Hotel Julian

Address: Elisky Peskove 11, Prague, 150 00, Czech Republic | 3 star hotel
 
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Location

This 3 star hotel, located in the Praha 5 area of Prague, is near Frank Gehry's "Fred & Ginger" House, Funicular Railway, Museum Kampa-Sovovy mlyny, and Havel's Apartment Block.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Julian Prague

Excellant Base

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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.

RESTAURANTS.

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.

VISUAL CULTURE

Toy Museum

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.

National Museum

Escape from the shops for an hour and take in the Zoological specimens.

ENTERTAINMENT

Image Theatre Lighthearted good fun value for money

Lanterna Magica

More sophisticated modern dance with projections

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Excellent Prague Hotel

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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

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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?

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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

Highly Recommended

Excellent hotel

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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

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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.

Birthday Celebration

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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!

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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.

Great hotel!

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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

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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.

TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Julian Prague

4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding
 

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A travel blog entry by ctcanada on Oct 06, 2014

4 comments, 7 photos

... and got to the hotel. Dropped bags and headed back into town on the metro. Got off at St Stephen's Cathedral, said to be the heart of Vienna. Went up one of the towers (of course!) and had great views over the city. Cathedral is gothic and has interesting patterns on the roof. It has been partially cleaned and looks great. Amazing what a good clean does! Walked right around the church after we had recovered from the dizziness from coming down the circular ...

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... journey was in stall!

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Slight Change of Plans

A travel blog entry by lolopdx on Sep 23, 2012

5 comments, 9 photos

... As you can tell in the picture we went for dessert. We spent the remainder of our time before going to the theatre hanging out and staying warm in the coffee shop. The Black Light theatre was a one of a kind experience, I had read that this type of theatre is unique to Prague. Unique is definitely the word I would use to describe. There is no speaking parts, just music and various things done with the aid of a backlight. I am still not sure if there was a ...