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Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht

Travellers' Choice 2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Wheelchair Access
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Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
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Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Non-Smoking Hotel
Indoor pool
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Accessible rooms
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We stayed for one night at this hotel, thinking it would be an easy 30 minute drive to the airport in the morning. It’s a lovely hotel with a lot of history. Easy to park! Make sure you have a rate that includes breakfast - it’s delicious! We will definitely stay again.
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I really enjoyed my stay at the Karel. Even though I arrived early my room was ready. The staff was friendly with directions and helpful recommendations. My room was very nice and quiet. Matter of fact it was one the quietest hotels I’ve stayed in. I stayed here because I was goi
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Response from Wendyv2060, Front Office Manager at Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear jamessD4550BL, Thank you for taking the time to write such a beautiful review of your recent stay. We are so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful time at our hotel and that you appreciate our attention to detail as much as we do. I am delighted that our staff was able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. With warm regards, Wendy van Espelo-Kluft Front Office Manager
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I landed mid morning from NY and was kindly offered an early check in. Unfortunately my room was noisy - close to an elevator - so I returned the key and was eventually offered an upgrade to a very nice room.
I found the service excellent and the breakfast was simply close to pe
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Response from Wendyv2060, Front Office Manager at Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Erik_from_France, Big thanks for your great review after your recent stay at Grand Hotel Karel V. Happy to read that you have particularly enjoyed the breakfast, such a beautiful compliment. I will share you beautiful words with our breakfast team and they will be very proud to read this. Have a beautiful day! With warm regards, Wendy van Espelo-Kluft Front Office Manager
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I previously rated this hotel a 4 for a stay a few years ago. However, having come here again and being treated very poorly in terms of getting me into a room in a timely manner I need to make a significant downgrade. Could it take 3 hours to clean a room when it is a "priority
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Response from Wendyv2060, Front Office Manager at Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht
Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear LebaRJ81, We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us, especially because you stayed here before. We are disappointed your time with us was anything less than ideal and that our service failed during your stay. Could you please contact me via w.vanespelo-kluft@karelv.nl so that we can discuss this, since I am not aware of this situation during your stay. Our housekeeping always does their best to clean the rooms on time. Our official check-in time is at 2 pm but if you arrive earlier we always make the room a priority. Despite that it can happen that other guests also arrived early and that the rooms are not directly ready. We do hope to host you again soon for a more positive experience. With warm regards, Wendy van Espelo-Kluft Front Office Manager
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Ours was a 4 night stay at the end of a 9 week holiday in the UK & Europe. We booked a Deluxe room. Reception was efficient, warm and helpful. We were impressed with the understated elegance of the Karel V. There is so much to look at and appreciate in the overall presentation an
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Response from Wendyv2060, Front Office Manager at Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht
Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear TravelTed2014, Thank you for sharing the wonderful review with us! We arere happy to read that you had such a pleasant stay with us! It is great to know that our comfortable rooms and facilities had such a positive impact on your stay. We love providing our guests with great amenities and services and we're happy that you had all that you needed. We appreciate your kind words regarding our team. We strive to provide our guests with the warmest hospitality and most efficient service! Your compliments are not only rewarding, but also encouraging. Thanks again for sharing, and have a lovely day! With warm regards, Wendy van Espelo-Kluft Front Office Manager
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Is this the Miffy Hotel that alot of people are talking about as my 3 year old daughter wants to go on her 1st holiday and stay in a Miffy Hotel Room
The Miffy suite was made especially for Nijntjes birthday. We extended the Miffy package (suite) until end of this year, as most activities such as Art Parade (statues around in Utrecht including hotel garden) are finished. The new Nijntje museum will open on 6th of February. I think this will be a great museum for your daughter to visit. Surely we can place the Miffy items, we are allowed to keep, in the family suite and contribute to your daughters first holiday. Looking forward to welcoming you and your family!
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How much is the resort charge?
Approx €230 a night excluding breakfast.
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Do you have a room/suite large enough for family of 4 adults?
I stayed in this hotel last November, and I stayed in one of the suites. There is enough room for a family of four. This hotel is the best in Utrecht.
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Do you have a free parking?
Good morning Einat, Thank you for your message. We have parking places on the hotel ground for hotel guests (€15/day) and free parking for restaurant guests. Bistro guests can park at Springweg parking which is just a few minutes by foot. Kind regards, Grand Hotel Karel V
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Mijn naam is Amin Rayes Syrische staatsburgerschap. Ik was 45 jr. Live in Utrecht. En kijk naar werk. Ik hoop dat ik een plaats in dit hotel voor werk te vinden en dank u. Ik wil werken op het gebied van hotel
Beste Amein, Onze vacatures zijn beschikbaar via onze hotelwebsite. Heeft u een interessante vacature gezien? Dan kunt u reageren via personeelszaken@karelv.nl door CV en motivatie brief te sturen. Met vriendelijke groet, Grand Hotel Karel V
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"Perfect venue for Wedding, Romantic Dinner, Special Occasions and the hotel is gorgeous."
"Ask for the suites in the Napoleon wing overlooking the garden and the fountain. Quiet and a nice view."
"some of the 4th floor rooms have a nice view"
"Rooms in the Roman wing are quieter and more up to date than in the original building."
"Stay in the main building if you can and rent a bike!"
US$170 - US$264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
The NetherlandsUtrecht ProvinceUtrecht
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