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Farnborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent 4 great nights here, for Christmas 2016. A Victorian Hotel with style. With an enviable sea-facing room, we had a great view or the harbour; but this view was available to all in the lounge and restaurant. Food was great, and of an excellent choice and variety - even though we were part of a...

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Devon
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have stayed at the Imperial before due to its location and fabulous views. Last time we had a Garden room which had limited views but this time we booked a sea view suite on a higher level. We were not disappointed with the size of the suite as we had a huge lounge (with Christmas Tree), huge bedroom, a...

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have stayed at the Imperial many times, and will continue to do so going forward. The views from the dining room, lounge and seaward facing rooms are simply fabulous on a clear sunny day. Yes the hotel does need a makeover, and I understand from staff that it is in progress after being bought by new owners. We will...

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Bristol
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This was the first time we stayed at this hotel. We had a sea front room which had a lovely view. Slightly dated but good overall. My reason for marking the hotel down was due to management and staff issues. We had a nice welcome but due to computer issues we could not check in so was asked to go...

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Gwyn G, General Manager at The Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear TaniaNwmn Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable stay, although disappointed that there was an error with regards to your billing. The matter has been investigated already with adaptation of our procedures to prevent a reoccurrence. I am very sorry for any inconvenience caused. I do hope that it will not deter you...

Tavistock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Loved our stay. Paid the extra for a sea view and balcony deluxe room. Well worth doing and glad we did. We were able to get a disabled space outside the door which was great. On arrival the manager told us disabled parking was free. But on leaving we were charged £14. And told by the girl on the desk...

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Gwyn G, General Manager at The Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear shazzzzzzzzz What a wonderful review, thank you very much. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Imperial, we are focused on continuing to improve our product and service that we offer and very excited about our upcoming refurbishment which will be in keeping with the heritage of the hotel. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice Hotel but time has taking its toll. Would stay again but some of the bar staff were quite snooty. Almost as if they were the paying guests and we'd gate crashed from a caravan site. Room was okay and breakfast was very good.

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Gwyn G, General Manager at The Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Zen-37 Thank for your feedback which has been addressed with the team. We are constantly improving and evolving the service that we offer to perfect what we offer. It is of course a delight to read that you enjoyed your room and the most important meal of the day.

Paignton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's been twenty five years since the heyday of this hotel when it was the crown of the English Riviera. The crown has certainly slipped if not fallen off! Admittedly it's now longer a Trust House Forte hotel and the black tie for dinner has gone. The hotel has struggled to find its identity and hopefully it will find its...

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Gwyn G, General Manager at The Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Brookleigh1 Thank you for your review. It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Imperial after such a long time, and delighted to hear that you had a great stay. I have passed on your feedback to the team who have worked so hard to really demonstrate how much we love this special hotel and hosting our guests...

Haytor Vale, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at The Imperial at very short notice. The architecture is a delight, with links to Agatha Christie. Being out of season we got a room with a delightful view over the bay. The room was a reasonable size and was comfortable. We had a balcony area with reclining seats. Breakfast was a buffet with generous...

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Gwyn G, General Manager at The Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Richard B Thank you for your review following your recent stay, we are delighted that the weather in the English Riviera lived up to its reputation and a far distance from the inclement weather experienced elsewhere in the UK. I have passed on your feedback to all of the team with my sincere thanks and look forward to being...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have mixed feelings about this hotel. My first impression when we saw the outside of the hotel was that we had made a very large mistake, as the exterior is quite dirty and old looking. I was pleasantly surprised however when I entered the reception which was lovely and extravagant. We then went into the lounge area which had...

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Gwyn G, General Manager at The Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ssfox90 Thank you for your views following your stay. We are delighted that you enjoyed the grandeur of our reception rooms and found our menus to be both delicious and competitive. We are working through a refurbishment project at this stage which will be bringing the décor in line with expectations. I do hope that you will change your...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

First impression on aproaching this hotel is dissapointing, but once in the reception area it all changes, a lovely hotel, very pleasant & helpful staff, nothing too much trouble. So good that we extended our stay for a further four nights. Short walk to the harbour / marina.

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Gwyn G, General Manager at The Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Shirley B Thank you for choosing the Imperial as your hotel of choice, we are lighted that you had a wonderful experience and that you decided to stay with us that bit longer. Hopefully it will not be too long until you choose to come back again

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Imperial Hotel is a 19th Century four-star hotel in a stunning cliff-top location on the English Riviera. Of the 152 bedrooms, 60 are sea-facing premium rooms, 29 deluxe rooms with sea views, and 13 suites. Just a mile from Torquay train station, and 10 minutes walk from the town centre and its famous promenade, this Mediterranean-style hotel is a great base for exploring Devon and North Cornwall. Close by are sandy beaches, the Eden Project and Dartmoor National Park. After a day of exploring relax in the Health & Leisure Club then enjoy delicious food in the award-winning Regatta Restaurant. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Imperial Hotel

Address: Park Hill Road, Torquay TQ1 2DG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Price Range: ₹ 4,502 - ₹ 11,595 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Imperial Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 152
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Also Known As:
Imperial Hotel Torquay
Barcelo Torquay
Imperial Torquay
Torquay Imperial Hotel
Hotel Imperial Torquay
The Imperial Hotel Torquay, Devon
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Torquay
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Torquay
#10 Business Hotel in Torquay
#11 Luxury Hotel in Torquay
#27 Romantic Hotel in Torquay
#31 Family Hotel in Torquay
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“Ask for a sea view”
 of 5 bubbles BryanF111, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors have uninterruped views of the bay”
 of 5 bubbles domashea, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“sea views are worth the extra cost”
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