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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ideal central location just 10 mins from station. Shops, bars, restaurants and canals all close by. Our room was on 2nd floor. The staircase ("our gym") is steep. Servicable room at the back. Quiet at night. We enjoyed the breakfast served in the Rocco salon at the front of the mansion. Staff were friendly and efficient. Check out 10am but...

Thank Wilpshirewanderer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We paid for a bigger room, on the first floor, overlooking the canal----would book again. Really friendly and helpful staff-----a big plus. The breakfast is good but clinical----a plate of cheese and ham to each table, along with a generous basket of breads/rolls/toast (way more than one could eat). There is a coffee machine, fresh orange juice, boiled eggs, cereals,...

Thank Chris W
Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

De Doelen has two things going for it: location and staff. Fronting a canal, it's a short walk to the museums and the main sites in Leiden. The staff was very friendly and helpful. But the hotel itself has seen better days and is showing its age with faded and peeling wall paper, old carpeting, and a need for a...

Thank Jotaese75
Marblehead, Massachusetts
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We didn't see a taxi at the train station so we schlepped our bags along the streets to Hotel de Doelen. It was toward the end of a three week trip, and the man at the front desk saw us drag four heavy gift laden suitcases up the front stairs. "I'll bet you'd like a room on the ground floor,"...

Thank johnscasler
Tel Aviv
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I chose the hotel for proximity to the concert hall, and have spent two delightful days. It does not have an elevator so I took the very large room 18 facing the street. It was very quiet and comfortable, the refrigerator was quiet, the location on the canal in the very center of this charming town was perfect for me....

Thank Danielle L
Reviewed 28 November 2016

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...

Thank PellegrinaIsrael
Reviewed 17 November 2016 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...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016 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.

Thank Maximus80-2013
Reviewed 31 October 2016

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...

Thank Proustien
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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Additional Information about Hotel de Doelen

Address: Rapenburg 2, 2311 EV, Leiden, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Leiden
Price Range: RM462 - RM634 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel de Doelen 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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“We loved the big ground floor front room. Grand, and no street noise.”
johnscasler, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The canal side has a great view, but on warm nights, there is a bar across the canal which can get a bit loud”
ldg302, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 16 has the best hotel bathroom of Leiden!”
847jeffrey2015, 7 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Quite steep and narrow steps to all rooms not on the ground floor.”
Lost_in_the_Pacific, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Room 13 was very very large”
simonhutch, 16 Sep 2015 | Read review
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