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Grand hotel Karel V is a unique 5-star hotel in the heart of Utrecht from where you can walk to the central station in less than 10 minutes. Guests can enjoy on site restaurant Karel 5, Bistro Karel 5 and Bar & Lounge. There is a garden where guests can take a walk.

The spacious rooms are a combination of modern and historic styles. They come with all comforts you might need. Guests can benefit from free Wi-Fi, a bathrobe with slippers, and in-room coffee and tea.

Restaurant Karel 5 serves a la carte fine cuisine with various wines in a setting with big mirrors and a chimney-piece. A la carte dishes are also available in Bistro Karel 5, serving casual classic dishes. Bar & Lounge is available for coffee and tea during the day and cocktails at night.

The breakfast is extensive and offers variation. Start your day with the best delicacies and a fresh cup of coffee or tea.

Relax after a day of work or sightseeing in the wellness and fitness center. Use the sauna and the solarium or swim in the indoor jet-stream pool.

Grand Hotel Karel V is located in the museum quarter of Utrecht. You can walk to the main shopping streets and cafés. A walk along the canals and city patios is also worth your time.

This is our guests' favorite part of Utrecht, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Grand Hotel Karel V has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Apr 27, 2001

Property Highlights

Located in the heart of Utrecht, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.8

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, American, Buffet

Private parking at the hotel

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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  • 1 queen bed
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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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Located in the historic old town

Canals, charming buildings, and bike-filled streets make up Utrecht’s old town. Stop to sip a coffee on a streetside terrace and gaze up at the cathedral tower – the tallest in the Netherlands.

What's nearby
  • Aboriginal Art Museum
    0.1 miles
  • Museum Speelklok
    0.2 miles
  • Dom tower
    0.2 miles
  • Utrecht University
    0.2 miles
  • Hoog Catharijne Shopping Centre
    0.3 miles
  • TIAS School for Business and Society
    0.3 miles
  • Vredenburg
    0.4 miles
  • Central Museum
    0.4 miles
  • TivoliVredenburg
    0.4 miles
Top attractions
  • Cityplaza Nieuwegein
    4.4 miles
  • Huis Doorn
    10.2 miles
  • Dinnershow Pandora
    10.6 miles
  • Fluor
    12.1 miles
Public transit
  • Train Utrecht Centraal Station
    0.4 miles
Closest Airports
  • Schiphol Airport
    21.5 miles
  • Rotterdam The Hague Airport
    30.1 miles
  • Eindhoven Airport
    45.1 miles
How to get to Grand Hotel Karel V from Schiphol Airport
    Taxi
    Parking available
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2 Restaurants On Site

    Restaurant Karel 5

    Food: French, European

    Open for: Dinner

    Bistro Karel 5

    Food: European, Grill/BBQ

    Open for: Lunch, Dinner, High tea, Cocktail hour

Amenities of Grand Hotel Karel V
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Cycling
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs EUR 15 per day.
  • Accessible parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Business center Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safe
General
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Raised toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Indoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Shallow end
Spa
  • Fitness
  • Full-body massage Additional charge
  • Hand massage Additional charge
  • Head massage Additional charge
  • Foot massage Additional charge
  • Neck massage Additional charge
  • Back massage Additional charge
  • Steam room
  • Spa facilities
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty services
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa
  • Solarium
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Dutch
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Check-in

From 3:00 PM

Check-out

Until 12:00 PM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 16 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
Free
Extra bed by request
€ 40 per child, per night
3 - 16 years
Extra bed by request
€ 40 per child, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express ATM card Grand Hotel Karel V accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that extra beds are only possible in the Superior Double or Twin Room and in the Superior Suite.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

FAQs about Grand Hotel Karel V

  • Room options at Grand Hotel Karel V include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Suite

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Grand Hotel Karel V (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Electric vehicle charging station
    • Accessible parking

  • Grand Hotel Karel V has 2 restaurants:

    • Restaurant Karel 5
    • Bistro Karel 5

  • Guests staying at Grand Hotel Karel V can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • American
    • Buffet

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Grand Hotel Karel V by:

    • Train 40min
    • Taxi 45min

  • Check-in at Grand Hotel Karel V is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Grand Hotel Karel V offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Indoor pool
    • Spa
    • Fitness center
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Solarium
    • Steam room
    • Spa facilities
    • Hand massage
    • Beauty services
    • Indoor pool (year-round)
    • Facial treatments
    • Fitness
    • Neck massage
    • Full-body massage
    • Head massage
    • Back massage
    • Foot massage

  • The prices at Grand Hotel Karel V may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Grand Hotel Karel V is 1,300 feet from the center of Utrecht.