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Imperial Hotel
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

The hotel is conveniently located, a few minutes walk from Russell Square station on the Piccadilly line, and just a few stops away from Picadilly Circus and Covent Garden. You can take the tube directly from Heathrow to Russell Square without transfers, which was very convenient for me with all my luggage! Also, the hotel is a short walk from the British Museum and lots of places to go drink and eat. Everyone who worked at the desk had an attitude, but despite this they did their jobs efficiently.

My room was small and simple, with a single/twin bed, a desk, kettle, and private bathroom with a deep tub/shower. However, it was also clean and comfortable despite the small size. There was a blowdryer and a pants press in the room, and the wifi signal was strong throughout my 5 night stay.

There is a strange key system, where you leave your key with the front desk when you leave the hotel, and get it back upon your return by showing your room card. This is a little inconvenient, but the desk staff were always very quick at retrieving my key, so it didn't really impact me.

I ate at the pub onsite, reasonably priced food and drink but nothing special. I'd recommend wandering around the neighbourhood to find something else.

Overall, for a budget trip to London this hotel was clean, conveniently located, and priced right. I would return.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights. The rooms were clean a good size and the sheets and towels spotless and brilliant white. Breakfast was buffet style plenty of choice and tasty. The staff were very helpful giving directions recommending places to eat etc. I would definitely stay here again. Only two minutes walk to the underground station. Very good.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Whitebird4
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Arrived 2 hours before our check-in, just to leave our baggage and our rooms were ready. Our 4 twin rooms were up-graded. Very clean spacious rooms, easy waliking distance to the west end, China town, and oxford street, all the places we visited. The staff we very friendly and helpful and breakfast was lush, they even moved tables together so the 9 people of our group could sit together. On the sunday we were able to leave our luggage for 50p so we could continue our sight seeing. Will definatley stay again. x

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

The bed was comfy, the staff were friendly and were more than happy to help in any way they can,the beer was cheap, free wifi, great location near russell square tube station, excellent value for money, will definatley go back again.

Room Tip: Choose a room above the 6th floor for the view and to minimize noise
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank jeanette h
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Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

Clean spacious rooms. Good location with easy access to the tube. Good choice at breakfast time. We booked two rooms, our room was quite quiet, but my sons room was on the opposite side of the corridor, which was on the roadside and was quite noisy. Although wouldn't put us off staying againm

  • Stayed: June 2013
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1  Thank Jane H
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