Hotel Des Indes, a Luxury Collection Hotel, The Hague
What We Love
- The dramatic color scheme and no-expense-spared glamorous details
- All rooms have luxe marble bathrooms with rain showers and heated floors
- The 4-course High Tea served daily in the plush lounge
- The spa has a Swedish sauna, solarium, and swimming pool
What To Know
- Pets are not allowed
- There’s a fee for WiFi (although the first hour is free)
- Breakfast isn’t included and costs around $48 per person
- There’s a some will love it/some will hate it cigar lounge
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Interior design legend Jacques Garcia is behind the knockout glam décor of this centrally located 92-room hotel, housed in an 1850s palace. Guest rooms are fitted out with lavish colors inspired by royalty–rich purple, gold, scarlet– and feature plush floor-to-ceiling drapes, elaborate chandeliers, and marble bathrooms with soaking tubs and rain showers. Sip hand-crafted cocktails in the swanky bar, with its gorgeous jewel tones, leaded windows, and high ceilings before heading to the restaurant, where the food is as rich as the surroundings: think poached duck liver, oysters on ice, and truffle-marinated guinea fowl.
In the Area
Soak up the extraordinarily rich culture of this city with a visit to the Mauritshuis, where you can admire the work of Vermeer and Rembrandt. Discover Holland in miniature at the adorable Madurodam, a Dutch city built on a tiny scale, including miniature landmarks and an elected mayor. Cap off the day with schnitzels or croque monsieur Dutch style at industrial-chic Dudok Brasserie, where you can expect to rub shoulders with pols and hipsters alike.
How to Get There
I see a lot of picky reviews of this hotel and while they are likely accurate - I would like to document my experience. (Because complaining about a lack of coffee and/or tea is very low in my list of hotel priorities. I want a hotel that gives me a good nights sleep. That doesn’t always happen even in the best hotels.....)
I recently stayed in this hotel for 4 nights and I slept very very well.
The air conditioner worked great - all night long! The a/c is super quiet and could be very cold!!!! (Love that & not easy to find.) The bed and pillows are very comfortable (luxuriously so). The drapes are “almost complete” black out drapes. The toilet is in a water closet room. The tub/shower/vanity in a separate room. (This is nice for couples...)
I love this old hotel. It’s elegant, historic, well located and beautiful. (Read about the hotel on wikipedia (oh my)).
To get more Nespresso coffee pods; we just asked. Would I prefer they just replenish them everyday? Yes but when I sleep well, I don’t mind the little inconveniences.
There is a nightly turn down service to prepare the room for sleeping. (Nice)
Elegant dining room with fresh flowers on all the tables: for drinks, high tea, breakfast, lunch, dinner, etc. (A lovely room.)
Employees and staff are stellar.
If you like casual food, I recommend the Posthoorn Cafe for lunch or dinner. Try the Indonesian cuisine (Gado gado)- not so easy to find in the U.S. The Posthoorn is a 2 minute walk.
Hope this review is helpful.
The hotel is an icon in the city with an excellent location. Staff are friendly and doing their best. The bed was exceptionally good and I sleep in a lot of hotel beds... paying €25 (!!) for fast internet (which wasn’t fast at all) however is very uncool. Even my local Holiday Inn has free and fast internet.
Also it’s time to get rid of the single use plastic in the bathroom. Set the example please!
We have just enjoyed a lovely 2 night stay at this beautiful old hotel. The room was lovely and spacious with a very comfy bed. The doorman was exceptional & is worth his weight in gold. So warm, friendly and helpful, unfortunately I didn’t get his name but my partner thinks it may have been something like Antonio (sorry if that’s wrong).
We didn’t eat or drink here but it all looked lovely. The hotel is ideally located to see the city on foot.
Only negatives were the extortionate parking fees of €40 per day! And they didn’t replenish the coffee when used. We did have problems getting on the WiFi with an Android phone too, no problem with Apple. We would definitely stay here again but although it’s very convenient we’d perhaps park the car elsewhere.
We expected a bit more from a Leading Hotel of the World.
Started off well, received an email before we left home to ask if there was anything the hotel could do for us. I requested a stool to be provided in the bathroom in front of the washbasin as my husband is disabled. No reply. Asked again at check in. Nothing done.
Receptionist very helpfully sorted out a room with a walk in shower for my husband, a very nice room, a nice gesture was a bottle of Cava chilling in an ice bucket .. however, a knock on the door brought a waiter who said he’d come to remove the Cava. What? Probably cost them about £4.50. Leading Hotel of the world? Embarrassing for them. No tea only coffee so I asked for enough tea bags for 2 days. They brought 4 bags. We used 2 the first morning, went out and when we arrived back they’d taken the other 2 tea bags. Thrifty or what ?
Expected a bit better than this.
Various sporadic stays over the years (Since Intercontinental days...)at Hotel des Indes (must be pronounced in Dutch way as nobody will understand the French pronunciation) to visit family in Den Haag 5 minutes walk. Decor nice, standard rooms vary widely in sizes. Can be a bit noisy, but not distracting. TV location a bit odd. Could benefit from a dimmer in room to brighten up when needed (like when packing). Nice amenities and front desk staff. Perfect location.