Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht

Five stars hotel 97.7%of guests recommend Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht

Geertebolwerk 1, Utrecht Map 0.5 km (City Centre, Museum Quarter)

Score of 342 reviews: 8.8

At the unique 5-star Grand Hotel Karel V, you'll be staying within a monumental ambience in one of Utrecht's most beautiful locations. The Central Station and sights and attractions such as the Dom Tower and the Oudegracht canal are only a few minutes' walk away. Furthermore, the centre of Utrecht is teeming with charming shops, lovely outdoor terraces, and attractive art and culture.

The spacious rooms combine authentic allure with modern luxury. The facilities are geared towards comfort, such as the Nespresso coffee machine, a bathrobe with slippers, and free WiFi. The hotel also has a spa and fitness centre offering a sauna and a jet-stream bath. For a relaxing massage or a luxury facial, you can visit the hotel's beauty salon, PUUR by Kristel.

Restaurant Karel 5 distinguishes itself by combining culinary tradition with contemporary taste. Under the supervision of Head Chef Vito Reekers and Maître-Sommelier Johan Kragtwijk, dishes are created to a high gastronomic standard. And for an informal setting, you can visit the traditional Bistro Karel 5.

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Surroundings

Walk out of the Grand Hotel Karel V through the city side and you'll find yourself standing in the very heart of Utrecht's historic centre. The lively city centre with its unique wharf terraces, the Dom tower and charming canals are certainly worth exploring on foot. The same goes for Zadelstraat and Lijnmarkt, where you'll find splendid antique shops, trendy fashion boutiques, surprising gift shops and excellent book shops. Are you seeking peace and quiet? Then walk a little further to the beautiful courtyards and squares gracing the canals and the Nieuwgracht.

Food & Drink

Connoisseurs will be able to indulge themselves from breakfast to dinner at Restaurant Karel 5 or at Bistro Karel 5; this hotel's two excellent restaurants. At Restaurant Karel 5, the chef and sommelier will whisk you away into their world of culinary fantasies. The authentic room of Bistro Karel 5 is very suitable for an informal lunch or dinner. You can take lovely walks around the hotel and through the gardens measuring no less than 10,000 m2. And afterwards, simply descend on the bistro's terrace where you can enjoy either a drink or lunch or dinner. The terrace is renowned as one of the most beautiful and sunniest terraces in Utrecht!

Details

Chains
World Hotels
Check-in
from 14:00
Check-out
until 12:00
Number of rooms
121
Wi-Fi
FREE! Guests can make free use of wireless internet at the hotel.
Car park
The hotel offers private parking spaces for hotel and restaurant guests. Parking costs €15 per night.
Children/extra beds
1 child up to 2 years old can stay in the parents' room free of charge. An additional bed can be placed in an Empire Room or Suite, at a cost of €40 per night (excluding breakfast). It is not possible to place an additional bed in a Standard Double Room.
Smoking policy
The entire hotel is non-smoking.
Pets
Pets are allowed. € 15 per night. Please indicate this in the booking form.
Facilities
24-hour reception, Air conditioning, Bar, Breakfast, Computer (public), Dry Cleaners, Garden, Green Key certificate, Groups, Gym, Hair and Beauty Salon, Indoor swimming pool, Ironing service, Laundry, Lift, Luggage storage, Meeting/Function Room, Outdoor Terrace, Restaurant, Sauna, Shoe polish machine/ Shoe polish set, Spa centre, Sunbeds, Turkish steam bath, Free WiFi. On request: Bike rental, Disabled rooms, Packed Lunch.

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All reviews are completed by our guests after their stay at the hotel Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht.

