Hotel Julian

Elisky Peskove 11, Prague 5, Prague, Bohemia, 15000, Czech Republic
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Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 6 reviews
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Lovely Julian

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 4, 2008

The Hotel Julian is situated just outside the centre of Prague on the fringes of Petrin Hill and Mala Strana. However although sometimes classed as such it is a little disingenuous to describe the hotel as belonging to ‘outer Prague’.

A leisurely 20 minute amble, less if striding out, along the side of the Vltava and through Kampa Island will bring you to the Charles Bridge and within sniffing distance of the Old Town. A little less time but crossing the Vltava at Most Legil will bring you to Narodni, the National Theatre and the New Town. The funicular railway at Petrin Hill is even closer, a 7 or 8 minute walk, and from there the sights of Hradcany, as well as wonderful views from Petrin Hill over Prague, are not too far away. If your legs do get tired then nearby trams take you through Mala Strana to Hradcany or across the Vlatav to Narodni Trida.

The hotel itself is a little like entering an English country house. Just by the lobby is the “drawing room”, an inviting space filled with easy chairs, tables and bookcases in which one can imagine curling up with a good book, stretching out with a newspaper or, given the delights of the city outside, completing your a travel journal for that day. In the evenings the “English” style pub in the basement is open, quite small with tables on three levels, leather banquettes and low hanging lights this too has a slight country manor feel to it and is a good place to start or end an evening.

Our guest room, on the second floor, was square and high ceilinged, not huge but with plenty of space for the double bed (actually two singles pushed together not that we realised that until towards the end of our stay), sofa, chest of drawers, table and the two of us. There was wardrobe space opposite the bathroom, which included a lovely corner bath with shower, and the most appropriately named wall safe I’ve ever come across as it was literally built into the outer wall of the hotel. Tea and coffee making facilities and a reasonably priced mini-bar are also provided. The first of my two very mild criticisms is that the walls between the walls seemed quite thin and sound carried easily from one room to another, though outside noise was much less noticeable.

Breakfast was a good mix of hot and cold food, breads, cakes, cereal etc.. with enough cheese and eggs to satisfy a non-meat eater like me and searingly strong coffee which helped to cut through the fuzz created by one too many dark Kozels the night before. However, and here is my second criticism, though the breakfast staff were very pleasant they were not always good at keeping the breakfast foods stocked up and a few things did run out. Again not too much of a problem as, when asked, the staff were more than happy to re-stock but I felt that perhaps such re-stocking could have been anticipated.

The staff were all very friendly and I liked certain little touches the hotel added like complimentary coffee and orange juice in the drawing room in the morning, the detailed hotel guide which included information about local transport links, sightseeing etc.. and the weekly weather forecast posted on the note board in the lobby. The hotel also has a fitness suite, with gym, sauna and steam room, internet access and can arrange transfers to and from the airport.

Altogether the Julian is a lovely hotel, welcoming, comfortable and a great base from which to explore Prague. I would have no reservations about staying there again

Lovely hotel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 21, 2007

Comfortable rooms with ample furniture, tea/coffee facilities, tv. Modern bathroom with very good shower. Service was absolutely superb, friendly and helpful. Free maps with all useful details on (especially transport routes) and they have produced a little diagram to help you find the nearest ATMs. Breakfast good, and public areas full of lovely old furniture.

The Hotel Julian is close to the Svandovo Divadlo tramstop, 3 stops from Malostranske Namesti. Direct tram to Dejvicka for the airport bus. Other trams go to the city centre (2 stops to the National Theatre) and to the National Art Gallery.

Around and about, the hotel is yards from the Petrin Hill park, and there's also a direct bus to the Slavia Prague footy ground, if that's your thing. Around the corner onto Vitezna and you'll find the Cafe Savoy - just look at that ceiling !

We'll definitely go back there on our next visit. Double rooms from around €100, depending on the season (in 2007).

Prague - All you want in a hotel Julian has it

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 17, 2006

We stayed at the Julian for 2 nights in September 2006. I give them my highest recommendations. The beds are very comfortable, the hotel is quiet. Great location, close to everything but not so close that it is noisy. The hotel arranged for us to be picked up at the train station. It was our first visit to Prage (Praha). The price about $130 a night includes breakfast and it was a wonderful breakfast with many choices, cold cuts, cereals, sausage, nutella. We also had the opportunity to eat dinner there once. The food was delicious. The service was a bit slow because they have a minimal staff and it was dinner time, but I were not in any rush so it was fine.
I did notice that a friend that stayed on a different floor had AC but we did not. It was a bit warm when we first arrived so I asked for a fan and it was provided immediately.

