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City Hotel Nieuw Minerva

2.0 of 5 Boommarkt 23, 2311 Leiden, The Netherlands
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Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have stayed at this hotel on multiple occasions dating back to 2012, and I strongly recommend it. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. The rooms are nice and clean (and many of them have nice views of the canal just outside the hotel), and the location is right in the middle of the city, easy walking distance to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is very different from the corporate anonymous chain hotels. The decor is very individual and the room in which we stayed had a 17th century style bed with curtains! There were various reproduction/prints on the walls and even an easel. There is a friendly welcome and helpful advice about local pubs and restaurants. Cycles can be parked safely... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel consists of converted canal houses and is therefore quirky and individual with steep staircases and no lift. Once you accept that it is charming if a little dated in places. Staff were very helpful and breakfast good. Leiden is a delight and I recommend the terrace of the cafeteria of the V & D department store for a... More

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Wakefield UK
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife had seen a magazine article outining the attractions of Leiden, and I booked the hotel based on its central location. We had a lovely weekend. The staff couldn't do enough for us, and the centre of Leiden, with its waterways, shops and restaurants, was right on the doorstep. I travel a greta deal on business and get no... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We recently stayed 2 nights at this hotel and really enjoyed it. Great view and great location. As it is an older renovated building keep in mind it doesn't have a lift - not a negative at all, but just a note if that is really important. I really liked staying in Leiden, it is a quieter, less in your... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is the third year in a row that we have stayed at Hotel Nieuw Minerva. My fiance and I run a short term study abroad program (we are professors at a university in the U.S.) and take between 12-16 college students to Europe every year. Hotel Nieuw Minerva has been great every year we've been there. It's got a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay there!! It has been a very cozy environment, very clean and quiet! The room was beautiful with a really nice view! Furthermore, the staff was great, very kind and helpful! I would definitely recommend this place!!

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I liked this hotel. It is quaint, and very well located on a pretty canal. Bathroom was updated, and room was clean - definitely not fancy. Breakfast was good. Staff very helpful. Good bicycle storage. Wifi worked fine.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

If you need to spend one night in the city, you can stay here. The location is very good, but for the price that the rooms cost I would suggest to go to any other international hotel. The quality and cleanliness of the rooms are that poor that you cannot even imagine. This hotel really needs a complete renovation.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for three nights from April 14. The room was comfortable but basic and had a great view. The location was great, in the centre of Leiden but quiet. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Probably our room could do with some redecoration, which the hotel plan to do. We enjoyed our stay and would... More

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Address: Boommarkt 23, 2311 Leiden, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Leiden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — City Hotel Nieuw Minerva 2*
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Hotel Restaurant Nieuw Minerva is located in the centre of Leiden between the two most important shopping streets. You will find plenty of restaurants and cafés around the hotel for a drink or bite during your stay. The hotel is situated along one of Leiden's many canals. This makes it easily accessible by boat. The hotel covers 6 authentic 16th century canal houses. In 1830, one of these houses was inhabited by J.R. Thorbecke, the father of the Dutch constitution. Nieuw Minerva is decorated in a friendly, Old Dutch style with a homely atmosphere. It offers a good restaurant and meeting and banquet facilities. The hotels rooms are decorated in various styles. Some rooms are romantic, some classic, some in Art Deco style, and a beautiful bridal suite is available as well. ... more   less 
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