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“All business, no pleasure.” 3 of 5 stars
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Ibis Leiden Centre
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Stationsplein 240-242, Leiden 2312 AR, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #3 of 12 hotels in Leiden
Helsinki, Finland
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“All business, no pleasure.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Ibis offered an expensive stay in a really small room (around 350 euros for two nights including breakfast). Besides the price and the small room, things were pretty ok. Bathroom was great, especially the big shower. Even the wifi worked pretty well. In general the room was pretty new and clean.

Breakfast was very minimal. There are great cafes within couple minute walk so that might be another option for the breakfast also.

The location is very convenient since the hotel is right next to the railway station. Although this also had a side effect, meaning the views from the hotel room were pretty industrial since the rail tracks are right beside the hotel.

In summary: Ibis Leiden was just what I needed: all business, no pleasure. I would not recommend the place for a holiday trip, but for business purposes the hotel was a decent choice.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Waterford, Ireland
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

There were 30 of us booked into the IBIS by Leiden train station for my sisters wedding. Realy comfortable and clean. We booked taxis to take us to the location and they never showed making us late for the ceremony. After we came back at 2am to be told that despite hhe 24/7 advertising gor food and drink they stop serving at 1am. Why advertise one thing and do another. Saying that great location most staff helpful and friendly

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

I have given this hotel 5 stars judging it against similar types of hotel. It is not a luxury Grand Hotel obviously but as a low-cost hotel it is one of the best I have stayed in. Location near the station is excellent if you are travelling by train and the centre of Leiden is a few minutes walk away. Unlike many cities, the area around the station is fine. You can also catch a bus to local places from just across the road.
The staff were unfailingly helpful. Rooms are small-ish (as expected) but clean and ours had a great view over the city. We heard no traffic noise at all. Breakfast was good: continental buffet with a few hot things. There is no restaurant but there is a bar. If I had to nit-pick, I would have preferred more English tv channels and a toaster at breakfast but that's it!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

With the IBIS chain you know what to expect. Comfortable bed, good but basic room and bathroom. Clean, but 'sterile' atmosphere. In this hotel they installed some 'cosy' corners at the lobby, but is stays impersonal. Breakfast is rather expensive.
Location is fine, one step from the train and bus station, two steps from the very idyllic centre of Leiden. If you come by car, you can use the parking at ‘Haagweg’, it is the cheapest in town and they have a free city shuttle.
I would recommend this hotel for business or citytrip.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

stayed in a group.they did not ask for our ID. Great.the rooms were very small and they had a baby cot when we checked in .we informed the reception but after waiting for some time we decided to keep it out ourselves.so much for room service. our rooms were booked with the condition that tea makers will be provided but there were no tea makers in the room.its only after a discussion we did get one.they provided tea bags only one the first day only.breakfast menu was at best mediocre and they had same menu on all five days.would prefer another hotel

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Nottingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Great location next to Leiden Centraal station - Schiphol Airport 20mins. - Amsterdam Centraal 35mins - den Haag Centraal 13mins - Rotterdam 33 mins see www.ns.nl
Rooms were very clean, comfortable and well thought out.
Reception staff were very pleasant and helpful. Breakfast was charged at an exorbitant 15 Euros !

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ibis Leiden Centre

Address: Stationsplein 240-242, Leiden 2312 AR, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Leiden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 12 hotels in Leiden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis Leiden Centre 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ibis Leiden lies right next to the Central Station and just minutes’ walking from the historical Leiden centre city. It offers modern, compact accommodation with flat-screen cable TV and free Wi-Fi.The contemporary designed rooms have comfortable box-spring beds and a private bathroom with free toiletries. Other amenities include pay TV channels and a work desk.Bar Rendez-Vous offers an extensive breakfast every morning. During the day guests of Ibis Leiden Centre can enjoy a coffee, a drink or a snack here. Leiden’s city centre offers a wide range of restaurants and bars.Schiphol Airport is just 20 minutes away by train from Ibis Leiden Centre. ... more   less 
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