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Grand Hotel Karel V

| Utrecht, Netherlands
 

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Overview

Former monastery transformed into a luxury hotel offering a Michelin-star restaurant, wellness facility with swimming pool, sauna, solarium, and steam facilities. Located in the heart of the city, hotel is close to Science Park Utrecht, cafes, museums, and boutiques.
Situated in the historic center of Utrecht amongst a peaceful garden, Grand Hotel Karel V is located within the former headquarters of the Teutonic Order, a block of buildings known as the Duties House, dating back to the fourteenth century. Converted into a luxury hotel and convention site in 1999, the property offers 121 guest rooms and suites, fine dining, and wellness facilities.

The historic building has welcomed dignitaries for centuries, including Emperor Charles V and his sister Maria of Hungary during the Chapter Meeting of the Order of the Golden Fleece in 1546. Today, the hotel's guest rooms and suites are set within the Roman and Napoleontic Wings. Luxury accommodations combine modern styling with historic influences, such as wood floors, minibars, trouser presses, flat-screen TVs, sitting areas, and work desks with laptop connections. Bathrooms have showers and baths with separate toilets, and many rooms have balconies. Deluxe Split-Level Rooms have unique second floor spaces, and upgraded rooms feature views of historic Utrecht.

For dining, the award-winning Restaurant Karel 5 offers a gastronomic experience. Set within a historic space, the restaurant has coffered ceilings, paintings, crystal chandeliers, fireplace, and an extensive wine list. There's also Bistro Karel 5 with a casual setting, terrace, bar, and lounge.

The wellness center has a swimming pool, solarium, steam facilities, and sauna. Guests also have access to the hotel’s surrounding gardens, and there are 12 meeting rooms available.

Location & Map

Hotel Address:
  • Grand Hotel Karel V
  • Geertebolwerk 1
  • Utrecht, 3511 XA
  • Netherlands

Location Summary
Historical buildings surrounded by 10,000 sqm of gardens in the city center. Within walking distance of Central Station, the hotel is adjacent to the medieval shopping center, canals, museums, and the Jaarbeurs exhibition and congress center. Property is located about 35 km from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

Directions to Hotel
Hotel is about 35 km from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, and within walking distance of Central Station.

Highlights & Reviews

Banquets & Meetings
12 meeting rooms.
Fine Dining On Site
Grand Restaurant Karel V with a Michelin Star.
Biking Touring
Bikes available on site.
Casino Gambling
Holland Casino Utrecht.


Guest Review Highlights

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Couple

66% (1208)

Solo

14% (256)

Family

12% (220)

Business

8% (146)

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Amenities

Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Disabled Access
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Pets Allowed
    - Pool Indoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Biking Touring
    - Casino Gambling
    - Shopping
    - Theatre & Museums

World's Best Awards


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Grand Hotel Karel V
Utrecht, Netherlands