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The Imperial Hotel

16 Kendal St, Cowra, New South Wales 2794, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed with a group of friends after the Cowra Wine Show in the middle of the year. They had hundreds of patrons at the pub and handled it really well, was just such a fun night. Accommodation was fine and rooms/bathrooms (which are shared) are all clean. Really easy going & friendly environment. There is a sink in the room... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It took 3 attempts to find the right room and the right key to work it. No heating in this place during mid winter so the room was a survival exercise. The meal of calamari was without doubt the worst epicurean experience of my life. Inedible. Wifi didn't work. Just a really bad experience and no way would I return....EVER!!!

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TheImpy, Owner at The Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Hi John, If you have time, I was wondering if you may contact me direct so I can discuss your recent stay here with us at The Imperial. I can be contacted direct at theboss@imperialhotelcowra.com.au Cheers, Dave (Owner) More 

canowindra
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic food at fantastic prices, would have to be the best food in Cowra, make sure you check it out when visiting. Warm and welcoming from the owner and all the staff, make sure you book as it can be very busy, or you may have to wait for a table.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Country surprise "the Impy" as its affectionately known This hotel should not be judged by its cover, the manager was excellent finding us a table for three, during a busy Friday night with a function happening. Advised us to order our meals quickly so we didn't have to wait, & we didn't wait long, about 15 minutes & three of... More 

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Springwood, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Gee whiz the outside of this building looks impressive, but that is about it. The rooms were clean but very basic, there was not even a chair in the room just a queen bed and 2 singles, there was no bedside light and the aircon didn't work. To get into and out of the the rooms we had to climb... More 

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Toukley, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We visit Cowra regularly to catch up with family so we get the odd chance to have a beer or a feed out and about. Most country towns are or have lost many of their Pub and Clubs, NOT Cowra! The 'Impy' bar will often close early, when no one is thirsty- like most of the other Pubs in town!... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The menu offered standard pub favourites and a small selection of better meals with beautifully cooked and presented vegetables. I would highly recommend the Tommy's Bistro. I had the rack of lamb which was melt in your mouth delicious. They had been flat out catering for a private function and put back their start time to 6:00. I wondered what... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Much improved after my last visit to the imperial. What a difference a new manager and chef makes! Proper pub food, great sizes, nice fresh ingredients. Had a great Friday night feed here with friends. Good hearty counter meals! Definitely recommended when in Cowra.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We both loved our meals. Great selection of beers. Highly recommended. The Scotch fillet was fantastic. Tuesday night is 2 for 1 off the gourmet menu. This is a better than average pub bistro. Do yourself a favour and give it a go.

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The new owners have shifted the focus of the food towards local produce of which Cowra has an abundance. The meals were excellent and there was a good range of wines (local and others) by the glass to compliment the food. With an expanded line up of craft beers, pleasant surroundings and no pokies, the pub is well worth a... More 

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