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“Lovely room”
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Imperial Hotel
Ranked #2 of 21 Hotels in Great Yarmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 26, 2014

We have no summer holidays planned this year and to break up the long slog to our break in the fall we decided to take a Friday off of work and head to the seaside. Having chosen Great Yarmouth, the Imperial Hotel came up so well in the reviews that we didn't look any farther.

We decided to splash out a bit on one of the Deluxe Wine Themed Rooms and hoped we might get lucky and get one of the two with a balcony. We did and it was a lovely room (Ruinart) and having the balcony and sea view was wonderful for our very short break.

All the staff we came into contact with were very friendly and helfpul. We had no issues at all but felt that if we had they would have been dealt with quickly.

The bed was extremely comfortable, the bathroom was lovely (and may have finally moved our 'we really need to have our bathroom redone' conversations beyond conversation and into actual action as we have inspiration now), great shower with excellent water pressure, the toiletries high quality. Having a mini refrigerator in the room was a very nice touch.

We ended up opting for room service and sat out on our balcony looking out at the sea which was an extra special part of our very short stay. The food was very good and very fairly priced.

The breakfast served in The Terrace was also a treat. The coffee was particularly good (something that is not always the case). Our hostess and waitress were both lovely and the menu extensive enough to have something to suit just about anyone. Having breakfast looking out to the sea was a lovely end to a very relaxing if very short time here.

We would recommend this hotel to those staying in the area and really though that the upgraded rooms were worth the additional cost.

Room Tip: The wine themed room made our stay seem extra special.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were out for an afternoon walk and came across this hotels restaurant.The menu looked nice so we popped in for Brunch. Had soup and main and we had nothing but praise, so a few days later we returned for a late lunch and again the top notch chef produced. Everything was cooked to perfection. The only downside we found was in the cheeseboard, we could only describe the selection, especially the biscuit selection, as very sparse. The staff were all smart,efficient and helpful. would certainly return.

Room Tip: Only utilised this Hotels Restaurant.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Ploughman16
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Reviewed July 17, 2014

I have recently visited this hotel for food only as it is quite local to where I live. Sunday lunch and dinner in Café lunch. Dinner was to celebrate my birthday. Each time the food was really excellent. The Executive Chef's motto, don't fuss with the food, let the quality shine through, is certainly very true. The service is just as it should be. The customer is made to feel very welcome; it certainly also was on my birthday. Full afternoon tea can be taken in the terrace restaurant, and on a fine day, there are lovely sea views as this restaurant is in an elevated position. It is also terrific value which includes two types of sandwiches (one is asked if the choice is acceptable at time of ordering), a selection of miniature cakes, pastries, etc and a large scone (their own very delicious and unique recipe) with cream and jam. Tea or coffee are also included. All for a very reasonable £9.50! Very nicely presented as one would expect from an hotel of 4 star rating. The service again is just perfect. It is certainly a lovely, welcoming experience to eat at this hotel, and I would add they certainly made my birthday a truly lovely day.

Room Tip: I have not booked a room as I am not local, but I should think those with a sea view are lovely.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled solo
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2  Thank Mourton2014
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Reviewed July 12, 2014

We have just returned from a 5 night stay at this hotel.

We had 2 king size bedded single rooms with side view to the sea. They were quiet and clean but the furnishings a bit old fashioned and tired. My room had 3 different seats all covered with different fabrics which just looked a bit sad to me.

The beds were so large that they took up most of the room but they were lovely and comfortable and made for a good night's sleep.

The guest supplies - in the bathroom and the teas/coffees/shortbreads in the rooms were all of a high standard and in plentiful supply.

The highlights of this hotel, without a doubt are the wonderful staff who were all very service orientated and most obliging and the quality of the food. The breakfasts which are served at the table are amongst the best i have had at an hotel and the egg benedict was absolutely superb!

We did have a dinner in the Terrace one evening but, unfortunately there was a table of very loud revellers at the next table who thought it cool to make sure everyone within 200 metres would be able to hear every word they said. It was not pleasant and ruined what would have been a delicious meal. Obviously this is not the hotel's fault that such people get into the place but it really put a damper on the evening.

All in all we had a great time at this hotel and if we were in Great Yarmouth again would probably make this our hotel of choice.

Room Tip: Sea view or side sea view rooms are great
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

Our group had a great break here. All the staff were friendly and helpful and the service in the bar and restaurant was outstanding. The food was excellent and plentiful, even on our restricted menu choice, and everyone was very happy. Our room was quite small, with not a huge amount of space to unpack a lot of things, but it was kept beautifully clean. The bathroom was fine, with everything working well. We had a recently-modernised room with air-conditioning, which worked well on hot nights and was very quiet. Breakfasts were very good, with nothing self-service but everything you wanted served accurately and quickly by charming staff. Definitely a great place to stay in Great Yarmouth

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Kate F
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

My family recently visited Great Yarmouth on a day trip. There were 10 adults and 6 children. We chose to eat at the Imperial Hotel because the staff were very accomodating to our large group, very friendly, very professional and the food was EXCELLENT :-) We will always choose this hotel/restaurant in the future.....brilliant lunch.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Vicki S
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Reviewed July 6, 2014

A very nice hotel, with very welcoming staff. All seemed very courteous and efficient. The restaurant is exceptional again with very quiet and efficient staff, food was first rate and was served quickly and politely.

The bedroom was cosy but big enough for us and was very tastefully decorated to a high standard. The bed was very comfy, the room was also exceptionally clean and tidy.

Room Tip: Go for sea views and the hotel has off road parking.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Imperial Hotel

Address: North Drive, Great Yarmouth NR30 1EQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Great Yarmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Great Yarmouth
Price Range: $116 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Imperial Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Imperial Hotel is Great Yarmouth's only 4 Star hotel. We are an independent hotel managed by the 3rd generation of the family that have owned this hotel since the 1930s. We have stunning seaviews and provide an excellent location for both the business and leisure traveller and can assure you of a warm professional welcome. ... more   less 
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