The Julius Prague: Treat yourself to a stylish staycation with gourmet appeal

Situated in a historic neo-renaissance building near Old Town, the elegant spaces of the The Julius promise a comfortable stay and culinary delights.

Julie O'Shea

Written by Julie O'Shea Published on 22.05.2024 17:00:00 (updated on 24.05.2024) Reading time: 4 minutes

The Julius Prague – the storied Julius Meinl family’s foray into the hospitality market – has positioned itself as the modern traveler’s home away from home. The goal is to provide guests with an “experience,” its cozy and elegant communal spaces bringing together like-minded people to share ideas, adventure tips and culinary delights.  

Situated in a historic neo-renaissance building near the gates of the city’s Old Town, just a few blocks from Wenceslas Square, The Julius caters to short and long-term stays, providing a range of amenities that benefit leisure as well as business travelers. These include spacious rooms and suites, self-service laundry facilities, fine dining, event and meeting rooms and artfully decorated coworking areas with high-speed Wi-Fi. There is also a gym and inhouse parking.     

The Julius is just wrapping up a successful second year on the Prague market. We recently took a look inside this luxurious five-star property to see what you can expect after checking in. 


The Julius Prague officially opened its doors in July 2022, but its story began long before that. 

Bolstered by a 160-year legacy that centers around service, quality and innovation, The Julius marked the beginning of a new chapter for the Julius Meinl family, retail pioneers and creators of the landmark Viennese food emporium Julius Meinl am Graben.

Prague was chosen for the family’s new venture into the world of travel, with many more international locations in the works, as it looks to expand its expertise, experience, and enthusiasm to new audiences. “Our aim is to set the highest possible benchmark in the hospitality sector,” says Julius Meinl Vl, Co-founder and CEO of Julius Meinl Living, which owns, amongst other properties, The Julius Prague.

Designed by Matteo Thun & Partners and inspired by the works of celebrated Czech artist Alphonse Mucha, The Julius Prague combines elegance, comfort and modernity. The property supplies a nice tranquil setting for those visiting on business and families looking for a quiet home base to return to after a busy day of sightseeing.


A central light-filled conservatory sits at the heart of the building, directly connecting common areas with easy access to The Julius’ 168 individual residences, which range from superior rooms and deluxe studios with private terraces to deluxe one-bedroom suites with luxurious bathtubs – a highlight for many guests looking to unwind and relax after a full day. 

The wide assortment of sizes and layouts allows guests to find the right space for their stay, whether that be for one night or one month. 

The rooms and suites, decorated in soothing pastel color schemes, are furnished with natural materials, brass details and soft linen sheets. The kitchenettes are fully equipped with top-of-the-line appliances and fine bone china crockery from Villeroy & Boch.           

Food and Drink

Brasserie The Julius on the ground floor serves a generous breakfast buffet with locally sourced organic ingredients and à la carte lunch and dinner menus with wine pairings. The meal selection includes rib-eye steaks, grilled salmon and veal schnitzel with Viennese potato salad. The restaurant also offers a two-course weekday business lunch menu for just CZK 315. 

The bar menu, meanwhile, includes staples like beef burgers, club sandwiches, caesar salads and BBQ pulled pork. The kitchen’s signature dish is pulled duck meat with potato pancakes. 

A cozy lobby lounge with windows facing Senovážné náměstí and the medieval Jindřišská bell tower is the perfect spot for a mid-day coffee and snack break.   

TIP: Enjoy a sampling of The Julius’ signature dishes at this year’s Apetit Piknic festival at Grébovka Park (Havlíčkovy sady) on June 15.

To Do

You won’t want to miss browsing the House of Julius Meinl Gourmet, a small delicatessen and specialty shop situated in an intimate ground-floor space of the same building that The Julius occupies. The shop, accessible from the street, is essentially a pared-down offering of the Julius Meinl am Graben flagship store in Vienna.

Here you’ll find a range of quality oils, jams, coffee and teas. Eggs, milk and butter from Austria and Ireland are also delivered regularly. House of Julius Meinl prides itself on offering its loyal customers products and brands not normally available at the city’s traditional supermarkets.

It’s the perfect place to hit if you are looking to do a little home cooking in your suite or studio at The Julius after a day of hitting all the city’s main tourist sites or following a long afternoon of business meetings.   

In a nutshell

This quiet retreat with quick access to the city’s tram and metro lines as well as the main train station, is helping to redefine hospitality services in the Czech capital. Market standards are quickly changing, and The Julius Prague is already one step ahead of the competition, deftly blending historic charm and modern conveniences into one nicely packaged deal, allowing guests to explore, network, or simply unplug.        

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