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Reviewed 4 June 2014

We really enjoyed our stay there!! It has been a very cozy environment, very clean and quiet! The room was beautiful with a really nice view! Furthermore, the staff was great, very kind and helpful! I would definitely recommend this place!!

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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

I liked this hotel. It is quaint, and very well located on a pretty canal. Bathroom was updated, and room was clean - definitely not fancy. Breakfast was good. Staff very helpful. Good bicycle storage. Wifi worked fine.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

If you need to spend one night in the city, you can stay here. The location is very good, but for the price that the rooms cost I would suggest to go to any other international hotel. The quality and cleanliness of the rooms are that poor that you cannot even imagine. This hotel really needs a complete renovation.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

We stayed at this hotel for three nights from April 14. The room was comfortable but basic and had a great view. The location was great, in the centre of Leiden but quiet. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Probably our room could do with some redecoration, which the hotel plan to do. We enjoyed our stay and would... More 

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North Bay, Canada
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

We had booked three evenings but checked out after the first evening. While we knowingly booked on the thrid floor it was too much for our three year old. Stairs typical of Holland and no lift in the building. We may have been able to accept stairs had our room been decent but it was in very poor condition. The... More 

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NieuwMinerva, Owner at City Hotel Nieuw Minerva, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. We are sorry to hear that we have not fully met your expectations. We could't offer you an other room, while the hotel was fully booked. We will take your comments serious. And we hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future and to offer you a great stay.... More 

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

We stayed in this Hotel for four nights last week and overall our stay in Leiden was brilliant. The location of the hotel is good, it is about 10 minutes walk to the Rail and Bus stations and 5 minutes to the city centre. Leiden itself is a beautiful city with many attractions and I think we would come back... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

I have stayed here before but several years ago. My wife and I were visiting Leiden for a few days to catch up with friends and revisit old haunts as we lived in Leiden for a few months in 2010, and where better to stay than at The Nieuw Minerva, very centrally situated which is ideal for walking the city... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

I have been staying at City Hotel Nieuw Minerva quite a lot the last year, due to a course I'm following in Leiden. The reason why I stay at this hotel is not only because of the ideal location in the centre of Leiden, but mostly because of the way the staff makes me feel welcome. It's a familyrun hotel... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

If mainstream chain hotels are your preference then this hotel may not be for you, however if you appreciate a more traditional charming hotel with a mix of room types then stay here! You cannot fault the location, the cold breakfast is functional for a decent cup of coffee there are lots of coffee shops nearby. The bedrooms are all... More 

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Wark, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

The hotel itself is very nice with a lot of character and perfectly situated for Leiden Town Centre and local amenities. The staff were really friendly, helpful and polite (although I've always had a soft spot for Dutch girls :-) The first room I had, although spotlessly clean with a recently renovated bathroom, was actually very small, dingy, dark and... More 

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NieuwMinerva, Owner at City Hotel Nieuw Minerva, responded to this review

Dear mr, Thank you for your review. We do not charge for debet visa cards. We charge 7 euro for a simple continental breakfast. We are great to hear that you like our new room number 11. Greetings, City Hotel Nieuw Minerva More 

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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 

Additional Information about City Hotel Nieuw Minerva

Address: Boommarkt 23, 2311, Leiden, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Leiden
Price Range: RM407 - RM585 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — City Hotel Nieuw Minerva 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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“Ask for a room that's been refurbished (if there is one)”
 of 5 bubbles hgibson30, 31 May 2016 | Read review
“No elevator so look for first floor room if you have luggage”
 of 5 bubbles 456bruceg, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
“front has a nice view”
 of 5 bubbles Brian038_13, 13 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Room on a low floor as there is no elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles OlgaP319, 18 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the front overlooking the canal”
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