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Tulip Inn Leiden Centre
Ranked #12 of 16 Hotels in Leiden
Certificate of Excellence
London, England
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48 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Very pleasant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

The hotel is the slightly cheaper half of two Tulip hotels but it's still quite nice. Everything seems clean, and I get the impression our room has been recently improved. The tv and some of the furnishings seem quite new so, whilst a little sparse, it's all very pleasant and perfect for our requirements.

The reception staff were very friendly and (like almost everyone in holland it seems) spoke almost perfect English.

My one complaint is hat the shower cubicles are quite small. As a man over 6 feet tall I felt a little claustrophobic when washing.

That said I would happily stay here again should I visit Leiden in the future.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

The room was clean, quiet, and well organized. Staff are friendly and kind. The price was reasonable. Walking distance to almost anywhere worth visiting in Leiden, e.g., Leiden University, Siebold Museum, Botanical Garden of Leiden University, V & D Department Store, Dutch Folklore Museum, Dutch Craft Museum, even to the Harbor.
The reason I didn't give 5 is that one of our group was not booked although we notified them about him and they had a list of our members including him. Even after our sponsor told them he should have been booked, he had to pay by himself at check-out (he got the reimbursement thereafter from our sponsor).
Anyway, to err is human and to forgive is also human. This hotel is overall very good.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Zeeland Province, The Netherlands
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30 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

Tulip Inn is attached to big brother Golden Tulip hotel and located very close to the center of Leiden. Nice rooms, soft beds, very clean.
Bathroom is good size but the shower cabin could have been a bit bigger.
People at the reception desk and in the restaurant and very friendly and helpful.
Breakfast buffet is outstanding. There is a good and cosy bar which is open until 1 AM. which is nice.
Only negative thing is that there are no roomsafes in the Inn. You can rent a safe at the reception desk and your safe is located in the Luggage room. There are only a few safes. Costs; €2,50 a day. I think in 2013 a room in a hotel in this price range should have a roomsafe.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Porto Alegre, RS
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

Tulip Inn is well located, one block away from Leiden Centraal, from where you can go anywhere in Leiden. There are also many restaurants in the area. The room was comfortable, but the stay ended up being too expensive, due to the overpriced room service and breakfast (I strongly recommend having breakfast at the train station if you stay there). I stayed there for one night in January 2012.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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80 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

The Tulip Inn is a nice hotel near the center of Leiden. The rooms are clean, small, have a good bathroom with a rather small shower cabin, while there is enough space for a larger one. The beds are in my opinion to soft, but anyone else can find them okay. The windows can't be opened. The location of the hotel is perfect: a short walk into the center and opposite the railway station. Parking is available (12,50 a day).
The breakfast was good with enough choice.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

I stayed for three nights at Tulip Inn, it shares the entrance, reception and restaurant with Golden Tulip. The hotel is about 100 meters from Leiden train station, so it is very convenient from Schiphol.
I visited ESTEC, so there is a bus service from the train station to ESTEC (30 or 31), which takes less than 30 minutes. Good selection of restaurants and shops just a few minutes walk from the hotel.
Rooms were OK. Bathroom space was not very well used with the installations, but OK. No toiletries. Room was clean, but carpet showed age. The beds (I tried both) were uncomfortably soft to my taste, couldn't sleep well.
Free internet without password. Good working space.
Good location for the train station.
I will consider staying at this hotel again, but only if it is a one night. I will consider the Golden Tulip next time, just in case the beds are a little bit firmer. I have to say, I have found this issue with most hotels in The Netherlands, probably just a matter of taste.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

The Leiden Inn is a beautiful, clean and comfortable hotel in a great location. Leiden is a lovely town and the hotel is close to everything. It is also great if you need to stay near Schipol Airport since it is beside the train station, 15 min from the airport.

The only negatives are the lack of amenities: no mini bar/ fridge, no iron, no coffee pot/ kettle, no bathtub.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Additional Information about Tulip Inn Leiden Centre

Property: Tulip Inn Leiden Centre
Address: Schipholweg 3, 2316 XB, Leiden, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Leiden
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Leiden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Tulip Inn Leiden Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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