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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel looks very dated when you walk in because of the counter but hey who cares about that. The guy on Reception was very courteous. The room was spotless and sheets lovely and crisply pressed. Cannot fault it at all. The breakfast was not that good, some of the bacon was uncooked, the scrambled egg was swimming and the...

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have stayed at this hotel before but not sure if i had posted a review. Its very centrally and conveniently located hotel overlooking russel square. The rooms are average but good for a few days stay. Lots of eating place nearby and the tube station is very close too. Given the price its a very good deal, that too...

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Driffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our hotel was just round the corner from this one so called in for a drink.was impressed with the bar area so decided to go for our evening meal. Was not disappointed. More food than we could eat. Lovely carvery. Starters and desserts were huge.will stay in this hotel next time in London.

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toronto
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Check-in was messy (they gave me the wrong room key card), housekeeping never returned a phone call request, the room was clean but there was peeling paint on the ceiling....so not the best experience overall. But the location can't be beat- close to the tube and the British Museum.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have stayed in the hotel before and for the price offers great value. The location firstly is brilliant, close to an underground station and an easy walk from Euston. Walking distance to the West End and Theatreland. Plenty of pubs and restaurants nearby. The reception area is lovely and spacious and the staff there were very efficient and friendly....

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed there for 3 nights in February. Sleeping in the provided bed was a challenge. The bed was so small I couldn't fit in it. Woke up twice in the middle of the night because I was about to fall over. The mattress was so bad it gave the impression it will fall off the bed as it was a...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at the Imperial in the past. It never provides 'wow moments' but it is well placed for many London attractions. It is also near Russell Square underground and has buses passing by regularly. The rooms are adequate but spare. No extras such as a bottle of water or a welcoming bursitis. The breakfast was a disappointment. Bowls...

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ImperialLondonHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback regarding your visit to our Imperial Hotel. We are pleased to note that overall you enjoyed your stay and you appreciated our central location, a five minute walk to Russell Square Station and only a short distance to many tourist attractions. Our breakfast staff are on hand throughout the breakfast service and are...

South Shields
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second stay at the Imperial booked as part of a Superbreak deal. The hotel is a little 'tired' but very clean. All staff were welcoming and cheerful. Breakfast hit the spot and set us up for the day. The Night and Day bar offers excellent value for central London.

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ImperialLondonHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for sharing your comments regarding your stay at our Imperial Hotel. We are pleased to note that overall you enjoyed your stay, our staff were welcoming and courteous and you appreciated our excellent value for money at our Night and Day Bar. We will be sure to pass your kind comments regarding the cleanliness of our...

Bideford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to stay as its in easy walking distance of the Thames and some shows. The hotel is clean, tidy and the staff are very friendly and helpful. It has a restaurant which supplies a really great breakfast but unfortunately it does not do other meals. However there are lots of great restaurants around and close to Russell...

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ImperialLondonHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for sharing your kind comments on TripAdvisor regarding your stay at our Imperial Hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay, our English breakfast buffet, our staff were attentive and courteous and you appreciated the cleanliness and tidiness of our rooms. Our hotel is often praised for its central location, so we are delighted you...

Bromley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Imperial Hotel is in a great location, being a couple of minutes walk away from Russell Square tube station. There are a variety of shops, cafes and restuarants within walking distances and Russell Square park is opposite. I stayed in a single room overlooking the park - for those of you who are light sleepers, ask for rooms overlooking...

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ImperialLondonHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for sharing your kind comments on TripAdvisor regarding your stay at our Imperial Hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay, found your room was a good size, our staff were extremely attentive, our tea and coffee facilities adequate and you appreciated our central location, within walking distance to Russell Square Station and Russell Square...

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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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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, a hair salon and a Chinese herbalist. 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 

Additional Information about Imperial Hotel

Address: 61-66 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Price Range: $205 - $304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Imperial Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 448
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“I always ask for a room overlooking the courtyard and not one fronting the main road which is busy all night”
 of 5 bubbles keithmJ3299OE, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“rooms are quieter on the court yard side.”
 of 5 bubbles F7577VGclairem, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“overlooking the courtyard rather than the road which may be noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles 15elaineg, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Overlooking the Courtyard are quiter”
 of 5 bubbles c0linth0mps0n, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I enjoyed the view over park but noisy with traffic and ambulances !”
 of 5 bubbles cars51, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
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