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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Julian Prague
Just back from a 4 day trip to Prague. Can only endorse the positive reviews already listed, there is a quiet and intimate feel to the place and the staff are very friendly and helpful. It is situated just away from the the tourist centres but within walking distance of the Castle and the 'Old Town' . What is really impressive is the attention to detail eg. they have a collection of reading glasses just in case you lose or forget your own pair. and if you have a late flight not only can you store your bags in the basement, there is a bathroom and shower room provided for late travellers to 'freshen up'. The hotel is very orientated to British visitors and for sports lovers you can watch all the Skysports footy games free of charge in the lounge area. Although there is no bar you can get alcholoic and non alcholic drinks from reception.
As for Prague itself it is small enough to walk around but a day travel pass is only 70k.
Try 'U Benedikta' on Benedickta 11. Its in the Lonely Planet Guide and is still a very cheap and good quality Czech restaurant. We also found a very reasonable French Restaurant called Universal tucked away a block behind Tesco's I think the street was Vorsika leading to Jircharich.
Within the Castle but you have to pay separately its small but but has an excellent collection of German and Czech tin toys
Convent of St Agnes
Carvings and paintings from 1300 to 1500 superbly displayed
Trade Fair Palace: Centre for Modern and Cont. Art
World Class collection of African Sculpture and reasonable European works with obvious Czech focus.
Escape from the shops for an hour and take in the Zoological specimens.
Image Theatre Lighthearted good fun value for money
More sophisticated modern dance with projections
Hope this helps.
Excellent Prague Hotel
We have just returned from four nights at the Hotel Julian in Prague.
It is very well run, comfortable and in a good location: walking distance to the centre but in a safe and quiet area as well as being well served by the wonderful tram system. The breakfast was good and plentiful. The price was reasonable for what you got. Contrary to what seems to be common elsewhere in Prague there was a kettle and tea and coffee in the room
Look no further than the Julian
We spent 3 nights at Hotel Julian in December 2004, our 3rd visit to Prague but our first time at the hotel.
Almost everything about our stay was superb. The clean and comfortable rooms, the friendly and helpful staff, the warm and welcoming library with it's log fire, the taxi service from the airport with Mike, the delicious and varied hot breakfast, and the hotel location with the Charles Bridge, Old Town and Castle all less than half an hour's stroll away.
My only critisism of the hotel would be that our room had a very, very small bathroom with a shower but no tub.
There are several very good restaurants just a few blocks away.
The City was busier than I expected for December, but then again the Christmas Markets were on (even though I personally thought they were disappointing).
One piece of advice if I may for anyone visiting Prague in the winter months, you need to take your warmest clothing, hat, scalf and gloves. It is very cold indeed!
We hope to return to Prague in the near future, and if we do we'll definitely be staying at Hotel Julian.
No Chocs on our pillows?
We had a lovely stay here Sept 04
We never had any chocolates on our pillows though something I was looking froward to after reading the other reviews!
The tram system is good - no 22 to Castle area and by charles bridge - much needed after several hours walking around
We stayed at this hotel for 5 days just a few weeks ago and I cannot really fault it. After our initial reservation about the lack of air conditioning passed we really did find the establishment to be clean, extremely well run and had an excellent breakfast both in choice and quality. Most notably, the staff were excellent and always went out of their way to help whether it was booking opera tickets or obtaining/annotating bus & train timetables (invaluable as they are typically undecipherable!).
Additionally, the hotel is in an excellent location which is neither too close to the noisy bustle of the centre nor too far away to reach on foot/via the tram stop which is just moments around the corner.
We have also stayed at the Hotel Grand Plaza hotel and, while the Plaza was slightly more upmarket, the Julian wins overall on location, cost and the overall experience of our stay.
Good hotel; excellent staff
Just returned from our second stay at the Hotel Julian. It's not fancy, but we got a decent suite and the hotel really is good for families if one of the larger rooms is available. The hotel staff is incredibly helpful and nice - they helped us find a car service from Budapest to Prague (Mike's car service -- highly recommended -- he does airport and other sightseeing too and you can contact him through the hotel). The lobby area (library) is very nice. The breakfast is good. They even allow you to use an internet terminal for about .04 per minute -- a lot cheaper than most hotels and internet cafes. THe walk to the Charles Bridge (about 15 minutes) may be a little far for some, but the restaurants in the immediate neighborhood are MUCH more reasonable than those in Old Town and it's also very near the tram. We certainly recommend the hotel.
