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 relax in one of our spacious rooms overlooking the green surroundings.

For the enthusiast, there are several culinary facilities. For fine dining you can go to Restaurant Karel 5 and for classic dishes and a more informal atmosphere to Bistro Karel 5. A drink in our Bar & Lounge is also possible.


In the heart of the city

Rooms & Suites

Discover our different room types. 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.


Restaurant Karel 5 offers the opportunity to taste Chef de cuisine Leon Mazairac’s ‘collections’ or to dine a la carte. This can be done with accompanying wines by Maître sommelier Johan Kragtwijk. The bistro serves well-known classics with a modern twist, where you can also go for lunch or afternoon tea.

History of Karel V

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

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.


Come and enjoy our special package this Valentine’s Day! Discover the luxury of our room with a romantic breakfast, enjoy a 4- or 5-course Valentine’s dinner at Restaurant Karel 5, take time to relax with a bottle of champagne in your room, surprise your loved one with rose petals and a personal message. As an extra Valentine’s gift, enjoy the wellness and fitness facilities.


Behind Karel V’s imposing facade is more than its best-kept secret. 10,000 m2 of green oasis. A special place and free to walk through. Step inside our Bar & Lounge or book a table at Bistro or Restaurant Karel 5. Admire the magic of this monumental five-star hotel.


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 bistro, 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-sommelier Johan Kragtwijk promise a culinary evening out!

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

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