The Holiday Inn Leiden is a solid mid range hotel which if you have access to a car or bicycle is a good choice. If you are relying on public transport the location may be a problem as it is on the outskirts of Leiden and a long walk from the main sites and railway station. It is in good proximity to the university.
I believe that a shuttle to the main station (easy walk to the old town) operates on weekdays however it did not seem to be available on weekends.
The rooms are motel style with the doors giving onto a covered outdoor walkway. This is also the location of the carparking which makes it useful if arriving by car.
The rooms were renovated and in good condition. The bathroom deserves particular praise for being modern, clean and functional. The beds were comfortable and there were a number of different pillow options so you could get comfortable.
The breakfast was relatively simple continental breakfast however, the produce was fresh and there was lots available. The only drawback for coffee lovers is that you had to help yourself from a machine.
The staff were friendly and helpful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday Inn Leiden is located in Leiden which is best known as Rembrandt's birthplace. Famous for her cobbled streets, beautiful canals, Pilgrim fathers and museums ( Corpus, Naturalis). We are centrally located between Amsterdam and The Hague, near North sea beaches, Leiden University and Bio Science Parc. Holiday Inn Leiden offers 200 comfortable Superior, King- and Executive hotel rooms with air conditioning, a variety of leisure facilities, a stylish Garden restaurant, Ocean bar, gift shop and meeting facilities. Hotel guests have free access to our private parking For the necessary relaxation our mini gym, indoor swimming pool with sauna, kids play area and bike rental are at hand on our own property. Please note all public areas are non smoking. Our comfortable standard rooms are provided with 2 double beds and can accommodate a maximum of 4 guests. King rooms and Executive rooms (max. 2 persons) are also available. We guarantee a successful meeting in one of our 14 meeting rooms. All meeting rooms are provided with air conditioning, wireless high speed internet (at a surcharge) and comfortable seats. All technical equipment upon request. Thanks to the combination of all these ingredients, Holiday Inn Leiden can provide lively and stylish accommodation for you in the heart of the Randstad conurbation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Leiden Hotel Leiden
- Leiden Holiday Inn