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City Hotel Nieuw Minerva

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Boommarkt 23, 2311 Leiden, The Netherlands
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Ranked #9 of 12 hotels in Leiden
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Wakefield UK
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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North Bay, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We had booked three evenings but checked out after the first evening. While we knowingly booked on the thrid floor it was too much for our three year old. Stairs typical of Holland and no lift in the building. We may have been able to accept stairs had our room been decent but it was in very poor condition. The... More

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NieuwMinerva, Owner at City Hotel Nieuw Minerva, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. We are sorry to hear that we have not fully met your expectations. We could't offer you an other room, while the hotel was fully booked. We will take your comments serious. And we hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future and to offer you a great stay.... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We stayed in this Hotel for four nights last week and overall our stay in Leiden was brilliant. The location of the hotel is good, it is about 10 minutes walk to the Rail and Bus stations and 5 minutes to the city centre. Leiden itself is a beautiful city with many attractions and I think we would come back... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

I have stayed here before but several years ago. My wife and I were visiting Leiden for a few days to catch up with friends and revisit old haunts as we lived in Leiden for a few months in 2010, and where better to stay than at The Nieuw Minerva, very centrally situated which is ideal for walking the city... 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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