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Golden Tulip Leiden Centre
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Leiden
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Bozeman, MT
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68 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Enjoyed stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

This hotel is conveniently located near the train station and easy walk from downtown Leiden and restaurants and bars.
The room was not big -European average- but clean and comfortable. My room had a window towards the main avenue and stayed there Friday night, so it was a little noisy but not that bad.
Internet worked fine. The hotel has a nice lobby where one can sit a work or have a good beer.
Staff were nice and helpful. I've also heard about issues with the Golden Inn hotel which is next door (operated by the same Hotel) and seems like it is lower end in terms of quality. So look carefully when you book and make sure you stay at the GT Leiden Centre.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rovaMT
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Maryland, USA
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161 reviews
122 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

I spent 4 nights here when visiting Leiden for business. I was told by the person who reserved the hotel that our group had been booked at the Golden Tulip, but that wasn't quite true. The Golden Tulip and the more basic Tulip Inn are two grades of hotel that are served by the same entrance & check-in desk. So it turned out that I was staying at the Tulip Inn, which was fine, but with rooms not at the same level. I was then surprised to find that the head of our group was genuinely at the Golden Tulip. So the hotel provides a clever way to have the masters and the servants stay in the same place, without making it so obvious as it would have been in the 19th century. Anyway, Tulip Inn residents still get to use Golden Tulip amenities, and they are good. The location is very convenient for the central station.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CPtraveller
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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61 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

i found absolutely everything here to be 100%
it was flawless from food, to service, to amenities
it had everything anyone would expect for a business traveler
can't speak for family travels, but this is the standard!

Room Tip: if you want to sleep in, i had jet lag, stay off the road side room s or use ear plugs
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank m h
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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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165 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

I rate this hotel a four because there really are no "great" hotels right in Leiden-----go to Amsterdam for that. But I certainly feel this is the best choice in the area, particularly if one upgrades to the best rooms.

This was an EXTREMELY spacious room by European standards. It was truly comfortable with a large amount of storage area for people like me who were staying for a week. The bathroom was nice, which a huge shower, and the room was just in general well-appointed. Amenities I expect (like a safe, a big magnifying make-up mirror in the bathroom, an in-room fridge, etc) were all there, as well as some extras. There was good access to both BBC 1 and 2, and some American shows. The room was actually beautifully decorated. A nice bonus was computer access via the television, which is great for those of us Luddites who still don't travel with computers or phones.

The staff was wonderful and helpful. The location is excellent, being not only a 5 minute walk from the train station, but within 20 minutes of most attractions a tourist would be looking for. In my case that was the University, a 10 minute walk......and Leiden is an absolutely gorgeous town in which to walk.

I would say the only negatives were the bar, where our (rather large party of old college friends) had poor service. I was also unimpressed with the menu choices in the restaurant------vegetarians beware; there is not a single thing to order. Breakfast was OK but overpriced.

Room Tip: Go for the upgrade
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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sf bay area
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78 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

We were originally booked in the Tulip Inn until we found out that the overall hotel had air conditioning but not controllable in the rooms. Since we had stayed with friends with no air conditioning in an European hot spell, we craved some relief. They allowed us to switch to the Golden Tulip (higher price per night) which had individual room air. Rooms were comfortable by European standards. The front desk personal were helpful. It had no wifi in the rooms but had it in the lobby (slightly inconvenient). With the train station only a block away, its location made it easy to get to the airport and other cities but a longer walk (~10 minutes) to Leiden center. Since we were there for a wedding, we walked to the city center several times a day for meals and the wedding festivities without too much trouble since Leiden has no hills.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Leuven, Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

I had a weekend together with my family in this hotel. It was really a very good hotel. Just in the center of the city. I visit also the Hague and Amsterdan which are near this city.
The room was furnished in a very simle and beautifull way.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 6fabio
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Columbia, Missouri
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691 reviews
107 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Golden Tulip is a good choice for travelers spending time in Leiden. At edge of historic town center, about a block from the train station. Rooms are standard business issue, small but nicely maintained. Good internet service, large/friendly lobby, excellent breakfast buffet.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LMOverby
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Additional Information about Golden Tulip Leiden Centre

Property: Golden Tulip Leiden Centre
Address: Schipholweg 3, 2316 XB, Leiden, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Leiden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Leiden
#4 Business Hotel in Leiden
#4 Romantic Hotel in Leiden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Golden Tulip Leiden Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 103
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4-star Golden Tulip Leiden Centre is located next to the Tulip Inn Leiden Centre. With Leiden Central Station directly opposite the hotel and many freeways within easy reach, Golden Tulip Leiden Centre is ideally situated. The hotel has an ideal location in a beautiful historical city, full of museums and picturesque vistas. ... more   less 
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