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 jacuzzi (you can watch tv from it), a mini-sauna, nice sound system, new books and magazines to read, lovely Molton Brown goodies...
The service is very friendly and down-to-earth, which is remarkable considering it's a high-end 5 star hotel. They even gave us some verveine-infused water for on the way back.
But the most original thing was the breakfast (not a buffet), a lot of creativity was put into it (which is not surprising considering the 3-michelin star level of the owner couple's affiliated restaurant): mini-pizzas in a box and mini-burgers (fun!), home-made yoghurt, bread, speads and muesli, original juice selection (rhubarb, anyone?), refined menu selection (scrambled eggs with tomato and tarragon, caesar salad etc), and lovely wild berry and white chocolate mousse at the end. Plan to take some time to enjoy it not in a hurry.
Located approximately 7 minuted walking to the city center, you can explore the historic city at your convenience.
- 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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