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.

Empire Suite

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.

Executive family suite

The Executive Family Suites have been 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.


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 in Grand Hotel Karel V, a boutique 5-star hotel in the historic center of Utrecht.


Is there WiFi 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.

Is it possible to book an extra bed in the room?
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