We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht

Travelers' Choice award winner
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Best prices for:1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

534 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 348: English reviews
Bucharest, Romania
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The building is charming; my room was absolutely comfortable; the staff is very helpful and kind. The Grand Restaurant Karol V is one of the best restaurants I have ever found in northern Europe. Do not leave the hotel without trying it! Well located. Lovely rooms. Great staff - really friendly and helpful.

Helpful?
Thank Antoaneta33
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A large and charming hotel on the fringe of the centre and within easy walking distance of the railway station. Our room in the main house was a good size (it was a delux) and felt roomy and comfortable although the little alcove with a settee and tv wasn't likely to get much use. Not genuinely 5 star quality but... More 

Helpful?
Thank Peter T
Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our experience at Grand Hotel Karel V was phenomenal! The friendliness of the staff and attentiveness to their guests was 5 star service! The location was clean, beautiful and very nice. We would stay at Grand Hotel Karel V again and recommend it to anyone visiting Utrecht.

Helpful?
Thank a2th
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

First, the hotel is very close to the center of Utrecht and located close to all the attractions of the old City. The grounds of the hotel are very nice and like a park setting. The hotel has a lot of history and the grounds reflect that. Very beautiful. Although close to the City center it is a very quiet... More 

Helpful?
Thank Timothy P
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Lovely hotel right near the centre of Utrecht. Pretty buildings with a beautiful court yard in a quiet location. Very comfortable room with large bed. Spotlessly clean. Lovely bar with great service and a wide selection of drinks. Easy to book online. Would stay again.

Helpful?
Thank ARHart
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

The hotel is in a beautiful setting. It is within easy walking distance of the train station and has easy access to the town center. I had dinner in the brasserie - slow cooked lamb - excellent. My room is a modern building at the side of the main hotel. Rooms were clean and functional, but not what I would... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dave S
Ferrara
Level Contributor
57 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

the hotel is quite good not far from the city canals. the rooms are divided into different buildings and this can cause some difficulties on arrival. the room was well furnished and clean. I didn't like the wc in a very tiny small ambient and I had to use it always with open door or I will have felt like... More 

Helpful?
Thank the_expert_traveler
Espoo, Finland
Level Contributor
21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We stayed in this hotel 14 years ago in a wedding and now 'again' for one night. Our room was at the building next to main building. Room was spacious, clean and had separate toilet from the bathroom but somehow style needs an update. Personnel was mostly really friendly, guy who carried the luggage especially. Garden is beautiful and birds... More 

Helpful?
Thank KMervi
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

It is perhaps the best hotel of The Netherlands. We always tell to our friends about this hotel. We have never seen hotels before like this. The service in the hotel is amazing. The breakfast is really fantastic. The location is perfect. It is very close to the old center of Utrecht. The rooms are very spacious and nicely decorated.... More 

Helpful?
Thank bryanwhite1950
Level Contributor
109 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We've stayed at this hotel so many times and absolutely love coming back (especially given how much we love Utrecht). The service is extremely professional, the hotel is spotless, the grounds are particulalry lovely on sunny days, the breakfast is scrumptious, the rooms are beautifully decorated, the hotel has a lot of history...our only complaint would be the bed and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Alizeh H
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

251 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (197)
Viewed
Room/Suite (44)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (56)
Viewed
View from Room (15)
Viewed
Bathroom (14)
Viewed
Dining (19)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (5)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
1:29
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (40)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (54)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (40)
Viewed
Dining (9)
Viewed
Other (5)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Utrecht hotels
Mary K Hotel
#1 of 19 in Utrecht
5.0 of 5 stars 191 reviews
NH Utrecht
#3 of 19 in Utrecht
4.0 of 5 stars 285 reviews
Park Plaza Utrecht
#11 of 19 in Utrecht
3.5 of 5 stars 978 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Eye Hotel
#8 of 19 in Utrecht
4.5 of 5 stars 93 reviews
Hotel Mitland
#4 of 19 in Utrecht
4.0 of 5 stars 426 reviews
Lange Nieuwstraat
NH Centre Utrecht
NH Centre Utrecht
#9 of 19 in Utrecht
3.5 of 5 stars 385 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Pool
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Pool
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Grand Hotel Karel V Grand Hotel and Restaurant Karel V is a unique 5-star hotel in the historic centre of Utrecht. This is where medieval charm and modern luxury come together. The splendid complex of buildings and magnificent courtyard gardens dates from the 14th century and was reopened in 1999 after an impressive renovation. Where the knights of the Teutonic Order once resided, with Charles V and his sister Maria of Hungary among their prominent guests, these very walls now house: •121 exceptional rooms and suites, •the gourmet Grand Restaurant, •the convivial Brasserie Goeie Louisa with its authentic local dishes •the medieval Caves Caroli cellar bar •a wellness centre with indoor swimming pool •13 magnificent stylish function rooms where your meeting, congress, conference, product presentation, dinner, wedding or family party is guaranteed to be an outstanding, prestigious experience •10,000 m2 courtyard garden with a delightful terrace - the best kept secret in Utrecht Our enthusiastic staff will do everything to provide all you need for an unforgettable stay in a relaxed atmosphere. Central location Grand Hotel and Restaurant Karel V is located in the heart of the historic centre of Utrecht, at walking distance from all the major sights and entertainment venues, with a view of the Dom, close to the Central Station and arterial roads. The hotel has its own car park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht

Address: Geertebolwerk 1, 3511 XA Utrecht, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > Utrecht Province > Utrecht
Price Range: $166 - $272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht 5*
Number of rooms: 121
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Odigeo, Travelocity, Agoda and Priceline so you can book your Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Utrecht
#1 Romantic Hotel in Utrecht
#1 Business Hotel in Utrecht
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay