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Imperial Hotel

3.0 of 5 Russell Square, London WC1 5BB, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The hotel was situated near the underground. Otherwise it was not a good choice for me. Breakfast was very limited, I was very disappointed. The room was ok, I suppose, but too warm and noicy for me (traffic). The pub downstairs was ok, that was a plus. But the major disappoinment was the wifi. It didn't work at all. If... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just stayed for a week. Rooms refurbished and okay. V clean, basic shower reasonable space. V safe. Only problem was room v hot . Wifi v hit and miss Ate in the bar which while just okay was incredibly cheap. £ 4.50 for a jacket potatoe with tuna incredible!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

great location, near Russell Square tube station and nr Bloomsbury. Just a 10-15 min walk to Euston and St Pancras. ask for a room at the back away from road noise and high up (9th floor ideal). rooms small but clean and breakfast solid enough. overall it's a cheap and decent lace to stay that's convenient. I've stayed many times.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went as a family to the Imperial for a week end break. The rooms fine quite good size for basic room. However do not ask for room at front of Hotel, so so noisey. The breakfast awful cold beans, cold bacon and service, what service. We were sitting right by the dumb waiter / matro de and no offer... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights. The location of the hotel is fantastic. The tube station, Russell Square is a 2 minute walk.The rooms are small but fairly comfortable. The breakfast is simple and fairly modest. The hotel doesn't seem to have any double beds, so my partner and I both had single beds. We did inquire... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at the Imperial Hotel at Russell Square a few times now and I have found it to be a very comfortable hotel. The rooms are clean, the beds are comfortable, the breakfast adequate and the location great. It is a good solid 3 star hotel with all the amenities you could want (including free wi-fi). The hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a week, its quite central tube stations for Russell Square and Holborn just a ten minute walk. Five minutes walk from the British Museum and Tottenham Court Road and about 15 minutes to Convent Gardens. All staff are very helpful and are always on hand to answer queries or help in whatever way they can. The rooms... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent location, good links for underground, 5 mins walk to Russell sqr tube ( Piccadilly line), 10 mins walk to Holburn tube station. Also good links for buses, 98 to Marble Arch (passes trough Oxford Street) 188 to Greenwich ( takes about 60 mins) and 168 to the Zoo. Staff very helpful, special mention to Nur the male housekeeper on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were very nice and had adapters you could borrow. The breakfast buffet was the same daily which was traditional: fried eggs, beans, sausage, etc. The rooms were very compact but were clean and comfortable. It was a decent walk to Picadilly Circus and Covent Garden buy not terrible. A hop on hop off tour is located convenienty up... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at both the President and the Imperial Hotels, which are adjacent to one another. The President is akin to a youth hostel, in contrast to the Imperial. Although the carpet is frayed and the walls could be brightened up, the price is reasonable, the hotel is clean, the bar has a lovely jazz band certain nights of... 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:
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Hotel Imperial London
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