Netherlands
/Utrecht

Grand Hotel Karel V *****


 

In the historic town centre of Utrecht the prestigious Grand Hotel Karel V has opened its doors from September 1999. The realisation is the result of a striking renovation of the former headquarters of the Teutonic Order. This block of buildings, locally known as the "Duitse" house, dates from the fourteenth century. Emperor Charles V stayed here, together with his sister, Maria of Hungary, and attended the Chapter Meeting of the Order of the Golden Fleece in 1546. These names with historic importance are proudly remembered in this magnificent building.

Construction started in 1823 by orders of King William I. In a historically responsible manner, the hospital wards have been transformed into 39 executive rooms and 5 empire suites in the Napoleontic Wing. In the Garden Wing* we offer 31 standard rooms and 16 executive suites equipped with all modern conveniences.

All 91 rooms offer a direct telephone line, fax- and ADSL for connection to your laptop, trouser press, mini-bar, safe, coffee & tea facilities and controllable air conditioning. The bathrooms are equipped with a bad, shower, wash basin, shaving mirror, hair dryer, luxurious bathrobes and slippers. All beds are equipped with quilts. A number of rooms is reserved for non-smokers. At your request we can reserve a standard room with two single beds for you.

Grand Hotel Karel V provides free ADSL in all hotel rooms. You can use the quick connection completely free of charge and unrestrained, so you can easily deal with your e-mails from your hotel room.

The breakfast buffet offers different sorts of bread, rolls and croissants, a selection of meat, salmon, cheese and sweet sandwich filling like fruit jam. Every morning there are several warm items, for instance sausages and scrambled eggs. Contiguously you can enjoy yoghurt or curd, corn flakes and fresh fruit salads. Besides coffee, tea and milk there is a choice between different fresh fruit juices or a delicious glass of Méthode Traditionelle.

Grand Restaurant Karel V is a place in the grand manner yet familiar. The ideal location in the heart of Utrecht for a business or private occassion.
Brasserie Goeie Louisa is situated in the Brasserie room and the Brasserie kitchen, which is one of the oldest kitchens of the Netherlands. From 1345 AD the priests of the German Knights Order have cooked their meals for the many guests who stayed in the German House. Our Brasserie is named after the latest camp follower in the Dutch army as an honor to the history of the German house as Military Hospital. In the latest decade of the 19 th century The Good Louisa provided the troops with “Oude Klare”.

The bar cellars are situated in the medieval arched roofs. In here you will find the Hotelbar consisting of Cave I and II, as well as Cave III, a bar for closing your meeting or conference, the apéritif for your dinner in restaurant Karel V or the beginning of a nice evening in Utrecht. We will serve you various delightful beers, beautifull cocktails, and wines from all over the world as well as enjoyable snacks to go with your drink. The renowned wines can also be ordered per glass, for instance attended by some delicious cheeses we have to offer you.

As a hotel guest, you can also make use of the hotel fitness room free of charge, with sauna/steam cabin and solarium. Our Wellness Centre is situated in “De Boerderij”.

Our fitness centre is equipped with various cardio-vasculair equipment, for example a home trainer, tread mill and a walking machine. At the fitness centre you will find changing-rooms, showers and towels. There are also cooled water and sports drinks available.



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Location :
Geertebolwerk 1
3511 XA Utrecht
 

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