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City Hotel Nieuw Minerva

Boommarkt 23, 2311 Leiden, The Netherlands
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was easy to find hotel, they have a huge singe on the side. It is 5-10 minute walk from train station, there is big market every Wednesday and Saturday by the canal. Hotel is close to restaurants and shops. Room are very old fashioned, wasn't impressed with our room. Shower didn't work, water was changing from cold to very... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The old-fashioned charm of this hotel, well situated in the centre of Leiden, is unfortunately long past its shelf date. The door handle of our room came off, making it rather difficult to get out, the towel rack fell off the wall, and the economical lighting rendered shaving or reading in the gloomy room virtually impossible. The musty carpet, like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This was the second hotel on our cycling tour of Holland and once again the welcome was brilliant. One of the two ladies on reception actually opened a door down the road so that we could bring our bikes into the hotel ground floor, rather than leave them on the streets outside. As at our first hotel, the staff then... More 

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11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Right in the centre of city overlooking a canal. Quite quirky but delightful. Undergoing major renovations at present. staff very friendly and helpful. We will come again. Unfortunately it does not have a lift.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Considering what we paid and we knew is rating prior to booking you couldn't want for more. The front staff were ridiculously friendly and helpful. They provided maps advice and helped my wife get to a doctor you couldn't ask for more. Breakfast is a bit lean but given not much else is open at that time we enjoyed it.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Nice and cozy hotel. May seem a bit old-fashioned to some, but the rooms are in fact quite charming . So, don't expect luxury nor completely renovated rooms, but the rooms are clean and comfortable and the bathrooms in fact have recently been renovated. Situation is ideal - in the city centre and thus close to everything. Price/quality ratio is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I spent 2 nights at the Nieuw Minerva. Hotel reception was helpful and knowledgeable. The room was sweet and charming. It was themed as a hunter's room. The bed was big and comfortable, the bathroom was cute with black and white tiles, and whole setting was just great. Breakfast was meats, cheeses, breads, eggs, and cereal - with really great... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I stayed in this hotel for 4 days in Sep, 2014. The location is convenience for sight seeing and very good view if the room faced the canal. The lobby and breakfast room are in old-fashion style and beautiful. The hotel upgrade our room to ? "white angel", spacious and clean enough especially the bathroom. But that's some problem for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is an old-fashioned hotel in the heart of the city - most rooms overlook the canals and the lobby is quaint. But the whole hotel looks tired (apart from the lobby) and could do with an overhaul. Bedrooms are tiny (good beds though) and nowhere to put anything. Curtains look dirty. Breakfast is mediocre. It is not a bad... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place is very different from the american-style chain hotels: Old building with steep stairs, small-ish rooms, each different from the other, furniture is plainly antique. I found it charming, but do not expect a fancy room. A greatest advantage of this place is the location: <7 minutes walk from any place in old-town Leiden, made it perfect for attending... More 

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