My parents and I stayed here for about ten days between the end of July to the beginning of August. We were pretty impressed by the amount of guests the hotel received and the lovely layout of the hotel. Though the rooms needed a bit of an update, they were perfect for what we needed. The location of the hotel was perfect! Close to a McDonalds for early breakfasts, near to Leiden Centraal to pick up and drop off either myself or my little sister, but also close to where my sister lives.
The hotel has a lovely indoor swimming pool, play area for children, and an outside patio-type place for adults and families to relax under canopy's. There are two restaurants to dine at - the Garden Restaurant and the Ocean Bar. We attended both and definitely preferred the latter of the two restaurants. The Garden Restaurant was a buffet, but a poor one. Although it had more international cuisine like Paella, it was all very bland. This could be due to the fact that the chefs were cooking for the general public, but there should have been more flavour and more vegetarian options. Yes, vegetarians can eat a salad bar - but they do not only eat lettuce.
The Ocean Bar had a limited menu, but had more flavours to offer. My mother had Mustard Soup, my sister had salmon, while my father and I had satay chicken while enjoying cocktails of all sorts.
When we checked out of the hotel I decided to leave a tip for the housekeeping team. Although we didn't need much cleaning to be done and we were cleanly people, I thought it would be nice to leave a tip for the team.
When we return to Leiden we will surely return to the Holiday Inn Leiden.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday Inn Leiden is located at the edge of the city Leiden which is best known as Rembrandt's birthplace. Famous for her cobbled streets, beautiful canals, Pilgrim fathers and 12 museums ( Corpus, De Lakenhal, Naturalis etc.). Centrally located between Amsterdam and The Hague, near North sea beaches, Leiden University and the business disctrict of Leiden Bio Science Park. Holiday Inn Leiden offers 200 comfortable Superior, King- and Executive hotel rooms with air conditioning, a variety of leisure facilities, a stylish Garden restaurant, Ocean bar and meeting facilities and a large parking area. For the necessary relaxation our Fitness center, indoor swimming pool with sauna, kids play area and bike rental are at hand on our own property. Please note the entire hotel is non smoking. Our comfortable standard rooms are provided with 2 double beds (135 x 200 cm) and can accommodate a maximum of 4 guests. King rooms and Executive rooms (max. 2 persons) are also available. We guarantee a successful meeting in one of our 14 meeting rooms. All meeting rooms are provided with air conditioning, wireless high speed internet and comfortable seats. All technical equipment upon request. Thanks to the combination of all these ingredients, Holiday Inn Leiden can provide lively and stylish accommodation for you in the heart of the Randstad conurbation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Leiden Hotel Leiden
- Leiden Holiday Inn