High atop a forested hillside, the striking castle-like Hotel Imperial evokes the glamour of the golden days of travel in the early 20th century. Located in the charming town of Karlovy Vary, the jewel in the hotel’s crown is its peerless spa and wellness center, which uses the spa town’s therapeutic and restorative mineral-rich waters in its treatments. Feast on European-style cuisine at two restaurants inspired by the Old Continent’s most illustrious cities. Play a game of tennis or workout in the fitness center. Walk along the Teplá River. A stay at Hotel Imperial will leave you feeling inspired and rejuvenated.
- 205 regal guestrooms and suites have unparalleled views of Karlovy Vary
- Plunge into the pool, play tennis, or go biking and hiking through the forested hillsides
- Treat yourself to tea and delicate pastries on Café Vienna’s elegant terrace
- Relax and revitalize in therapeutic mineral waters at The Spa & Wellness Center
- Sip the famed waters from a porcelain cup as you meander through the hotel’s splendid gardens
Royalty, presidents, and other luminaries have flocked to Karlovy Vary for more than a century to reap the benefits of balneotherapy, the practice of bathing in therapeutic waters. Head to The Spa and Wellness Center, a sprawling spa complex, and try the curative treatments that have made Karlovy Vary the most frequented spa town in the Czech Republic.
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The 205 elegant guestrooms and suites at Hotel Imperial mirror the grandeur of the hotel’s early 20th-century roots, with classic décor in green, red, and gold. Stretch out on the regal bedding in plush bathrobes and slippers, indulge in a treat from the minibar, and enjoy views of the beautiful Karlovy Vary. Suites are ideal for longer stays, with a separate living area and a delightful array of refreshments on arrival including a fruit platter and a bottle of wine. Deluxe Suites also have Jacuzzi bathtubs and a private kitchenette.
Services here are fit for royalty, with a doorman to assist with luggage, valet parking, and 24-hour in-room dining. Each day, housekeeping will refresh your room and restock your minibar. Laundry, dry cleaning, and ironing can also be arranged for a fee, and the secretary services assure business tasks are taken care of while you are away.
The dining experience at Hotel Imperial is delightfully diverse, with a welcoming ambiance that includes two buffet restaurants, an upscale café, and a late-night club. The pièce de résistance is Café Vienna’s terrace, which serves delicate cream cakes and high-end teas.
Restaurant Prague – Crystal chandeliers and high ceilings create a magnificent setting for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at this buffet restaurant with an open kitchen.
Restaurant Paris – Sip a glass of chilled Czech wine and savor French flavors at this relaxed restaurant with both a buffet and an à la carte menu.
Café Vienna – Be transported back in time to early 20th-century Vienna at this romantic café with original Sheraton and Chippendale furniture, and a summer terrace with panoramic views. The sweet pastries and homemade cakes are complemented by Illy coffee and Ronnefeldt tea.
Club Imperial – Savor fine wines, mixed drinks, and an appetizing menu of light bites at this cozy English-style nightclub, with live jazz music and theme nights.
Spend some time in the balneotherapy center, with its whirlpool, swimming pool, sauna, and aromatherapy massage treatments. If you’re booking a longer stay, you can sign up for a comprehensive health program under the care of the hotel’s medical staff; treatments could include physiotherapy, spa baths, nutritional advice, and therapeutic massages. Between treatments, head outside to play tennis or join a Nordic walking group, go horseback riding or on fishing excursions, which the hotel can help arrange.
Out in Karlovy Vary, walk along the Teplá River and admire the colonnades that house the acclaimed hot springs, then make your way into the town’s center to the Karlovy Vary Museum. View the glassworks at the Moser Museum, or try a traditional Czech liqueur — Becherovka — at the Jan Becher Museum.
Hotel Imperial has a serene hilltop position overlooking the pastel-hued buildings and colonnades of Karlovy Vary, a popular spa town, in western Bohemia. The town center is a short walk away and is easily accessible by a cable car conveniently located in front of the hotel.
Karlovy Vary Airport is 3 mi / 5 km away.
Vaclav Havel Airport Prague is 75 mi / 120 km away.