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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of this hotel is perfect - right on the main canal and midway between the two best spots for beer and food. We were with family, so asked for luxury rooms and we had the Rose Room (40) and the Bridal Suite (5)! Both rooms were very clean with excellent beds. The Rose Room was very quaint and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We just loved Hotel Nieuw Minerva! The hosts spoke fluent English, made wonderful recommendations of sights in the neighborhood (which is right in the heart of Leiden), and easily accommodated bike storage overnight. Our room had been recently renovated and was very nice, especially for the affordable price we paid.

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NieuwMinerva, Guest Relations Manager at City Hotel Nieuw Minerva, responded to this review

Many thanks for your nice review! We are hoping to welcome you another time in our hotel! More 

Alexandria, VA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stayed for one night at Nieuw Minerva after biking from Haarlem to Leiden during a 5-day bike trip in the Netherlands. The hotel is ideally located in the center of Leiden, which is great. The hotel itself is a little worse for wear, so don't have high expectations. When we checked in, the receptionist ignored us while talking on... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I found one of the two beds of my room with dirt sheets. No air conditioning and no possibility to keep the window open, since it brings to a balcony in common with other rooms. Is it necessary to add something else, to say you to look for something else?

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NieuwMinerva, Guest Relations Manager at City Hotel Nieuw Minerva, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review! Please let us know immediately if your room is not clean so we can fix it. We are sorry there is no airconditioner in the room, unfortunately it was very hot that weekend which is very unusual in the Netherlands (the government even set up a weather alarm!). More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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Roma
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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Derby
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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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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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Deurle
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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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