We spent 3 nights at Hotel Imperator as part of a tour, and I enjoyed the old world charm of this Art-Deco hotel. The entrance opens on to a large lounge area, with a bar to one side, and through the restaurant is a huge courtyard. An antique elevator will transport guests upstairs, but I mostly used the wide staircase. I did enjoy a glass of wine in the bar, near the photo of Ernest Hemingway, who was a guest in the past.
We were lucky to have a lovely, elegant room with a sitting area to the side, and 2 balconies overlooking the street. Also, a bowl of huge fat cherries were in our room at check in, and much appreciated. Our room was always kept clean and made up, and the bed was very comfortable. The free wifi worked well in the room.
Breakfast was very pleasant with tables under cover or in the courtyard. We could have eggs cooked to order, something I did not find in many hotels in France. The fat cherries appeared again at breakfast, along with lots of other delicious fruit, a great variety of fruit juices, and the champagne was always there. There was a huge spread of hot and cold food, something for everyone.
The location was perfect, just a short walk around the corner to the centre of town, and easy to see the Temple of Diana or the Arena.
The hotel is located on the Quais de la Fontaine, which were the embankments of the spring that provided water for the city. the gardens were laid out in the 18th century.
We also visited the Pont du Gard, which is about 20 km away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Traditional 4-story Downtown Hotel facing the Fontaine Gardens, near the Roman Temple & Amphitheatre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Imperator Concorde Hotel
- Imperator Concorde nîmes