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Reviewed September 6, 2012

The Imperial is very well located for anyone visiting London for a short break with sight seeing and tourism in mind. The tube is just around the corner (Picadilly Line) which makes it really easy to hop to all the interesting locations and the awesome British Museum is just a stone's throw away from the hotel. The actual area of...

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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Great location for theatre land,Covent garden and the tube system generally. Given a room upgrade which was great. Clean and friendly hotel with a reasonable breakfast. Room was overlooking the courtyard so no street noise. Facilities in hotel were what I expected for this price range. Important things were right, clean, with comfortable beds, extra blankets, pillows in a wardrobe....

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1Thank Christine J
North Shields, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 2, 2012

When on business I normally stay at the sister hotel (The Imperial - just round the corner) but as we were having a longer stay together we decided to upgrade a little. We were very happy. Our room was all we needed with a very comfy bed, TV, kettle and the makings of a decent cup of coffee. Breakfast was...

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1Thank Bill G
Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 2, 2012

We stayed 3 nights and were made very welcome. A large hotel, very convenient for the west end and most tourist spots (buses stop almost outside and go straight to Trafalgar Square and the River..very handy for senior citizens like us who get on free with our national bus pass). Quiet comfortable room with great view over Russell Square (expect...

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Retford, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 29, 2012

We stayed here in November 2011 as a birthday trip, we were allocated a room upgrade as soon as we arrived and had a huge suite with living area double bathroom and to huge beds, yes the key is annoying but the reception is 24 hours so i would rather leave my key there than lose in and not be...

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England
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Stayed at the Imperial, Russell Square for 3 nights on 20/8/2012 with my 9 year old grandson,my sister and her 10 year old grandson. I cannot thank all the staff enough for the kindness and attention shown to us. Dining room staff went out of their way to get the children what they liked to eat. Reception staff were brilliant,...

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Nicosia, Cyprus
Reviewed August 28, 2012

I have been to more than 20 countries in my life and stayed at more than 50 hotels in general. This is the worst hotel i have ever stayed. Ok it's in a good location but that's not the most important thing. The breakfast was oh so poor. Just fried eggs, sausages, bacon and baked beans. No fruits, no yogurts,...

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1Thank Chris K
macclesfield
Reviewed August 22, 2012

Wife & I spent 4 nights at the Imperial. Friendly staff, clean comfortable rooms. We booked evening meal, which allowed us to eat in The Imp. or its 5 sister hotels(all within 300 metres). And the food in all of them was very good. Would definetly stay there again.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 19, 2012

Well you get what you pay for. I paid £58 for one night in central London, not bad. Room was basic, but clean. It was only a place to sleep anyway. The hotel is very dated but if the price stays that low i would probably use it again.

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Wirral
Reviewed August 14, 2012

Find this a good hotel when just staying for a couple of nights as tend to be out for the majority of the time. So if a travellor then a good spot for those who intend to go excursions. Within walking distance of the British museum near a direct tube line to Natural History museum from Russell Square. Also book...

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Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Casino and Gambling
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Imperial Hotel is the flagship of Imperial London Hotels. We're proud of it for a reason. Offering breathtaking views over London's greatest public square, it reflects every ounce of our dedication to service and value. Like all our hotels, the Imperial combines a remarkable location with the great facilities and friendly service of a family-run business. At the Imperial, though, while the price remains extremely reasonable, we add an extra dash of something special. The location is remarkable, connecting guests to the rest of London in minutes. In addition to the central Atrium Bar & Cafe, facilities include a casino and a gift shop. Restaurants and cafes offer plenty of choice to families and business travellers alike. Indulge in the intriguing delights of Coffee and Candy. Enjoy a late night at the Night and Day Bar, serving classic pub fare at great prices. And relax; we've been doing this since 1837, and we know how to make your stay a restful one. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Imperial Hotel

Address: 61-66 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Price Range: $148 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Imperial Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 448
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Imperial Hotel London, England
Hotel Imperial London
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#5 Casino Hotel in London
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“Overlooking Russell Square is a fine view!”
terrybA1158JO, 2 days ago | Read review
“From what we saw, the rooms all looked to be of a god quality”
ShamP_13, 6 days ago | Read review
“Twin rooms at the front look onto the park”
mandyh359, 1 week ago | Read review
“Avoid odd numbered rooms overlooking the adjacent President Hotel because of air-conditioning fan noise”
Ianare, 1 week ago | Read review
“Choose rooms facing courtyard”
Larzon67, 2 weeks ago | Read review
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