Grandhotel Pupp is one of those majestic hotels that you feel as if you are living in luxury in another world. I first learned about this hotel from a movie called “Last Holiday” staring Queen Latifah, who plays a store clerk that gets diagnosed with a terminal illness and decides to make the most of her remaining time by going to Grandhotel Pupp in Karlovy Vary. There, she meets with a famous French chef played by Gerard Depardieu who is not only an incredible actor but also a well-known foodie.
As per usual, after watching a film shot in a location that I have not yet visited I get inspired to pack my bags and go. In this case I was inspired not only by the beauty and magic of the city, but also by the beauty of the hotel. A few years later when I had a chance to go to the Czech Republic, I made it my priority to not only go to Karlovy Vary but to stay at Grandhotel Pupp even if for just one night to experience the luxury and beauty that was showcased in the movie.
|View from hotel
The rooms are very spacious, they look like mini apartments with lovely views of either hills or the beautiful town with a creek running through it. All the furniture is comfortable but antique which makes you feel like royalty or at least an aristocrat from the 1800s.
The visit was complete with a parting gift of a local waffle and a private car complete with a chauffeur in a luxury Mercedes Benz who not only drove carefully through the scenic town but also charged us less than the ride from the Train station in a regular taxi.