Unique Quality: They have a wonderful lobby library where you can sit and relax and order drinks right at the front desk. They sell stamps and postcards, which is great. I always dread going to a different country and having to figure out where to mail something and how much it is going to cost. (Is this a garbage can or a mail box?) They will call a cab for you but there were plenty of cabs around the corner. There is a streetcar stop just around the corner also.
I have allergies to feather bedding and they made sure my room was made up without any.
Most of the time hotels ignore my request for no feathers and I have to wait hours for them to change the bedding. They have umbrellas in case you are caught without one. They have a exercise room and hot tub you can rent by the hour. They have a room in the basement where you can shower and iron your clothes if you had to check out earlier that you needed to. Like I said in the title, everything you need in a hotel!

Directions: Short walk from old town square.

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Good Value

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 20, 2006

I put my wife and 2 friends in Hotel Julian during a weekend stay in Prague. There were very happy with both the service and the location. The hotel arranged for transport both to and from the airport, which was convenient, and recommended some good places to eat for dinner. The rooms comfortably fit all 3 people and the price was moderate compared with some others. All in all, a great value.

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Great Hotel out of the tourist area.

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 18, 2006

Stayed at the Hotel as a group of three girls. We were picked up from the airport by the hotel car and as we had each flown in on different flights from different locations the driver did not mind waiting for the final member of our party when her flight arrived quite late. The hotel is about a 20 min drive through the suburbs from the airport.

Check in was very quick and easy. The girl working reception spoke very good English and gave us clear directions to our room.

The room itself was quite large. Included a double bed (two singles pushed together) and a single bed on the opposite wall. There was a desk, bed side tables, lounging furniture, wall mounted TV, and free tea and coffee. There is a ton of wardrobe space and drawer space to unpack. There is also a full length mirror which came in handy while getting ready to go out.
The toilet is spacious. Full shower with tub. Very clean. The shower worked great! Lots of water pressure!

The hotel breakfast was nice and had a pretty good selection of cold meats, cheese, cereal, pastries, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, a wide range of breads and fruit.

They offer internet service at 1crown per minute in the lobby and free wireless internet access for those with Wi-Fi. Also in the lobby there is a TV area with Sky News and Sports. The Library offers magazines and books. Don?t forget to look for the book on the book shelf to sign and thank the hotel.

Unique Quality: To sum it up:
*Good location, easy access to city centre and other attractions by foot or tram.
*Clean rooms with standard amenities.
*Helpful and friendly staff.
*Internet access available.
*Good breakfast with a wide variety of choices.

Directions: Mala Strana. Prague Castle side if the River.

Good value in a good location

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 5, 2005

The hotel is located in a peaceful area of Prague. In about 15 minutes of walking, you can reach the Andel metro stop and a big shopping center with a Carrefour for all your grocery needs. Just used the tram one time. The stop is just around the corner.
All the center of the city and the castle area is within walking distance. The breakfast room is small with limited offer: sausages, eggs, ham, cheese, butter, toasts, bread, jam, honey, cakes, yogurt, cereals, juices, tea, coffee, chocolate, milk and more. The offer seems wide, but you can found just one kind of ham, 3 cheeses, 2 juices, etc. You'll surely found something good to eat, but with a limited choice.
The staff is 24/24h and very friendly and helpful.
Very good the service from the airport to the hotel and back: 700CZK airport-hotel, 500 CZK the returning. The hotel is small, so you'll find just couples or small families.
There was no air-cond or fan. In hot summer this may be a big problem.
The room and the bathroom were clean and spacious, but the in-room safe was small and key operated, so you have to bring the key with you all the day. The safe size it's about a cube 20 cm. but don't take this size for granted, I didn't measured it!
The bed was very comfortable (king size). It was lovely hard and with big pillows. Now the biggest problem of this hotel: the curtains!!!
The window have curtains, but not dark enough to stop the light from the outside. This means that (in the summer) at about 4:30am you'll have your eyes wide open by the light! :-(
My solution was to take the bed cover and lock it in the window to stop the light, which reduced the light, but not stopped it!
The TV is small (14") but with a decent selection of channels in different languages: english, czech, german and italian. The pay TV is free of charge and in the night two XXX rated channels are available. If you have kids, you can ask the receptionist to lock them.
In early morning, be prepared to be waked-up by the trash truck!!

Unique Quality: If you are looking for an hotel in a good location, with an helpful staff, a big size room and a decent breakfast, this is the hotel for you, but if you prefere a wider choice for breakfast, an hotel closest to the metro, air-conditioning, a bigger electronic safe and if you want to sleep in early morning, this is not the hotel for you.
The check-out is at 12:00, but there are big lockers and WC with shower available for free if you need a later check-out. This is a very good thing!
If you dig on the Internet, you can found better room-rates then from their web site.

Directions: I suggest you to arrange a taxi pick-up from the airport with the hotel before your departure.

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Address: Elisky Peskove 11, Prague 5, Prague, Bohemia, 15000, Czech Republic

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  • Continental Breakfast
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