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Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
USD 236*
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Cypress, Texas
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Room was smallish, but nice. Bathroom was quite large with a great soaking tub, separate shower, plenty of amenities. The location was quiet, but walking distance to many attractions, shops, restaurants and the train. I even walked to the Sportcentrum Galgenwaard, which was about 1.5 miles, but a pleasant walk. Peaceful grounds, an elegant bar and lovely Bistro, with good...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I visited this hotel for a special celebration. We decided to stay in Utrecht as a welcome change from Amsterdam where I'm from. We stayed in a beautiful room on the third floor, overlooking the historic garden. One really does not get the idea he or she are right in the busy center of the bustling city...

Thank Wiebe H
Reviewed 1 week ago

A superb hotel located perfectly with brilliant accommodating staff. The room was fantastic, high ceilings, a large spacious bathroom with separate shower and bath. The hotel amenities are superb, from the grounds to the wellness area. The staff were extremely accommodating. The hotel itself is a 10 min walk from the train station and a 3 mins walk to the...

Thank rootuid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed as a family of 3 for 2 nights over Easter weekend. The location of the hotel is perfect for exploring the city, a short walk from the station and also the town. The staff on the front desk were very helpful and knowledgable, and no request was a problem for them. The room we had in the old...

Thank Tim T
Uithoorn, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just visited this historic hotel and were delighted by it. It has an old-world charm about it. We had an Empire room on the 4th floor, which gave us a great view of the Dom, the back courtyard and the rooftops of Utrecht. We didn't eat at the restaurant, however breakfast was fantastic, with a separate menu for...

Thank Susie v
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was probably my 12th time in Karel V and I must say over the years the place has only improved. This time I stayed in the classic wing, for the first time and it was totally worth the upgrade, the room was big, well decorated and had a lovely view of the courtyard. the service was fantastic as always....

Thank UrbanNomad7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only stayed one night as we were attending a concert that evening. Having come from the very touristy area of Amsterdam, this was the exact opposite. While it has tourists, Utrecht is far more laid back and relaxed with little or no pressure to spend or do things. We were very early at the hotel and despite this we...

Thank JohnGunderson
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here in August 2016 for three nights. The location of this hotel is wonderful - close to everything yet felt isolated and quiet. I was surprised how average this hotel was for the cost. The room and furnishings felt old, although it was a large room. Average bathroom and amenities. While we were here, most of the grounds...

Thank Steph198405
Arequipa Region, Peru
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

"Classical yet contemporary! The spacy room provided for my one night stay at Grand Hotel Karel V is nothing but exceptional. The room is located in the very end of the floor where I could enjoy the long carpet way from the elevator. Inside the room is a well-thought division of every guest’s needs. Designed with the classy cloth connected...

Thank TwoMonkeysTravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is very well located just next to the old town, has a great inner coartyard (with small park), has all the services of a good quality five star hotel and has different styles of rooms. I had a deluxe room in the roman wing. Room was spacious but rather old fashioned decorated. Bathroom had light from outside but...

Thank Olivier O

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Grand Hotel Karel V – Historical Hospitality From former monastery to a military hospital to a 5* hotel that tells its guests the story of the building’s extensive history. The monumental Napoleontic wing and modern Roman wing together boost 121 exclusive rooms and suits and offers modern facilities, such as Nespresso coffee, digital television and wellness facilities. “Taking care of you, inspired by our historical DNA” Karel 5 GASTRO · BISTRO · EVENTS – Culinary experience & Memorable events Restaurant Karel 5 represents ‘Elegant Dining’ is guided by Chef de Cuisine Vito Reekers and Maitre-Sommelier Johan Kragtwijk. Bistro Karel 5 – one of the oldest monastery kitchens in The Netherlands – is defined as ‘Casual Classic’ and offers lunch, diner and bits. The Bar & Lounge, which is a part of Bistro Karel 5, is a hot spot for a one-on-one business meeting, a cup of coffee and drinks with bites. Every day vibrant events take place at Karel 5; from intimate business socials and international congresses to weddings and family dinners. Inspiring solutions for every event at a special historical location. Situated in Utrecht city centre With a view on the Dom tower and the hotel’s 10.000 m2 of city gardens, the hotel is a green oasis in the midst of the roaring city center of Utrecht. Together with ample parking facilities and in just several minutes walking distance from Utrecht Central Station, Grand Hotel Karel V is the perfect venue to explore the city’s museums, shops and canals. The highlights of the city are, amongst others, the Dom tower, DOMunder and the Central Museum. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht

Address: Geertebolwerk 1, 3511 XA Utrecht, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > Utrecht Province > Utrecht
Price Range: $196 - $341 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht 5*
Number of rooms: 121
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“Try and get a top floor room. They have real character.”
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“Roman wing is stuck in roman times, needs serious renovations”
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