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Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht

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Geertebolwerk 1, 3511 XA Utrecht, The Netherlands
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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london england
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just spent 4 nights in the hotel visiting family who live nearby. The hotel is in a great location, near the centre, close to the station, but very quiet. It is set in delightful grounds. We had a room in the modern Roman wing which was spacious and comfortable. The bathroom had a bath (slow filling) and a separate... More 

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Lihue
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If Utrecht is the only place you've ever been this hotel would rank as a 5. It is a very nice hotel and definitely considered one of the best in Utrecht by the locals. There are two restaurants - one high end and one moderate. I only ate at the moderate brasserie and found the food to be about average... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The front of the hotel hides the grandeur held behind. Great decor, friendly staff, nice rooms of a good size, high end bathrooms - only complaint is the beds could be slightly better - but that is being ultra critical. Only here for a single night and ate out, as the city centre is so close and it was a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice rooms (clean and well presented), very friendly/helpful staff. Great location (close to the town). Good breakfast. Reasons for not getting 5* you had to pay for parking. Bath was slow to draw full. Bed was broken when we arrived (this was dealt with quickly and in a very customer friendly way, moved to new room.) Would be happy... More 

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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The entrance to this hotel is elegant, if rather understated - the entry foyer is modest in size, with no flashy furnishings which are found in so many of the larger hotels. There is one lift. But then, the foyer was never crowded, the front desk staff are so friendly and eager to help with bookings, and we hardly ever... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is a 5 star hotel that opened in 1999, but seems to have gotten beds from the 1980's at a bargain sale. The staff is excellent, the buildings grand and pleasant. Food and service very good. It is not a very expensive hotel, so you get a 5 star hotel for the price of a 3 star hotel... More 

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Family of five (kids ages: 8, 5 and 2 years). 2 rooms with connecting door at the modern new building. Everything was great: the room, hospitality, breakfast and location. Definitely worth the money! Free parking. Free fast and stable wifi. Highly recommend

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Washington DC
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42 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms are large and well appointed. High ceilings, AC, safe, minibar, large windows that open. Comfortable bed. TVs could be bigger that is nitpicking. The bathrooms are higher-end. It probably isn't a 5 star, but it sure is a nice 4 star hotel. The location is a 5 minute walk from Utrecht central (exit near the buses) but in... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I really don't have anything negative to write about this hotel - very good and friendly service, very nice old historic settings combined with quiet very modern technology rooms. The open-air bar is very nice when the weather allows for sitting out. The location is perfect with the Dom Tower of Utrecht just a 5-10 minute walk away. Utrecht itself... More 

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Washington, DC
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137 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This hotel is billed as a five star and hits those notes with a Michelin star restaurant, beautiful grounds, attentive staff, 24 hour room service and turn down service. However, the rooms are dated. I stayed in a large room in the main building (where the reception is), which was offered to me for a nominal 10€ / night and... More 

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