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Grand Hotel Karel V

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Property amenities
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Banquet Room
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Park View


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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
139Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
44Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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We stayed in the main (Medieval) wing at Grand Hotel Karel V on a Friday and Saturday night. The hotel building is old (when a door slammed, our wall by the bed shook; if someone upstairs calls the lift first, you get a free ride upstairs before reaching the ground floor) with
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We had a very pleasant stay at the hotel with an excellent 4 course dinner, of course with beautiful wines every single course! Thanks to the sommelier and all other employees who made our stay excellent!
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Response from Wendyv2060, Front Office Manager at Grand Hotel Karel V
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Andrehof, Thank you for the beautiful review. We will share your kind words with our colleagues from the restaurant. We hope to welcome you again in the near future! With warm regards, Wendy van Espelo-Kluft Front Office Manager
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Extremely attentive, courteous, friendly, in one word: professional service - from the reception to restaurant services and to room service. Youthful, highly motivated, enthusiastic manager and staff. The Bistro serves exceptionally good food and offers a selection of wines in
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Response from Wendyv2060, Front Office Manager at Grand Hotel Karel V
Responded Mar 12, 2019
Dear bittmann2015, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. It is a true pleasure to read that you enjoyed the hotel so much. We will share the beautiful compliments about the staff with all our employees, they must be very proud when they read this review. We hope to welcome you again in the near future! With warm regards, Wendy van Espelo-Kluft Front Office Manager
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We arrived early and the reception allowed us to go straight to our room with no hassle. They upgraded us to a larger suite. The room was in the new Roman wing and very comfortable. There were armchairs and chairs for the desk. The bathroom had an extendable mirror with lighting
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Response from Wendyv2060, Front Office Manager at Grand Hotel Karel V
Responded Feb 27, 2019
Dear Nick L, We would like to thank you for this beautiful review. It is a pleasure to read that you found Grand Hotel Karel V a delight to stay, an absolute honor! We would like to thank you for your kind words regarding our staff, we are happy that you have enjoyed the upgraded room in the Roman Wing. Did you also had the time to visit our wellness area? Looking forward welcoming you again in our hotel! With warm regards, Wendy van Espelo-Kluft Front Office Manager
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For work I had to be in Utrecht and we decided to stay 2 nights here to combine work and family. Unfortunately I could not use the swimming pool because that was in another building and only accessible via an outdoor entrance and it was too cold to go there in a bathrobe.. Staff
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Response from Wendyv2060, Front Office Manager at Grand Hotel Karel V
Responded Jan 3, 2019
Dear gerardaVeldhoven, Thank you for the four star review. The swinning pool is indeed located in another builing and accessible via an outdoor entrace. We are sorry that you did not use the welness because of this reason. We do hope you were able to enjoy the hotel and the lively centre of Utrecht right next door and that you have made some beautiful memories. We hope we get the chance to welcome you back soon! With warm regards, Wendy van Espelo-Kluft Front Office Manager
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The Miffy suite was made especially for Nijntjes birthday. We extended the Miffy package (suite) until end of this year, as most activities such as Art Parade (statues around in Utrecht including hotel garden) are finished. The new Nijntje museum will open on 6th of February. I think this will be a great museum for your daughter to visit. Surely we can place the Miffy items, we are allowed to keep, in the family suite and contribute to your daughters first holiday. Looking forward to welcoming you and your family!
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How much is the resort charge?
Approx €230 a night excluding breakfast.
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Do you have a room/suite large enough for family of 4 adults?
I stayed in this hotel last November, and I stayed in one of the suites. There is enough room for a family of four. This hotel is the best in Utrecht.
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Do you have a free parking?
Good morning Einat, Thank you for your message. We have parking places on the hotel ground for hotel guests (€15/day) and free parking for restaurant guests. Bistro guests can park at Springweg parking which is just a few minutes by foot. Kind regards, Grand Hotel Karel V
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Beste Amein, Onze vacatures zijn beschikbaar via onze hotelwebsite. Heeft u een interessante vacature gezien? Dan kunt u reageren via personeelszaken@karelv.nl door CV en motivatie brief te sturen. Met vriendelijke groet, Grand Hotel Karel V
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"quiet rooms with park view"
"next time i prefer a room near the swimming pool.."
"Perfect venue for Wedding, Romantic Dinner, Special Occasions and the hotel is gorgeous."
"Ask for the suites in the Napoleon wing overlooking the garden and the fountain. Quiet and a nice view."
"some of the 4th floor rooms have a nice view"
$173 - $274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
The NetherlandsUtrecht ProvinceUtrecht
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