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Grand Hotel Karel V Hotel

Geertebolwerk 1 Geertebolwerk 1, 3511 XA Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands Show Map | Official Site

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About Grand Hotel Karel V

Grand Hotel Karel V is situated in Utrecht and is within a short walk of nearby landmarks, including the Centraal Museum and Dom Tower. Some of the popular facilities at this unique 5-star hotel include an indoor pool and a Turkish steam bath.

There are a range of amenities on offer to guests of Grand Hotel Karel V, including a sauna, a beauty centre and meeting facilities. For a fast and effortless check-in and departure experience, guests can benefit from the express check-in/check-out facility.

All the rooms at Grand Hotel Karel V provide a mini bar, slippers and free wireless internet access. They are air conditioned and offer a telephone, tea and coffee making facilities and an in-room safe.

Those staying at the hotel can enjoy a beverage at Bar & Lounge, before savouring a meal at Restaurant Karel 5. A wide selection of eating options can also be found in the surrounding area.

Grand Hotel Karel V is within walking distance of Utrecht Centraal Railway Station, connecting guests with the surrounding area. The surrounding area is also famous for its shopping.

Excellent 9.0
2,572 guest reviews

Hotel Features


Fitness center, Massage, Cycling, Pay-per-view channels


Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.


Business center, Car rental, Concierge service, Laundry service, Meeting/Banquet facilities, Daily housekeeping, Fax/photocopying, Hammam (Turkish bath), Contactless check-in/check-out, Spa, Babysitting/child services (surcharge), Airport shuttle


Increased accessibility, EV charging station, Gift shop, Laundry facilities, Room service, Smoke alarms, Indoor pool, No smoking, Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, Express check out, Hairdryer, Air-conditioned, 24hr front desk, Sauna, Storage available, Terrace/Patio, Elevator, Minibar, Bathtub, Breakfast in the room, Bridal suite, Desk, Fire extinguisher, Flat-screen TV, Free toiletries, Heating, Newspapers, Pants press, Private bathroom, Private parking, Radio, Safety deposit box, Seating area, Shared lounge/TV area, Shower, Slippers, Solarium, Telephone, Toilet, TV, Valet parking, VIP room facilities, Ironing service, Shoeshine, Bathrobe, Garden, Spa and wellness center, First-aid kit, Physical distancing in dining areas, Physical distancing rules, Process in place to check health of guests, CCTV in common areas, CCTV outside property, Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas, Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas, Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus, Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays, Food can be delivered to guest accommodation, Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning service, Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities, Parking (surcharge), Steam room, Safe


Free Wi-Fi, Internet


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Grand Hotel Karel V reviews

Grand Hotel Karel V
from 2,572 reviews

Rating summary

  • Cleanliness 9.1
  • Comfort 9.1
  • Location 9.7
  • Services 9.0
  • Staff 9.4
  • Value for money 8.4

Recent reviews of Grand Hotel Karel V

  • Osama Bin Khalid

    Sep 2018

    Verified Stay

    Very Good

    Karel V. is centrally located within Utrecht, yet at the same time quiet. The park is extremely beautiful and well maintained. The building complex - a former convent and a former hospital - are really impressive and in the best of Façon. The on-site bistro serves excellent and creative cuisine. Everything was great. The actual hotel restaurant was not 'used' for lack of demand. We did not realize if this was a temporary or final condition. The maid could have worked more thoroughly: so-called 'neuralgic' places were overlooked: in the bathroom thick dust layers on lamps and upper shower fittings, under the sink thick, older layers of dust on tiles and processes. The sheets were not taut, the pajamas 'crumpled' or put somewhere.

  • Molly M

    Aug 2018

    Verified Stay

    Excellent Hotel!

    Rooms were modern, large bedroom opening into bright lounge with adjoining dining area and study. Beautiful toilet facilities which were cleaned to perfection and replenished every day, twice if requested. Everything required and more was there for your comfort. Two restaurants, both busy with excellent meals, one having a Michelin star and you will see why. Breakfast was very good and included champagne. Main dining room was stunning with three sets of fantastic chandeliers. Though the hotel is central, it is situated in enclosed gardens and we found it to be very quiet. Staff catered for your every need and were friendly yet unobtrusive which we like. The hotel is near the old section of town and two or three short streets take you to old canals which are lined with small restaurants, cafes, quiet bars and a nice selections of small interesting shops. The railway station is only several hundred yards away from hotel door. We loved it and would definitely stay in this hotel if we return to the area. Utrect is well situated for many of Netherlands places of interest and we would recommend it and the Grand Hotel Karel V.

  • Maria D

    Aug 2018

    Verified Stay

    Just Perfect!

    Grand Hotel Karel V is a great hotel, truly five stars. The staff is very helpful, very well trained and very accommodating, which is not always the case in the Netherlands. Rooms are generally good size. It's very clean, and if you get a room in the new 'roman' wing, the decoration style is great, a very designer like, very cozy and luxury. The swimming pool and spa area are really nice. Breakfast is superb, one of the best I ever had in a hotel and I travel a lot. The location is perfect for Utrecht, very close to the station, on a quiet street and just 5 minutes from the busiest shopping street. Overall, compared to most hotels I have stayed in Amsterdam this is a much better choice.