The History of Rossett Hall Hotel

Rossett Hall has not always been a hotel. It was originally the grand country seat of John Boydell and his family.
The son of a land surveyor, John Boydell made his fortune in engraving and publishing in London
and used his wealth to build Rossett Hall in 1750 as a Welsh retreat for his family.

Boydell was appointed Sheriff of the Hawarden estate near to Rossett and went on to become an
Alderman in London and later became Mayor of London in 1790.

The beautiful Georgian manor house remained in the Boydell family until the 1970s when it first became a hotel.
As a building of historic and architectural interest Rossett Hall is now Grade II listed and is part of the
more modern hotel complex situated in the charming village of Rossett.

A small footnote of local fable is that Lord Nelson courted Emma Hamilton at Rossett Hall when visiting Harwarden,
but perhaps not unsurprisingly, this is not documented anywhere.

Today, Rossett Hall survives as part of the independently owned Rossett Hall Hotel but much of the original interior remains,
including the stone cantilevered staircase, grand chandelier, classical fireplace and the lounge rooms.
The stone staircase is said to have been designed by a Flemish prisoner of war, captured during the early years of
the Napoleonic Wars.

Rossett Hall is now a thriving independent hotel owned by Everbright Hotel Ltd. Everbright Hotel Ltd is committed to preserving
the history of the Grade II listed part of the hotel as well as providing a warm and relaxing environment for our guests.


Dear Customers

You will notice subtle enhancements to our cleaning and sanitising schedules designed to keep our staff and you safe during your time with us. Allowing you to concentrate on enjoying your time away.

We have endeavored to provide as normal as possible experience however there will be signage from the car park and throughout the buildings clearly providing directional flows supplemented with distancing indicators to avoid any misunderstanding between other guests and our staff. Where appropriate staff will be wearing protective personal equipment including gloves, aprons and face masks. Reception desks have been fitted with clear screens and hand sanitising stations are located throughout the hotel. Our management team will be highly visible, on hand to ensure a pleasant environment.

As you can imaging everyone at Everbright Hotels is really looking forward to welcoming you. We thought you would like to know some of the measures we have undertaken that underpin our staff confidence we can maintain a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for our reopening on Saturday 1st August.

We have 3 levels of endorsement of the protocols guiding our safe working practices;

  • World Travel & Tourism Council – “Safe Travels” stamp of approval
  • Visit Britain – “We’re Good to Go” kite mark. Supported with a public information campaign “Know Before You Go” highlighting What’s on and facilities available locally.
  • Quality in Tourism – “Safe, Clean & Legal” accreditation endorsed by UK Government, UK Hospitality and insurance companies.

You will see these logos on the door seal when you first use your bedroom. Providing you with a guarantee of cleanliness and safety.

In addition to achieving these benchmark standards we have also decided to further reinforce our commitment to the health and wellbeing of staff and customers through appointing a Group Environmental Manager, an experienced Environmental Health Officer who will help to constantly monitor performance. Plus, we have supplied cutting edge Ozone Sanitising Technology at all hotels. This will provide an additional layer of protection to employees and guests. It will also enable us to disinfect deliveries in a safe and consistent manner in addition to safely sanitise menus, stationery, keys and postage.

The introduction of these protocols would not have been possible without the collaboration of our wonderful staff who have remained resolute and determined to only welcome you back as and when safe to do so.

General Manager - Adrian Modoi