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Librije's Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Spinhuisplein 1, Zwolle 8011ZZ, The Netherlands
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Ranked #1 of 9 hotels in Zwolle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014
maestro074 Leuven, Belgium
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Leuven, Belgium
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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155 reviews 155 reviews
66 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
61 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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Lichtervelde, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Arriving in the librije is already an experience on its on. The butler is there from the first moment, parking the car, and then serving a very nice glass of champaign (ruinart). While tasting, lugage is taken to the room. Our room was called the deulentap, a very nice room with al the things for a very luxury stay. We... More

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Bruges, Belgium
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We were welcomed by the butler and escorted us to the reception. The butler took care of our car. we had a very nice, large, room which was very well equiped. Bose surround system, etc... The hallway to our room was the old hallway of the prison. Even the roomdoors are still the original prison doors. We took our aperitif... More

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Address: Spinhuisplein 1, Zwolle 8011ZZ, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > Overijssel Province > Zwolle
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 9 hotels in Zwolle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Librije's Hotel 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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