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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1st Ave, Brighton BN3 2GU, England
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Ranked #30 of 44 hotels in Brighton
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
hersham027 Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice hotel, it is in hove not Brighton but very close to lots of restaurants and bars, a good walk along the front gets you into Brighton . The rooms are fine, a little dated but not bad. Good place to stay.

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Hugh C, Manager at Imperial, responded to this review

What a super, no-nonsense review from a senior contributor which we always value Walton-on-Thames is a great part of the country and the Thames a delightful amenity. Even so, hopefully we can see you back on the coast before too long when you will notice further improvements Renewed thanks meanwhile More

Torquay, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On arrival I was a bit disappointed as the scaffolding was somewhat off putting, but that aside when we got inside it seemed quite pleasant. I was travelling with two females and there was no way we could all get in the lift so the ladies took the lift and and I walked up to the second floor with my... More

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Hugh C, Manager at Imperial, responded to this review

We were pleased to read that the hotel management made every effort to make your stay comfortable which ensured you had a good nights rest The scaffolding is now down to first floor level and the Imperial is proudly showing off her new coat as a result. As we have made clear, once the £200k external refurbishment program completes we... More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 4 nights, arriving on the 9th August and leaving on the 13th. The staff are excellent, very friendly and helpful and this applies to both Reception and room cleaning staff. The guy behind the bar was also, but only paid one visit. The standard of cleanliness is good, if you want clean towels each day you can... More

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Hugh C, Manager at Imperial, responded to this review

We truly appreciate hearing from such satisfied guests and thank you so much for both staying and your comprehensive review. The decorations to the front of the hotel will soon be complete allowing us to move around to the back of the building. In turn the interior will receive our full attention so we are confident by the time you... More

4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly, can I urge you to check the response this hotel gives to every poor review. They deny everything or blame the guest for bringing their 'problems' into the hotel. They do not know how to handle a complaint. We booked to stay in this hotel for a weekend away. When we arrived although the scaffolding didn't look particularly nice... More

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Hugh C, Manager at Imperial, responded to this review

The Imperial Hotel, its staff and management will always endeavour to provide value for money and place the guest at the centre of everything they do. We are fortunate in having a dedicated housekeeping team [unlike most hotels which outsource this crucial service] who remain unstinting in their commitment, working closely with our laundry company. They are some of the... More

London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Good 30 seconds from Hove Lawns and the beach. The staff are very polite. 2 minutes from Hove bars and restaurants. They looked after our bags, after check out, so we didn't have to carry them around all day. The Bad 1992 called and wants it decor back, patterned wallpaper, patterned boarders where a dado would normally be, patterned... More

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Hugh C, Manager at Imperial, responded to this review

We were totally disheartened and sorry to read this review which apart from being disrespectful could have been written as the basis of a farce. As such it is partisan and inaccurate, more so as the guest did not at any time express their disquiet 'in house' and in so doing the management team were denied the opportunity of reaching... More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the imperial for 2 nights from 1st to 3 rd August . I was looking for a central base as I was attending brighton pride celebrations . The hotel does have scaffolding up as they are currently undergoing renovations, however , this was not a disturbance to us during our stay. The rooms are basic but spotless.... More

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Hugh C, Manager at Imperial, responded to this review

Thank you for such a stellar and well-balanced review. Pride was such fun this year and one of the top events on our calendar The Imperial provides a super alternative to the city centre - not too far away but just enough distance to be calm and the perfect way to recharge ones batteries inbetween the celebrations We are really... More

Berlin, Germany
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my three days stay at the Imperial! Perfect location for me as I was looking for some quiet days at the beach...without pier attractions, Fish and Chips smell and crowds of people. Breakfast was very nice, my room, windows, shower etc. may need some improvements. The bed was excellent, comfy and really big for a single room!!... More

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Hugh C, Manager at Imperial, responded to this review

What a super review and thank you for visiting us from Germany Hove and indeed the Imperial have a great deal to offer - near enough to be within easy reach of the hustle and bustle of the city centre but far enough away for some quieter time on the beach, walking or visiting the South Downs National Park Hopefully... More

Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed for 2 nights at the Imperial and although the room was in need of an update it was clean and adequate for my needs. Tea/coffee facilities in the room, toiletries and even the use of an ironing board and iron for the duration of our stay (no extra cost). The reception staff were very attentive and everything that... More

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Hugh C, Manager at Imperial, responded to this review

We appreciate this no nonsense review and your many thanks for taking the time to write. Hopefully your travels will see you back from Essex before too long and please contact the hotel direct so that we can check you into a lovely room, perhaps with a seaview The Imperial offers value for money and as you will have seen,... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my wife had a lovely stay. The room we got was nice and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and the beach is just a minute away. There is scaffolding outside but this did not affect our stay in any. Parking is on street for £7. Receptionist are all very friendly and helpful. We had a really nice time and... More

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Hugh C, Manager at Imperial, responded to this review

Thank you for such a stellar review and we too cannot wait to have you back at the Imperial The scaffolding is falling away quickly which is allowing the Imperial to show off her new coat and very nice it is too Renewed thanks for your custom and kind words More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I just needed a place to stay overnight as we are attending the Hickstead Horse show. So after booking 2months ago we were quite satisfied with how much we had payed and were glad we had everything sorted. However on arrival at The Imperial Hotel things changed, after signing to collect our key to the room I... More

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Hugh C, Manager at Imperial, responded to this review

Hickstead is a super event and one of the highlights of the show jumping calendar We were disappointed to read about the issues with the payment card. Our terms and conditions are very clear and unless the room is an advance purchase [where payment is taken immediately in return for a discounted rate] then funding is required on arrival by... More

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Address: 1st Ave, Brighton BN3 2GU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Imperial 3*
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The Imperial Hotel in Brighton & Hove mixes tradition and function with a light, fresh airiness. Its ideal position – at the end of the broadest of avenues – with its uncluttered outlook by the sea, is situated alongside Hove Promenade and The Lawns. This functional, exceptionally good value hotel is of the Regency period; its high ceilings and spacious bar and lounge are noticeable, as is its still, calm ambiance. The Imperial provides an excellent level of customer service and its conference facilities, coupled with a smart bar and an attractive restaurant, make it an equally popular venue for a variety of functions. Ample Parking is available on the street and surrounding areas using our low cost residential permit scheme at just £6.00 per day. We also offer spaces on a 'first come first served basis' on our hard standing area at £15 per day. The Imperial Hotel is the perfect choice whether you are visiting for pleasure or business! ... more   less 
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