7.2
  • (Older couples)
Bad price for just sleeping
  • + Nice people lovely park
  • Room to expensive for just sleeping
  • * my tip Don t trust the discount mentioned on hotels.nl They advertised more than 300 Euro but the room was 297 Misleading information
10.0
  • (Other)
A lovely place to stay in Utrecht.
  • + Lovely staff. Excellent service. Wonderful food. Comfortable beds. Bathroom facilities . Will be returning in August.
10.0
  • (Young couples)
Great Hotel with wonderful service
7.0
  • (Young couples)
Overall nice but considering the price there is room for improvement
  • + Stayed in the bridal suite in the Romeinse Vleugel. Plus points include nice jacuzzi bath with a window in the bathroom, nice bed, view of the Dom, high ceiling and stylish decor with blend of antique & modern. The pool area is open until 11 pm, which is very nice.
  • Speakers in the bathroom where the jacuzzi is and other areas of the room seem pretty crucial to set the mood in a bridal suite, but the sound only came from the TV and therefore was quite lacking. The playlists for the music could be much improved upon. Disappointed that breakfast isn't included. In the bridal suite there should be complimentary champagne or wine and water or chocolate at the very least. A balcony for this room would have been lovely considering the view of the Dom.
  • * my tip Eat at the Grand Restaurant if you can! I didn't go there this time because it was closed for summer holidays but was there twice before and had the full menu with wine pairings -- simply divine experience both times!
9.4
  • (Young couples)
Aanrader!
  • + Vriendelijk personeel,mooie faciliteiten,een aanrader!
9.6
  • (Older couples)
We look forward to our return stay again at the GrandHotel Karel V.
  • + Very accommodating staff. Clean, quiet and well appointed room. The hotel is in an excellent location.
  • Lighting in the room could be improved.
  • * my tip See "Plus Points" above.
7.6
  • (Young couples)
Brilliant location.
  • + Exceptionally convenient location, only yards from the city centre. Parking available. Free wi-fi and computer use Nice garden setting Rooms in new part large, well decorated and comfy.
  • Very clinical, used to be a hospital and still the feel of a hospital on the corridors and outside facade. Couldn't eat in the hotel as brasserie fully booked. Swimming pool only a jet pool but in all fairness so much else to do no time to use it.
  • * my tip Be careful with breakfast very expensive
10.0
  • (Older couples)
Best stay to the Price
  • + Location is excellent with a Nice garden and only 5 min Walker to center of the old City
8.0
  • (Older couples)
Fantastic food and location
  • + A stunning setting - centrally positioned - EXCELLENT food!
  • The room was a little shabby - with a few loose fixtures and fittings, such as the grab rail in the bath and the shower leaked!
8.4
  • (Friends)
Nice hotel in centre of Utrecht
  • + Very nice hotel in the centre of Utrecht. Well located with near perfect breakfast and dinner. Clean with nice wellness/jetpool facilities.
  • No double bed even after having asked for it and in the morning only lukewarm water for shower.
8.8
  • (Travelling alone)
Heerlijk genieten in hartje centrum Utrecht
9.0
  • (Travelling alone)
A great alternative to staying in Amsterdam
  • + The staff was exceptionally kind and helpful. The grounds were lovely. It was a treat to stay in Utrecht and easy to take the train into Amsterdam and the surrounding cities.
  • I had to ask for the room to be cleaned more thoroughly. The room was adequate but not at all luxurious - they may have better rooms. There was no clock unless you kept the television on and I needed more lighting-it was dark. The food I ordered from room service was mediocre.
7.0
  • (Young couples)
Offers great service, and charges you for it.
  • + Lost reservation somewhere, but managed to change from a double-room to single room. Claimed to not be able to change price, so they threw in complimentary taxi and breakfast.
  • Lost reservation somewhere, but managed to change from a double-room to single room. Claimed to not be able to change price, so they threw in complimentary taxi and breakfast.
9.2
  • (Travelling alone)
5 star hotel in downtown Utrecht, NL
  • + Quality of the room and services versus price of accomodation. Excellent restaurant and very good location.
  • The heating system is very poor explained in the room. They could offer a better service in this area.
5.4
  • (Older couples)
A location for seeing all of the centre of Utrecht in comfort.
8.0
  • (Other)
Wedding Anniversary Stay in Utrecht
  • + Beautiful setting and excellent staff.
  • Food prices.
9.6
  • (Families with young children)
Refreshing delicious stay
  • + Service in the hotel and the team spirit of the personel was so nice to witness. The way they took care of us and especially the little boy was wonderfull. The access to the hart of the city of Utrecht is in a perfect location. Oh the food is marvelous. Definatly coming back for another visit
  • There was not a lot to choose from during breakfast.
9.8
  • (Friends)
A touch of luxury
  • + The hotel is beautiful. THe service is good - a concierge takes you to your room. We felt very pampered.
  • Breakfast is not included and is an expensive extra.
9.0
  • (Older couples)
Beautiful Hotel
  • + Excellent Hotel, Facilities and staff, will 100% be staying there next year
  • a NIGHTMARE if you are walking from station as you have to cross a very busy main road..
10.0
  • (Travelling alone)
A luxury experience in an elegant setting.
  • + World class cuisine at the Grand Restaurant, with creative menus, paired wine arrangements, and excellent service. Highly recommended.
  • Expensive, but good value for money.
9.4
  • (Young couples)
A very pleasant stay
  • + Excellent service, even at night
  • We would have booked for High Tea, but were not informed
9.4
  • (Travelling alone)
Excellent at a price
  • + Nice hotel. Lovely room. Complimentary LAN connection. Umbrellas offered when it poured down.
