Carlton President Hotel Utrecht with kids

Carlton president hotel utrecht with kids: our report!

We visited this hotel in Utrecht after we had been traveling all over the Netherlands for a week and could use some rest. Staying overnight at the Carlton President hotel in Utrecht allowed us to relax and take a break from the busy week we had. Below we describe our findings about the hotel.

Carlton President Hotel Utrecht with kids
Carlton President Hotel Utrecht with kids

The Hotel

The hotel is located slightly outside the center of Utrecht and you can park your car at the hotel for free. The hotel has its own restaurant where you can eat three times a day, as well as have drinks, and there is an option to rent a large spa for you and your family.

It is a four-star hotel and the interior design exudes luxury. You sometimes come to hotels where you see really outdated furnishings, but that is certainly not the case at this hotel.

As a result, the hotel is rated a generous 8 out of nearly 1,000 reviews on websites like booking.com, which is always a good indicator for us when we book a hotel. When there have been so many reviews and the rating is so high, you almost never have that booking a hotel end in disappointment. Of course, we then read from fellow travelers exactly what they wrote as comments, but at this hotel we read virtually no negative reviews.

Carlton President Hotel Utrecht with kids
Carlton President Hotel Utrecht with kids

The room

About the room we can only say good things. We were in the LoftXL which is a room that meets all the requirements we are always looking for. What we find important in a hotel room is that it is spacious, preferably a private room for our daughter Sophie, that the bathroom is in the room, that there is a bathtub in the bathroom (mother and daughter love to bathe at home as well), that there is a refrigerator so you can keep some drinks cool (in this room the minibar was even included), that the room is clean, that the interior looks a bit modern and we always like a TV in the room (in this room there were even two!). Of course, we are now describing our ideal room (usually things are missing), but all these things are present in the LOFTXL.

Because of this, the room also invites you to relax in the room itself and you don’t necessarily have to go out with your kids. As a result, we spent a long time in our room before and after dinner to relax from our busy day/week.

Family-friendly hotel Utrecht
Carlton President Hotel Utrecht with kids

food and drink at the hotel

At the hotel’s ONE24 restaurant, we dined in the evening and had breakfast in the morning. The restaurant offers a three-course menu, but you also have plenty of choices from the menu.

We ourselves had already eaten quite a lot with lunch in the afternoon in the center of Utrecht, so we weren’t that hungry in the evening, so we only took a main course from the menu and spent the day over a delicious drink.

Breakfast was included with our overnight stay at the hotel and this buffet we got in the same restaurant (ONE24) was quite extensive. Fresh sandwiches, eggs, fresh fruit, salads, spreads, gravy, coffee. Basically everything you can normally expect at a breakfast buffet in a good hotel.

Especially in the morning, we always love it when there is an extensive breakfast buffet included with the room, because by then you are generally already almost full for the whole day, so you never really walk around feeling hungry during the day. So during our trip around the world, we often looked when our hotel did not offer breakfast to see if we could find a hotel that did. Sometimes we even skipped lunch because of this, because we had had such a good breakfast in the morning.

Carlton President Hotel Utrecht with kids
Carlton President Hotel Utrecht with kids

The wellness

The spacious spa can be booked privately by the hour and then you and your family will have a very spacious whirlpool, sauna and Turkish bath all to yourselves. This package also includes bathrobes, slippers and mocktails (that’s a cocktail without alcohol, for those who didn’t know that like us ;)).

We loved spending an hour with our daughter relaxing in the warm water and having a nice drink from the whirlpool. The fact that you have this wellness all to yourself was also something we found very luxurious.

So after an hour of bathing, sauna and steam bath always really makes us feel relaxed. We booked this wellness in the morning after breakfast and were able to take a relaxing shower in the room after this, after which we packed our bags and drove home completely relaxed.

Carlton President Hotel Utrecht with kids
Family-friendly hotel Utrecht

Conclusion

For us, staying overnight at this hotel was the conclusion of our eight-day trip through the Netherlands. Because we had done so many activities in the different cities, we did need a little rest and relaxation.

Nice food and drinks in the restaurant, relaxing in the room and the next morning relaxing in the wellness was for us the ideal end to our vacation in the Netherlands. Highly recommended if you want to relax in luxury with your family after a busy day of vacationing in Utrecht and its surroundings!

If you want to know more about the hotel’s different rooms and their prices, check out the hotel ‘s website here.

This blog was created through a collaboration with the hotel in question.

Carlton President Hotel Utrecht with kids
Carlton President Hotel Utrecht with kids
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