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Review of Golden Tulip Leiden Centre

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Golden Tulip Leiden Centre
Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Leiden
Certificate of Excellence
New Jersey, USA
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198 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Convinient for business”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014

Stayed for two days for business meeting. The best feature - it is accross from the train station and was one block from the office I needed to go. Rooms are clean but kind of used. Beds are not very comfortable. Room t was hard to maintain as heater did not work and AC seems to work but could not heat the room appropriately. Breakfast was OK with good choices for only 16 Euros. Staff nice and trying to help. Would stay if I have to again, but not a vacation place.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Lawrence, Kansas
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365 reviews
41 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014 via mobile

While on a business trip to Leiden, I stayed at the Golden Tulip. Situated near the main rail station, the hotel is within walking distance. It offers a pleasant place to stay without too much fuss. The room was well-appointed with a spacious bath area, nice bed, and comfortable easy chairs. The decoration and color is somewhat dated, but was adequate. In the mornings, there is a full breakfast buffet with variety of hot and cold items. I especially liked the selection of breads and sweet rolls. The hotel offers a small bar area and dinner service, which I did not try. My only complaint is the noise from construction in the hotel and from the exterior. Next time I will specify a room away from the street and far from the construction if it is still in progress.

Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Espoo, Finland
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131 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

The location of the hotel is great, just next to the railway station and the bus terminal (it's about 30 minutes by bus to the beach). The city centre of Leiden is 5-10 minutes walk away and Schiphol is just 20 minutes away by train, so the hotel is quite ideal for a short weekend in the city. Especially since late checkout was free on Sundays! Staff was really friendly and helpful at the reception. The restaurant downstairs was also great, as well as the breakfast buffet. The choice wasn't the best I've seen, but everything was fresh and of good quality. Juices didn't taste that good, though... too artificial taste.

The room was big and wifi was very easy to use. Tv had some basic channels, but with fast wifi who needs tv anyway...? Bathroom was clean and equipped with both a tube and a shower. Oddly, the separate toilet was like a prison cell without sink. You have to go to the bathroom to wash your hands, and especially women could appreciate a trash bin in the toilet... The view to the inner courtyard was really dull, but fortunately we didn't have too much time to spend for looking through the window... On arrival the room was rather cold, but fortunately you was able to adjust the radiators.

I had to think a little bit if I gave this hotel four or five points. On the other hand, this clearly wasn't one of the best hotels I've been and certainly it's not special anyhow. I've seen better breakfast buffets and better views, but on the other hand the value of the hotel was really good. I don't say how much we paid, but I think it was a fraction of the similar style hotel in Amsterdam. And we really enjoyed our stay, I think it's the most important thing. We didn't expect much and Golden Tulip was a positive surprise.

Ps. We saw a mouse(?) downstairs... not sure how common that is in the Netherlands, but I hope it doesn't have an access to the kitchen...

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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81 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2013 via mobile

Very near to the train station, bussiness hotel. Rooms are clean, not very big but OK. Breakfast is good, but nothing special. Staff is very friendly. Bar is working late, wine selection is not bad and some small bites are possible in late hours. Hotel and Inn have the same reception, restaurant and bar, difference is in rooms and room rates. Hotel is very good option for a quick visit in Leiden centre.

Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013

I find the no tea and coffee in your room unacceptable especially when it is offered by all budget hotels, the hotel rooms are very average.

The dinner menu was limited and I ate a bar snack that was not well presented and was a meagre portion, when the waiter asked how my meal was I said not even average" he simply walked away.

The water was noisy through the night through the radiators and when I sated all this at check out a feeble apology was offered - I will not rush back.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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65 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

Its centered in the city.. with decent basic breakfast
but the rooms are very basic. Mine has no safe. No tea/coffee maker
Internet is free but u have to register every 24 hours.
They have machines for snacks in each floor which is handy.

Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Tokyo, Japan
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203 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

When I requested a room with a bathtub, I was upgraded to executive room from comfort room courtesy of the hotel.
The room was wide enough and was functional.
The reception staffs were great.
Since It takes 15-20 minutes to Leiden Central from Schiphol, you can check-in within a half an hour out of the airport.
Around five trains an hour run on this section.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Golden Tulip Leiden Centre

Property: Golden Tulip Leiden Centre
Address: Schipholweg 3, 2316 XB, Leiden, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Leiden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Leiden
#4 Romantic Hotel in Leiden
#4 Business Hotel in Leiden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Golden Tulip Leiden Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 103
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4-star Golden Tulip Leiden Centre is located next to the Tulip Inn Leiden Centre. With Leiden Central Station directly opposite the hotel and many freeways within easy reach, Golden Tulip Leiden Centre is ideally situated. The hotel has an ideal location in a beautiful historical city, full of museums and picturesque vistas. ... more   less 
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