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The Imperial Hotel

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed only for one night at the Imperial and found the service to be excellent and the room to be very comfortable. I especially liked the food at the Bistro. I was very tired, having just spent a week on Lundy Island so was grateful for the comfortable bed and hotel. Very well placed for the bus and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took our grandmother for afternoon tea as a special treat for her 85th birthday. The staff afforded us a warm welcome and were extremely attentive, especially Adam the concierge and nothing was too much trouble. The table was beautifully set with pristine crockery and table linen. An excellent choice of sandwiches, cakes and teas/coffees. A really lovely treat for... More 

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Humlebaek, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For a start we got upgraded; large newly refurbished room and especially bathroom. Dinner at the bistro; ok - food creative but not fully meeting expectations, waiters friendly but not very attentative. Breakfast; excellent - only missing fresh fruits (cut out).

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Birmingham, Unitd Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful room that was spotless. Staff very friendly, helpful and obliging. Food excellent and served with a flourish. Could not be faulted in any way. Congratulations to the Chef and his team. Had a great time and looking forward to going back.

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Oxford, England
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757 helpful votes 757 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A couple of things are immediately apparent; 1. The clientele is both well-heeled and ‘of a certain age’; I am in my early sixties and I was probably the youngest client, 2. The uncommon attention to detail in each and every facet of the hotel’s product. You may not like something but there is never any doubting that everything is... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our third visit and again a great welcome with frindly staff and a comfortable room, with a good sized bed. I really enjoyed the excellent breakfast with a very good choice. The kippers were my favourite, along with afternoon tea in the spacious lounge.

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good comfortable hotel. Frendly very helpful staff. But I was disappointed that in a hotel of this class i did not get a propper kipper for breakfast ! Otherwise I would most certainly recomend this hotel to anyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the hotel with friends for the bank holiday weekend to play golf at nearby Saunton. Staff were very welcoming and friendly. In particular the bartenders. Our allocated room had a small bed and the reception staff readily moved us to another room which had a bigger bed. Only criticism was that we tried to get meal at 9... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having stayed at The Imperial for 2 nights (25/26 May), I have to say the hotel, staff and food were all exceptional. Whilst all areas of the hotel are clean and tidy, the reason for this review was to emphasise that the customer service (in all areas of the hotel) was truly exceptional. I believe the main reason for this... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I had a short 4 night stay .We have stayed at the imperial. For over ten years. We have noticed a few changes, but nothing that would put us off of staying at the hotel.The staff are first class food is very good .This stay was in a standard room,we found rather small,this was our choice

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