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“Not too Bad”
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Imperial Hotel
Ranked #562 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here a couple years ago. The hotel was clean, the front desk clerks were nice and helped answer our questions. The walls were a little thin so we could hear everything the people next to us said.
It was in a good location. It felt safe at night. All, in all, not too bad.

Stayed: August 2014, traveled with friends
Thank Ashley S
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Reviewed August 23, 2014

This hotel is a budget choice, although it covers everything you need and very central. The check in was easy and the staff were friendly, the bed was comfy and the bathroom was spotless. Also handy to have onsite was a hair dresser (that can also be accessed from the street) and a bar/restaurant. The hotel itself was also easy to find, turn left out of the tube station (Russell Square) up to the corner, turn left again and walk in a straight line until you see the sign. You can also walk pretty much in a straight line and in 10 minutes you are at the Aldwych theatre. There are also some fantastic restaurants on this street. The only small disappointment to the hotel was the breakfast, on the whole it was good but would be a massive improvement if they had decent sausages! Would definitely recommend this for the budget conscience who want a central option.

Room Tip: Get a room high up, enjoy the view; I had one that faced the courtyard that seemed quiet.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled solo
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2  Thank JenH86
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Reviewed August 22, 2014

The hotel is in Russell Square and is handy for the tube only 5 minutes away.
There is plenty of choice for places to eat within the hotel and the food is tasty and good value.
The rooms are clean and comfortable enough, but basic.
We found the staff to be friendly and helpful.
An all round decent hotel for the money

  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Sheila W
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went for a theatre break to see wicked the hotel was well placed and the staff were helpful when asked would probably try a different hotel on our next visit they have a perfectly adequate restaurant for breakfast but send you out to their sister hotels for your free dinner

  • Stayed: August 2014
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Thank John E
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Reviewed August 18, 2014

Stayed here twice while doing a contiki tour it meets your basic needs and price wise is ok close to major attractions stayed here in July 2012. Super close to the great British museum and convent garden

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank Geo1623
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Reviewed August 16, 2014

The hotel in situated in quiet part of London.An easy taxi ride from Euston and short walk from the Underground. The reception staff were very friendly
and our room 211 was quite pleasant overlooking a garden.The free WiFi in the room was patchy and annoyingly had to be re booted every eight hours with a pass code from reception. The room itself was very clean and had a comfortable double bed, the bathroom
was was adequate and the water very hot with plenty of towels and soaps. Tea and coffee were also supplied
We had a meal included in the deal and it was very good and the overall prices in the restaurant were very reasonable. The full english breakfast was a little disappointing, with no fresh fruit or yoghurts and the sausages were swimming in fat. However the selection was ok it tasted very good. The staff were very attentive and pleasant.
There are plenty of restaurants in the area and it is close to the British Museum, which is well worth a visit.
Overall we enjoyed our stay in the Imperial and would not hesitate in staying there again

Stayed: August 2014, traveled as a couple
2  Thank Ian B
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Reviewed August 11, 2014

Just stayed for a weekend break. Central location, we had about a 15min walk to the theatre area. Rooms clean and but a bit on the warm side with no air con. Good breakfast, overall value for money hotel

  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Alf H
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Additional Information about 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:
#4 Casino Hotel in London
Price Range: $124 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Also Known As:
Imperial Hotel London, England
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