Where to stay - Hotel des Indes
When choosing somewhere to stay in The Hague, you can't go wrong with Hotel des Indes, the most luxurious and historical hotel in the city.
Originally built as a town palace, it was later converted into a hotel in 1881. Having housed many Emperors, Kings, state citizens, celebrities and politicians this chic hotel guarantees comfort and first class service in exquisite surroundings.
Since 2008 the Hotel Des Indes has been a part of The Luxury Collection — an impressive ensemble of 65 of the world's finest hotels in various city locations and we found it to meet all our expectations of grandeur and glamour.
With chandeliers adorning the dining room, a traditional cigar lounge (somehow they've worked around the law on this one), sumptuous decor and a luxury health spa, this is the ultimate hotel in The Hague to let your hair down.
We particularly liked the little touches that firmly placed the hotel in the Netherlands (the tulip vases outside each door that bare the room number, the tulip painted corridors and of course, the breath taking views of The Hague's unique sky line) where modern architecture and traditional stately buildings exist in harmony.
Of course, the hotel boasts talented chefs and a gourmet restaurant that makes you rethink shopping around for dinner.
If you can't quite justify a luxury hotel stay, then still do visit the Hotel Des Indes for their infamous High Tea. Think home made scones, cold and warm pastries and traditional 'Echte Thiemes Thee' . Their High Tea is fefinitely deserving of its impeccable reputation.
Another good quality hotel in The Hague, which is, let's say 'moins cher' is the Hotel Mercure, in The Hague Central.