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 travel a lot and have very high expectations. This place continues to meet and exceed them.
From the beautiful setting on the edge of a park in lovely Den Haag (The Hague), to the warm greeting from the bellman to the delightful reception desk with water, coffee and a very friendly faces and service when checking in.
My rooms have always been good size, beautiful period furniture (high ceilings) and a comfortable and modern bathroom. They have done an amazing job updating a historic, grand dame hotel to modern standards and maintain the fabulous historic feel of an era gone by.
Service in the beautiful lounge is excellent, with a great experience (see pictures).
if you are visiting on business or for holidays, this is one of the few places i unreservedly recommend.
My biggest complaint this time, at 5am, when i checked out. The reception desk only had powdered milk to put in my Nespresso coffee. That's how good this place is. Plus it was significantly cheaper than the Sheraton at the Schipol Airport (which isn't even vaguely in the same league).
Grumpy old guy rating: Two thumbs way up.
The room was dark, but the location, price & service was first-rate. It was fun being in an historic building. We saw the royal parade for the opening of the government. We'd come back. Nice lounge and bar,
My husband and I decided to treat ourselves to a weekend stay. I say 'treat' because this hotel is certainly pricier than most. I guess that's because of its history and decor because the service doesn't warrant the price. We wondered if maybe the management are thinking that the luxury appearance is sufficient but for the price we expected the service to match. We paid for one of the bigger rooms and experienced a failure to clean our room or provide fresh towels (we even had to ask for more loo roll... that isn't a five star expectation is it?). We asked for a taxi which was apparently ordered... we weren't sure as nobody told us... after sitting in the lobby being ignored we assumed we must have been forgotten about... a suspicion which proved correct when we had to intervene to stop the porter giving our taxi to someone else. We ordered a snack at the bar and the wrong order arrived...These things are normally small niggles but when one is paying over a thousand euros it's reasonable to expect better. I moved into the crowne plaza. A third the price and much more reliable service. Such a shame because we were really looking forward to our weekend treat and it just became a series of niggles