The classic style of this centuries-old monastery is reflected in different types of rooms and suites. Some rooms and suites have a view of the canal, the gardens or Utrecht’s ‘Domtoren’. Our high-quality beds will make your stay even more pleasant. During your stay it is also possible to use the wellness or fitness.


The rooms on this side have a modern touch and were added later than those in the monumental part of the hotel. The standard rooms have a King Bed of 180x200cm, are equipped with a desk to work undisturbed and are for double use only.  This room type will be renovated in 2023.

Empire room

With the high ceilings, many windows and large surface area of the rooms, you immediately feel like you are in a royal environment. The interior is classic with cherry wood furniture, a stylish wooden floor and a timeless four-poster bed, completely in keeping with the hotel’s historical character.


The Deluxe Rooms have a view of our beautiful courtyard garden or an exceptional view of Utrecht’s ‘Domtoren’. These rooms have recently been through a soft renovation (2022) and are equipped with a sitting area, unique interior, royal canopy bed with a 180x200cm double mattress.


The Cozy Wooden Empire rooms are located on the top floor, where the original wooden beams of the listed building are still visible. These characteristic rooms feature a spacious bathroom with separate shower and bathtub. The interior is classic with cherry wood furniture and stylish wooden flooring.

Deluxe Split Level room

These special, spacious and luxurious rooms have a loft. The rooms with stunning views of the courtyard garden and ‘domtoren’ were recently renovated (2022). The rooms have a modern touch and were added later than the rooms in the monumental part of the hotel.

Empire executive

The beautiful and classic Empire Executive rooms are located in the Napoleonic wing, also known as the former military hospital. The high ceilings, many windows and large surface area of the rooms, you immediately feel like you are in a regal setting. The interior is classic with cherry wood furniture, a stylish wooden floor and a timeless four-poster bed.

Executive Suite

The Executive Suites will be renovated in 2023. With an surface of 60m2, the suites are incredibly spacious and therefore feature a separate living room with sitting area, a workspace with desk and a meeting table. The Executive Suite is ideal for a several-day stay and perfect for use as an office or small meeting room.

Empire Superior Room

The Empire Superior rooms are the largest Empire rooms and run from the front (Singel view) to the back (courtyard view). The rooms feature a spacious bathroom with separate shower and bathtub. The room is characterised by high ceilings, many windows and a classic interior with four-poster bed.

Family Suite

The perfect room for a family getaway or a pleasant stay with colleagues or friends, located in the Roman wing. You can stay in this suite up to four persons and have the choice of two separate sleeping areas.


Stunning suite for complete pampering. Spacious, classic and full of character. This suite differs from other luxury rooms by having a separate sitting area in a cosy bay window and a king-size bed. Thanks to its size, this suite can accommodate an extra bed.


A stay in a luxury bridal suite is the ultimate romantic way to end your wedding day. A king-size bed with rose petals and a lovely bubble bath. The next morning, a sumptuous breakfast to enjoy the most beautiful day of your life. When you book a bridal suite, all options are possible.

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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.

Take a look here to get the best possible impression of Grand Hotel Karel V, our rooms, facilities, gardens and culinary offerings.

Medieval charm meets modern luxury at Grand Hotel Karel V, a boutique 5-star hotel in the historic center of Utrecht.


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

It is possible to book this before arrival.

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.

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!

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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