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Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht
Ranked #2 of 22 Hotels in Utrecht
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Hotel in Good Location”
Reviewed 26 April 2013

Very comfortable hotel, easy walk from train station. Good location for city centre. My room was in modern Roman Wing. Also used bar in main building - very friendly. There is a fitness centre with pool, but didn't get to try this unfortunately.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 April 2013 via mobile

Stayed here just one night and ate in the restaurant.
Rooms were spacious and comfortable with large shower and separate bath.
Very Lovely large restaurant with chandeliers , a large elaborate setting with waiters in black tie and tails.
The food was perhaps rather pretentious , too much style over substance. Pleasant flavours and an experience, expensive also . Had I stayed another night I would have looked for another restaurant in the city to try. Recommend the Hotel though.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2013

Go. Stay there. Enough said.

Everything works beautifully. Staff is friendly, rooms are well-appointed, location is fabulous, wifi works, parking is easy. It's a joy to write a simple review with NO complaints :-)

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2013

This extraordinary hotel really lived up to my expectation. Also, the unique location and the fact that it is spread across several buildings makes this a great place to stay.
Welcoming staff at reception and a fantastic hotel room with a comfortable bed & bedlinen will want me come back for more. Walking distance from the central station and the city centre. The wonderful tunes from the Domtoren carillion may be heard in the distance, which add more value to the hotels cosy courtyard.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2013

Having stayed in many hotels during the past two years, Karel V is certainly in my personal top 3 of all time. The rooms are beautifully decorated, comfortable and spacious. With attention to detail and beautiful spacious bathrooms and shower, it really does feel luxurious. The location of the hotel is superb - right in the heart of Utrecht overlooking a small canal. In 2 minutes you can walk into the heart of the city. I found the staff friendly, relaxed and willing to help make your stay as comfortable as possible.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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2 Thank Kevernscott
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Mountain View, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2013

We had a short stay in Utrecht, but we'll be back. The hotel is well situated, and the service and the accommodations were excellent. The room was very comfortable, and quiet even though we were next to the lift.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 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, travelled as a couple
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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
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 ) 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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