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Gladstone's Library

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Overview
Church Lane, Hawarden CH5 3DF Wales See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Wheelchair access
Breakfast included
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The advertisement said Sleep With Books but there were no books in the room or any form of entertainment beyond an old radio clock. No help finding the room or any offers to help carrying the suitcases up the two flights of stairs. Poorly illuminated,...More

1  Thank Freddy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My granddaughter and myself visited recently, she is a writer and fell for it instantly. She managed to write three thousand words in a day. It was quiet and peaceful in the silent library. No talking allowed. I am a little more critical. I wasn't...More

Thank brudie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a wonderfully unique place. We went to write and to read and soak up the general atmosphere of the beautiful surroundings. The room was well situated, could have done with a little revamping and we didn’t have one of the rooms you can see...More

1  Thank RLA94
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful Building, outstanding library and good food at their food for thought restaurant. We had spinach ricotta canneloni and lasange, Some conference rooms available and the reading rooms are very peaceful.

Thank IanUpton
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We went here for afternoon tea. The quality and quantity of food was good with an extensive choice of tea and coffee with unlimited refills. The historical setting adds to the atmosphere and enjoyment. The seating is very comfortable. A different experience. There are "quick...More

1  Thank seebeforeigo
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About
Description
Gladstone's Library is the UK's finest residential library and one of the top small conference destinations in North Wales. Our comfortable accommodation includes 26 newly refurbished rooms ...More (singles, twin and doubles), some with en-suite facilities. All rooms come with phones and ISDN connections and tea/coffee making facilities. Gladstone's Library has recently been awarded a four-star grading by Visit Wales. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair access
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
26
Formerly known as
St Deiniol's Library
Also Known As
Gladstone's Library Hawarden, Flintshire
Location
United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Flintshire > Hawarden
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Traveller (52)
Room & Suite (18)
Dining (4)
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Lindsey B
11 May 2018|
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Response from Richard K | Reviewed this property |
In theory you could stay at the accommodation with your children, and there is a "common room" with books and board games. But the library itself isn't really suited to children: the books are dense Victorian theological... More
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janew541
30 September 2017|
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Response from lynne l | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is..The food is very nice too!
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30 September 2017|
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Response from Patricia O | Reviewed this property |
Hi ... its not open to the public generally - they run 'glimpse of the library tours at 12, 2 and 4 pm, but their catalogue is online (see their website), and if you know that you want to read something there, you can apply... More
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Room Tips
"This not a hotel, as such. This is a residential silent library to read, write, and to contemplate in. The..."
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"All rooms are ok"
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"library, b&b, quiet reading, reading rooms,"
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"just choose any room to suit your needs. they are all of a very high standard but are modest and not at all..."
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