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Best Western City Hotel Leiden

Centre of Leiden



95% of guests recommend Best Western City Hotel Leiden.

Lange Mare 43, Leiden Map


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The 3-star Best Western City Hotel Leiden is located in the centre of Leiden. The hotel is established in 3 monumental buildings, which have been completely restored. Leiden Central railway station is just a 10-minute walk from the hotel. The hotel has Comfort and Superior Rooms. All rooms are comfortable, modernly furnished and come with WiFi, a safe, a telephone, a television, a radio and air conditioning. Every room has a shower and a toilet. The Superior Rooms also feature a spacious layout and a cosy sitting area.


Best Western City Hotel Leiden is located in the heart of Leiden. You'll find many museums within walking distance including the Museum de Lakenhal housing artworks by Rembrandt and Jan Steen, among others. At Naturalis you can admire thousands of plants, minerals, fossils and rocks. The Royal Museum of Antiquity offers archeological treasures from the near East, classical antiquity, Egypt and the early Netherlands. The Academic Historical Museum is situated in the oldest part of the University of Leiden. You'll also find shops, restaurants and cafès within a stone's throw of the hotel.

Food and Drink

Breakfast is served from 07:00 until 10:00 on weekdays, and from 08:00 until 11:00 at weekends. Many nice restaurants and cafés can be found in the centre of Leiden, offering plenty of options for lunch or dinner.

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Number of rooms



from 15:00 until 23:00


from 07:00 until 11:00

Children & extra beds
  • Children/extra beds: On request, a cot for children under 2 years old can be added to your room for free. It is not possible to add an extra bed to your room.

  • Cot: On request / On request

  • Important information

    • The hotel does not have a 24-hour reception. Guests can check in until 23:00.

  • Computer (public)

  • Free Wi-Fi

    Guests can make free use of wireless internet at the hotel.

  • Parking

    The hotel does not have a private car park.

    Public parking

    Public car park: Public parking costs €13.20 per day, or €2.60 per hour. (Prices are subject to changes.)


    Not allowed

  • Family Rooms

  • Fax/Copy machine

  • Groups / On request

  • Laundry / On request

  • Lift

  • Lounge

  • Luggage storage

  • Bicycles
  • Bike rental: On request / On request

  • Bike shed

  • Electric bike charging point

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast (€ 14,00 per person per night)

    Food and Drink
  • Bar

  • Microwave / On request

  • Outdoor Terrace

  • Smoking policy

    The entire hotel is non-smoking.

    General information

    Honeymoon Suite

    Reviews Hide Show

    Reviewed by 239 guests

    95% of guests recommend this hotel











    Here you'll find the latest reviews by guests who have visited this hotel.


    Reinier vdL
    Travelling alone januari 2021

    Great budget hotel in the center of historic Leiden

    Excellent value. 10 minutes walk from the main train station, all historic sites at walking distance. Excellent breakfast Friendly staff.

    Hotel restaurant closed because of national Covid lockdown.

    “My tip: 20 minute train ride from Amsterdam airport. Definitely visit the city castle 34 De Burcht 34 and the Pieterskerk area where the Pilgrim fathers started their journey to the USA.”


    Travelling alone mei 2019

    The location is great, near the city centre, near the station and there are plenty of restaurants nearby so convinient. The staffs are welcoming and very friendly. As for the property, this hotel is unique. From its front door, it looks pretty and even prettier in the inside. The room is just a perfect size and the bed is the comfiest I have ever had. I had a pleasent stay at BW City Hotel Leiden


    Hsieh Mingchou
    Travelling alone september 2018

    kindly help me

    kindly help me book another hotel in Leiden for next day the room is clean


    Donatella Bartolai
    Travelling alone oktober 2017

    Spacious room, good breakfast in a cosy restaurant, free coffee corner, for smokers, open air smoking area with a beautiful view

    The furniture inside the room should be renovated, beautiful position, but no buses in the close nearby

    “My tip: There is a beautiful brasserie just in front of the hotel. Better book. Harleemstraat with all its shops is just a few metres away. Great views on Oude West”


    Heather Brookes
    Older couples mei 2015

    Location, price

    Nice room and convenient location. Good person at reception, friendly and welcoming.

    I think the price was a bit high. The clock outside chimed every hour and half hour making it difficult to sleep


    Mari Jones
    Young couples april 2014


    Location was great. Not far to walk everywhete.

