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Kasteel Oud Poelgeest
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Poelgeesterweg 1, 2341 NM Oegstgeest, Leiden, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Oegstgeest
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“Wonderful hotel, restuarant and conference facilities”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2009

One of my best experiences at a hotel. If you have a chance, book it! The internet connection was episodic but who cares in this wonderful setting.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 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
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2008

I stayed in this hotel in April 2007 for a getaway with my girlfriend. We were pleasantly surprised by the surroundings of the hotel. A nice park, and the hotel was near the castle. Checking in was ok as it was very quiet at the time of arriving.

I asked them in advance to put the two twin beds together. Unfortunately the beds were still apart when we arrived. Also the room was pretty small. On the other hand the breakfast was good, with lots of choice.

When I asked the reception staff on Saturday evening if we could leave our luggage on Sunday morning and pick it up again in the end of the afternoon he said it was no problem. But when I wanted to bring in the luggage the next morning they told me the hotel was closed altogether on Sunday afternoons. So that was the second bad experience. Now we had to carry our luggage around all day.

All together: good hotel, but reception service is only poor

  • Liked — They surroundings are beautiful.
  • Disliked — Service of reception
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2007

Stayed here for 4 nights after escaping from Golden Tulip Leiden.
Fantastic place to stay: castle in the park, surrounded by trees, ponds and old buildings. Castle is built in 1660. Beautifull place to walk at morning or evening. Fresh air, not crowded, some 200 meters from the road.
Rooms are OK ( twin room ) with separate toilet and bathroom. Average sized and with direct exit to hotels internal garden.
Sauna and gym are free, wireless internet is free as well as parking. Breakfast is not rich enough, but selection is OK and everything is fresh.

Service at reception was OK, no complains at all.
Would stay here again next time to Leiden.

  • Stayed May 2007, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2007

We have just come back from a very pleasant long weekend break at this hotel. We re-booked with this hotel, for many reason, one being within walking distant of Leiden, good value with breakfast included,
no extra fees for parking and most important for us, peace and quiet in beautiful surroundings. This hotel is part of the coach house, which is situated in the grounds of the Castle. The 45 clean modern rooms are over two floors; ours had a balcony and views over the garden. The rooms are a suitable size (unless you are into ballroom dancing), with comfortable twin beds, good size wardrobe and a wet room with a separate toilet. The continental buffet breakfast, is taken in the coach house, which consists of the usual assorted rolls,
breads, hams, cheese, cereals, fruit, etc. Coffee and hot water (for tea) pots are on your table, a member of staff is at hand if extra coffee is required. We did not use the restaurant for lunch or evening meal, as we very busy visiting the local area. We were advised that they do a special three course evening meal for hotel guests, but check at reception regarding opening times and booking a table etc. Most of the guests staying for the weekend were middle aged or older from the Netherlands or Germany, we were the only Brits.

All members of staff spoken English and were helpful. More details of
the hotel can be found on their website.

  • Liked — peaceful and beautiful surroundings
  • Disliked — restaurent being closed if there is not enough guests staying in the hotel
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2006

We went to this hotel for one night because we were not yet able to check inn at our final hotel (De Beukenhof at Oegstgeest). Luckily we only spent one night! I am a very experienced traveller with an "open mind". Unfortunately I have to say that you need a really great open mind for this hotel. When you visit the website you see a lovely castle in beautiful surroundings. And indeed it is a lovely surroundings. But, when you enter the hotel (the new buidling in front of the castle!) your romantic mood is over before you know it.

No friendly or helpfull staff. The rooms are very, very small. The bathroom and shower are a real joke! Unbelievable we had to pay € 88,00 a night. Unbelievable they advertise with 3 or 4 stars! The next morning we had to wait for our breakfast although we were not to early. The breakfast is poor. I was sitting next to 2 American families and I was ashamed because of the qualtity of this breakfast. There are so much more hotels in Holland that give more value for less money to our tourist. Unfortunately we forgot a bag with some stuff and a present. We phoned the hotel after two days and drove back to get this bag. When we arrived at home we noticed that the present was taken out of the bag. I did send two (very correct!) e-mails but the answer was unbelievable vulgar! I have written a lot of reviews at Tripadvisor but have to say that this is my first bad review. Don't let you fool around by the website or some advertisement. Go somewhere else!!!!!!

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Additional Information about Kasteel Oud Poelgeest

Address: Poelgeesterweg 1, 2341 NM Oegstgeest, Leiden, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Leiden > Oegstgeest
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Oegstgeest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kasteel Oud Poelgeest 3*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The best kept secret in between mayor cities of the Netherlands, minutes away from Leiden, near the Keukenhof and the Noordwijk beach. Five minutes after you have taken exit 6 of the A44, you find yourself in one of the most beautiful historical settings found in the Netherlands. Castle anno 1640 was the famous professor Boerhaave and now lies quietly beside the pond, surrounded by the estate of 10 acres full of trees with a forester's house and a chapel. In addition, the coach house in 1900 with the adjacent hotel, equipped with all comforts; a lovely terrace, bistro, sauna, bicycles, ... and free parking and wifi. The Castle as well as everything the Estate Castle Oud Poelgeest offers and lends for a surprising diversity of events. Did you know that your stay at the estate directly contributes to the preservation and restoration the Heritage? The Foundation Old Poelgeest cares for years for the beauty and glory, will include the extremely rare dragon hall completely restored in 2015. ... more   less 
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