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“Very nice hotel you'll remember” 5 of 5 stars
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L'Imperial Palace
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Allee de l'Imperial, 74000 Annecy, France   |  
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Moscow, Russia
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“Very nice hotel you'll remember”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a really nice hotel in Annecy. Wonderful location on the lake. The rooms are comfortable, with nice view. There is a garden outside with a wonderful lake view. If you neeed an authentic peaceful place with primary location - this is it. restauraunt cousine is quite ok

Room Tip: take it with lake view
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philippe G, Directeur général at L'Imperial Palace, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
Dear clients,

Further to your visit at L’Impérial Palace, we want to thank you first of all for the time you spent in giving us in detail your comments and impressions.
We are delighted to read that our hotel met your expectations and that you recommend it. Our pleasure is really the satisfaction of our guests.

We do hope to have the pleasure in welcoming you again very soon

Kind regards

Philippe Gourgeaud
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I stayed here for 2 nights and it was simply fantastic! The views from our 8th floor room where breathtaking and would recommend a lake view room to anyone!
The rooms are large, comfortable and the well decorated. The bed was very comfortable and I had 2 great nights sleep.

The staff are friendly and helpful and even park your car for you!

The hotel is located right by the lake and is a short stroll through the park to the main part of annecy town.

I highly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting something a little bit extra special!

Stayed August 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, Edith Piaf and numerous crowned heads of Europe all knew a thing or two about luxury and status. So it's perhaps not surprising that these great figures from history all made a visit to Annecy to stay at L'Imperial Palace Hotel.

If you want to really enjoy the very best of Annecy, you simply must stay at the L'Imperial Palace.
It's so important it even has it's own Wiki entry (http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impérial_Palace).

All that said, this hotel gives you a relaxed oasis to retreat to from the bustle of the tourist-magnet which is the picturesque lakeside town of Annecy, in the beautiful and culturally rich Haute-Savoie region of France.

Staff are well trained, communicative and very helpful. Food from restaurants was exceptionally good without being over rich, over designed or over priced.

Our room on the 1st floor ( floor 3 according to elevator) was spacious, airy, spotlessly clean and well attended by room service. We also had a very large balcony with table and chairs which greatly added to the pleasure of our stay.

The decor of the hotel is 'interesting'. Externally you have what one might call Belle Époque architecture or Edwardian if you are English. Inside the hotel has obviously been in the hands of an interior designer who has/had a leaning toward 1960's/70's. The common spaces are festooned with smoked glass/mirrors and lots of chunky chrome. There is also a chrome/nautical themed breakfast restaurant in the anterior lobby, all tastefully done.

The word 'plush' also springs to mind, at any moment I expected Napoleon Solo to appear or a young Alain Delon to swish past the sumptuously lofty. drawing room lounge.

Finally, this dignified edifice to relaxed holidaying also has hidden depths. It has it's own private beach club which has a lively nightclub.

For those who love to test their mettle, it also has it's own casino on the ground floor where you can see what fate brings you.

Seriously- it's all great fun and there is masses of sporty/leisure/ gastronomic stuff to be enjoyed ~ GO !

Room Tip: ask for 1st floor lakeside !
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stayed here for a couple of nights. The rooms are very big, lovely huge beds, nice big wardrobes, a safe in the room and picturesque views of lake Annecy. We were on the 8th floor where the view was beautifully framed. The staff are very helpful, sorted any query quickly without hassle. The restaurant in the hotel looked good although we only had coffee there as we chose to eat in Annecy town, just so we could see more. I couldn't have wished for a nicer place to stay, everything was exactly as we could have wished for and it feels very prestigious... Slightly better in fact as we hadn't even booked a lake view room!

Stayed July 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We picked this hotel only because of its scenic view of the lake and we enjoyed it a lot. We were there for 2 days, walked back and forth from hotel to town (half an hour nice stroll) and we felt in love wig the town, the lake, and the atmosphere around. The stroll from hotel to town was beautiful, shaded, and nicely maintained. The hotel itself may be a bit old but you can consider it classic. The room was good size and comfy. The bathroom was big. We didn't try the hotel breakfast because we like the pastry shop nearby more. Overall, this hotel was a good part of it to make us love annecy.

Btw, if you come from the train station, take either a bus or taxi. Don't walk. It's too far especially if you have big luggages.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Philippe G, Directeur général at L'Imperial Palace, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
Dear guests,

Further to your stay amongst us very recently, we do appreciate the time taken to let us know about your impressions and thank you for the warm comments towards the hotel and Annecy.
We hope to have the pleasure in seeing you again soon.

Kind regards,

Philippe Gourgeaud
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I stayed for 4 nights in Hotel L'imperial.
The location is great
the room are spacious
the service is good
the views from the lac view rooms are superb
The food - well we were in a conference but the food served during the meetings was quite disappointing however I tried the restaurant a la carte the first night and it was good.
the Wifi connection was frustrating. I didn't have any in my room but all the other colleagues did not have any problem.

Room Tip: i had room 614- it had superb views of the lac and very spacious but mediocre WIFI connection.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The hotel is located in a beautiful location. The view from the room is fantastic! The atmosphere is relaxing. Romm very comfortable. Staff very helpful. A big parking place inside the hotel, free of charge. The area that surrounds te hotel is perfect for a very good, active but relaxing holiday.

Room Tip: Rooms vith lake view are fantastic.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philippe G, Directeur général at L'Imperial Palace, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
Dear Guests,

Many thanks for your feedback and nice comments further to your recent visit.

We hope to have the pleasure in seeing you again soon.

Kind regards,

Philippe Gourgeaud
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Address: Allee de l'Imperial, 74000 Annecy, France
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Location: France > Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Annecy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Annecy
#5 Business Hotel in Annecy
#9 Romantic Hotel in Annecy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — L'Imperial Palace 4*
Number of rooms: 99
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