* bathroom * hairdryer available * Sat-TV * telephone * radio clock * buffet breakfast
Description: Garni-hotel Elefant is a 3-star hotel located in the heart of the SPA zone in Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad), offering comfortable accommodation and hosting the famous Elefant Café.
Hotel Elefant offers 18 double rooms, some with a balcony with a view of the SPA promenade (category A). Category B rooms have the same equipment, but without the balcony. All rooms feature bathroom with shower or bathtub, toilet, hairdryer, SAT-TV, telephone, refrigerator and radio with alarm clock.
Pets are allowed in the rooms free of charge. Buffet breakfast, VAT, local taxes and SPA charges are included in the room rate. For a category A room, you need to pay a surcharge of 7 EURO/night (175 CZK). During the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, room prices are 15% higher.
About Our Hotel
Café Elefant is located on the ground floor of the building. The café has been visited in the past by such famous people as Goethe, Beethoven, Empress Maria Ludwiga and Emperor Franz I with his wife. We also have a beauty saloon on the first floor. The hotel building has an elevator and a summer terrace.
Our staff will gladly arrange SPA treatments in the nearby sanatorium, wellness services, car rental and transfer from the Karlovy Vary Airport to our hotel. At Hotel Kucera, there is a central safety deposit box, and we can also provide faxing and photo-copying. For payment, we accept all major credit cards, and there is a souvenir shop at the reception.
Garni-Hotel Elefant is a partner of Hotel Kucera (same owner and management). Walking distance between our two hotels is only 70 meters, and the hotels have a common reception, located on the ground floor of Hotel Kucera. Please go to Hotel Kucera first to pick-up your room key.
History of Hotel Elefant
The history of our house dates back to the early 18th century, when it served as a boarding house and a café (U Zlatého slona - Golden Elephant). Fridrich Meissner, the owner, purchased the neighboring building (Zlaty bazant - Golden Pheasant) in 1875, and pulled down both in order to build a new hotel called Hotel Elefant. Heinrich Johann Wieth, a local architect, made some major re-constructions on the house between 1913 and 1914, and despite small changes, it has kept its shape and structure up to these days.
Arrival and Parking
Hotel Elefant is located in the pedestrian zone, and Hotel Kucera is located in the SPA zone. Ignore the "no traffic" sign at the beginning of the SPA zone, as you are allowed to drive to your hotel for check-in and check-out purposes. Once you have obtained the room key and unloaded your luggage, you will have the following options:
- park your car in a nearby parking lot for 250 CZK/day
- park your car at the gallery (5 minutes walk away) for 100 CZK/day
- use the guarded parking lot 300 meters from here for 200 CZK/day
- use one of the underground garages (12 minutes walk away) for 200 CZK/day
If you are coming by car, you have two options:
- find Grandhotel Pupp, then continue on Slovenská street. Drive along Mariánskolázeňská street, then Nová louka street and then Divadelní náměstí (which is a square). Once you pass the square, take a left turn, cross the river and you will be at our hotel.
- find the Thermal Sanatorium or the main Post Office, then return to the roundabout and continue in the direction of Plzen (Cheb, Sokolov). Drive straight to the traffic lights (300 meters), and you will see the Becherovka Factory on your left, and a bridge on your right. Continue straight in the left lane onto Západní streetm then take a left turn onto Dr. Janatky street. Take a left turn at the end of the street, onto Moskevská street, then take the streets Krále Jiřího, Petra Velikého, Zámecký vrch and Stará louka. Our hotel will be on your right hand side.
If you arrive by bus, get off at Trznice station, which is the central station for all bus lines. From here, take bus nr. 2 in the direction of Divadelní náměstí, and get off at station Divadelní náměstí. From here, simply cross the river and pur hotel will be on the other side, right at the bridge.
If you get off your bus at station Dolní nádraží (Terminál), you can walk to Trznice station in about 4 minutes. From here, same as above.
If you arrive by train at the Karlovy Vary - Horní nádraží Station, you can either take any of the buses to the Trznice bus station and continue as written above, or take a taxi. If you arrive at Karlovy Vary - Terminál Station, then instructions are the same as above for arrival at Dolní nádraží (Terminál).
If you prefer to take a taxi from the bus or railway station to Hotel Elefant, the cost should be around 5-7 EURO.
All rates are given in EURO/CZK.
The prices shown above may not be valid during special periods (New Year's Eve, holidays, etc.)
Individual reservations can be cancelled free of charge up to 2 days prior to arrival, otherwise the cost of the first night is to be charged. No deposit will be charged from the credit card at the time of booking, it serves as guarantee only. In case the property is full or nearly full, your card may be pre-authorised in order to check whether it has sufficient funds to cover a possible case of No-Show.
In case of special reservations, like NON-REFUNDABLE rate, group booking, New Year's Eve, etc., special booking conditions may apply, as stated in the written offer in e-mail.
Reservation without a credit card: if you do not have a credit card, you can reserve the room(s) by transferring the cost of the first night in advance by bank transfer. The deposit is refundable in case of a cancellation within the deadline (minus bank charges). Let us know if you prefer this option. The confirmation will be sent along with the bank account details for the transfer. Obviously, this option is not available if you are arriving just a few days after your booking, because the money would not arrive to the bank account before your arrival.