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Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht

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Geertebolwerk 1, 3511 XA Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht
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Ranked #2 of 21 Hotels in Utrecht
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very nice location for this very comfortable and cosy hotel; the staff is friendly and professional ; rooms are clean and very nicely decorated, the restaurants and other gardens are very nice and "chic" I recommend the hotel for a quiet business "retraite" or a romantic weekend.

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This really is a good hotel - right in the best location in Utrecht. Stayed here for three nights and could not have chosen a better hotel. Superb staff, room and food. What more can one want. Ten minutes walk from the centraal station or 7 euros by taxi. Spa, fitness centre and one of the best steaks I ever... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This hotel stands out for virtually all others I have stayed at in the Netherlands as offering a little slice of history in a tranquil, but city centre location. I was lucky enough to stay while there was snow and waking up to walk through the courtyard to see Chaffinches playing in the snow is not something you can see... More 

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Montreux, Switzerland
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18 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

Great location, excellent service, beautiful clean rooms. Nothing to fault at all with this hotel. Wifi worked everywhere too. Staff were polite and helpful. Would stay here again for business or leisure.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is a veerrryy nice hotel. Staff is super friendly. Great food (quality and taste). The rooms were nice and clean. Bathroom as well. In-room service is good and internet (wi-fi) coverage is also good --> in the room I was not encountering problems with it. All in all, great hotel. I will stay here one more time if needed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We have lived in Utrecht ourselves and new this was one of the best hotels around, but just never had a reason to sleep here. Now we've moved abroad and were visiting family and friends over Christmas and New Years, we thought: yes, finally a reason to book Karel IV! After seeing the standard room, we decided to pay that... More 

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18 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A really lovely elegant, well run old style hotel. Impressive from the moment you pull up outside! stylish, immaculate, staff very attentive and helpful. Food in the brasserie wonderful and prepared in front of you. Would thoroughly recommend and sincerely hope to go back again.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

An old monastery/abbey, with history going back further still, converted sympathetically to a hotel with some new build in the grounds. About 10-15 minutes walk from the station and/or town centre, with a canal outside the front - in the process of being extended back along its former course, so will be even better once the works are finished. Room... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The hotel is very grand, except you don't stay in that part - it seems that that is all for show and the restaurants. The rooms are in a separate building that is NOT attached to the main hotel building. This means that if you want to go to breakfast, visit the lobby, etc, you need a coat if it... More 

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27 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Right in the city of Utrect within walking distance of the station. The only issue is the bar is downstairs! And there is no coffee lounge. The staff are friendly, helpful and efficient, the breakfast is excellent as are the restaurants, although the food is fancy and can be expensive.

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