The Pupp is to Karlovy Vary what the Walldorf Astoria is to New York, the Raffles Hotel is to Singapore, or the Ritz is to London. Iconic, historical and traditional. However, unlike the oils mentioned above, the Pupp, while nice, is not a 5-star hotel. The exterior of the building is magnificent, in the Baden-Baden or Nice way. The location is great: by the river, in a river bend, surrounded by boutiques and restaurants. Although: be warned that you can book a table in a cute Italian restaurant but end up listening to Russian elevator music (live).... My room at the. Pupp was a Superior, clean and very large (certainly compared to hotels in Paris or London). Wifi throughout the hotel, nice bar in the basement and a classy restaurant (did not try).
Now for the negatives: flat and stiff pillows, bathtub without a curtain, no shower, 21-in CRT tv with 4:3 screen ratio, lack of outlets (room dating back to times before we needed to recharge iPods, mobile phones, laptops...), spartan room furnishing, room lacking overal coziness.
Make your choice..... Certainly not a bad place.