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Israel
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel itself is located in a charming old building. The double-bedded room was clean and pleasant, if a bit small (ground floor), the bathroom spacious and included both tub and separate shower stall. Internet access was good; the room refrigerator was too noisy to leave plugged in. The family that owns the hotel is very kind and anxious to... More 

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Asia
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is pretty old. The double rooms on the second floor are not too bad but the single rooms on the first floor resemble more university dorm rooms rather than a 3 star hotel- walls made of paper, small and noisy. I was promised a room on the second floor for the second night as well but while I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful staff courtesy and beautiful setting of this nice hotel. I stayed for three days and I wish I had to stay longer. Spacious rooms, clean, very well served, central yet quiet. Absolutely reliable and friendly for everyone.

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Thank Maximus80-2013
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is a grand old building of majestic proportions overlooking the canal. It is a family-run establishment and everyone involved is very helpful and friendly. Our room was a sizeable suite with a beautiful old fireplace surrounded by blue and white tiles. There were attractive old cupboards on either side. There was an enormous and comfortable bed with hangings... More 

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Thank Proustien
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63 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

A very nice moment we spent there. The place looks a bit old and this is giving it a very good charm. Just located in the central of Leiden at a walking distance of central station... we will come back.

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Thank nicodvisor
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We booked this hotel to attend my daughters graduation. It was a lovely hotel with both rooms we had offering a separate shower as well as bath. This was a luxury I have not seen in any other hotel The rooms were clean and the beds were very comfortable. Breakfast is an optional extra at 13.5 euros each. Entrance to... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This hotel has definitely been in action for many years. It is older and charming and as you will read elsewhere, the location is great. It is right on an important canal. My friend from Leiden said that Rapenburg has the most expensive real estate in Leiden. The people who worked here were friendly. I slept well and the price... More 

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Loved staying at the De Doelen! A charming old dutch building on the very beautiful Rapenburg street. There is no elevator but the staff was super friendly and carried my luggage upstairs. Will most definitely go back to this hotel on my next trip to Leiden.

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Liverpool, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

My friend and I had a room each on the top floor, which were both full of character and well-equipped. The hotel is in an old house right beside the Rapenburg canal, in the old part of Leiden. It's about a 10-minute walk from the station, and very close to plenty of eating and drinking places. We enjoyed staying there... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
2 reviews
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

Easy walk from the train station, and in a central location right on a canal. This hotel had so much charm, the rooms are large, old and unique. It's family run, the staff couldn't have been nicer. Leiden is a good starting point to visit the Netherlands, close to Kuekenhof, and an easy train ride/day trip to many cities. Happy... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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Additional Information about Hotel de Doelen

Address: Rapenburg 2, 2311 EV, Leiden, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Leiden
Price Range: RM436 - RM591 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel de Doelen 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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“The canal side has a great view, but on warm nights, there is a bar across the canal which can get a bit loud”
 of 5 bubbles ldg302, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 16 has the best hotel bathroom of Leiden!”
 of 5 bubbles 847jeffrey2015, 7 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Quite steep and narrow steps to all rooms not on the ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Lost_in_the_Pacific, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Room 13 was very very large”
 of 5 bubbles simonhutch, 16 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Don't bother with the standard rooms as they are mostly tiny, pay the small amount extra for the better rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 163anner, 23 Jun 2015 | Read review
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