Grandhotel Pupp

Mírové nám. 2, Karlovy Vary, Karlovarský, 360 91, Czech Republic

The granddaddy of them all, this is one of Central Europe's most famous resorts, going back some 200 years. Under the communists, when the hotel was called "Grandhotel Moskva," it was neglected but now has returned to its high standards. So much so, in fact, that it was the stand-in for the Montenegro casino in the Bond flick Casino Royale. The baroque-style rooms are quite large, and come well furnished with a big tub and a flat-screen TV. Be warned, though, that extras don't come cheap; for much of the money-is-no-object clientele, it's beside the point. Every July the Pupp houses international movie stars in town for the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (you'll see their photos in the hallways). The hotel is split into two connected parts: five-star Grandhotel Pupp de Luxe and the slightly cheaper four-star Grandhotel Pupp First Class. The parking lot has a walk of fame with brass bricks that list the names of famous guests.


  • large rooms
  • living history
  • a sleek casino


  • costly extras
  • rooms are opulent but not that modern


Phones: -353–109–631


Grandhotel Pupp de Luxe: 111 rooms; Grandhotel Pupp First Class: 117 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast