Welcome to Karupesa Hotel!
Hotel Karupesa (Estonian for “bear’s nest”) is located in Otepää, 500 meters from the city center and in the immediate vicinity of Tehvandi Ski Stadium. The hotel has been open since December 1996 and was the first hotel in Otepää. The diverse nature surrounding the hotel creates excellent opportunities for sports and leisure activities among friends, family and co-workers.
Otepää is a suitable place for an active holiday all year round to enjoy the beauty, silence and peace of nature.
We offer accommodation in 30 renovated rooms (74 beds and eight rooms also have a sofa bed). Karupesa has several facilities for seminars and trainings, a lobby bar, a restaurant, saunas, a gym and a free car park for hotel guests. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. FanSport, a year-round sports equipment rental, is also located in Karupesa.
Karupesa Hotel is a member of the Estonian Rural Tourism Association, a member of Kupland, a member of the Estonian Culinary Route and the Baltic Sea Culinary Route.
Karupesa Hotel history
Hotel Karupesa was opened in 1996 and originally belonged to AS Finest Hotel Group, which was the first hotel chain in Estonia. The hotel chain included the Palace Hotel in Tallinn, the Rannahotell in Pärnu and the Taru Hotel in Tartu, and later the St.Barbara Hotel in Tallinn. In 1999, Finest Hotel Group merged with Scandic AB, which in turn a few years later joined the hotel chain Hilton International. As of April 1, 2004, Karupesa Hotel belongs to OÜ Karupesa Hotel.
Due to the fact that the hotel belonged to a large hotel chain for more than 7 years, Karupesa is known among Otepää (and also Southern Estonia) hotels for its professional and personal service. It was Finest’s and later Scandic’s high quality standards for service, cleaning staff, breakfast, security and management that gave the hotel staff proper training and taught them to take care of all customers in the best possible way.
A plentiful breakfast is always a good start to the hotel visitors’ days.
Over time, we have developed various event menus from which you can choose the most suitable for your event.
The Lobby Bar is an inviting meeting place in the heart of the hotel – a cozy fireplace, pleasant drinks and the opportunity to play billiards will definitely create a good mood.
There is a gazebo on the side of the hotel, where you can grill with your good company in both summer and winter. Check out our grill menu.
After active outdoor activities, our two saunas offer relaxation, one with a cozy fireplace hall. The price for using the sauna is 30 € / hour. It is possible to order snacks and soft drinks in the saunas via our special sauna menu.
A well-equipped gym for use by the hotel guests.