Short Stay Appartement st.Pierre
st.PIERRE is a luxury short stay apartment, named after the patron saint of Leiden, Saint Peter, who holds the keys to heaven’s gate. Located right in the heart of the historical center, st.PIERRE offers both tourists and corporate travelers an slice of paradise. Comfort, privacy and luxury are the essence of st.PIERRE and its service level and facilities are on par to what one might expect from a world class hotel.
st.PIERRE is situated on the ground floor of a lovingly restored listed property from 1623 on the Langebrug. Since the emergence of the Leiden cloth industry in the 15th century, the Langebrug was the canal on which the fullers worked. Many of the houses on the ‘Fuller canal’, as the Langebrug was then called, had their own small bridge across the water. In 1670 the canal was completely arched over and thus the canal turned into one long bridge. Hence its current name: Langebrug. In 1956 the canal was finally filled up to allow modern sewage works.
After substantial restauration works late 2016 st.PIERRE opened its doors in November. The former retail space was refurbished and made into a luxury hotel suite. The 75 square meter apartment features Carrara marble and varnished wooden floors and is split over four levels via three small stairs. The combination of many authentic details, design furniture and art by well-known local artists gives the space an unique atmosphere and subtle class.
Guests enter from the street into a spacious hall with a seating area, large flat-screen tv and a small desk. At the back of the hall a couple of steps lead up to the bedroom. Apart from the comfortable king-size box spring, this room features a build-in closet with laptop safe, a full length mirror, a second flat-screen tv and a large window with a view of the luscious garden.
A couple of steps down from the hall lead to the large fully equipped kitchen and dining room. The modern kitchen is fitted with a professional oven/microwave combination, two gas burners, kettle, Nespresso machine, dishwasher, Dualit toaster and a large baby blue Smeg refrigerator/freezer. The refrigerator is stocked with the regular minibar selection drinks and snacks including a variety of locally brewed beers. A few steps down from the kitchen lead to our self-service wine cellar which offers a quality selection of bottles in several price categories.
In the extension behind the kitchen is the bathroom with WC, luxury rain shower and all the toiletries and amenities one might expect from top class accommodation. Via the bathroom guests can access the intimate patio area.
Due to the central location in the heart of the city, most museums and tourist attractions are in short walking distance from st.PIERRE. As st.PIERRE is only 50 meters away from Leiden town hall, it is also an ideal bridal suite. The four primary conference venues and the large majority of faculties and services of Leiden University are within a radius of just 500 meters. Also the Bio Science Park is just minutes away by bike or public transport.