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Librije's Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Spinhuisplein 1, 8011ZZ Zwolle, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014
wortonmiller Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

From the welcome, to the quality of the room and the quality of the food it would be difficult to improve. We stayed in May and can add little else to the other reviews already posted. It is not inexpensive, but it is worth it.

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Hoorn, The Netherlands
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Last weekend a celebrated my birthday at the Librije in Zwolle. It is a perfect place for celebrations. The main reason to visit the Librije is the food and it was superior. We started with a dinner in Librijes Zusje. This was my first time in this restaurant, but I have been in the main restaurant before a few times,... More

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Leuven, Belgium
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights and we had a wonderful time. We booked a junior suite but got upgraded to a very nice full suite with large bath tube, rain shower, B&O television, reclineable boxspring. We enjoyed in particular the wonderful service starting with the welcome at the reception but lasting the whole 2 days with little attentions like... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Through the years I have seen a lot of different kind if hotels. This one is the best one EVER (so far!!). Booked as a surprise by my wife! WOW!!! What can I say! Arival with a glas of wine in the lobby. Butler showing us the suite. WOW! So beautiful. It was a real joy staying at this hotel.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I can only emphasize what other reviews say about this hotel. From te moment we stopped our car in front of the hotel (as if they were waiting for us) until our car was brought back by the valet parking the next day it was a very, very pleasurable experience to stay, wine and dine at the Librije.

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Hong Kong, China
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69 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Librije’s Hotel was amazing: everything was just perfect according to international standards. From the welcome with a glass of champagne and gooseliver lollies to the room, breakfast and the valet service. Check-in was done whilst seated in the garden, sipping champage. You could set an estimated time for your dinner at ‘de Librije’. A car would be ready to pick... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed one night and loved it. The hotel itself is located inside an ex-women prison, but you could only tell from the (intentionally) preserved metal doors in the hallways. Inside the rooms there is no way to tell: they are spacious (we stayed in a junior Vanilla suit), have all the necessary amenities (coffee machine, mini-bar), a luxurious in-room... More

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14 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We celebrated our first wedding anniverary with a dinner at The Librije and a night in their prime Magnolia suite. Just one word from check-in untill check-out: perfection. Everything is absolutely worldclass. We were blown away by the attention to detail and the service on every level. Dinner of course was excellent as well, but the combined service of restaurant... More

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76 hotel reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

Set in what was a women's prison, with bars still visible on the outside windows of this stoutly built building, is the boutique hotel of de Librije, one of only two three Michelin star restaurants in The Netherlands. We had a two night stay here in June 2013, in the room called Cardoon (Kardoen in Dutch). This had a large... More

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Boston MA
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83 reviews 83 reviews
16 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

This is one of the most original and interesting hotels anywhere. Your butler meets you at door. Walks you through a seamless check in . And then takes you to your cell. The whole building used to be a prison. Each room has been decorated individually. Great combination of modern and quite old. Great details like the cookies made by... More

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Address: Spinhuisplein 1, 8011ZZ Zwolle, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > Overijssel Province > Zwolle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Librije's Hotel 5*
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The stylish 5-star Librije's Hotel opened its doors in Zwolle in May 2008. It is situated in a monumental building, only a few minutes walk away from the renowned 3-star restaurant 'De Librije'. The hotel accommodates its own restaurant as well as a cookery and oenology school ... more   less 
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