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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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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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Deurle
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland
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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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19 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Assenede
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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Wokingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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