Savoy Westend Hotel
Travel Blogs from Karlovy Vary
Probably the most beautiful is the Mill Colonnade in the Neo-Renaissance style. It is 132 meters long, 13 meters wide and has 124 columns. It stretches over five hot springs.
The Hot Spring Colonnade is where you can not only drink the curative waters of the Vridlo (literally "Hot Spring", temperature 73°C/163°F), the best-known of the springs and symbol of Karlovy Vary, but also admire the 14-meter high fountain that ...
... and than face very high mountain passes where I can expect the temperatures to drop to perhaps 10 degrees or lower.
Dead on two pm I left Rob's place and headed east towards Germany. I had already booked my hostel so I had a goal. Just over an hour later I crossed into Germany and by 9 PM I entered and crossed the border of the Czech Republic to arrive shortly afterwards at a place called Cheb (which I will Czeck ...
We slept well - the hotel is very quiet, backs onto a mountain park, and has very good double glazing. This morning we hired bikes from the hotel and rode up one of the roads heading up over the hills so that we could look down on the town. No motor on my bike - yikes! I had to ride up the hill under my own steam. Needless to say, I was quite a bit slower than Garth, but we still managed to enjoy the ride. Garth even went ...
... for a very cool and charming getaway.
Upon our arrival, we were pleasantly suprised with our accommodation (not super high-end but was still a bit of a splurge for our backpacker budget). The first three nights were thoroughly enjoyable until we wanted to extend our stay but had to switch rooms as ours apparently wasn't available any longer. Quite a change for two rooms that fall under the same ...
... charge. Our four vans are squashed together and the drinking water tap is in a fairly squalid lean to - but position is everything and on the whole we're satisfied. We walked into town in hot sunshine and explored an area we hadn't been to when at Sadov. The buildings really are amazing as are the shops. Shop window after shop window is full of Bohemian glass and porcelain. As for clothes, designer labels everywhere and should you ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool