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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1st Ave, Brighton BN3 2GU, England
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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Brighton, England
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed during the week when prices are much cheaper than the weekend. The double room was spacious and very clean. For the price I got I would say it is hard to beat. I would say it is leaning more to an old fashioned hotel but my wife really loved it. Staff are very friendly and helpful. There is... More

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Hugh C, Manager at Imperial, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review. We truly appreciate hearing from satisfied guests and the fact that you have become a regular customer......well there is no higher honour for us The Imperial retains a certain charm and with our ongoing investment in the building we are hoping that we can do even more for our patrons in the period... More

Bognor Regis
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Since we paid a very economical price for two single roomsi through Expedia we did not expect a lot but were very pleasantly surprised. The Imperial is rather grand on a small scale with gracious comfortable lounge complete with chandelier and very good breakfast.. It is not easy to get single rooms these days at a sensible price, so this... More

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Hugh C, Manager at Imperial, responded to this review

We really enjoyed hosting you and thank you for such a super review. The Imperial tries to combine comfort with value for money and we are fortunate in having a range of rooms sleeping seven down to our guests wanting a single room Hopefully we can see you back from Bognor Regis before too long, another lovely part of the... More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a room at the Imperial Hotel for a romantic week end and I discovered the reviews on Trip Advisor 1 day before our trip. I couldn't have any refund and we were about to leave Brighton to sleep to a friend. Fortunately, we decided to check the hotel and leave if the place is too disgusting. After our... More

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Hugh C, Manager at Imperial, responded to this review

Thank you for this no nonsense review - while we appreciate and encourage our guests to critique their stay [which is why we will respond to every review], occasionally balance can be lacking. Your comments are spot on and a real shot in the arm for Alvis and his team here We were delighted to organise a room with a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were brilliant and really helpful, couldn't do enough for us. Asked for a double bed in the room as I booked a triple with a cot and they changed it without any problems, this was on the day as I travelled down. Even with the travel cot, double bed and large single the room was spacious and comfortable. Nothing... More

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Hugh C, Manager at Imperial, responded to this review

Well what can we say - you and your family were delightful guests and it was our pleasure to help Needless to say we are very much looking forward to seeing you all again and thank you so much for such a positive affirmation of your time with us. Alvis and his team are on cloud nine as a result More

Halifax, Canada
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147 reviews 147 reviews
20 hotel reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just needed a place to sleep and didn't want to spend too much, so this was fine. But this was not a pleasant experience. Even at the same rate, there is a huge range in the quality of rooms. My friends - who paid the same as we did - were in what looked like a lovely room on... More

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Hugh C, Manager at Imperial, responded to this review

We were naturally disheartened by this critique, more so coming from such a prolificTripAdvisor contributor. Your visiting us from Canada was much appreciated We take all our regulatory aspects seriously including the lift maintenance so please rest assured in this regard. It is also fair to say we have to respect the fabric of such an important Victorian building with... More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At present we are staying at the imperial hotel, we have already been here for four days and we have had a nice time. The hotel is clean, breakfast is satisfactory, the staff at the desk is kind , above all Mrs Daniel who is friendly and helpful . Maurizio and Neva

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Hugh C, Manager at Imperial, responded to this review

Daniella is over the moon with your kind remarks and while she has only been at the Imperial a short time, she is making a fantastic impression Your support is very much appreciated and as senior TripAdvisor reviewers and visiting us from Italy, we are all the more honoured Thank you again More

Dresden, Germany
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all I have to say that I booked the hotel last minute. So I wasn't really awaiting something extraordinary. The room was clean and the bed was really comfortable. It is really near to the coast and you could see it from our room. The service was really great. It was even possible to change to another room... More

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Hugh C, Manager at Imperial, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us from Germany and for such a decent review It was our pleasure to host you and we really appreciated your highlighting the seaside charm of the Imperial. She may be well into her second century but she still has a lot to give Hopefully your plans will allow you to visit the UK again before... More

Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
13 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just back from 2 nights in Brighton. I'm finding it hard to put my finger on exactly what The Imperial lacks but think it's character. The reception staff were efficient but lacked any warmth. The rooms were in need of TLC but I expect that's planned for. However, if you want to be in the best possible position..... It's The... More

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Hugh C, Manager at Imperial, responded to this review

Thank you for this no-nonsense review and great to hear from a TripAdvisor TOP contributor. As you have been kind enough to point out, we are working hard on the Imperial to propel her even further forward. The external works are progressing well and once that project concludes, leaving the exterior in rude health, we will concentrate on the interior... More

London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel has good points and bad points. There are varying degrees of room quality, so it is pot luck what you end up with. And I say quality with a pinch of salt. We changed our room twice. First room had a communal balcony, the windows did not lock. The security sign by the door said please make sure... More

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Hugh C, Manager at Imperial, responded to this review

This was a detailed review and while we appreciate your pointing the many good points the Imperial has to offer, equally we were sorry you experienced some challenges. As you will have seen, the outside of the hotel is being renovated and as our builders move to the rear of the property so the finishing touches will be made to... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found hotel through late rooms. Booked three single rooms for me and two friends. Arrived Friday night around 5.30pm was greeted by friendly staff, everything was very well explained even down to the parking outside where that evening cost just £2.00 through the night till 9am. Next morning £5.00 covered all day and night till 9am next day. Brighton centre... More

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Hugh C, Manager at Imperial, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great resume; we were totally delighted you and your friends had such a good time in the City and at the Imperial She may be the Grande Dame of First Avenue, dating back to Victorian times, but the Imperial still has a lot to give. Daina and her team are over the moon as there... 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*
Number of rooms: 76
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