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PropertyAddressTypePopularity
AB ApartmentsBulharská 2, Karlovy VaryApartment83
Holiday Apartments Karlovy VaryOndrickova 26Apartment86
Hotel BostonLucní Vrch 9hotel-
Hotel KrušnohorKrusnohorska 1196hostel-
Hotel PetrVrídelní 15 / 86Hotel-
Hotel PuskinTr?i?te 37hotel-
Kucera HotelStara Louka 2 CarlsbadHotel-
Hotel Maltezsky KrizStara Louka 50Hotel88
Hotel HeluanTrziste 41HOTEL-
Hotel GejzírSlovenská 5AHotel-
Penzion FanU Trati 55/5 Karlovy VaryGuesthouse84
Pension VillageCankovska 61Guesthouse59
Spa Wellness Hotel AmbienteMoravská 1AHotel-
Penzion Ve SkaleLoket nad Ohří Nádražní 232Guesthouse-

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Wifi is available in many restaurants and most cafés, especially in larger cities. In particular, all branches of Starbucks, KFC, Gloria Jeans Coffee and Costa Coffee offer free access. You may need to ask a waiter for the passphrase. There are also some hotspots available on the streets and some city quarters (for example in Prague) offer free wifi coverage for everyone. However such coverage is usually very slow and unreliable and you may need to create an account (using a web browser and the page it is automatically redirected to) to be able to use it. In most larger cities, there are also several internet cafés available.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls
There are three main mobile phone operators using the GSM standard, their coverage is very good (except in some remote, mostly uninhabited areas). If you find using roaming with your own operator too expensive or you want to have a Czech phone number, you can buy an anonymous prepaid card from any of the three main operators.

You can call emergency numbers from any phone for free (even without any card). The universal emergency number 112 is functional and you can use it, however you will reach only a telephone operator who will need to contact the real emergency service for you. To save precious time, it is best to call directly the service you need: 150 for firefighters, 155 for medical emergency, and 158 for state police.

Post

Ceska Posta is the national postal service of the Czech Republic. It offers good services with reliable, affordable and relatively fast delivery of postcards, letters and parcels. Postcards and letters weighing up to 20g which are being sent to countries within Europe cost 17 CZK, other countries cost 18 CZK. Within the Czech Republic, prices start at 10 CZK. Opening times of post offices vary but most of them are open from around 8:00am to 6:00pm or 7:00pm Monday to Friday, closing at noon on Saturday, closed on Sunday and public holidays. Larger and/or central post offices might keep longer hours and some have English speaking staff. You can buy stamps here, or at newspaper stands, kiosks or some small (souvenir) shops. Post offices offer a few other services, like (international) money transfers as well. FEDEX, DHL, TNT and UPS offer courier services as well, with fast but relatively expensive services.

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