Grand Hotel Karel V *****

Welcome to the Grand Hotel Karel V, a hotel with an international reputation for elegant hospitality.

Enjoy personal attention from enthusiastic and friendly staff in relaxed and stylish surroundings. Sample the delightful culinary surprises created by exuberant chefs. We know you will feel right at home as soon as you set foot in this beautifully appointed hotel.

In 1999, Grand Hotel Karel V successfully opened its doors in one of Utrecht's most well-known listed buildings in the historic city centre. Since then, guests have made their way to the Geertebolwerk to stay in one of the magnificent hotel rooms or suites. This is combined increasingly often with a business or festive gathering in one of the thirteen monumental halls. As you would expect from a five-star hotel, all of the rooms, suites and halls are stylishly decorated and elegantly furnished. Then there is the Grand Restaurant Karel V, the informal Brasserie Goeie Louisa and the exclusive Wellness with opportunities for fitness training. Service is another singular experience: highly personal with stars.

Grand Restaurant Karel V:
Enjoy refined dishes and good wine in the Grand Restaurant Karel V, which has been awarded with a Michelin star. Take your seat in the stylish room with wonderful details such as large mirrors and the beautiful mantelpiece with the imperial motif above it: the two-headed eagle. Maître and sommelier Johan Kragtwijk will receive and attend you, from aperitif to digestive. Chef de Cuisine Jeroen Robberegt and his team prepare superb dishes to savour in this friendly atmosphere in Grand Restaurant Karel V. Come and try it for yourself!

Brasserie Goeie Louisa:
Tasty, affordable food in a friendly environment, with the two of you or on your own, with friends or for a business meeting. Everyone feels right at home in the former monastery kitchen, one of the oldest kitchens in the Netherlands, or in the authentic Brasserie room with a view of the wonderful Brasserie outdoor café. Brasserie Goeie Louisa means enjoying delicious dishes prepared with fair regional produce. When the weather is nice, aperitif is served, lunch or dinner at the large Brasserie outdoor café or the magnificent Tuinterras nearby.

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  • In the centreYes
  • Peaceful locationYes
  • In/near urban areaYes
  • Beautiful locationYes
  • In/near museum districtYes
  • Unusual buildingYes


  • Number of reception rooms: 13
  • Number of rooms: 121
  • Reception capacity: 60
  • Dinner capacity: 27
  • Theatre capacity: 40
  • Capacity U-shape : 15

TV, audio, video & Internet

  • Projection screenYes
  • BeamerYes
  • Pay-TVYes
  • PC in accommodationYes
  • Laptop connectionYes
  • Overhead projectorYes
  • Video gamesYes
  • Sound systemYes
  • Stereo systemYes
  • Television in accommodationYes
  • TV areaYes
  • RadioYes
  • Satellite receptionYes

Target group

  • BusinessYes
  • GroupsYes
  • AdultsYes
  • Senior citizensYes


  • Notes accessibility OV:
  • Notes parking:

Facilities (Conference centres)

  • Conference roomYes
  • RostrumYes
  • Flip-overYes
  • Daylight available in roomYes
  • AuditoryYes

Facilities (General)

  • Restaurant (for guests)Yes
  • Hotel and catering facilitiesYes

Facilities (Accommodation)

  • Bridal suiteYes
  • LiftYes
  • Covered terraceYes
  • SuitesYes
  • TerraceYes
  • Roof terraceYes
  • Garden chairsYes
  • GardenYes
  • VentilatorYes
  • Paved terraceYes
  • Room with balconyYes
  • Room with terrace/winter gardenYes
  • Ground-floor roomsYes
  • Single-floor accommodation Yes
  • First-floor accommodationYes
  • Safe in roomYes

Facilities (Hotel)

  • Laundry serviceYes
  • Minibar in roomYes
  • Room serviceYes
  • 24-hour reception: Yes
  • Ticket serviceYes
  • Luggage storageYes
  • No-smoking roomsYes

Bicycle facilities at this location

  • Bicycle tire repair and presentYes
  • Bicycle rentalsYes


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