My stayed here in April 2012 while attending Keukenhof. The hotel is located on a canal, and within walking distance to many restaurants and bars. (Try dinner at Calf and Cow - delicious!) Our room and bathrooms were a nice size for a european hotel. However, our room was located above the alley way and we were kept awake until nearly 4 am with people yelling, singing and talking as they entered/left a club in the alley. We were unable to be relocated to another room as they hotel was fully booked.
Note this hotel is not handicap accessible (no elevator) and you must climb stairs to reach any of the rooms and the breakfast room. The hotel itself is interesting as it used to be 6 homes that have been conjoined/converted in to the hotel.
The staff was friendly and the breakfast was nice.
Overall, I would stay here again but only if I were provided a room along the canal and no where close to the alley.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Restaurant Nieuw Minerva is located in the centre of Leiden between the two most important shopping streets. You will find plenty of restaurants and cafés around the hotel for a drink or bite during your stay. The hotel is situated along one of Leiden's many canals. This makes it easily accessible by boat. The hotel covers 6 authentic 16th century canal houses. In 1830, one of these houses was inhabited by J.R. Thorbecke, the father of the Dutch constitution. Nieuw Minerva is decorated in a friendly, Old Dutch style with a homely atmosphere. It offers a good restaurant and meeting and banquet facilities. The hotels rooms are decorated in various styles. Some rooms are romantic, some classic, some in Art Deco style, and a beautiful bridal suite is available as well. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nieuw Minerva Hotel