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Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My no 1 choice of Hotel when staying in Utrecht. I was amazed at how reasonably priced this hotel is most of the time.(there have been nights where it isnt quite so reasonable). Fantastic breakfast and dining available - wonderful gardens to walk about. If you walk through the hotel the back entrance leads to the town if you want... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You will have a largely unexceptionable stay here. The location is convenient to the main railway station. The grounds are well-kept. The corridors are clean (as was my room). Dinner at the restaurant was very good. The personnel are friendly. The towels are large, soft, and thirsty; the water pressure is high and the supply of hot water generous. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its clear to come back. History is around and living @Grand Hotel Karel V. Excellent service, fine dinner. Breakfast is worth to mentioned. You wont disappoint. Its only question when I am staying again...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at this Hotel for one night after a very long trip. In this Hotel you can rest enough in your room or stroll in the Hotel yard or even very beautiful surroundings. With every choice, you will have the best joy and comfort. The hotel is clean and the bed sheets are shining. toiletries are the best and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much did I love this property, and Utrecht, I doubled my stay from four nights to eight. Eight nights in a hotel is certainly enough to make it feel like home. More than 500 years old, formerly a monastery and a military hospital, it's hard to believe it was restored to its current opulence less than 20 years ago.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

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.

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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 

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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.

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  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Pool
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  • Wheelchair access
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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: $174 - $314 (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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