    A bit pricey

    “My tip: Great attractions in the area. ”


    Friends juli 2013


    we got an other room because our room had noise in the bathroom wich we couldnt turn off Nice aerea, nice view out of the room!

    the nosie in the first room!


    Travelling alone juli 2013

    I like the kettle and coffee/tea bag in the room.

    The breakfast is just so-so.

    “My tip: I like the kettle and coffee/tea bag in the room.”


    Families with young children november 2012

    Will not stay here again.

    Well situated in Leiden with easy walking access to the city.

    No free parking nearby and very few paid spots. Hotel does not feel like part of a major chain. The room we had was cramped because the two beds were 6 inches from the wall where there was a beam keeping them from being pushed back further. All plugs were out when we got into the room and the heat had not been turned on. The window overlooked a small enclosed balcony that was ugly and blocked any view of the outside street. The shower head was so high on the wall that I could not adjust it.

    “My tip: Don't come with a car. ”


    Travelling alone juli 2012

    Good, fairly priced hotel in Leiden city center.

    Good location; convenient access to the city center and the university, as well as restaurants.

    Club on ground floor on the weekend was unappreiated; too noisy to be in a hotel.


    Families with young children november 2011

    Reasonable room with space for kids

    The family room was great for us, since it had two bedrooms. We have three small kids, so two shared the king-sized bed, and one slept in a travel bed that we brought. The location is perfect -- walking distance to the train station and downtown Leiden.

    On-street parking only, which is 12 Euro/day and sometimes tricky to find. The hotel is pretty bare-bones, with a fairly depressing lobby, if you want to call it that, and breakfast room. It is perfect if you don't need all the bells and whistles, just a clean, safe place to stay.


    Families with young children oktober 2011

    good clean little hotel

    Small friendly family atmosphere


    Nicole Howard
    Groups oktober 2011

    Great hotel

    Good location, cool building, nice room, great breakfast, amazing bath.


    Friends oktober 2011

    Good base to explore Leiden

    The Hotel is very well situated for exploring Leiden.The manager Edmund Beljars and his staff were extremely helpful and friendly.Good selection available at breakfast. Clean and hygenic accommodation. Will recommend to others.

    Extractor fan not working in bathroom, good shower but floods the floor of bathroon a bit.


    Other september 2011

    very nice hotel and friendly service

    I found the service very friendly and I got very good service when we needed to make changing in our rooms


    jonathan Scott
    Young couples augustus 2011

    Very good base for Leiden Centre

    Very helpful staff. a nice surprise to find they got a breakfast ready for us early before we departed. nice new room. storage for cycles a big plus

    shame we could'nt book in till 3.30pm. did not look like a hotel from the outside no sign (hard to find) but sure that will be fixed in time.


    Older couples augustus 2011

    very pleasant stay in a pretty and interesting town

    helpful travel assistance before we left England well equipped tea/coffee tray and bathroom essentials

    early departure caused a bit of a problem shower drained VERY slowly, so bathroom flooded regularly


    Peter & Barbara Morrison
    Older couples juli 2011

    Good Value/Location in the Town of Leiden

    Helpful Staff


    Young couples juli 2011

    Will be nice when finished

    new hotel, good breakfast, helpful reception

    unifnished hotel, poor drainage in shower, airconditioner leaked water.


    Older couples juli 2011

    Well placed stylish new hotel in old building which could be excellent

    Clean modern design

    Noise from building works. Room furniture poor quality. Fan, not aircon.


    Travelling alone juni 2011

    A special athmosphere

    huge windows, special athmosphere, wooden floors, very friendly staff

    seemed quite provisional, I guess because opened just recently. For example, wardrobe had doors that were not easy to open (bad quality?). The cooler in the breakfast room was humming to loudly.


    Sahnur Agaik
    Travelling alone juni 2011

    Hopefully it will be better

    Bath wass all right and new. The room was all right. The internet connection was good.

    I had a room first. Its key never worked. Later they changed the room.


    Young couples juni 2011


    It's relatively affordable price in comparison to other hotels in the city and location.

    The worst service ever experienced. Not sure, however whether it is the management or the staff to be blamed.


    Stephanie Hass
    Travelling alone mei 2011

    Great Choice!

    This was a wonderful choice. The rooms are spacious and bright. Everything is newly renovated and tasteful. The staff is excellent. Lieden is a great alternative to Amsterdam. It is so close by train to both Schipol and central Amsterdam but it has the charm of a smaller city.


    Thomas Miloradovic
    Young couples mei 2011


    AMAZING beds! It's like a cloud! Room pretty cool, great terrace!


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