Located in the picturesque spa town of Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic, the Grandhotel Pupp is one of Europe's most famous historical hotels. Talking about its history would take a while, because it dates back to 1701. In recent years the Grandhotel Pupp has hosted illustrious names from the movie world including Morgan Freeman, Gregory Peck, Sharon Stone, Robert Redford, John Malkovich, Antonio Banderas, Jude Law, John Travolta and Nikita Michalkov. Such stars have descended on the hotel especially for the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival each year at the beginning of July. As well as modern-day celebrities, the hotel has also attracted eminent historical figures from culture and the arts including German poet and philosopher Johann Wolfgang Goethe, composers Johann Sebastian Bach, Richard Wagner and Antonin Dvorak, violinist Nicolo Paganini, writer Franz Kafka and master of Art Nouveau Alfons Mucha.
In two connected buildings, River Side and Park Side, the Grandhotel Pupp complex offers 228 rooms in the categories of Comfort, Superior, Superior Plus, Junior Suite, Premier Suite and Apartment. The ground floor of the hotel features restaurants, a cafe, bars, a boutique zone, a hairdressing salon and casino. Becher's Bar provides entertainment in the evening. The Grandhotel Pupp invites guests to the new Pupp Royal Spa wellness centre with pool and saunas. The complex includes a modern fitness centre as well as a private Royal Spa Suite with whirlpool, massage tables, sauna and a relaxation zone. The Pupp Royal Spa offers an extended range of treatments, from traditional procedures based on the natural bounty of Karlovy Vary and the region to modern massages and beauty treatments.
Grandhotel Pupp - If you want a chance to see a star
We stayed for three nights in this beautiful Grand Hotel. The location was perfect and the suite we ordered was beautiful. But the service was bad. The the hotel personnel was haughty and condescending. They let us know that they only care about guests who stay at the other half of the hotel facing the river. "You should never order a room using booking.com, the reception manager told us. You should have known that your part is mostly for German groups. When we asked for an extra pillow we were told that this service is only provided at the other half of the hotel. We ate at the very very fancy Grand restaurant. Our table was not ready at the time we ordered. And this is not because the restaurant was full. It is because they are short on staff. The meal was actually pretty good, but not any better than other popular Czech restaurants outside. The beautiful hotel casino closed the doors because of the covid-19 and never opened again. The beautiful hotel bar is also closed down during weekdays and opens only for weekends. I am sure that the problems results from the covid-19, and the low occupancy, despite significant price reductions, which leads to bed service and poor reviews. The beautiful swimming pool, in which I was the only swimmer was really beautiful with lots of facilities. My wife enjoyed a very good massage at the hotel spa. All together: a beautiful Grand hotel which is undergoing a tough period …
Grand, indeed! Possibilities! This place takes your breath away. It was even more than I had Dreamed it would be! Yes, Dreams do come True and Thanks to the Extraordinary Service from the Manager, Lenka, my stay was Magical and Unforgettable...it was beyond my Dreams! The Breakfast was Fabulous and the setting simply Gorgeous! Have the signature Cake at Cafe Pupp with Jacob...Divine!
Excellent hotel...make sure you request a room with forest view if you are on park side.. some rooms look out on a wall... super high ceilings, large rooms, pillow menu, great varied breakfast... the spa on the 1st floor is compact, a salt cave, swimmingpool, whirlpool, steamroom etc...the Diana funicular is right behind the hotel...well worth a ride up.
The hotel is very old the rooms are terrible and run down The view from most of the rooms is not as presented in the web site The rooms facing the so called “forest” are mostly facing a wall and the the operating area of the hotel The so called “spa” is nothing near to be called a spa Further more there is no hot spring water in the hotel for which you visit karlovy vary For conclusion very very disappointing.
Service-impeccable. Rooms-luxurious. Breakfast-indulgent. Location-perfect. An incredibly beautiful hotel that exudes grandeur and comfort. Also, on the fun side, Casino Royale and Last Holiday were filmed there so grab your chips, head to the casino and enjoy!