The Jested TV Tower is a very bright, memorable and rather famous building in the area of the town of Liberec. It serves as a television tower and a hotel at the same time. The attraction is located on a hill (a little more than a kilometer) and belongs to the category of places that are worth visiting only in good weather.
The content of the article
- one TV Tower Jested in Liberec
- 2 Hotel Jested
- 3 Historical reference
- 4 Information to visit
- five On the map
TV Tower Jested in Liberec
Unfortunately my «viewpoint curse» manifested itself this time, so I will have to take pictures of the surroundings from a bird's-eye view on the next race. The tower is recognized worldwide by architects as an outstanding structure and has been praised for its design and aesthetics. And for how organically it fits into the surrounding landscape, and even call it a miracle of the Czech Republic.
As a person who has traveled many kilometers in Asia, I reserve the right to be a little skeptical about the uniqueness of the Jested Tower. Rather - in the originality of its form. As for me, this is a pagoda. Futuristic, modern, glass and steel, but a pagoda. In Thailand, there are ten such miracles in each province..
There are two ways to climb the mountain with the Jested hotel tower: on foot / by car, and by funicular. The ascent on foot is good only if you have free hands, and the weather allows you to turn your head and be touched by the magnificent panoramas of the mountainous Czech Republic.
To get up by car, you should know that the number of parking spaces is limited, and you always have a chance to be left without it. And the road itself requires good driving skills and it is very narrow, in fact, one-way. It will be difficult to part ways in winter.
The funicular option is paid, but it is optimal for any weather and amount of luggage. Every half hour, a small cabin crawls up the slope, from which you can see the surrounding landscapes. In this case, you do not have to sweat from physical exertion. And the landscapes here are the very reason why it is worth coming here at all.
A panoramic restaurant is located on the second floor of the Ještěd tower. With a slightly old-fashioned interior, slow and not the most polite service, and mediocre food quality. My shrudel was probably not fresh, I didn't even finish it. Of the available entertainment, there is hiking, but there is nothing else near the hotel-restaurant. The main feature of the restaurant is the views from the windows, so people are not particularly outraged..
In addition to the restaurant, there is also something like a kiosk with snacks and snacks on the observation deck. It's even cheaper there than in the main restaurant. As far as I understand, in the off-season it is closed due to the unprofitability of keeping an employee there.
Be sure (and I insist) to check for discounts or special offers on the excellent Roomguru service. He will quickly and easily show you discounts in all existing booking systems. In Asia, for example, there are a lot of offers on Agoda.com, which are much more interesting than for exactly the same hotels on Booking.com.
For example, here is a direct link to the hotel: Hotel Jested
Hotel Jested is located on the 5th and 6th floors of the building, and unlike the restaurant, I really liked the hotel and the room. It is strange that he is scolded in the reviews. As I was told, recently there was a renovation and the rooms were updated, and everything is really new here. There are 14 rooms in total, which differ in color, but the meaning is the same. They are trying to make renovations in the same style as before, but the furniture is already modern.
The interior of the corridors and rooms repeats the main motive - space and the future, as it was imagined in the seventies. Now all this looks like retro, but it is still very interesting and non-standard for a hotel..
As I understand it, this entire space hotel has no air conditioning and windows do not open. And the ventilation of the premises is carried out by a single split system, which quite copes with its task - it was not stuffy.
The bathrooms are not the most spacious, but on the wall opposite the toilet there is a detailed schematic drawing of the entire tower. This somewhat lengthens the process of going to the toilet, but makes it more cognitive..
Can you arrange a romantic night in this hotel? Yes. And then they came up with a cool idea with beds - they are higher than usual and it turns out that you can see everything that is outside the windows without even getting out of bed.
Well, not in my case, of course, but the idea itself is super for those who are more fortunate with the weather than me. Although that day when I left, the sun came out (yes I am lucky), and the views were already excellent. For breakfast, a buffet is offered with a small assortment, and they can pour a shot of pears, if in the morning you are in the mood for it.
In the summer and when the skiing season begins, the hotel is busy to the eyeballs, and it is better to book a room in advance, for example, using this link. I myself am thinking of trying to come here again in the summer. In winter, the windows are covered with snow and there is fog, so little is visible.
Three years after the old hotel built in 1907 burned down on Mount Ested, the Czech government initiated a competition to create a new architectural landmark.
According to the results of the competition, the project of Karel Gubachek won, who proposed to build a building with a height of almost 100 meters. The futuristic lines of the Jested TV Tower impressed everyone so much that the tower became a symbol of the city of Liberec, and in 2006 it was awarded the status of a national cultural monument.
Information to visit
Parking at the funicular costs CZK 100 per day.
In winter, you are more likely to get into inclement weather with limited vision due to clouds. But if you catch sunny days, you will see that the winter landscapes are incredible, fabulous, very beautiful..
Funicular schedule and prices
Price for accommodation in hotel Jested
On the map
Hotel Jested. Fairly expensive hotel located inside the TV tower. But romantic, the window overlooks the mountains in good weather. The design is also interesting. For 1-2 nights. The most important hotel in the city.
More about the hotel.
Hotel Jested. Fairly expensive hotel located inside the TV tower. But romantic, the window overlooks the mountains in good weather. The design is also interesting. For 1-2 nights. The most important hotel in the city. More about the hotel.