Reviewed by 344 guests
Lovely staff. Excellent service. Wonderful food. Comfortable beds. Bathroom facilities . Will be returning in August.
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.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 and 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!
344 Reviews98% of guests recommend this hotel
City Centre, Museum Quarter