Amazing Experience @ 5-Star Grand Hotel Karel V in Utrecht

Saturday, August 17, 2013 0 Comments A+ a-


I would never miss bringing my own slippers and tooth brush (plus tooth paste) whenever I travel around European cities when overnight stays are required. Regardless of whether I am staying in a hotel or a hostel, these are the ESSENTIAL items.

It might sounds bizarre to some Asians, mainly because even 3 and 4-stars hotels in Asia have these items readily stocked for their customers. However it is not the case in Europe. Through my experience, hotels in Europe (even 4-star hotels like Mercure or Marriott) do not usually have these essential items provided, hence self-prepared is required.

Lately, I discovered the exception in the Grand Hotel Karel V in Utrecht city. Not only the hotel room is equipped with all the essentials, it has so much more to offer.

The Room
Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht
I was totally bowled over and fell in love when I entered my room in Grand Hotel Karel V. It is really unique due to the split-level design. The decor is contemporary chic and luxurious with a touch of 18th century finesse.

This Deluxe room is dominated by an utterly comfortable huge king size bed, flat screen TV and high ceiling design. The upper level meanwhile consist of a lounge sofa, work station and a second flat screen TV with minibar too. The view outside of my room was stunning to say the least where I can admire the courtyard garden with fountain while the Dom tower of Utrecht is serenading us at the background.

Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht


Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht
Pampered yourself with premium body and bath products from 'Rituals'.

The Surrounding

Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht
Lush English styled garden landscape for all the guest to enjoy and unwind after a day walking and touring around the medieval old town of Utrecht city.

Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht

Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht


A number of remnants from Utrecht during Roman times are also on display in the hotel for guests and other visitors to admire, including a number of Roman era archaeological finds unearthed in the hotel complex during the construction.

The Restaurant
Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht
Brasserie Goeie Louisa featured one of the oldest kitchen in the Netherlands that offers tasty, affordable, and enjoyable meals.

Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht
Grand Restaurant Karel V is opulently styled with nice ambiance and excellent food too. Although I only tasted the breakfast spread, I hope to return 1 day and dine in this 1 Michelin star restaurant.

The Service
Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht

I particularly would like to applaud the impeccable service rendered by the professional staff. The service was fast, efficient and personal especially the check-in crew which even walked us to our room while explaining the history of the hotel and all the facilities available throughout our stay.


Staying at the 5-star Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht is an awesome experience and I don't mind to pay the premium price for this unforgettable experience. 

Grand Hotel Karel V
Geertebolwerk 1
3511 XA Utrecht
T +31 (0)30 233 75 55
E info@karelv.nl
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