Comfy bed, nice breakfast, central location, but that's about it.
24.09.2017 JonathanMarks, Huizen, The Netherlands
Being a recent participant in a 2-day conference I needed a place to stay in the centre of historic Leiden close to the Pieterskerk. The Best Western City Hotel certainly offers that. I was given a ro... more
Being a recent participant in a 2-day conference I needed a place to stay in the centre of historic Leiden close to the Pieterskerk. The Best Western City Hotel certainly offers that. I was given a room on the 4th floor with a queen size bed. The mattress was very comfortable. But little has been spent on lighting and furnishings. Tables, wardrobe and floor look like they were part of a firesale. There was no bedside light and the top light only illuminated part of the room. Wifi is free but crippled in speed to a point of being useless. Skype or similar will not work. They seem to have installed a cheap fire alarm system which is triggered by steam from the shower. So there are stern warnings to keep the bathroom door shut to avoid triggering the fire alarm. During my stay, it went off twice so apparently the instruction is not well understood. The room was functional but a long way for being cosy. There was an air-conditioning system on the wall and a portable humidifier in the room, though not clear why I would need the latter. A small kettle and
tea/coffee sachets were also provided. A self service continental breakfast was included in my price. There was a good choice of fresh breads, meats and cheese. Expensive compared to other more comfortable B&B's I have recently stayed in other Dutch regional cities. less