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City Hotel Nieuw Minerva

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Boommarkt 23, Leiden 2311, The Netherlands
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City Hotel Nieuw Minerva

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Ranked #9 of 12 hotels in Leiden
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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North Bay, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

I have been staying at City Hotel Nieuw Minerva quite a lot the last year, due to a course I'm following in Leiden. The reason why I stay at this hotel is not only because of the ideal location in the centre of Leiden, but mostly because of the way the staff makes me feel welcome. It's a familyrun hotel... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

If mainstream chain hotels are your preference then this hotel may not be for you, however if you appreciate a more traditional charming hotel with a mix of room types then stay here! You cannot fault the location, the cold breakfast is functional for a decent cup of coffee there are lots of coffee shops nearby. The bedrooms are all... More

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Wark, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The hotel itself is very nice with a lot of character and perfectly situated for Leiden Town Centre and local amenities. The staff were really friendly, helpful and polite (although I've always had a soft spot for Dutch girls :-) The first room I had, although spotlessly clean with a recently renovated bathroom, was actually very small, dingy, dark and... More

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

Dear mr, Thank you for your review. We do not charge for debet visa cards. We charge 7 euro for a simple continental breakfast. We are great to hear that you like our new room number 11. Greetings, City Hotel Nieuw Minerva More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

If you are tired of bland modern hotels, this is the one to go to. The entrance looks like your old uncle's town house in Leiden, a good reading table with daily newspapers, some easy chairs. The room had a good view over the canal and was quiet. The bathroom was quite newly decorated, the room was original but not... More

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Yardley, PA
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80 reviews 80 reviews
49 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

When I see people giving this hotel five circles in their reviews, I have to ask myself whether they stayed in the same place that I did. This is a very old hotel with rooms that haven't been renovated in years. My room was quite small, with a lumpy bed, and although it did have a renovated bathroom, even that... More

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New York City, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

The Nieuw Minerva Hotel This hotel is perfectly centered in the little "city" of Leyden (old English spelling), which history goes back to Roman times 57 AD, but probably before that, because it is situated on the banks of the old Rhine, an ideal place for merchant’s shipping in ancient times. Nothing from the Roman presence is actually left. With... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We stayed at this hotel during our conference in noordwijk. We had selected this place as it is 10 minutes walking distance from leiden central station and approximately 15 mins from cab to conference place.Fortunately for us it offered us more than convinience , as it was really nice place to stay , staff was very friendly and kind ,... More

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Also Known As:
Nieuw Minerva Hotel
Address: Boommarkt 23, Leiden 2311, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Leiden
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #9 of 12 hotels in Leiden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — City Hotel Nieuw Minerva 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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