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Hotel de Doelen

Rapenburg 2, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Ranked #10 of 12 hotels in Leiden
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
GRN105 Groningen, The Netherlands
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice and classic hotel with a great location on a central canal in Leiden's center. As with most historical Dutch buildings, the rooms are smaller than average, but in no way cramped. Staff was very friendly.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
57 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This is an old, but well renovated, hotel. It has fairly steep stairs and no lift, although the receptionist will quickly volunteer to help you with your luggage. We opted for a ‘luxury’ room, which proved to be rather an overstatement for what was a fairly ordinary room, although it had a very good bathroom. (As he had requested a... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
39 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The hotel is in the centre of the city, 10-15 minutes walk from Leiden Centraal station and also close to Old Town.We spent one night at the de Doelen.Staff is very friendly and helpful. Although the hotel overlooks to the canal,our room was looking to backyard whish is fine for one night.We didn’t have our breakfast so we can not... More

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Panama City, Panama
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I was taking a course at the ITC and this was 200 meters from the facilities. It is run by a nice family. The hotel is really old, but the bathrooms are new. No air conditioning, so it wa a little hot sometimes. I enjoyed my stay.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We found the hotel facade and the location of the de Doelen to be excellent. There was nothing else about this hotel that was at the 3 star level, however. The staff were disinterested, our (deluxe) room was tired, cramped, and stuffy -- just uncomfortable. We couldn't wait to leave.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

We are a Australian couple travelling around Europe for 6 months, this hotel was special with loads of charactor, do not expect 5 star expect a nice warm cosy place to stay, the staff make you feel welcome, nothing is too much trouble and breakfast is delicious, washing was done perfectly and the room was clean and comfortable, the hotel... More

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London, United Kingdom
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48 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Leiden is a charming town and this hotel was quirky but fine. Lots of character! Right opposite a canal, and not totally renovated, it feels like it belongs in this place. Don't expect grandeur...it is a bit faded, but we had a room overlooking the canal which was huge, a large and well renovated bathroom, it was a quiet and... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

The hotel is in a very old building, so expect thin walls, some creaking from the floors, a not very constant water temperature if you shower at the same time as many other people. However, our room was very large, bright, and had everything we needed for our stay with our little daughter (18 months). She certainly enjoyed staying there... More

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Gatwick, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

I stayed here after driving my son to Leiden to collect him after completing his Master's at the university. The position couldn't be better - near the town centre, on a typical canal and with a British pub on the opposite bank. The hotel looks good from the outside and is OK inside - but only just! The reception is... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

The building of the Hotel de Doelen is centuries old, meaning that it has a certain old-world charm that the Ibis will lack. But it also means that the walls are thin and that certain little things about the space and the appliances will be odd and/or may not work. I won't be more specific, because every room (they say)... More

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Address: Rapenburg 2, Leiden, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Leiden
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