The 10 Best Cultural Hotels in Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic ©Thomas Depenbusch
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic ©Thomas Depenbusch
Photo of Maria Menegaki
9 February 2017

Often known as Karlsband, Karlovy Vary is a city in the western part of the Czech Republic. Founded in the mid-14th century, it is mostly known for the healing power of its thermal springs and the numerous cultural events it hosts throughout the year. Thanks to its unique environment and spa-influenced architecture, Karlovy Vary has attracted famous figures such as Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Kafka and Goethe. Whether you want to relax your mind, find a cure or simply admire the stunning buildings, check out our list of the 10 best hotels in the city.

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Grandhotel Pupp

One of central Europe’s most famous historic resorts dates back to the 18th century. Grandhotel Pupp offers a combination of spa services and relaxation stays, along with the potential of holding various events. Where every July, international movie stars stay for the Film Festival, where scenes from popular movies like Casino Royale and Last Holiday were filmed and where thousands of prominent personalities from Karl Marx to Johann Sebastian Bach spent some of their days, choose between the traditional River Side or the stylish Park Side and immerse in a first-class experience.

Address & telephone number: Mírové náměstí 2, Karlovy Vary, +420 353109111

Hotel Embassy

Boutique Hotel, Apartment, Hotel
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Close to the healing springs, a warm welcome awaits you at a cozy family hotel. Located on the valley of river Tepla and surrounded by woods with lots of paths suitable for walking, Embassy disposes of 33 intimate rooms in three categories, standard single or double rooms, suites and family apartments. With a vintage restaurant serving Czech and international delights, a lobby bar, a small fitness center and plenty of relaxing services, it is hard not to fall in love with the place.


Spa Hotel, Hotel
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The renovation of two historic buildings brought this romantic hotel into life. Promenáda, right in the heart of the spa center is well known for its Wellness Club, a place to reach inner harmony and cure your body and mind, as well as a variety of other options which will help you recharge your batteries in the most delightful ways.

Villa Basileia

Boutique Hotel, Villa
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A former summer residence of the countess of Schaumburg Lippe, this small yet stylish pet-friendly hotel is peacefully located on the bank of Tepla River. Built in Neo-Romanesque style in the 19th century, Villa Basileia is not only an ideal base for hiking and cycling tours but also a gateway to the spa center. Do not leave without visiting the top-notch experimental Le Marché restaurant or the beautiful garden if the weather is nice.

Pension Amadeus

Bed and Breakfast, Guesthouse, Hotel
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Offering a panoramic view of Karlovy Vary’s Old Town, this family-run guesthouse is surrounded by a garden with a terrace overlooking the whole city. Pension Amadeus is perfect for an elegant stay with furniture dating back to the ’30s. Book a double, triple or four-bed room and take advantage of the massages, baths, body therapies and therapeutic procedures provided.

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  • A. Dalia

    If a calm oasis is what you’re looking for, look no further. A. Dalia is a charming family-type pension set amidst a park-style garden with a small lake. Situated in the vicinity of the city’s spa facilities, the fully equipped double and triple rooms are excellent choices for a relaxing vacation.

    Address & telephone number: 5. května 1, Karlovy Vary, +420 353226773

    Pension Villa Rosa

    Resort, Hotel, Villa
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    On a hill above the city, this hotel enjoys panoramic views of the popular spa resort. Just a five-minute walk from both the Jean de Carro Spa and the Ambiente Spa, Villa Rosa is ready to accommodate you in a friendly cozy atmosphere with a large sun terrace that will probably be your favorite spot.

    Hotel Venus

    Boutique Hotel, Hotel
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    Hotel Venus’s priority is individualization for their guests along with a homey atmosphere. Hotel Venus lies in the heart of the city blending tradition with modernity in a unique way. Much more than this, a team of skilled masseurs and physiotherapists with years of experience is happy to apply their curative methods on spinal or gastroenterological ailments and disorders of metabolism using Karlovy Vary’s healing mineral water.

    Hotel Vítkova Hora

    Boutique Hotel, Resort, Hotel
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    At the very edge of the protected area Slavkovsky Forest, not far from the city center, a traditional holiday resort is opened. Vítkova Hora is a cozy hotel with luxuriously furnished rooms in a unique environment of tranquility which will evoke pleasant memories and awaken your senses. If you truly want to reconnect with nature, the bungalows and nearby open-air setting for a fireplace will be a great alternative.

    Hotel Růže

    Spa Hotel, Hotel
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    This spa hotel is located at the beginning of the Mill Colonnade providing comfortable accommodation in plenty of double and single rooms as well as two luxurious family apartments. Růže is mostly beloved for its modern spa center called Balneo. With such a huge variety of treatments from oxygon therapy to underwater and reflexive massage, it’s impossible not to find something that meets your needs.

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