“Great view ”
This hotel is conveniently located between Leiden Central station and LUMC (Academic hospital), at 9th-10th floors, with wellness and restaurant at 11th-12th floors. Spectacular view of either Leiden city centre with the famous Pieterkerk, or the west side with Northsea dunes shimmering on the horizon.
Room spacious and modern but boringly empty. Not even a second chair to put your clothes on, let alone a decent cupboard. "Impersonal style" is OK with me, but this was overdoing it a bit, to my taste. Well, the bed is fine, and I slept well. No noise from outside at all. Breakfast (served by students) not luxurious, but good enough.
The wellness facilities looked attractive beforehand. And they are beautiful indeed. But a stay there turned out to be not included in the room's fare. In fact, it cost 25 EUR p.p. extra, plus another 5 EUR for towels. (I did not bring towels from the hotel room, assuming this would not be necessary in a 4* hotel). This was a big disappointment for us. And all you fanatic swimmers out there: take care! This hotel advertises its swimming pool, but this pool is freely accessible only between 7-10 AM. Surely, the swimming pool at least should be open for hotel guests all day.
All in all a good hotel for one night, especially in spring or summer, when you can enjoy the great view.