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Southport, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

A big hotel. It's old, well worn and used. However it's not expensive by London standards so at a mid to low price it's great. Very clean and a very central location near the tube. Rooms are large. To is very small for such a big room !

Thank birkdale2015
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

The hotel is dated the room was clean and arrival the staff were friendly however the smell of the breakfast cooking at 4am woke me up I think we were above the kitchens. The view was well of nothing. Also the breakfast was not good at all, the sausages were undercooked, the beans tasted strange I don't think I would...

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Bath, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I had a very comfortable room on the top floor with a fine view of the newly green Russell Park. The hotel offered a good restaurant-pub, a convenient coffee shop, a store (where it was possible to update our Oyster), and a lounge-bar area. Access to the Underground was easy as was access to several bus lines....

Thank Terry B
Newport Isle Of Wight
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Imperial is the flagship of the Imperial chain and, as such, is more expensive than the others we have stayed in. We chose an Executive room because we wanted something a little more special since we were celebrating our anniversary. The room was the largest we have stayed in on our many travels and was comfortable. Apart from the...

Thank Sham P
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at this hotel ,for a long weekend, last week with friends to celebrate a special birthday and our wedding anniversary. The hotel was really nice. We were given an upgrade to a superior room which was a lovely surprise and what a great room it was ! The large bathroom with twin basins, bath with shower above was...

1Thank machetegirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best location if you plan to walk to Covent Garden or hop on the tube. Reasonably priced bar and nice for a late night snack e.g. The nachos. The staff were friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, the hotel needs refurbishment and our family room smelt unpleasant. We were at the back of the hotel but didn't get much sleep because...

Thank mandy h
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the Imperial Hotel for two nights, Friday through Sunday (Room 437). On check-in we were informed we had been upgraded to a suite with twin beds and seating area. The room was large, very well appointed and clean with comfortable firm beds. The bathroom had a bath and excellent shower and twin wash-basins and...

1Thank Ianare
Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying near Russel sq is an excellent choice if on business or just visiting. Lots of nice restaurants, pubs and small stores nearby. Also Russel sq tube and Holborn is within easy walking distance. Imperial is one of several similar hotels around Russel sq, owned by the same Company. The buildings look like really terrible from the outside, but really...

Thank Larzon67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On Friday the 31st of March, I checked in the Imperial Hotel for two nights. I was given a lovely en-suite room, which was overlooking the court yard. Not only was breakfast included with the price of the hotel, I was also given two vouchers, which provided me with a free meal on both nights I stayed in the hotel....

1Thank Daisy B
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like stated in the title the best thing about this hotel is the location, super close to Russell Square Station, restaurants and if you're on a Contiki tour, the basement is a 5 minute walk. The major disappointment was the room, it was tiny and very outdated. This was the first night of my holiday and I ended up getting...

6Thank Alana H

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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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  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • 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 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 

Additional Information about Imperial Hotel

Address: 61-66 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Price Range: ₹ 9,616 - ₹ 14,092 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Imperial Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 448
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Also Known As:
Imperial Hotel London
Hotel Imperial London
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#5 Casino Hotel in London
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“Overlooking Russell Square is a fine view!”
terrybA1158JO, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“From what we saw, the rooms all looked to be of a god quality”
ShamP_13, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Twin rooms at the front look onto the park”
mandyh359, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Avoid odd numbered rooms overlooking the adjacent President Hotel because of air-conditioning fan noise”
Ianare, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Choose rooms facing courtyard”
Larzon67, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
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