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Hotel de Doelen

Rapenburg 2, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Maryland, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at De Doelen for 2 nights while working at the University of Leiden. It is extremely conveniently located just a couple of blocks away from some of the main academic buildings on the Rapenburg. Shops and restaurants are just around the corner. It was a quirky but charming experience. Fastest hotel check-in ever. I walked in, was recognized... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We are in leiden for just two nights and staying at the De Deolen. Its a charming hotel right on the Rapenburg canal. There are a ton of resturants within walking distance, and the staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. No elevator, so they'll help you get your bags up the steep stairs, and the nice european breakfast is... More 

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simonhutch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Stayed on a one night business trip when my usual hotel was fully booked. Centrally located in a nice part of town. If you are not Dutch you will be transfixed by the canals, near by windmills and everyone whizzing by on their bikes. If you are Dutch I apologise for picking up on national stereotypes but you shouldn't have... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

I actually stayed here already several times for business purposes. The service is very nice and helpful, while the rooms on the ground and first floor are really cute, with much light and renovated - with modern bathrooms and furniture, you can quickly feel at home at this historical hotel. However, there's also a second floor and it is fair... More 

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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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Portland, Oregon
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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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