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Caves Caroli | Enjoy the Karel 5 cellars in style


Grand Hotel Karel V, the well-known monumental 5-star hotel in the center of Utrecht, offers more than just luxurious hotel packages. You can also enjoy culinary pleasures, have a good meeting, or throw a cozy family party. The Caves Caroli, for instance, are recommended for anyone who wants to have drinks or dine in an informal atmosphere. Everyone is welcome – that means you too!

Medieval cellars

What is there to say about the Grand Hotel Karel Vthat everyone doesn’t already know? You can enjoy an excellent overnight stay there, but also dine on delicious food, have a good meeting, or experience an event under the label Karel 5 gastro – bistro – events. And in addition to all of that, at the end of 2017 the 5-star hotel opened three gorgeous new rooms for small, atmospheric meetings in the cellars under the hotel. These Caves Caroliwere added to the already inviting offer after some major renovations. The rooms lend themselves wonderfully to informal meetings: from networking or graduation drinks to family parties – so, enjoying in style. And the Caves Caroli are there for everyone. The atmosphere is informal and welcoming, and the service warm and pleasant.

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Suitable for various events

The tunnel vaults under Bistro Karel 5, where the Caves Caroli are located, were traditionally used as a kind of medieval fridge. Food and even brewed beer were stored here because it was always around 8 degrees – a considerable contrast to the warm atmosphere that the cellars have now. Three unique rooms have been created, each with its own tasteful interior: one is decorated like a bar, the next as a place to eat, and the final one as a lounge, which is also equipped with a TV. The rooms offer a lot of possibilities: you can book anything from drinks to an all-in dinner package for reasonable prices. That means that the caves are suitable for various events, with space for about 40 people per room.

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An integral part of the city

The Grand Hotel’s beautiful building complex and courtyards emerged from an impressive renovation and opened its doors to the public in 1999. Since then, the successful 5-star hotel has become an integral part of the monumental Utrecht city center. It houses 121 tasteful hotel rooms and suites for luxurious overnight stays, Restaurant Karel 5 for elegant dining as well as the more casual Bistro Karel 5, a wellness center, and a truly beautiful courtyard with an inviting terrace. More and more Utrechters now know where to find Karel 5 and walk there regularly. Should you also be going, or should you have something to celebrate, think about the Caves Caroli. You won’t regret it!

Karel 5| Geertebolwerk 1 – 3511XA Utrecht | KarelV.nl| info@karelv.nl  

About Maurice Hengeveld

Maurice Hengeveld is an independent editor-journalist and works for a variety of clients. In Utrecht, he is connected to the city glossy LEVEN! magazine Utrecht, Aorta Architecture Centre, merwede.nl (about the new neighborhood Merwede), onzeeigendom.nl (about the restoration of the Dom tower), and the neighbourhood magazines Mens en Wijk (North-East) and de Zuidwester (Kanaleneiland and Transwijk), among others. He mainly focuses on storytelling, brand journalism, and web content strategy. Clearly, Maurice likes to focus on his hometown of Utrecht. The hidden stories in particular spark his imagination!

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