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Carlton President
Ranked #8 of 22 Hotels in Utrecht
Reviewed 11 December 2013

Really enjoy staying in the Carlton for business, Frank in the bar keeps you entertained when staying solo and the food is great. Im a little lazy so I haven't hit the fitness room but I hear it is very good.

The service is excellent and the shuttle bus is very handy when travelling in themmornings and evenings.
II have stayed twice and would recommend this hotel. I am looking forward to my next visit.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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CarltonUtrecht, General Manager at Carlton President, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2013

Dear guest,

What a pleasure it is reading your review.

Of course I will pass on your compliments to our bartender Frank. We’re very proud to have a bartender like him.

We are looking forward to your next visit!

Best regards from us all at Carlton President.

Bart Blikman
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

Positioned on the boundary of Utrecht and Maarsen this is a Pleasent and well appointed hotel. Hotel has everything you need and The Restaurant is populated by locals as well as guests. Rich menu. Plus for this hotel is that it is on a main bus route with the 37 travelling between Maarssen and Utrecht railway stations. And if you do not fancy public transport then you can book the hotel shuttle at peak time to Maarssen station and local business. Really helpful and friendly staff make for an effortless stay. I stay here regularly when I travel to the area.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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CarltonUtrecht, General Manager at Carlton President, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2013

Dear sir,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us online.

Great to read that you enjoyed our restaurant and its menu. Also thank you for the compliments on my team!

Hope to see you soon on your next trip to Utrecht or Amsterdam.

Best regards,

Bart Blikman
General Manager

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Reviewed 9 December 2013

This hotel is local to my company office although it is the first time I have stayed there. The staff are professional and very friendly. The evening bar man is a good host and remembered my drink and room number the following day.
The rooms are well appointed and comfortable. I will certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Terry B
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CarltonUtrecht, General Manager at Carlton President, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2013

Dear Terry,

We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your stay so immensely.

Thank you very much for your wonderful comments about my team and the hotel.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Best regards,

Bart Blikman
General Manager

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Reviewed 5 December 2013

A pleasantly appointed hotel quite near the city of Utrecht. The rooms are very spacious and so are the washrooms. If you're they type that's allergic to traffic noise - the hotel is not situated near high speed roads - so its rather quiet - and even more so - if you choose a room facing away from the roads. The dining options are good - to above average. What must be given a complement is the maintenance of the property - that definitely stands above much of the competition in the area. The only let down was the pool - which is more of a jacuzzi with a pillar in the middle taking up most of the space. It is seriously small - so i would not recommend planning a dip.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Thank randomtraveller78
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CarltonUtrecht, General Manager at Carlton President, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2013

Dear Randomtra,

Thank you so much for these very kind words.

It is a pleasure to read that you are sharing your experience in the hotel with other guests with this review.

I hope we can meet in person next time when you are visiting Utrecht of Amsterdam.

Best regards,

Bart Blikman
General Manager

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Reviewed 14 November 2013

Over the last 10 years, for my business travel to Utrecht, I have had the occasion to stay in this hotel and each time, I have come to the same conclusion. Great people, good facility but the cons below make the difference ...

The pros: great fitness room (with even a jacuzzi), good restaurant, efficient/clean/quality rooms (need a bit of an upgrade but that's coming), friendly personnel all around and of course, a special mention to Franck (who should be given a promotion as he really is the life of the place and a fantastic ambassador ... relegated just to the bar)

The cons: the usual hotel sticking-it-to-you with charges for parking (c'mon, this place is in an commercial zone!!) and then water. The restaurant is good but because there is no competition so expensive. English TV is sadly lacking with only news programs in English (compared to 6 german stations ...) Finally, they should rethink how every guest's door slams and echoes through the hotel (unfortunately, this is not unique to Carlton).

Overall, I recommend this place because it is essentially what a hotel should be, efficient and friendly.

Room Tip: Be careful of leaving the windows open in warmer weather - mosquitos. Take the bus into Utrecht in t...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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CarltonUtrecht, General Manager at Carlton President, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2013

Dear Stuart,

Thank you for this great and honest review. Your kind words are greatly appreciated by all our staff members and by my colleague Frank in particular.

How nice to read that you have enjoyed so many times the Carlton President these last 10 years.
It makes us feel very proud to have guests like yourself that is using the hotel so frequently that it feels like a second home.

Let’s hope for many more years!

Best regards,
Bart Blikman

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Reviewed 7 November 2013

I have stayed at this hotel on and off for many years. It is a comfortable hotel which is made better by the excellent staff. Maxine on reception always has a welcome smile for you and there should be a special mention for the barman Franck. He is always welcoming and makes you feel at home not in a bar. It is a nice feeling when you are away on business so much.
Many thanks for the years of friendship.

Room Tip: The rooms at the back of the hotel are the best as sometimes there is a little noise from the car pa...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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CarltonUtrecht, General Manager at Carlton President, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2013

Dear RGil,

Thank you so much for the sincere and joyful review! It is great to read that you have enjoyed your stay during the last several years.

Thank you for the compliments about the Frank and Maxime. Of course I will pass on the compliments. The friendship is mutual!!

We are really looking forward to your return at Carlton President.

Best regards,

Bart Blikman
General Manager

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Reviewed 28 October 2013

Stayed this weekend with my Husband and our 3 children while visiting family in Utrecht . Great hotel , friendly helpful staff . Leisure facilities and pool were brilliant for the children . Breakfast was the only meal we ate at the hotel and it was more than adequate with a good selection of hot and cold food . Rooms were of a high standard and very clean . Particularly good for a family of 5 allocating us 2 rooms with an interconnecting door which is something we have struggled to get at many European hotels in the past . Overall a really pleasant visit and I would recommend this hotel as great value for money with excellent staff and facilities . Nearly forgot , really comfy beds !

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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CarltonUtrecht, General Manager at Carlton President, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2013

Dear Jacqueline,

Thank you so much for your kind review.

Great to read that you enjoyed the hospitality of the hotel and it’s team.

Maybe next time you will have the change to enjoy also our dining facilities?

I will pass on your compliments to my fellow team members!

Best regards,

Bart Blikman
General Manager

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Additional Information about Carlton President

Address: Floraweg 25, 3542 DX Utrecht, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > Utrecht Province > Utrecht
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Utrecht
#2 Business Hotel in Utrecht
#3 Romantic Hotel in Utrecht
#5 Luxury Hotel in Utrecht
Price Range: £67 - £132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Carlton President 4*
Number of rooms: 164
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Carlton President, on the edge of Utrecht, offers a free shuttle service to De Wetering, Papendorp, Oudenrijn and Maarssen Railway Station. This 4-star hotel also offers free use of both its business centre and leisure centre which includes a sauna, spa bath and steam bath.The Carlton President provides tastefully decorated rooms equipped with modern and luxurious facilities.The Garden Brasserie serves seasonal dishes and the Exchange Lounge is a comfortable place to relax.The A2 offers easy access to the Jaarbeurs Convention Centre and Schiphol Airport. There is a bus stop 200 metres away which offers access to the centre in 15 to 20 minutes. ... more   less 
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