This is a great hotel with a very good location for avoiding excessive noise and traffic. It is off the (Singel) canal within fairly easy walking for certain sites, e.g. Lakenhal, Rijksmuseum for Folkart. For getting to the university the walk is longer, or take the bus on the street parallel to the hotel to the Witte Singel. For walking to the central train station allow yourself at least 10 minutes.
If steps and elevators are an issue, be aware that the staircases in this apartment are a bit steep. The rewards however, for enjoying a quiet atmosphere make that challenge worthwhile. The kitchenette is very useful; be prepared for a fancy, high-tech electronic cooking stove. The hotel owners were very accomodating, friendly and helpful. We arrived in the middle of the night, and the management made sure someone was there to great us with a smile, help us with our luggage and with our car. Their car park arrangement is very fair and extremely useful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Huys van Leyden is an intimate 4-star boutique hotel with a stylish ambience and a focus on personal attention, comfort and relaxation. Whether you're travelling for business or pleasure Huys van Leyden is ideally situated in Leiden. Located on a charming canal you can experience an abundance of different pleasures from fine dining and theatre to a relaxing walk through the historic heart of Leiden. The beautiful national monument built in 1611, which overlooks one of the city's most beautiful canals, as well as the city centre are both within walking distance. The 400-year-old building has five special hotel rooms all with their own unique style. The rooms are located on various floors in the property. Please note! We do not have a lift. Curious? ON THE 1st OF MARCH 2015, OUR SECOND 4 STAR HOTEL: "THE BARONES OF LEYDEN" WILL OPEN HER DOORS. ... more less
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