  • Mix of old and new: the new is gleaming but not as charming.
7.4
  • (Travelling alone)
Good hotel that needs some improvement
  • + Nice hotel with excellent location
  • Breakfast very limited for price. Air-conditioning unit not working. First room very noise (towards main road). Small rooms
9.0
  • (Travelling alone)
Exxcellent hotel
  • + Lovely and helpful young staff
  • Noisy bell every quater hour from the Dom - not your fault of course
8.6
  • (Older couples)
  • + Ruhige Lage Freundliches Personal
8.4
  • (Travelling alone)
High class hotel with historical features
  • Noise from nearby construction work
9.6
  • (Older couples)
Wonderful bank holiday break
  • + Excellent location and room, staff very helpful. Jug of milk brought over to remedy lack of milk. Breakfast very good, menu for restaurant not to our liking as fish/vegetarian and rather expensive. That said Utrecht offered many other alternatives which we found to our liking, especially the De Beveling restaurant A beautiful city with splendid walks, bars, canals and oh so friendly
  • No milk for tea, only two standard non fruit teabags amongst the vast array in the box. View of building work in progress directly outside was disappointing but don't let this put you off
9.0
  • (Friends)
  • + Friendly efficient staff. Convenient location.
  • A little expensive for the amenities offered
10.0
  • (Travelling alone)
  • + Excellent hotel, lovely bedroom, first class restaurant, very good wine list. Conveniently located near heart of old town, but only 5 minutes from rail station.
  • Looks like a former barracks, but do not let that put you off.
8.6
  • (Older couples)
  • + The room in the Napoleonic wing was fantastic! Loved the library.
7.8
  • (Travelling alone)
  • + Friendly and efficient staff. Nice room (but see problem below) and great breakfast. Super location. Good price for the quality of the room.
  • The room was continuously hot, to the point of being unbearable. Having the a/c on at full blast didn't help at all. The only possibility (worked at night only) was to have both windows wide open. One problem seemed to be the hot floor of the bathroom, which continuously pumped heat out into the room. None of the advanced features (e.g. room bill, pay movies) on the TV worked.
8.8
  • (Older couples)
  • + just nice and comfortable in all respects!!
9.8
  • (Families with young children)
  • + Heerlijk hotel, mooie kamers, zeer vriendelijk personeel, waanzinnige badkamer. Je loopt zo het centrum in, parkeren ideaal. We zijn werkelijk vol lof over dit heerlijke hotel. Zeker aan te raden en wij gaan nog eens terug!
  • Geen minpunten opgemerkt.
9.4
  • (Travelling alone)
  • + My luggage had been delayed by airline. Staff were extremely helpful to ensure that I was comfortable and assisted me with men's clothing shops. Thank you thouroughly enjoyed my stay.
8.6
  • (Young couples)
  • + Location is excellent. Five minute walk from the train station. Hotel rooms are very spacious and very nice looking grounds.
  • For Utrecht the hotel is a bit on the pricy side. However, the quality is good for the price.
8.2
  • (Young couples)
  • + goed ontbijtbuffet comfortabel bed
  • geen ligbad
10.0
  • (Young couples)
  • + We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the hotel. Staff were extremely courteous and helpful. The rooms were beautiful and food wonderful
  • There were no minus points
8.8
  • (Travelling alone)
  • + Excellent location; comfortable, quiet room; bathroom somewhat "industrial" in design, somewhat lacking comfortable feeling; reception desk staff very friendly and helpful with my requests.
  • The first night of my stay I dined in the Brassarie. I was told at first there were no tables avaiable, but one was found for me. There were, in fact, several empty tables when I was seated which were never filled while I was in the dinning room. After placing my order I had to wait an unacceptably long time to be served both my salad and main dish. For each I had to inquire what was taking so long to prepare my food. The staff was helpful when asked, but not overly attentive throughout the meal. The quality of the food was passable at best, not of the standard I would have expected from a hotel this quality. After this unfortunate experience I took all my meals outside of the hotel.
10.0
  • (Families with older children)
  • + beautiful place, near the centrum of the city excelent services
10.0
  • (Other)
  • + Service,staff and hotel were 5 star. Staff very helpful and eager to make your stay very pleasent. Can't beat the location the City Centre is on your doorstep
  • The ringing of the Bells every 1/2 hour at night, however you will have this regardless of where you stay in Utrecht.
9.2
  • (Older couples)
  • + Very nice rooms, good bed, beautiful bathroom. Nice, prompt and thorough room service. Accurate billing and good desk service.
  • Breakfast is outrageously expensive.
10.0
  • (Families with young children)
  • + excellent baby-friendly accommodation excellent staff wonderful rooms
  • none
9.4
  • (Young couples)
  • + The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. There was a festival going on in the park near the hotel and a member of the staff waited for us in the grounds until we returned so he could give us free tickets to the fair! Breakfast was delicious and served in a beautiful dinning room. Location of the hotel is beautiful. Room was quiet, despite the festival and very central.
  • It was a very hot week when we visited and the airconditioning didn't work (the fan worked but no cool air came out of the unit). Also there was a lot of noise when the room next to ours used their shower, however this was probably noticable because they used it at 2am.
10.0
  • (Other)
  • + Breakfast buffet is great!
9.2
  • (Older couples)
  • + This is our favorite hotel in the middle of a wonderful old city!
8.6
  • (Young couples)
  • + Very good service, we were upgraded to a suite which was lovely
  • Paint needs refreshing in the annex

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