Four of us went to the Hotel Julian as a birthday surprise for my husband, we had a great time. The hotel was clean, comfortable and the breakfasts were more than adequate. The staff were very friendly and helpful as we had also booked relatives for their honeymoon. We certainly would recommend this hotel and are planning a visit next year for our 25th anniversary.
Loved the Julian - Check out the Library!
This hotel is incredible! From being picked up at the airport by their own personal taxi driver to chocolates on the pillows.
Nothing special about the rooms, but they're clean and with high ceilings feel very spacious.
Most importantly it's quiet. Too small to attract parties of school kids, oh what a shame!
The staff were excellent, friendly and incredibly helpful. We asked one of the girls on reception about hiring bikes, and she spent about an hour trying to find as much information as she could, whilst we ate breakfast.
I can't write this without mentioning the Library. Definitely the defining feature of this hotel. Every evening we'd get in and take a couple of drinks in the comfy chairs before retiring to our rooms (oh how decadent!). Then in the morning we'd breakfast in the same room (It's supposed to be the smoking breakfast room, but we were always the only people in there in the morning).
A slow start to each day before we strolled into the city. There is a tram stop just round the corner, but as it's no more than a 15 minute walk from Charles bridge, why bother.
Loved every minute and would definitely stay here again.
Fantastic Hotel, decent location about a 15 minute stroll from Charles Bridge, with tram stop nearby. Nice clean rooms with very fetching pink bedsheets! Rooms cleaned every day, and staff were helpful. The library was a really nice relaxing place to sit with a glass of czech beer at night. The hotel had its own taxi driver who we used all holiday, he was efficient and didn't rip you off like a lot of czech taxi drivers like to do! I would definitely stay there again.
The Hotel Julian
Visited Prague in november of 2003 all kitted up for the winter. When we arrived found ourselves in a Prague mini heat wave ! Had a fantastic time, met some really NICE American tourists who shared our guide of prague with us. Local people very friendly, food very filling, historical buildings, bridges, statues etc etc never ending. Will have to visit again,and will stay in the ideal base that is the Hotel Julian, functional room, lovely lounge and breakfast room. P.S beer is cheap but more importantly is very good.
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... then a tram up the hill. Ryan showed us all the sights and we got a great view over the city. At noon we got on a river boat for a lunch cruise. The food was great, and I think I consumed close to 15 onion rings, as well as chicken, rice, salads, crepes, and cake. We went along the river and our local guide pointed out the sites. By this stage I was feeling pretty sick. The weather has been crazy hot the past week and it was beginning to take its toll on my body. ...
... of our crazy night on the bus, we decided to have our very first do nothing day. We made it to our hostel and stayed there all day. It was amazing! I didn't even realize how much I needed that. Our first real day experiencing Prague was Saturday. I found a free walking tour and we decided to check it out. We spent 3.5 hours walking around old town, new town, and the Jewish district of the city with our guide Katerina. She is originally from Belarus but moved here eight years ago ...
... we went back to the hotel because it was very very veer very cold. We then had a good time defrosting and chilling with friends. Then Rachel, Rochelle and I decided to go to the shopping centre for dinner. After dinner I left and let the girls shop while I sat watching tv chilling. Rachel came home with lollies and water for the trip tomorrow and then we went to bed. Tomorrow we are off to Berlin, to see the wall and all the wonderful history ...
... artsy. The cool thing about it is that people are encouraged to add to the wall, so anyone can come along with a can of spray paint and put anything they want on it! We got some more traditional Czech food for dinner, steak with a cream sauce and dumplings which sounds normal but then it has jam and whipped cream on top... We also got fried cheese and chips with tartar sauce. Literally what is says. It was interesting but don't think it's something we will be in a hurry to ...
The day was a lovely introduction to the history of Prague. Jose had arranged for a professor friend of his, Dr. Pehe, to provide us with an overview of the history of the Czech Republic. He was able to take us on a concise journey of this areas rich and storied history from about the year 800 through current day. It was really interesting to have a chronological review of the area and the ...