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Grand Hotel Karel V

5-star5 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
Geertebolwerk 1, Utrecht, 3511 XA, Netherlands

Luxury hotel with spa, near Tivoli
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From 886 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Delicious food

Grand Hotel Karel V

from £132
  • Standard Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Superior Room
  • Superior Suite

What’s around Grand Hotel Karel V

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Park Nieuweroord (2-minute walk)
  • Tivoli (3-minute walk)
  • St. Catherine's Convent Museum (3-minute walk)
  • Town Hall (3-minute walk)
  • Dom Church (5-minute walk)
  • University Museum (6-minute walk)
  • Central Museum (6-minute walk)
  • Beatrix Theater (8-minute walk)
  • Utrecht Botanical Gardens (33-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Amsterdam (AMS-Schiphol) 34-min drive
  • Rotterdam (RTM-Rotterdam The Hague) 40-min drive
  • Utrecht Central Station 7-min walk
  • Utrecht Lunetten Station 6-min drive
  • Utrecht Zuilen Station 6-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 121 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-5:30 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Steam room
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Disabled parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LED TV
  • Pay films
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. Services include facials, body treatments and manicures and pedicures. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub and a steam room.


Restaurant Karel 5 – This restaurant only serves dinner.

Bistro – This brasserie serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Caves Caroli – This bar only serves light fare. Open selected days.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key (nogle), a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Grand Hotel Karel V’s small print

Also known as

  • Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht
  • Karel V Hotel
  • Grand Hotel Karel V Hotel
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  • Grand Hotel Karel V Hotel Utrecht
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  • Grand Hotel Karel V Hotel
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  • Hotel Karel V
  • Karel Hotel


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments, and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property/stay dates).

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A 5.5055 per cent city/local tax will be charged

Optional extras

Self-parking costs EUR 15 per night

Valet parking costs EUR 51 per night

Parking is available nearby and costs EUR 36 per day

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 40 per day

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 22.50 for adults and EUR 12.50 for children (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 15 per pet, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 277 reviews

Very good 8.0
Lovely setting, great staff, recommended
This grand hotel, originally a monastery (visited by Emperor Charles V), has a stunning setting in a large, landscaped walled garden. Although only steps away from the centre/sights of Utrecht, it's a beautiful & peaceful setting - view of courtyard and trees, and all I could hear was birdsong and church bells! The many staff were very welcoming and helpful. Breakfast is pricey but delicious, held in the beautiful restaurant. My room in Empire wing was very large with traditional décor. The bathroom was huge - big tub and separate shower, twin basins, nice toiletries. Only strange thing was the grand, canopied, romantic-looking bed, which turned out to be two single beds pushed together and even had two single duvets. Otherwise, very highly recommended.
Kathryn, gbOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely hotel with great staff
Niall, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
A wonderful hotel
You couldn't ask for better in Utrecht. It's ideally placed for exploring the canals, quiet streets and quirky old buildings. The site of the hotel is enormous, with fine buildings and lovely, well tended gardens. It's service with a smile all round. The room we chose was spacious and the breakfasts were a feast. Alright, it's not cheap, but you get what you pay for.
Maurice, gbRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing fun, staying in the right location added to making it a brilliant trip
Jane, gb4 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Wouldn’t call this a 5 star hotel.
I wouldn’t rate as a 5 star hotel due to a couple of small reasons, it had single dispense toilet paper (similar to what you find in a service station) rather than a toilet roll? Why? Also the shower wasn’t great, the whole room seemed dated and I went for a deluxe!
Brendan, gb1 night business trip

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