Hotel des Indes has done a good job of preserving the hotel's 1881 heritage while providing guests with modern comforts and amenities. Location is good and within easy walking distance of most local points of interest. The neighbourhood has a nice vibe and is full of nice boutiques, bars, and restaurants.
The reception area is intimate and guests are seated during the check-in process. Our front desk agent seemed pretty misinformed about SPG elite benefits, annoying but no big deal. I had two "executive rooms" that shared a private foyer. One of them was a corner room. I don't know if the rooms were upgrades, but they were reasonably spacious and very comfortable. The rooms each had a seating area, minibar, iPod dock, dramatic high ceilings, and elaborate draperies and bed linens. The rooms had modern marble bathrooms with separate tub and shower, heated towel racks, and fixtures that were made to look like they were from the 19th Century. Very cool.
The bar and dining room are ornately decorated and felt historical. I wasn't a fan of the retrofitted fluorescent light fixtures in the bar. We enjoyed a round of drinks one night and found the noisy chatter of the staff and the clanking of dishes as they loudly prepared the room for the next morning's breakfast to be a bit unprofessional and bothersome. Breakfast was buffet style and unremarkable. At 35 euros per person, I would skip it unless you get if for free as an SPG Platinum amenity.
The spa is modern and is located in the hotel's basement. It features a quiet relaxation area and a retro feeling pool that's tiny but kind of neat. The steam room is huge and very steamy. At 36 euros, parking is typically pricey, like everywhere in Holland, and cars are left parked outside in front of the hotel. The hotel's small size is apparent throughout and service is generally attentive and relatively friendly. I would stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historical grandeur and elaborate elegance, Hotel Des Indes is a haven of luxury in the heart of The Hague. This five star deluxe retreat already embraces you even before you enter with the yellow facade and features a 315-square-metre health club, exceptional restaurant and sophisticated meeting facilities. Each room blends contemporary amenities with iconic architectural statements. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Meridien The Hague
- The Hague Le Meridien