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Surrey
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

The experience exceeded my expectations, service, room and food all of highest quality, especially for the price paid. Excellent breakfasts cooked to order. My single room was a very good size with a lovely view out to the river and a fabulous bathroom. All of the staff at the hotel do a great job to make a stay excellent, nothing...

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Dorset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just returned from a fabulous weekend at the Imperial, stayed here a few times now. Great value for money. From checking in to check out this morning very good. Food and service excellent. Rooms very comfortable and clean with good tea and coffee facilities provided together with adequate toiletries. Will definitely be recommending to others and planning to go back...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We have just stayed at The Imperial and it was wonderful. The room was extremely clean and comfortable. The service was outstanding and the decor of the hotel was extremely comfortable. We have stayed in many hotels and this was definitely one of the best if not the best. Can't fault it. Thank you for a lovely stay.

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English Riviera, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a lovely Hotel, great staff, clean comfortable rooms, superb Full English Breakfast and we had a fantastic dinner on a Saturday evening with entertainment. Easy and safe parking at the rear of the hotel. A lovely town to wander around with a variety of shops and an interesting Church . I will most certainly visit again when we have...

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BrendHotels, Front of House Manager at The Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for The Imperial Hotel following your recent stay with us. I am delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and the positive feedback regarding our staff, accommodation, breakfast and dinner will be very much appreciated by every single member of our hard working team of dedicated staff. Thank you once...

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel very well placed alongside river. Good parking. We had a recently refurbished room, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Very good food. Excellent service from staff who were all very friendly and helpful.

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BrendHotels, Front of House Manager at The Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at The Imperial Hotel and awarding us top marks with 5 out of 5. The positive feedback regarding our location, accommodation, food and 'friendly & helpful' staff will be very much appreciated by every one of our hard working team. We look forward to welcoming you back...

Verwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been visiting the Imperial since 1998, and the standard has never dropped. Excellent food cooked as we like it, attentive and friendly staff, comfortable rooms. Traditional service and comfort.

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BrendHotels, Front of House Manager at The Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review of The Imperial Hotel following your recent stay with us and thank you for choosing to stay with us for the past 19 years!!. You are like many of our guests, some who have been staying as long as yourselves, that keep returning and that speaks volumes for...

Mawgan Porth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at the Imperial on many previous occasions. We have never been disappointed, and this trip was no different. A great hotel for a short break in a relaxing environment. Wonderful meals and attentive service as usual. Thank you

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BrendHotels, Front of House Manager at The Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at The Imperial Hotel and rating us so highly. I am delighted that enjoyed your stay with us once again and keep returning, the feedback regarding our staff and service will be very much appreciated by everyone concerned. Thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming...

Wadebridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first visit to the hotel on a Spring Break. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left we were treated by all members of staff as special people. We had a standard room on the third floor, it was lovely, so clean, bright,quiet, and a comfy bed. The food first class, hats off to the chefs, and...

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BrendHotels, Front of House Manager at The Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review of The Imperial Hotel following your recent Spring Break with us. Feedback such as yours regarding our accommodation, food, service and staff is very much appreciated by everyone concerned. Thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Imperial Hotel for another enjoyable...

Salisbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Spring Break stay was excellent as usual. Having stayed numerous times our welcome,room dining and service was as good as ever.Staff all pleasant and willing to help in any way. Looking forward to our stay later in the year.

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BrendHotels, Front of House Manager at The Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review for The Imperial Hotel following your recent return stay with us. Your positive feedback regarding the welcome received, accommodation, food and staff will be very much appreciated by every one of our hard working team. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again later in the year.

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a midweek break at The Imperial Hotel. The hotel was very clean and very well presented. Our room was recently refurbished. Really appreciated having a bath with shoer too. Breakfasts were particularly good. Great waiter service. Good menu for cooked options and buffet choice was varied. We highlighted that the room was not dark at night as light...

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Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at The Imperial Hotel and awarding us top marks with 5 out of 5. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the positive feedback you have given for our accommodation, food and staff will be very much appreciated by everyone concerned. Thank you once again...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The elegant Imperial Hotel, Barnstaple, North Devon, is part of the prestigious Brend chain of West Country hotels. Overlooking the River Taw at the heart of the market town of Barnstaple, this exceptional four-star hotel combines old-style charm with the highest standards of comfort and service. Whether you're looking for a family holiday or a peaceful break, the Imperial is the place for superb service. The hotel is also a popular venue for conferences, banquets and weddings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Imperial Hotel

Address: The Imperial Taw Vale Parade, Barnstaple EX32 8NB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Barnstaple
Price Range: ₹ 6,137 - ₹ 14,319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Imperial Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 63
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The Imperial Hotel Barnstaple, Devon
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“Superior views at front of hotel”
 of 5 bubbles Johnwolverhampton99, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the back of the hotel may be a little noisy early on the morning as the road behind is a service road. if you want a scenic view have one on the front of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles albertw800, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Pay extra for a river view.”
 of 5 bubbles pammye39, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms that we have stayed in over the past 10 years are acceptable and very comfortable . Choose the one to suit your pocket . However 102 and 103 are very nice .”
 of 5 bubbles 843keithb, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The front of hotel has the views, but equally the town view is just as interesting!”
 of 5 bubbles K9516NWpeterm, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
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