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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Imperial Hotel Great Yarmouth, Norfolk