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Hotel de Doelen

Rapenburg 2, Leiden, 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cholsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Spent 3 days with a group of friends in this hotel. It was lovely as it is a converted 17th centaury merchant's house, so consequently is was old fashioned and modern at the same time. No soulless modern box like rooms here! It is incredibly central to the lovely town of Leiden with loads of pubs, canals, museums all within... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Been to Leiden several times but never stayed overnight. I thought about going to one of the chain hotels but decided on a more boutique one. A grand looking old house but to be honest I was a little disappointed. Hugh great door leading to a corridor but no reception? Then a voice summonsed us round the corner. Very pleasant... More 

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Amsterdam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Stayed at this hotel while in Holland celebrating Kings Day. Good location, hotel is in an old Patrician House but the entrance hall and breakfast room are quite dark and gloomy. Our room was tiny and oppressive, with a very small double bed. It was very noisy because of the people above and it looked out onto a yard behind... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is a very nice, clean hotel in the old part of Leiden, with very friendly and helpful staff. Nice breakfast in classic old dining room. Not fancy at all, but excellent value. Can walk (~10 minutes) to main Leiden train station.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I did not realize the train station had two exits, and the first people told me to continue the wrong way, and with all the stuff I had from skiing in Norway it was a bit of a walk to the hotel. Still nice spot , made it to the gardens and back easily, found a great fish place to... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We stayed here as two single females, exploring the city and meeting up with old friends. It's location is brilliant, overlooking a canal and right in the picturesque centre of town. We walked from the station which was an unbelievably quick journey from Schipol. There was a saturday market around the corner where we were able to sample proper Dutch... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

By accident I landed in the town of Lieden Netherlands outside of Amsterdam and found this cozy hotel. Priced above average it was a comfortable room and very clean. Breakfast does not come with the room, they do not tell you that and although the quality was excellent it was far more money than I had expected to pay.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

Quite old and noisy. Very poor thermal insulation in the room that forced me to use the blanket on my shoulder as I sat at the small desk. Weak wifi signal. Perfect location. Good for very short business trips.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Pretty traditional Dutch hotel close to central station and University of Leiden on a canal. We spent 2 nights while attending a colleagues' farewell lecture. Clean and comfortable, although the mattresses were really soft! Room was on the small side, but a nice bathroom. The shower had good water pressure. Breakfast was good and we especially liked the hot toast.... More 

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Middelburg, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My wife and I have been staying in Hotel de Doelen 1 night (29/30 oct. 2014) Because our daughter in law was promored to Doctor at Leiden University. The location is excellent, in the center of Leiden and near the Leiden university , parking is also easy for only 12 E 24/h The owner welcomed us when we arrived ,... More 

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