan included - but we were in prague when
temps were soaring to 36-37C with significant humidity
making it unbearable despite the fan and open windows.
also, mosquitoes were always a problem if you opened
the windows too long.

recommend this for those who want basic, no-frills
accomodation on the level of pension and B&B (european)
above hostel, good location. in spring/fall/winter it would
be fine. in the heat of the summer if you need a/c this is
not the place to be.

  • Stayed June 2006
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11 Thank Trekkersocal
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Liverpool, England
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2006

The Hotel at St John is a good base for a stay in Prague. The accomodation is basic but is spotless and clean, and the hotel is centrally located with excellent public transport links to the major city sights and attractions. It is good value for the price - 2100 kc per night (approx £50), this decreases in low season.

The Hotel is situated on a slight hill in an old church rectory. The building's entrance is large and grand from the outside and is accessible after about 20 steps up from the gate entrance from the road. The reception area is quite small and the receptionist was friendly and helpful. We stayed in room 11 which was in the lowest level of the building (level with the road). Trams did go past very frequently and could be heard, but they have 3 sets windows, one of which is double glazed, to minimise the noise. There is a TV, however, only CNN and Eurosport caters for English speaking guests. The bathroom was clean but had no overhead shower, which was a little dissapointing. The shower head was attached just above the bath, which made for baths or sit-down showers. Breakfast was simple but adequate (rolls, cheese, ham, jam, yoghurt, toast, tea, coffee, fruit etc).

There is a tram stop visible to the left as you come out of the hotel gate which is about 100 metres away. The tram is a great way to get around and is inexpensive. From this stop, the number 24 will take you Wenclas Sqaure (5 mins), and the number 18 will take you to Charles Bridge then Prague Castle (10 mins). However, you could walk to most of them from the hotel if you wish. Myself and my fiance did this on the first day, but then took the trams for the rest of stay.

Tip - the hotel can arrange to pick you up from the airport for 590 kc (£14). We asked for this as our flight was late evening and we wanted an easy, quick transfer to the hotel so that we could check out the centre before it got too late. However, after our stay we made our own way back to the Airport. This was very straightforward and incredibly cheap, just 20kc (50p) for the Jizdenka (Transfer ticket). This allows you to take a tram, metro and bus transfer to the airport! This only took 45 mins (only 15 mins more than the taxi). Follow these instructions to get to the Airport (reverse for the opposite journey) - take Tram 18 from outside hotel to Malostranska underground station, then take metro to Dejvicka station, then take bus 119 to the airport (bus trip is about 25 mins).

This was our first time in Prague and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. It is a beautiful city with lots to see and do, and if you want clean, near-central, inexpensive and good value accomodation, we would recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed May 2006
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14 Thank Paul L
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Midlands UK
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2006

Just to say we just came back from Prague and this hotel is great. Cheap but I have never seen such spotless clean rooms and bathroom, the linen was clean and changed every day, the staff really friendly and speak excellent English. The breakfast is typical continental but you can stuff yourself on ham and cheese its an all you want buffet. The rooms are huge. The one thing is the tram noise and we took sponge earplugs with us as we had read that the line ran outside the hotel so this helped. However, the hotel has done everything it can to eliminate the noise by putting in secondary double glazing noise insulation but its very difficult to stop the noise completely but they have done their best, ask for a quiet room at the back. I assume this is a problem for a lot of hotels as the tram lines run everywhere The setting is lovely and its not far from all the attractions I would recommend this to anyone. They also arranged a taxi to collect us from the airport when we arrived which was perfect and on time. If anyone wants to email me to ask anything feel free.

  • Stayed March 2006
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13 Thank r00nsky
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Bath, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2005

A lovely Hotel, well situated near Charles Square, and incredibly good value for money. a very unusual building, tastefully re-furbished, and a very unusual location and view! Clean and spacious rooms, friendly service and excellent breakfast. What more could you want?

  • Stayed August 2005
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5 Thank JohnC0106
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County Down, N Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2005

A lovely hotel about 15 minutes walk from Wenscelas Square. Fantastic value for money. Newly opened with clean white decor. As much as you can eat breakfast buffet. Very warm rooms (in Nov) and TV provided. Bathrooms are excellent with plenty of hot water. Tea, coffee etc. available at reception. Not a hotel for anyone who wants to be in the centre of Prague nightlife but great if you want a good night's sleep. Fellow guests from all over Europe. Staff very polite and helpful. If you're not in Prague to party this hotel is for you.

  • Stayed November 2004
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6 Thank Auriga
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Property: Hotel u Svateho Jana
Address: Vysehradska 28, Prague 120 00, Czech Republic
Region: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Nove Mesto (New Town) , Praha 2
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#160 Family Hotel in Prague
#165 Romantic Hotel in Prague
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel u Svateho Jana 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel At St. John is a hotel of garni category and provides an unusual opportunity of romantic accommodation with mystic atmosphere in the building originally used as a vicarage of the Church of St.John on the Rock. The building was built by architect A.Wiehl in neobaroque style in 1902 and is situated below the church. ... more   less 
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