Grand Hotel Karel V - Utrecht

Geertebolwerk 1, Utrecht, Netherlands, 3511 XAshow map
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Overview

Located in the center of Utrecht within a 10-minute walk of Jaarbeurs Utrecht, Grand Hotel Karel V is a 4-story hotel offering 121 non-smoking rooms. An example of medieval architecture, this hotel was opened in 1999 and was fully restored in 2008.

This quiet venue is situated 300 meters away from Aboriginal Art Museum . The property is in a 10-minute walk to Utrecht city center.

This hotel is set in a business area next to convention centers and banks.

Grand Hotel Karel V is within a 40-minute drive to Amsterdam-Schiphol airport.

Rooms

Grand Hotel Karel V features rooms with a soothing interior that come with complimentary wireless internet, a mini bar, central heating, TV and a DVD player for a pleasant stay in Utrecht. The hotel offers a splendid view over the tower. Guests can make use of en suite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, a dryer and bathrobes.

Eat & Drink

An extensive breakfast is served daily. The traditional restaurant offers fresh local cuisine. At the renowned terrace bar guests will enjoy a selection of tea, coffee and cocktails. Serving an array of dishes, Blauw and Springhaver are 100 meters away.

The hotel offers a buffet breakfast at the price of EUR 22.50 per person. 

Services

The hotel offers currency exchange, a safety deposit box and a newspaper stand and such services as 24-hour reception, laundry and shoe shine.

Relax

Grand Hotel Karel V provides babysitting and cots for children. Active guests will benefit from a gym and a fitness center available on the premises.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site at EUR 15 per day.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   121.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

EUR 15 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Massage

Turkish bath

Solarium

Spa & wellness centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Cycling

Services

  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Babysitting/Child services

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Massage

Room view

  • Garden view

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 16 yearsExtra bedChildren above
16 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Utrecht Centraal StationUtrecht Centraal Station2000 ft
Station Utrecht MaliebaanStation Utrecht Maliebaan2700 ft
Utrecht Maliebaan StationUtrecht Maliebaan Station2700 ft
Meeting Plaza UtrechtMeeting Plaza Utrecht1700 ft
Jaarbeurs UtrechtJaarbeurs Utrecht2300 ft
Aboriginal Art MuseumAboriginal Art Museum700 ft
Central MuseumCentral Museum2000 ft
Museum Starwatch SonnenborghMuseum Starwatch Sonnenborgh2300 ft
Railway MuseumRailway Museum2700 ft
Dom TowerDom Tower1400 ftDomplein 21
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BlauwBlauw300 ftSpringweg 64
SpringhaverSpringhaver300 ftSpringweg 50
Karel VKarel V200 ftGeertebolwerk 1
RhodosRhodos700 ft205 Oudegracht
Restaurant LuceRestaurant Luce800 ftVisschersplein 75
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Conference Center DomstadConference Center Domstad4300 ft
Central Studios B.V.Central Studios B.V.1.8 mi
Partycentre Luxury UtrechtPartycentre Luxury Utrecht2.9 mi
Station Utrecht OvervechtStation Utrecht Overvecht1.6 mi
Utrecht Overvecht StationUtrecht Overvecht Station1.6 mi
Station Utrecht-LunettenStation Utrecht-Lunetten1.8 mi
Utrecht-Lunetten StationUtrecht-Lunetten Station1.8 mi
The Dutch CoinmuseumThe Dutch Coinmuseum5000 ft
Amelisweerd GolfclubAmelisweerd Golfclub2.1 mi
Huis DoornHuis Doorn10.1 miLangbroekerweg 10
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Getting around
Airports
Amsterdam-Schiphol (AMS)21.5 mi
Rotterdam Zestienhoven (RTM)30.4 mi
Train
Utrecht Centraal Station2300 ft
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Reviews
8.6
SuperbBased on  397  reviews
  • 9.6
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    The hotel staff were very helpful and friendly. The room was spotless , large,and handsomly decorated. Could be romantic even. Big fluffy robes to use at the spa or from the shower. Parking was there but you had to pay 15 Euro/night. Great location. Close to the city but in a secluded area that you thought you were far from town. Very nice outdoor dining area.

    The breakfast was 20 euros/ person. Considering the price of the hotel it should have been included.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The equipment of a five-star hotel here is comfortable. The staff is doing polite correspondence. The check-in was done at once when asking to want you to keep luggage because I had arrived at early time. It was correspondence very glad.

    It was not possible to sleep because the sound of air-conditioning was annoying. The cleaning is not complete to the room. There was dust on the table and the television board etc. The floor was also dirty by the dust. I did not settle down, and cleaned it by myself. I think a clean feeling of the hotel to be an overarching point very much. It is regrettable.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    garden, restaurant, situation

    tiny pool and tinier turkish bath and limited evening opening hours. rooms a bit cramped "twin room" did not contain two beds!!!

