Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

Karlovy Vary

 Spa town, is right yo


Last February we spent the weekend in the well-known spa town of Karlovy Vary, also called Carlsbad.

Man oh man.. I had saved my pennies to go all out and go all out we did. We stayed in the Grandhotel Pupp. 007 verified. Bond, James Bond.

The Grandhotel Pupp was featured in James Bond, Casion Royale. It was worth saving for and I highly recommend that you splurge at least once a year on a nice hotel. This hotel made you feel like a million bucks. From the parking, to the lobby, to the ritzy room and all-inclusive pool and breakfast. The breakfast even had chefs making crêpe to order. Beat that.


There’s plenty to do in Karlovy Vary.

Here are some of the things we enjoyed:


·         Mill Colonnade

·         Spa Treatments

·         Vrídelní Kolonáda

·         Grandhotel Pupp

·         Stará Louka

·         Church of St. Peter and Paul

·         Market Colonnade


Fair warning! The thermal mineral hot spring water (that Karlovy Vary is very known for) is an acquired taste. It tastes like hot rusty pennies to be honest. It’s an experience so try it at least once, right?


Another highlight was eating deer steak at Restaurace U Švejka! This restaurant was recommended on lots of travel sites so we reserved a table in advance and super happy we did.


Robb’s Thoughts


Grandhotel Pupp

Least Fav:

Expensive jewellery shops


Tina’s Thought’s


Café and Grandhotel Pupp (I seriously love their café)

Least Fav:

The taste of the mineral hot spring water


Here's a quick overall recap: stayed the night in Grandhotel Pupp with salt cave and pool including an herbal steam room, drank mineral water from the hot springs, ate deer steak at U Švejka, had the most amazing breakfast buffet with it's own crêpe chef, visited Saint Peter and Paul Orthodox Church and hiked up a giant hill to see the city from above. Oh yeah, and a quick stop in Locket to see the castle.




Where we ate:

Restaurace U Švejka

Stará Louka 352/10, 360 01 Karlovy Vary, Czechia




Where we stayed:

Grandhotel Pupp

Mírové nám. 2, 360 01 Karlovy Vary, Czechia





Loket, Czech Republic

Loket Castle

Loket Castle is a 12th-century Gothic style castle about 12 kilometres from Karlovy Vary on a massive rock in the town of Loket, Karlovarský kraj, Czech Republic.