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The Imperial Hotel
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The Imperial Hotel
Ranked #7 of 11 Merthyr Tydfil B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Great atmosphere/hosts/value for money- We'll definitely visit again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

Stumbled upon this place while frantically searching for a place to stay when we visited the Hay festival a couple of years ago. We loved the place so much that we made it a point to stay here when we visited hay festival with friends this year.

Some of the reasons we (and our friends) love this place:
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Warm and friendly hosts
relaxed atmosphere in the pub
Tastefully decorated interiors
Late check-in
Nice selection of ales
Private parking in a locked compound
Excellent value for money
Very easy to locate

Minor quibbles:
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Two flights of slightly narrow stairs
The water pressure in the shower is not very strong


We still cant believe why this place is not as booked out as it must be, esp during Hay festivals
Cant imagine staying at any other place when we visit Merthyr/Waterfall County/Hay Festival etc. Looking forward to visiting next year.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bewdley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

I stumbled on the Imperial by chance, unfortunately having already book somewhere else! I called in for a drink and was pleasantly surprised to find a lovely lounge bar busy with an older crowd on a Friday evening. I was greeted very pleasantly by Marlies and Jose who own and run the hotel as their business and as their hobby. This is reflected in the quality of the refirbishment of this 19th century building. The decor reflects Jose's French nationality and all fittings and fixtures are top quality and used with flair to create a comfortable atmosphere. I decided to book there on the Saturday and found my single room at the top of the building small, but beautifully furnished and very clean. Breakfast was excellent and plentiful and Jose' and Marlies could not have been more friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this hotel as a haven of civilisation in an otherwise very run down area and at £40 for a single room of that quality including breakfast, it is good value.

Room Tip: Beware that there is only stair access which is very steep. Not for the disabled.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Property: The Imperial Hotel
Address: High Street Pontmorlais, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8UH, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > South Wales > Merthyr Tydfil County > Merthyr Tydfil
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Merthyr Tydfil
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Imperial Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A town centre family run hotel in Merthyr Tydfil offering bed and breakfast with en-suite facilities, bar and free off road car parking for residents. The Imperial is also within easy walking distance of both the local bus and train stations (approximately 5 & 10 minutes) and local shopping amenities.Merthyr Tydfil and the Imperial Hotel are ideally situated in the South Wales Valleys for those wishing to explore the area either on foot or by car for leisure, business or industrial history. ... more   less 
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