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“Fantastic Hotel - Ideal for quiet break”
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Chainbridge Hotel
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Llangollen
Certificate of Excellence
merseyside
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Fantastic Hotel - Ideal for quiet break”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Booked this hotel for the weekend, which co-insided with our 30 yrs Wedding Aniversary. I had unknown to my wife contacted the Hotel Reception to arrange a special surprise on the acutal date
The hotel is located between the River Dee (at the front of the hotel) annd the LLangollen Canal at the rear off the hotel, with the LLangollen Railway running along the head land. On arrival the staff were very helpful and shows us to our room which was on the first floor, the room was very clean spacious with a very comfortable bed, the room had a balcony , the view from this was stunning over looking the River Dee.
We had evening meal at the hotel and again the staff in the restaurangt could not do enough to help.
On the day of the Anniversary, my wife and I went out for the day, and on return the staff had placed the suprise I had ordered ( flowers and wine) in the room.

I can not say enough about this hotel and the staff, who went out of their way to help.
I will reccomend this hotel to family and friends, anf will return later in the year for another peacefull and restfull weekend.

the one thing I will say is that the hotel is suitable for couples, not families.

Room Tip: All room have goof views either over looking thbe river Dee or the LLangollen canal
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chainbridge1, Owner at Chainbridge Hotel, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Thank you very much indeed for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to host you and your wife, and we're all delighted that you so enjoyed your stay and your anniversary.

We're grateful for all of the positive comments you make, from the helpfulness and willingness of the staff, the quality of the food, and the unique and beautiful setting.

Such kind comments are gratefully received, and we are dleighted that you enjoyed your time at The Chainbridge so much.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind regards
Seamus.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Me and my wife attended a wedding at the Chainbridge and it's a beautiful hotel in an amazing location. I'm away with work a lot and stay in many branded hotels but none have the beauty or character that the Chainbridge has. It's obviously been renovated recently and it's been completed to a very impressive standard. The food was great and the service was polite and very efficient. I definitely plan to go back and stay and I would -and do- highly recommend this hotel, particularly for events and a romantic weekend away.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chainbridge1, Owner at Chainbridge Hotel, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Thank you very much for your generous and positive review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the wedding you attended, and that you found the hotel, our staff, and the unique location all so pleasing.

We certainly think that it's a special spot, and we endeavour to ensure that all of our guests enjoy their time here and get the most they possibly can from their time here in this lovely part of North Wales.

We hope to see you again.

Kind regards
Seamus
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 22, 2013

Spent a couple of nights at the Chainbridge in late May. The setting is amazing, the staff are very helpful (special thanks to the barman who gave me a taster of the local ale for free!) and the food was really good (particularly the buffet breakfast!). Would definitely recommend a stop-over or even to call in for lunch or a drink if you get the chance.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Chainbridge1, Owner at Chainbridge Hotel, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Many thanks for your great review. I'm very glad that you enjoyed your time here at The Chainbridge, and glad that the beer and breakfast met with your approval!

We hope to see you back here in the future.

Kind regards
Seamus
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2013

Stayed for 1 night on the 19th June............. and loved it.

The room was number 8 and had a balcony view. :~)

I have no complaints and the staff were excellent, very friendly and polite. We also had a meal in the restaurant the food was very good and was a reasonable price as was the alcohol. Again the breakfast in the morning was very good.

Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chainbridge1, Owner at Chainbridge Hotel, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Thank you very much indeed for your positive review. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Chainbridge, and that you found the staff friendly, the food and drink well priced, and the views from your balcony hard to beat.

It's great to read that you will be back to stay again, and we look forward to having you back.

Kind regards
Seamus
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2013

stopped 2 nights, what a fabulous hotel the owners have only been their 12 months they have completley refurbished hotel, reception, bar, restaurant, rest areas were wonderful, bedrooms bathrooms were of a high standard, breakfast/dinner was of a high standard, all staff were friendley helpful ,all rooms have a balconey overlooking beautiful river rapids. the llangollen railway runs above hotel with wonderful view of it. the hotel is about 3 miles from llangollen.accomadation and hotel deserves higher star rating will be going back,

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Chainbridge1, Owner at Chainbridge Hotel, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Many thanks for your very positive and kind review - thre's not much I can say in response, other than thank you!

We're thrilled that you found all aspects of the hotel so pleasing, and that you had a wonderful break here at The Chainbridge.

We hope to see you again.

Kind regards
Seamus
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Bangor, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

my family , my husband and myself +2 dogs enjoyed a fantastic weekend at the chainbridge hotel to celebrate our anniversary, good food , very helpful and friendly staff and manager, wonderfull views ,comfortable bedrooms, what more could anyone want, o yes the weather was just the finishing touch brilliant. thank you seamus and your team , see you again sometime.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Chainbridge1, Owner at Chainbridge Hotel, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Dear Mrs Parsonage

It was a pleasure to host you, your extended family and friends, and to help you celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary!

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your time here, and that the weather played its part and allowed everybody to thoroughly enjoy the hotel and its location.

We wish you all the very best and hope to see you again in the future.

Kind regards
Seamus
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2013

I work locally and decided to treat the wife and daughter to a night at the Chainbridge as a treat (it was much easier than cleaning my pokey little flat to an acceptable standard!)

The first thing that you notice at the Chainbridge is the location - situated right on top of the river with the canal running behind and excellent views of the Llangollen Railway.
For people visiting the area as tourists, it is hard to pick a better location.

The hotel itself is situated alongside the A5 with great links from all of the major roads into the area and onward links to the Cambrian Coast and Anglesey.

It is immediately obvious that the hotel has undergone some fairly major work in order to update the image, although this does not diminish any of the original character of the hotel.

Our room (canal side) was a lot bigger than we expected for the rate, spotlessly clean and was extremely comfortable. On our next visit, we will definitely pay for a river side room; although the canal side was great, the added bonus of a balcony to sit and enjoy the weather / scenery in is a very worthwhile addition.

We didn't take an evening meal (we were meeting friends in Llangollen) and we feel we missed out there - the breakfast the following morning was beautiful, with the dining room situated immediately above the waterline.

Every member of staff we met did their utmost to make everybody feel as comfortable as they could; as a result of this alone we will be planning another visit with friends and family very shortly!

It is a shame that the Chainbridge itself is currently awaiting renovations (we were assured that these are imminent), although I feel that with that added attraction it will be very difficult to find any vacancies at this hotel!

As I have stated, we will definitely be back and I wish the hotel every success - the effort that has been expended to date deserves it!

Room Tip: If there is one available, ask for a river side room - a quiet drink on the balcony listening to the...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Chainbridge1, Owner at Chainbridge Hotel, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
I'm grateful that you have posted such an informative and generous review of your time at The Chainbridge.

It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much, and that you found the hotel's location, staff and breakfast to all be to your liking.

A great deal of work has been completed, and we are working hard to improve all aspects of the hotel, to better match the wonderful views we enjoy. The plan is that the Chain Bridge is to be restored, and we're hopeful this will occur within the next 12 months - which will be another wonderful addition to the hotel, and the local area.

I'm thrilled to hear you're planning a return visit, and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind regards
Seamus
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Property: Chainbridge Hotel
Address: Berwyn, Llangollen LL20 8BS, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Denbighshire > Llangollen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Llangollen
#2 Romantic Hotel in Llangollen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Chainbridge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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