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London
Reviewed 10 March 2015

We stayed here as two single females, exploring the city and meeting up with old friends. It's location is brilliant, overlooking a canal and right in the picturesque centre of town. We walked from the station which was an unbelievably quick journey from Schipol. There was a saturday market around the corner where we were able to sample proper Dutch...

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
Reviewed 4 February 2015

By accident I landed in the town of Lieden Netherlands outside of Amsterdam and found this cozy hotel. Priced above average it was a comfortable room and very clean. Breakfast does not come with the room, they do not tell you that and although the quality was excellent it was far more money than I had expected to pay.

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Reviewed 28 January 2015 via mobile

Quite old and noisy. Very poor thermal insulation in the room that forced me to use the blanket on my shoulder as I sat at the small desk. Weak wifi signal. Perfect location. Good for very short business trips.

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Manson, Washington
Reviewed 15 November 2014

Pretty traditional Dutch hotel close to central station and University of Leiden on a canal. We spent 2 nights while attending a colleagues' farewell lecture. Clean and comfortable, although the mattresses were really soft! Room was on the small side, but a nice bathroom. The shower had good water pressure. Breakfast was good and we especially liked the hot toast....

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Middelburg, The Netherlands
Reviewed 31 October 2014

My wife and I have been staying in Hotel de Doelen 1 night (29/30 oct. 2014) Because our daughter in law was promored to Doctor at Leiden University. The location is excellent, in the center of Leiden and near the Leiden university , parking is also easy for only 12 E 24/h The owner welcomed us when we arrived ,...

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Orania, South Africa
Reviewed 1 October 2014

If you want to stay in a modern international hotel this is not your best option. We opted for a traditional Dutch experience and it was good. The hotel is in a beautiful street op Rapenburg in the heart of old town Leiden. Close to the train station, shops, restaurants, museums, etc. The stall is very helpful, the breakfast was...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 September 2014

This small hotel is well positioned about a 10 minute walk from the station, and in the central part of Leiden near most of the local sights. Some of the rooms are tiny indeed, but perfectly adequate as a base, and the bathroom in my room at least had been renovated nicely. The staircase indeed is remarkably steep but as...

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Seattle
Reviewed 6 August 2014

De Doelen is a terrific hotel situated in the historic heart of Leiden -- it's location, the Rapenburg, is even one of the stops on the walking tour of the old city. Leiden is a quick 15-minute train trip from Schiphol and a great change of pace from Amsterdam. The hotel is atmospheric and historic while still providing up-to-date conveniences...

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Groningen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 16 July 2014

A very nice and classic hotel with a great location on a central canal in Leiden's center. As with most historical Dutch buildings, the rooms are smaller than average, but in no way cramped. Staff was very friendly.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 April 2014

This is an old, but well renovated, hotel. It has fairly steep stairs and no lift, although the receptionist will quickly volunteer to help you with your luggage. We opted for a ‘luxury’ room, which proved to be rather an overstatement for what was a fairly ordinary room, although it had a very good bathroom. (As he had requested a...

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Address: Rapenburg 2, 2311 EV, Leiden, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Leiden
Price Range: RM423 - RM570 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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”
 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
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