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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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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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. 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...

Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not our first stay and certainly not the last. Have been staying at The Imperial for years but never thought to share our thoughts to a wide audience until now. If you are looking for a wonderfully comfortable, friendly hotel with super service and food then look no further. Just don't all go mad for it and book in droves...

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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. Such praise is great to read and all of our team of hard working staff will I'm sure fully appreciate it too. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back again very soon.

Farnborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was originally meant to be staying here for 4 nights , but unfortunately my stay was cut short , so I only had 1 night here . The rooms are very clean and spacious , wonderful en suite , which is bright and roomy . The room has everything that you could want for . I tried the Colours...

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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 for The Imperial Hotel following your stay with us. Your feedback regarding our accommodation, food and staff is great to read. I was sorry to hear that for reasons beyond control you had to leave after just one night and I do hope that you will return for...

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully old building, lovely welcome and comfortable and sumptuous accommodation. Topped off with great food in the Bistro served by great staff, Tracey behind the bar was lovely. Breakfast was amazing, no bacon and eggs under heat lamps here!.

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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 a review for The Imperial Hotel and rating us 5 out of 5. Positive feedback such as yours about our staff, food, accommodation and breakfast is always fully appreciated by everyone concerned. Thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Imperial Hotel sometime soon.

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

As the title suggests I am a tough nut to crack but The Imperial Hotels nut cracker busted mine. Superb hotel, staff, accommodation and breakfast. Arrived after a stressful days travelling and left chilled and well fed.

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Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Imperial Hotel and awarding us 5 out of 5. I am delighted that we achieved such success and that we 'cracked your tough nut' with our hotel, staff, food and accommodation. Such feedback will be very much appreciated by everyone concerned. Thank you once again and we look...

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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: RM414 - RM928 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Imperial Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 63
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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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