Hotel with Garden in Utrecht

With monumental elegance

Looking for a hotel with a garden to lounge in, stroll through or admire from your hotel room? Grand Hotel Karel V has a green oasis in the heart of Utrecht. The perfect place to relax after a day of sightseeing and shopping. Our gardens are perhaps Utrecht’s best kept secret.


We invite you to the sunny Restaurant Karel 5 terrace overlooking the fountain. On a lovely summer evening all the ingredients are present for an elegant dinner: a beautiful setting, culinary dishes from Chef de cuisine Leon Mazairac and high quality wines from maître-sommelier Johan Kragtwijk. You can also settle down in our garden on the spacious Bistro Karel 5 terrace in the apple and pear orchard. From business lunches and dinners to family drinks or an afternoon tea with friends: everyone is welcome.


Do you want to say “I do” under an ancient plane tree? And afterwards a dinner with all the guests at a long, beautifully table in an enchanted garden?

Make your wedding day unforgettable at Karel V and then spend the wedding night in our luxury bridal suite.


The story.

A fourteenth-century monastery in the heart of Utrecht. Once, Grand Hotel Karel V was the home of medieval knights, priests and emperors. Today, it is one of the most surprising places in the city. Enter this monument, situated around an inspiring courtyard garden. Wander through the stories, relax in the spa and enjoy scintillating gastronomy at the foot of the Dom tower. Discover the secrets of this iconic hotel, hidden in an urban estate with over 650 years of history.

Explore the hotel.

Discover the restaurant and bistro

Dream away in one of the 121 rooms or suites.

Go for the full experience.