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“Good choice for a budget break” 4 of 5 stars
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Imperial Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Russell Square, London WC1 5BB, England (Bloomsbury)   |  
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Good choice for a budget break”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This hotel is a budget choice, although it covers everything you need and very central. The check in was easy and the staff were friendly, the bed was comfy and the bathroom was spotless. Also handy to have onsite was a hair dresser (that can also be accessed from the street) and a bar/restaurant. The hotel itself was also easy to find, turn left out of the tube station (Russell Square) up to the corner, turn left again and walk in a straight line until you see the sign. You can also walk pretty much in a straight line and in 10 minutes you are at the Aldwych theatre. There are also some fantastic restaurants on this street. The only small disappointment to the hotel was the breakfast, on the whole it was good but would be a massive improvement if they had decent sausages! Would definitely recommend this for the budget conscience who want a central option.

Room Tip: Get a room high up, enjoy the view; I had one that faced the courtyard that seemed quiet.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The hotel is in Russell Square and is handy for the tube only 5 minutes away.
There is plenty of choice for places to eat within the hotel and the food is tasty and good value.
The rooms are clean and comfortable enough, but basic.
We found the staff to be friendly and helpful.
An all round decent hotel for the money

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went for a theatre break to see wicked the hotel was well placed and the staff were helpful when asked would probably try a different hotel on our next visit they have a perfectly adequate restaurant for breakfast but send you out to their sister hotels for your free dinner

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Stayed here twice while doing a contiki tour it meets your basic needs and price wise is ok close to major attractions stayed here in July 2012. Super close to the great British museum and convent garden

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

The hotel in situated in quiet part of London.An easy taxi ride from Euston and short walk from the Underground. The reception staff were very friendly
and our room 211 was quite pleasant overlooking a garden.The free WiFi in the room was patchy and annoyingly had to be re booted every eight hours with a pass code from reception. The room itself was very clean and had a comfortable double bed, the bathroom
was was adequate and the water very hot with plenty of towels and soaps. Tea and coffee were also supplied
We had a meal included in the deal and it was very good and the overall prices in the restaurant were very reasonable. The full english breakfast was a little disappointing, with no fresh fruit or yoghurts and the sausages were swimming in fat. However the selection was ok it tasted very good. The staff were very attentive and pleasant.
There are plenty of restaurants in the area and it is close to the British Museum, which is well worth a visit.
Overall we enjoyed our stay in the Imperial and would not hesitate in staying there again

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Just stayed for a weekend break. Central location, we had about a 15min walk to the theatre area. Rooms clean and but a bit on the warm side with no air con. Good breakfast, overall value for money hotel

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Stayed at this hotel for the second time. Had a minor problem at check-in regarding the room type, but this was professionally sorted out by the staff there at. Thanks.

Clean hotel, and rooms, tea and coffee facility in the room, nice position, and within walking distance to Covent Garden, Oxford street, etc. Would not mind staying there once again if i return to London.

Thanks to all the staff who do their best to ensure you have a great stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Imperial Hotel

Address: Russell Square, London WC1 5BB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#5 Casino Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Imperial Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 448
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel, located near British Museum, Covent Garden & London University, adjacent to Russell Square tube station. ... more   less 
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