at Grand hotel Karel V

What was once a 14th-century monastery and served as accommodation for knights & priests is now a luxury five-star hotel in the centre of Utrecht.

Step inside a beautiful monumental building surrounded by several large gardens. Less than 10 minutes from the central station, you will completely unwind in one of our spacious rooms overlooking the green surroundings or dine between the fruit trees.


In the heart of the city

Rooms & Suites

Discover the different room types within Grand Hotel Karel V. You can choose from a selection of different room styles. Each room is stylish and unique, each with its own look and feel. Do you have a preference for a specific room or suite? Feel free to let us know when making your reservation.

History of Karel V

Would you like to know more about the history of Grand Hotel Karel V? Read more here.

Are you 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.


Tucked away behind the impressive facade of Karel V lies Utrecht’s most well-kept secret. This 10,000-square-meter green oasis is a unique destination in the heart of the city. You are cordially invited to revel in the Grand Hotel Karel V’s tranquil gardens, savor a cup of coffee in our Bar & Lounge, or make a reservation at Brasserie Goeie Louisa or Restaurant Karel 5 for a serene and sophisticated dining experience in the bustling city center.


Escape the hustle and bustle after a long day and unwind. Take a seat in the large armchairs in the Bar & Lounge, flip through a book overlooking the garden or book a moment for yourself in the spa. Timeless elegance and modern facilities; this is a place where you will forget about the hustle and bustle of the city for a while after walking into the complex.

The rooms at Grand Hotel Karel V combine monumental elegance with modern facilities for a pleasant stay. The hotel has several rooms, each with its particularities. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, Wi-Fi, a minibar, a bathrobe, bath slippers and a coffee machine.

The suites at Grand Hotel Karel V have a historical allure, but are equipped with all contemporary conveniences. All rooms have air conditioning, Wi-Fi, a minibar, a bathrobe, bath slippers and a coffee machine.

a place to meet

With 10,000 square metres of green oasis, this is a special place in Utrecht. Enjoy classics in the brasserie, special dishes in the restaurant or take a seat in the bar. The magic of the monastery has inspired us to create a new and casual form of gastronomy. In addition, the hotel has a rich history and this too can be found everywhere.

For the true gourmet who enjoys special dishes, Chef de cuisine Leon Mazairac and maître Bertil Daniëls promise a culinary evening out!

Elaborate presentations, business meetings, anniversaries or any other special occasion? Contact us for the possibilities at Events by Grand Hotel Karel V.

Brasserie Goeie Louisa in Utrecht: a wonderful experience of our monastery kitchen with a creative twist.