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Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht
Ranked #2 of 22 Hotels in Utrecht
Certificate of Excellence
UK
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30 reviews
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“Excellent Accommodation”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Spent three nights here in a great apartment. Great location and facilities.

Room was first class, modern, comfortable and of high standard. Very clean.

We had an issue on arrival, late when checked into the wrong type of accommodation, against what we had booked. All dealt with by their professional staff to our complete satisfaction.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

The hotel is very centrally located and the staff lovely. The main restaurant was expensive and the food a bit obscure but the bistro was really compact but and simple with excellent food. The room was very spacious and unusual with the loft. Ideal for a business trip combined with pleasure. The spa was a treat. It was nice to have a bath and a shower too. The staff were fantastic.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Winchcombe, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Really good location near the station and near the city. Easy walking to both. Staff are fantastic very helpful and kind. Breakfast was very good as was the service. Rooms clean and well set out. The only downside was the bath/shower with glass door - difficult to get into!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paraty
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

We did a family trip to Holland and staying at Karel V was a treat.
My mom stayed at the main building with my nice and younger sister and I stayed at the new addition with my older sister. The older building is better, more character and more care. But what we love the most it was the 5 stars service. Lovely staff
The best breakfast ever. The restaurants are amazing, the kitchen closes at 10pm, but you could ask for room service all night long with the same menu.
I loved the herbal gardens. The hotel it is located on the heart of town so you can walk safely any time of the day or night. The central station is located 3 blocks away, so it makes transportation very easy.
The 2 stars for cleanliness is for my room only.
Amei!!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Kerala
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2013

I stayed here 5 nights during my business trip last year. It’s a very nice hotel. They have clean and very spacious rooms and more over its a historic building. Rooms are well maintained. Near to the central station – only walking distance. Good room service and very professional front office staff. Breakfast was also good.

I was on a business trip so didn’t had a chance to use other facilities.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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germany
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62 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2013

It is difficult to add anything new to the other positive reviews.This hotel just ticks all the boxes; interesting historic building, modern well furnished rooms, fantastic central location, lovely staff, secure parking for a reasonable 15 Euro, free Wifi, top restaurant but cheaper alternatives available close by, lovely spa facilities. What more could the traveller want?!
Oh, and even though we arrived at a very early 10.30am a room was available and we were checked in.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2013

I stay at the Karel V every month for work and overall I have to say I like it.

Unfortunately due my company's corporate rate I always get allocated an executive room in the Roman wing - these rooms are average at best. Having previously stayed in the main building I know they have some very nice rooms in this hotel.

One of the highlights of this hotel is the brasserie - the food is excellent and I love the open plan kitchen. Service in the brasserie could be tighter but it doesn't overly detract from the high quality of the food.

The gym/wellness area is pretty small and basic but the receptionists at this hotel are always welcoming and very professional.

In summary, nice hotel but avoid the rooms in the Roman wing if you can.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht

Property: Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht
Address: Geertebolwerk 1, 3511 XA Utrecht, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > Utrecht Province > Utrecht
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 22 Hotels in Utrecht
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht 5*
Number of rooms: 121
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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