Karel V

at Grand hotel Karel V

A 14th-century monastery in central Utrecht. Grand Hotel Karel V was once home to medieval knights, priests, and emperors. Today it is one of the city’s most surprising hideaways. Step into a monument that is set around a striking inner garden. Wander through heritage, unwind in the spa and indulge in sparkling gastronomy at the foot of the Dom tower. Explore the stories of an iconic retreat, all tucked away on an urban estate with over 650 years of history.



In the heart of the city


We have collected the best experiences, especially for you. Choose your favorite special and enjoy the advantage.

Complete your stay with a culinary experience, a wellness package, a romantic package or an active special.

Rooms & Suites

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Discover our different room types. You can choose from a selection of various room styles. Each room is stylish and unique, each with its own look.

Do you have a preference for a specific room or suite? Please let us know when making your reservation.

History of Karel V

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Have you ever been in the area? Feel free to walk in, enjoy the gardens, drink a cup of coffee on the terrace or view the unique historical finds, photos and drawings in the corridors.


Grand Hotel Karel V is located in the bustling heart of Utrecht, at the foot of the Dom Tower. A brilliant location, and only a 5 minutes’ walk from the Central Station. In addition, the hotel has its own parking spaces which is unique in the old town centre.


Escape the crowds after a long day in Utrecht. Sit down in the soft armchairs, browse through a book overlooking the garden or enjoy a relaxing warm bath. Timeless elegance and modern facilities; this is your very own place in the heart of Utrecht.

The rooms of Grand Hotel Karel V combine monumental elegance with modern facilities for a perfect stay in the heart of Utrecht!

The suites of Grand Hotel Karel V combine monumental elegance with modern facilities for a perfect stay in the heart of Utrecht!

a place to meet

Grand Hotel Karel V is the best kept monumental secret in Utrecht. With 10,000 square meters of green oasis, this is the perfect place to take a breather. Enjoy heavenly classics in our bistro, subtle sophistication in our restaurant or a delicious glass of wine on our sun-drenched terrace. The magic of the monastery has inspired us to a new and casual form of gastronomy. In addition, the hotel has a rich history.

A stylish business dinner? A special family occasion? Or a romantic dinner with a kitchen that reaches for the stars? Restaurant Karel 5 in Utrecht (formerly Grand Restaurant Karel V) is the perfect place.

Karel V is an official wedding location. On the most beautiful day of your life, we provide an unforgettable ceremony, reception, dinner, party or wedding night.

Bistro Karel 5 in Utrecht: a wonderful experience of our monastery kitchen with a creative twist.