In the heart of the city

Discover the ultimate feeling of luxury and comfort at our beautiful hotel in the heart of Utrecht. Whether you are looking for a romantic weekend getaway, a  business meeting or a relaxing holiday, our hotel offers everything you need for an unforgettable stay. From our elegant rooms and suites to our Michelin-starred restaurant, we leave no wish unfulfilled. Discover our hotel in Utrecht now and enjoy the perfect combination of elegance and hospitality.

luxury rooms & suites

The classical and luxurious style of this centuries-old monastery is reflected in its various types of rooms and suites. Some of the rooms and suites offer views of the canal, gardens, or the Utrecht Dom Tower. Additionally, the rooms and suites are meticulously decorated with attention to detail and provide everything you need for a relaxing stay.


The luxurious Grand Hotel Karel V is located in the heart of the historic city of Utrecht, within walking distance of many attractions, restaurants, and shops. The hotel was once home to medieval knights, priests, and emperors. Grand Hotel Karel V is situated just a few minutes’ walk from the center of Utrecht and all the major landmarks of the city, such as the Dom Tower, the City Hall, and the Oudegracht. Today, Grand Hotel Karel V is one of the most surprising hideaways in the city.


Behind the imposing facade of Karel V is Utrecht’s best-kept secret. The 10,000-square-metre green oasis is a special place in the city centre. You are welcome to enjoy the gardens of Grand Hotel Karel V, have a cup of coffee in our Bar & Lounge or reserve a table at the Brasserie or Restaurant Karel 5 and enjoy a little peace and quiet in the city centre.

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.


The classic medieval dining room says it all. Experience the creativity and unparalleled flavour combinations of our Chef de cuisine Leon Mazairac.

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If you wish, you can enjoy iconic dishes all day around the open monastery kitchen. Afterwards, you can take a relaxing seat in the bar & lounge.

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Is Wi-Fi available in the hotel rooms?

There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Just accept the terms and conditions and you will be connected to the internet.

Can I have an extra bed in the room?

If you wish to book a cot, please contact us by phone or e-mail. The cost for placing a cot is 15 euros per night. This is possible for children up to 2 years old. Please note, baby cots cannot be placed on every room type for safety reasons.

An additional bed can be booked for children aged 3 to 12 years or for guests over 12 years old.

The charge for an extra bed is €55 per day. This is upon request and only possible on the Empire Room and Suites.

What is the check-in policy?

From 15:00 your room will be ready and you are welcome at Grand Hotel Karel V.

If the occasion arises that you arrive earlier and the room is not ready yet, you can already leave your luggage with our porter and check in. In the meantime, you can explore the city and enjoy all that Utrecht has to offer!

What is the check-out policy?

You can use the room until 12:00.

If you would like to check out later, this is subject to availability. You can extend your use of the room free of charge until 13:00 – 14:00.

Can I check-out later?

A late check-out is possible based on availability for 50% of the room rate. If the late check-out is after 6pm, we will charge the full room rate.

On Sundays and holidays, you can book our Lazy Sunday package for €25 upon availability. The Lazy Sunday package allows you to check-out until 5pm.

Can I inform you of my room preference?

If you have a preference for example for a quiet room, garden view, view on the ‘domtoren’, high/low floor or a room with balcony, please contact our reservations department.

We can make a note in your reservation of your preference. We will do our best to accommodate your request, however, we cannot guarantee this due to availability.

Is breakfast included with my overnight stay?

Check your reservation to see if you have booked breakfast. You can also check this if you have booked through an online booking site.

Is it not included in your reservation and do you still want breakfast? No problem! Breakfast is €26.50 per adult and €15 per child from 4 to 12 years old, free for children under 4 years old.

I am visiting with my family, can we stay in one room with the whole family?

Grand Hotel Karel V has one family suite, which can accommodate a maximum of four people.

If this family suite is not available, we can help you look for other options. An extra bed can be put on an empire room, which can accommodate a maximum of 3 persons.

Can I spend the night at Grand Hotel Karel V as an invalid?

The hotel has several facilities making it wheelchair-friendly. If you have further questions about this, please contact our Reservations Department on +31 30 233 74 61 or by sending an email to