If you are looking for a base in the centre of Leiden which is convenient but no-frills, this is a good option. It is small and friendly, with an historic air. Staircases are impressive wooden structures which would be a challenge to the partially-mobile; however, there are downstairs rooms available. There is a slightly musty smell around the staircases - perhaps the carpets need a shampoo? Although the hotel overlooks a canal, not all rooms benefit from the view - mine looked out onto a wall, air conditioner, and tiled roof. Conversely, I suppose there is less street noise from such rooms. The room was small, but adequate. Sufficient toiletries, though I didn't find any tissues. There was a small kettle, and the wherewithal for tea (one bag) and coffee. Plenty of towels. No problem with wi-fi in the room. A small TV has a good choice of channels, including plenty of English-speaking ones. I slept well, undisturbed by noise. Breakfast was perfectly OK, with cereals, ham, cheese, yogurt, etc. Bread was rather tasteless, but adequate. If you stay here, it will probably not be the historic stay of all time, but the owners do a good and efficient job, and any complaints were very minor.
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