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The location was excellent, handy to the city. Buffet breakfast superb and the staff were attentive and professional. My wife enjoyed the pool and the gardens were lovely.

    The bed was a little soft for me and our room had extremely loud air conditioning, the second night we just left the balcony door open. I also found the shower pressure very low, this could be as we were on the third floor? Based on the room we stayed in I would call this a four star hotel not a five star. Instructions in the hotel book could be clearer or on the phone what number to ring for reception. Safe was also slightly difficult to use as you had to open it slightly to ensure it closed.

  • 9.6
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    This hotel is a true credit to the Netherlands. The Superior rooms are very comfortable, spacious, and really do have a luxury feel. The hotel staff are absolutely brilliant, with nothing too much trouble. The hotel is very conveniently located for access to the railway station, and Utrecht's wonderful canalside restaurants and bars are only a 5 minute walk away.

  • 8.4
    Superb

    same comfort as always, free fruit in central locations (love the kiwi's)

  • 10.0
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    That's good. Friendly and Comfortable. Fruits was free for guest. And when i use a sauna, drinks also was free. Beutiful garden and buiding!

  • 9.6
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    extremely nice employees , service driven, and had an excellent diner onwards.

  • 9.6
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    Excellent hotel. Bigger bedrooms and bathrooms than your normally find in NL. Excellent breakfast in exceptionally beautiful room. Very good spa facilities. Free internet in the bedrooms. Possibility to print documents in public area, too. Although the first impression is not great (former military hospital, so there are several buildings), in fact the gardens and terrasse are beautiful in fine weather. Finally, you are located in the heart of the town centre.

    Car park charge.

  • 10.0
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    Everything was perfect except for the fact that in the middle of the night, while we were sleeping, somebody entered our room (mistakenly, we presume) using a card and left (without apologizing) when we shouted from bed. Does it mean that any room can be opened with ANY card? You'd better lock your room at night!

  • 7.4
    Very good

    i liked the gym the unlimited fruit and sport drinks and water in the gym i also liked how close it was to the town but seemed away from it at the same time, and the many luvly faclities avalible from bar restaurant and the outside patio

    yes i booked a double bed and got two singles next to one another which kept moving and when i phoned and asked front desk to do something there was nothing they could do for the 5 days i was there, and it made my nights next to my finace very very akward.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The room was very well appointed. The porter and reception staff were very welcoming.

    Service in the brasserie we found very slow. The swimming pool is very small - in spite of the photo on the website. The aircon could have been more effective - though to be fair it was very warm during our stay.

  • 10.0
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    Excellent hotel, the best option without hesitation. Excellent rooms, breakfast and treatment. With spa and is located near the historic center. Charming. Very good price through Booked.net.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    The staff tried to help and were nice. The location was very convenient both to the station and to the town.

    Bad beds with ancient poor quality mattresses. Dirty rooms with dust, stains on linens, mold in bathroom. Old run down IKEA-grade furniture. No wireless, no room amenities. At best, 3 star experience but frankly closer to a 2*, with long waits at the single-person reception. Worst mis-categorization of a hotel as 5* I have ever seen. Even with an upgrade to "SUPERIOR" level, still shocked at the quality of the rooms here.

  • 4.2
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    Localization and rooms breakfast is great and the breakfast staff is perfect !!! Love them

    Some receptionists are nice, but the blond ladyand the guy there in the morning that I check in are not nice at all ...she look at me with a negative funy face when I've check in and I sad hello I have a booking here , she was surprised and make me a negative face , and she sad Oh dou you have a booking with us ??? I nerly sad what do you think ? And was already 14pm and my mother was with us we drove from Paris she is 66 and the same manager sad please wait there the rooms are not clean yet ... so we were there for one hour waiting and waiting we went to see them 3 times to finally get the key another couple had the same problem and they offer a drink and a tea for them not for us . She was polite after but then I think is too late the first impression stays ... Well I wet to see the reception at night to be sure that my check out next day will ok with no surprises then the same guy was there next day and they toldme 2 difrent things that I need to pay taxes local ones etc.. I sad why yesterday morning and last night nobody told me anything ?? So I gave them the money and I sad that I wasn't happy at all ...well lucky the bell guys are cool the breakfast staff amazing so professional and nice , and some girls at the reception)direction need to give them a nice formation to treat guets naturaly only for the Mannager blond lady and the guy who works in the morning with her. Don't walk without shoes inthe room i hae a huge long hair between my toes when I went to bed . But the rooms are clean just that was not nice , the pool is not a pool is a quite huge jacuzzi in the pictures look like a huge pool no wayyyyyyyyy to relax is ok but few chairs only and not more then 5 in the water .

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Highlights
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Spa Hotels in Netherlands

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 16 yearsExtra bedChildren above
16 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Amsterdam-Schiphol (AMS)21.5 mi
Rotterdam Zestienhoven (RTM)30.4 mi
Train
Utrecht Centraal Station2300 ft
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