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Imperial Hotel
Ranked #560 of 1,063 Hotels in London
Glasgow
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Stayed at the Imperial while on a short break to London. Room basic but very clean and comfortable. Nice bathroom with fresh towels each day. We had a room overlooking courtyard which was quiet. Public areas nice. Staff very friendly and helpful. We arrived early but they let us have our room early. Booked tickets with the hotel for trips. We opted for the Big Bus Tour. Forget it. We had no comentary, (due to a fault). stuck in traffic jams for hours. take the sub way instead and plan your visits. Had dinner in hotel on the first night. Very good. This was included in our package. Breakfast was good also. Would stay here again.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking courtyard are more spacious. Our room was quiet.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Carbondale, Colorado
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

PROs: Location and proximity to the British Museum and some sweet restaurants. Clean room with view of Russell Square. Very friendly and helpful staff. Close to the tube (Piccadilly Line). Close to Euston Station, with some nice places for drinks and dinner along the way.
CONs: One of the worst breakfasts I have ever had. It was inedible, down to the coffee. Thankfully, there is a Pret a Manger down the street. The building is definitely dated and is in need of some repairs. Close to a hospital, so the ambulances were constant and loud.

Room Tip: If you don't mind street noise, choose a room with a view of the square, but it is definitely no...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Recently stayed with my sister while we took in a special exhibition at the British Museum along with a show(Billy Elliot). Overall the experience was good, all the staff were extremely polite and helpful, room overlooking the courtyard was spotless with clean sheets and towels daily. O.K.the tea and coffee provided in the room were basic but I never travel without my P.G tips. Breakfast was efficient and plentiful although I have to agree with other comments about it not being hot enough(it certainly was not cold as some have said) We ate one evening at the adjoining Presidents 'Saracens Carvery' and there was a good choice available(not bad for a complimentary 3 course dinner). All in all a pleasant stay, good value for money and would not hesitate to recommend.

Room Tip: rooms overlooking the courtyard were quiet
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2013

Agree that the check-in process was a little odd, and the locking system on the doors was not, the most modern, however the room was very clean and tidy, the breakfast tasty (perhaps less choice for vegetarians), the location was perfect for our weekend in London and the staff were friendly enough. Can't comment on the traffic noise level as our room was at the rear of hotel, but it was a little noisy in the morning with the staff elevator just beside the room. All in all, a very good hotel for a resonable price.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2013

This was a one night stay after attending a function locally. The check in is a bit odd - you got to the reception desk and register and then got to the Porter to get your key which is attached to a long metal rod. Not sure why! The room I had was unwelcoming and noisy - a great view across the square but the traffic was intrusive plus a bunch of kids banging doors didn't help. The breakfast was very good and overall not a bad experience but one night is enough. Ask for a room at the back!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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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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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