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It's my last day in Prague... I woke up to snow, but even though it was cold, it was nice.
I've noticed in the few days I’ve been here that Prague has really embraced Commercialism. The majority of the popular stores are big US chains and brand name clothing, no real independent stores anymore…(there’s even a Ben & …
So far, it's been pretty cold in Prague, but that doesnt stop anyone from going out, myself included. Today I walked over to the Old Town Square, Astronomical clock (Orloj) from the 15th century, and the Tyn Cathedral. (http://wikitravel.org/en/Prague/Old_To wn)
Then I went over to the extremely large Jewish neighborhood (Josefov) to
Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic, with a population of over a million. It is also the sixth most-visited European city and apparently no place in Europe has become so popular so quickly. As it's the only European country to escape bombing in the last century's wars, it has been preserved quite nicely. Prague (or Praha as …
No photos from today, it was dedicated solely to travel.
Lets just say - 17 hours, 3 flights, 4 buses, and a tram - to finally arrive at my hotel in Prague...sans luggage.
Our first day in Prague started off hot and crowded. We dumped our bags at the hotel and headed for a loop around old town and the Charles Bridge. To be honest - avoid the Charles Bridge between noon and 7pm - it's just miserably crowded. Outside those hours, you can somewhat stroll along, see the statues and admire the view. Inside those hours, …
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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.
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
We spent 3 nights at Hotel Julian in December 2004, our 3rd visit to Prague but our first time at the hotel.
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!).
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.
This hotel is incredible! From being picked up at the airport by their own personal taxi driver to chocolates on the pillows.
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.