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Imperial Hotel

3.0 of 5 Russell Square, London WC1 5BB, England
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Imperial is a 10 minute walk from Euston station and is close to Russel Square tube station and also bus stops are only a few yards away. Check in was smooth and efficient and with adequate lifts we were settled in our room quickly. The room was clean and had a great view looking over Russel square gardens. We... More 

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice location nr british museum and holburn nightlife. Few select eateries n pubs 2mins away. Ask for room not facing main road, may overlook russel sq but the road noise is horrendouss. Would stay again as 134 squids for dounle room wi buffet brekky is worth lack of sleep. Beds comfy n rooms spacious.

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Milton Keynes
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for one night on Saturday night in their so called Executive Room, well if this was Executive I dread to think what their standard rooms are like. The sofa bed was filthy, the chair was ripped leaving no where but the bed to sit. The standard of cleaning was joke and then breakfast the next morning was like a... More 

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

5 of us stayed in 3 rooms for 2 nights and we shall be returning here next time we go to London. Yes it does suffer a little from traffic noise but it is is Central London!!! We have stayed in a 5 star central London hotel and that was the same. A pair of earplugs generally solves the problem!... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this hotel in September and while the service was great and amenities useful our room had so much traffic noise we felt like we were in the middle of a six lane freeway the bar was nice good food and valet service fantastic

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Zurich, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked for our anniversary. . The location is great...but!!! Everything else is terrible. The breakfast is very bad, quality of food not good. The tablecloth was very dirty cause its too crowded and they dont have time to clean properly the tables. You are simply eating at the same tablecloth with previous guests. was looking very dirty. In the... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very large, charmless hotel.The location is good: right by Russell square and close to the tube. The price was very good too: we paid 126 pounds for a twin room, including breakfast. Reception staff somewhat grumpy. The room was very large and the bathroom was quite nice. Other than that, not very pretty with dark carpet, old sofa and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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46 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good for the price, unpretentious, clean small room with good wifi. Very convenient for Tube and Central London. Overall good - i would not want to stay there too long and probably not with the family, but for a few nights when you are mainly out its fine. Everything is kind of old-fashioned so may not be to everyone's taste.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended an annual black tie affair Surroundings and function room was great the hotel is actually not bad but didn't stay the night. I think the hotel is quite ok for the price. The food although generous was mediocre. However this may be what the organisers had paid for. As a guest I wasn't impressed with the food. Staff were... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My and my gf stayed 3 nights here with ambition to shop and visit christmas markeds. 8-10mins walk to Tottenham Court Road, start of Oxford Street. 20min walk down to the river themes and the southbank. Closest tube Russel Square 2 mins away and Holborn 5-6min away for the central line. Had a double room in the 2nd floor with... More 

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Address: Russell Square, London WC1 5BB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Camden / Primrose Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Imperial Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 448
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Also Known As:
Imperial Hotel London, England
Hotel Imperial London
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