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Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here 5th-7th May, the rooms are spacious, well appointed and as the hotel is on two floors has a lovely ambience. It has been a monastery and military hospital in the past, and the historical links lend a real atmosphere to the place. We ate there in the bistro on the first evening and I can only describe...

Thank ian s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A central location for business in Utrecht. Very comfortable and relaxing. Had a great nights sleep - best I have ever had away on business. Staff extremely polite and helpful. Hotel is spotless. Would highly recommend a stay here.

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place looks like its a great place for a spa retreat, but we were there for only one night and didn't sample much of its amenities. It does have on site parking - at a price - which is good if you are driving in. And its a 5 minute walk from old town Utrecht which is great for...

Thank Flying_Rog
Reviewed 1 week ago

nice hotel , a bit old but some areas are renovated , the location is excellent , when you see the pic you don't expect such a historical place to be in the middle of down town , the team at reception are very helpful and nice, i didn't try the restaurant for dining experience , but as for the...

Thank wadadb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my go to hotel in Utrecht. It's conveniently located in the old town, just a few minutes walk from bars, restaurants and shops. There are three room types. The superior rooms are located in the main building and are absolutely huge, with sash windows and a canopy over the bed. The other rooms are in a newer building...

Thank Jill M
Cypress, Texas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via 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...

Thank birdie19862016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 17 April 2017

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 17 April 2017 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 16 April 2017

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...

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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: $203 - $364 (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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“don't choose the ground floor that have view on parking as they are a bit noisy”
wadadb, 10 May 2017 | Read review
“Try and get a top floor room. They have real character.”
JohnGunderson, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had a room in the Roman building - quiet and no complaints”
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“get a room in the main building for better atmosphere”
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