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“I LOVE St Deiniol's!” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hawarden B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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“I LOVE St Deiniol's!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2009

It's a fabulous library with a basic, clean hotel attached. Plentiful food. Lovely people. Karen, on reception, could not be more helpful!

Negatives? Bed was uncomfortable.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2008

I should come clean: it's not an hotel - it's a library. A library with full residential facilities! Great atmosphere for research and writing, very friendly staff and residents, comfortable rooms and great food! Residents may have a religious background and be a bit middle-aged but it's not essential!
It all started when W.E.Gladstone donated his library to the nation in 1889. The library now contains c. 250,000 items ranging from church history through literature to philosophy.
Great place for conferences, workshops or touring. Six miles from Chester, easy reach of Liverpool and Manchester. Don't stray too far from the friendly common room (newspapers, log fires, conversation)

  • Liked — Friendly, comfortable, relaxed, quiet.
  • Disliked — Can't think of anything I didn't like!
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Gladstone's Library

Property: Gladstone's Library
Address: Church Lane, Hawarden CH5 3DF, Wales (Formerly St Deiniol's Library)
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Flintshire > Hawarden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Hawarden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Gladstone's Library 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gladstone's Library is the UK's finest residential library and one of the top small conference destinations in North Wales. Our comfortable accommodation includes 26 newly refurbished rooms (singles, twin and doubles), some with en-suite facilities. All rooms come with phones and ISDN connections and tea/coffee making facilities. Gladstone's Library has recently been awarded a four-star grading by Visit Wales. ... more   less 
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