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“Vakue for money”
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Imperial Hotel
Ranked #562 of 1,067 Hotels in London
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Vakue for money”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Stayed at this hotel with 2 friends for 3 nights recently. Overall , excellent value for money. Nice outlook from our rooms and very convenient for exploring the sights of London. Staff were polite and helpful. Rooms were clean and warm with clean towels etc. dailly.

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Prudhoe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

I have stayed in 4 of their hotels, this one being the latest.
This is supposed to be their flagship hotel.
All of the hotels I have stayed in need seriously updating and money spent on them (worst of them The County, which is another story).
For what their standard rate they charge, even if you can get slightly cheaper on websites such as Superbreak Holidays, Travel Republic etc, you get a more excellent experience staying in a Holiday Inn Express.
I paid £60 incl full english breakfast, I paid £45 with breakfast in a Holiday Inn Express a few days later and their rooms are exceptional compared to this chain.
I have unfortunately re-booked for this hotel in Aug may see if I can change.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Deltona, Florida
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Did not enjoy our stay at this hotel which was three long nights. Too far out from the main beat. Nothing close by without having to take metro, bus or cab. The front desk had harsh words for us when we requested to change rooms because the accommodations were not what were booked. If room was not prepaid-would have went somewhere else. Could not even get staff to call cab for us. They charge per minute for local calls. So many restrictions that complicated our visit especially the key and internet issues. Having to turn in the key each time you leave the hotel became quite an issue during our visit. Room very outdated but was clean. Did offer nice breakfast.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2013

To start off with a good point, the staff could not have been nicer or more helpful but that's where the good points end.
The rooms were very basic with thin towels that did not dry you. The bath was slippy and the shower did not work. The rooms were extremely hot too.
The food: there was very little choice in the bar. The breakfast was cold with very little choice there either

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Stavanger, Norway
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Have been staying here about 15-20 times and have only good experiences from our stay. Underground, buses are very close. Also very close to British Museum. Easy Access to and from Heathrow airport. Walking distance to several attracctions in London.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2013

The hotel was very good value for money although the room was a little tired but was very clean. The hotel was very close to travel services with the tube a couple of minutes walk and kings cross was only a 10 minute walk, The breakfast was also very nice, For those that are also unaware the imperial hotel is adjoined the president hotel

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

Went for family celebrations in london. Having read the tips on Tripadvisor on what room to ask for I ended up with a top floor spacious single room overlooking the gardens.. tired looking room but clean, spacious, with lovely views, bathroom clean and spacious. Only downfall was the pillows were very hard, but apart from that the room was fine. Breakfast was lovely, happy waiters, hot food, juices, fruit, cereals, toast...Reception people very helpful and polite.
Handy hotel, less than 5 mins walk to nearest tube, shops on the doorstep. Lovely Russell gardens opp hotel for a coffee and chill.
Good value hotel.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Imperial Hotel

Property: Imperial Hotel
Address: 61-66 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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):
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 
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