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The Hand Hotel
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Llangollen
Stroud, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Why stay anywhere else”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We had the chance to get away for couple days, to one of our favourite places. I can,t see why anyone would want stay anywhere else in Llangollen. The Hand Hotel is a great place to relax, good food ( fantastic breakfast to start the day ) few pints of guiness and then the walking. If you want a plastic hotel with no charm or atmosphere its not for you, but for most other people its the place to stay. See you there sometime.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

Are we glad we took no notice to some bad reviews.
My wife myself and two friends (man and wife) all in our mid sixties, had a wonderful weekend at The Hand. We stayed last Friday and Saturday.
The only negatives if you are thinking of booking The Hand, you could find yourself on a high floor, no lifts, also stairs down to the river in the lovely garden. This did not bother us but if you are not to fit it could be a problem. The other minor problem if you are overlooking the church, the clock strikes every fifteen minutes, from early morn, again this did not bother us. We loved the view of the very old church right outside our bedroom.
We could not fault anything else, staff pleasant and friendly, buffet breakfast really good, rooms clean and comfortable, entertainment very good, gardens lovely, position ideal.
Of course we can only judge the rooms we had.
We will certainly be going back to The Hand.
Lots to do and see in Llangollen...

Room Tip: We stayed in room 58 high floor but lovey view of church and grounds.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

We visited the hand for a week's stay from the good old USA. I must admit that I was a bit worried after reading one or two of the reviews about the hand hotel. I was even thinking of moving to another hotel. However, I am glad that I kept my reservation. Right from entering the hotel we knew that we would enjoy our stay. The staff at the Hand-hotel made our visit seem like a home from home. We did try eating out at other restaurants in Llangollen, but found that the food at the Hand-hotel is one of the best value in town and reminded me of food cooked back at home. The Hand-hotel is an historical building and we were informed that some parts dated back to the 17th Century. Being an Americans we loved the history. You get imagine what the hotel felt like a hundred years ago. The hotel is still the focal part of the town and there is always something happening at the hotel, particularly at the weekends. We found the hotel very quirky and the locals at the bar made us feel very welcome, all of which adds to the charm of the Hand-hotel. My wife and I loved the hotel and found it very unique. However, it all depends on what you want. If you want an historic hotel to stay, with a home from home feeling and a place that is slightly quirky, than the hand-hotel is for you. However, if want somewhere with a box standard square-room with white painted walls, satellite TV and a clinical feel where nobody talks to you, than you are better staying at one of the chain hotels near the motorway. Like I said it all depends on what you want. Me and my wife will definitely be back at the Hand-hotel for more. Thanks a lot to Denise and the team!!!

Room Tip: Try to get a room overlooking the river and with a view of the castle Dinas Bran. It amazing to wake...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

I have been put here by a company I work for, for 12 days:(
Lets start, the room is tiny! There's a small window. I have no hot water ( ran for 20 min and got luke warm) The bed ia rock hard, the pillows are old! There's a hole about 10" in the celing and a 2' damp patch! I asked if it was possible to be moved and was refused! They said that all the rooms were the same!!!
So I'm in a not vert nice cell for the next 2 weeks!

Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Benton, Kentucky
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63 reviews
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

This hotel was VERY dated but the room was clean. Showering was dangerous as there was either scalding hot or ice cold, couldn't find a happy medium. Didn't enjoy the 5 flights of stairs with a 40 lb suitcase and a bad back.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2014

last minute dash to llan cos we love it , usually book cottages but just for two nights thought we would try the Hand,have walked past it many times so had a good idea of what we would get.It was fine, clean ,warm, river view,staff lovely ,rustic and basic ,but nice

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2014

The hotel is in a good position for a visit to the area,If you are are a steam or canal buff you have it all here.with regard to the Hotel food the evening meal was excellent and on Fri & Sat evenings there is music in the Bar There is also a good choice for breakfast,
The staff are helpfull and polite and there is a large car park immediatly outside. The rooms are adequate but tired and in need of decoration but they are warm and there is plenty of hot water for your shower/bath.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: The Hand Hotel
Address: The Hand Hotel Bridge Street, Llangollen LL20 8PL, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Denbighshire > Llangollen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Llangollen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Hand Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Standing above a beautiful stretch of the River Dee close to the centre of the pretty market town of Llangollen. The Hand Hotel with its stunning riverside garden, old world charm, ample free parking and home cooked food from our popular restaurant, is ideal for romance, for families, and groups, whether private or business, as well as for your wedding or conference. ... more   less 
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