Hotel Josef, Prague
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Fantastic experiencefrom A TripAdvisor Member
First of all, the location is great. Within 15 minutes, you reach the old town square. Rynba street looks a little bit dark at night, but it should be ok before 11pm (just right after the Opera performance).
The room itself was amazing. This is a lady-friendly hotel. The amenities include Dead sea bath salt. dead sea body scrub which is so sueful during hote summer, DVD player (that means you can listen to your own CD), umbrella in the room and free high speed internet access.
Their service was good enough I think. Ask for room No. 1-5 (pink house) at higher floor if you want a view. Room No. 6-9 will face the court yard. Immediately when you entry the room, you see the welcome chocolate pack signed by the manager, and in the afternoon, you get a free small bottle of mineral water and the room service already make the bed for you and put a clean bedside mat on the foor. But with a price like this, they should give us big bottle of water instead.
I ordered some food from the room service menu.
It was not good enough for this kind of hotel.
Very impressed with the Joseffrom carr6775
I would not hesitate in recommending the Josef and will if at all possible stay there again soon. Also highly recommended is the Nostress cafe, just opposite the Spanish synagogue, for excellent food and on Saturday nights, excellent live jazz from Elin & her band.
Great Disappointmentfrom A TripAdvisor Member
This was my second visit to Prague and my friends first.
We spent ages reading reviews/brochures and press articles before making our final choice of hotel.
On my previous visit with a different friend I stayed at The Intercontinental due to an over-booking at The Ambassador.
This time a modern designer Hotel really appealed.
What a disappointment!
The Joseph was located in a dodgy back street.
We felt unsafe walking back to the hotel at night in the dark.
Our room was bland and pokey.
No bath, which was much needed after long days on foot sight-seeing.
Staff were mostly indifferent and not all spoke English.
Breakfasts were the saving grace.
They really were very good.
Pancakes, omeletts etc. cooked to order.
The Smoked salmon and also fresh kiwi cheesecake were to die for!
Coffee disappointing, unless you asked for expresso which they did very well.
Also good selection of fruit teas and fresh juices available.
However, restaurant sadly lacking in atmosphere.
Our mini bus driver asked about our stay when he collected us on our homeward journey.
He said our comments were typical of many visitors he'd picked up from The Joseph.
Most of which told him they would not stay there again.
Josef disappointingfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Agree with most of the reviews here, butfrom jlmjrphd
Now for the "but . . "
Many of the staff do not speak very good English. While this wasn't really a big problem, we had to spend more time in the communication process than we expected.
Beware of hidden phone charges when you check out.
Finally, like the pictures on their website, this is a modern hotel, so if you're looking for that old European charm, you won't find it at the Josef.
No surprises but lived up to expectationsfrom hmac
The staff are really helpful, the bar is pleasant, the late breakfast is really great for not being stressed about rushing in the morning if you have been out late the night before. The selection of food available at breakfast is very good by European standards.We found the hotel's restaurant recommendation very disappointing - after the first night we cancelled others they had recommended and chose places ourselves by checking out menus etc. during the day when we were sightseeing and just asking the hotel to make the reservations. The hotel car is expensive compared to taxis, and the hotel will make taxi arrangements for you to make sure you get a decent firm - but the hotel cars are nicer so it's worth it for a longer journey like the airport transfer. It's really refreshing to stay somewhere with good service but no 'chintziness' - we were quite sad to leave!
Loved this hotel!from klf214
Superbfrom A TripAdvisor Member
I would return to Hotel Josef in a heartbeatfrom pixelchick16
Hugely disappointingfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Yes it looks cool, chic, but ergonomically it doesn't work!Hard surfaces, ubiquitous limestone, now cracking, and the most appalling service in the breakfast room. Cold, weak coffee - ask for an espresso instead. Manouvre your way through the tightly packed tables to the buffet several times and you just want to get out!
Bedrooms are the saving grace!!
Top Local Tips for Prague
Changing money If someone asks you to change money in the street don't do it and don't be fooled by low or no commission on money exchange in some shops.
New Italian restaurant I think its is called D'Angelo's by Kogo and is near to the hotel in the Jewish quarter. The food was great as was the service and the decor was lovely. Not expensive either considering the quality of the food.
Not many good shops Once you've seen the sights, the shopping is not a good diversionary activity! The clothes shops are pants, but will probably improve in a few years' time.
Other names for Hotel Josef
- hotel josef prague
- Address: 20 Rybna Central - Prague - 11000 - Czech Republic
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