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Athens, Greece
Reviewed 30 August 2013

It was not enough that they charged me upfront for the online booking, but when they or I by mistake botched up the reservation dates they had an attitude on top. When I called to see if they could fix my reservation, they said no and had in the meantime charged me for one night! I had to go through...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with the booking process at our hotel. We are disappointed to learn that our staff came across as rude during your query and have looked into the point raised. Our records indicate that your booking is for the Tavistock Hotel. The Tavistock Hotel has a cancellation policy which...

dublin
Reviewed 28 August 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for one night with my mam and sister and sister in law. Fantastic location bus tour starting point and tube station 2mins awa Bedrooms- outdated but clean so can't complain, main issue was the windows, when we first arrived we though the windows were open as the street noise levels were high but they are just old...

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Sheffield
Reviewed 26 August 2013

I arrived a little early for check-in at the Imperial Hotel on my trip to London a week ago and was delighted to find that they had a room ready for me. I couldn't get the keycard to work but thanks to Karen, a lovely chambermaid from Slovakia, this problem was soon solved. Karen also watched while I tried the...

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Bexhill
Reviewed 19 August 2013

The hotel is in easy walking distance of the west end and Oxford street, and right around the corner from Russel Square tube station. I was a little disappointed with the accommodation. The room seemed clean and although it was small and also a little tired and dated but it was perfectly adequate as I didn't spend a lot of...

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lancashire england
Reviewed 19 August 2013

A well priced, conveniently located (older) hotel within walking distance of many of London s attractions. The room was clean and quiet and nicely refurbished. Staff very friendly and helpful The breakfast was outstanding.

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Stockton-on-Tees, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 August 2013

my friend and i stayed for two nights, the beds were a bit soft and on wheels so moved around when you sat up, but the room was spotless and spacious, liked having separate toilet and bathroom. Bit noisy but nothing unexpected in a busy area, its a fabulous location for Russell Square tube. Breakfast was lovely, only downside was...

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Reviewed 16 August 2013 via mobile

This hotel is clean, well situated with nice enough staff. Unfortunately very outdated with uncomfortable beds! Two single beds with wheels, so that when you turn in your sleep your bed wheels across the floor. It Does The job, but not luxurious if thats what your after. Don't bother with breakfast either, unless you enjoy jail food. :0)

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Nis, Serbia
Reviewed 16 August 2013

For a business trip, this hotel proved to be great! The room are spacey, they have wired internet (WiFi only in lobby), great view, nice clean bathroom. Plus, it's on Russell square, so it's close to all major train station, and there is a tube 2min from the hotel.

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Birstall, Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2013

Having stayed at the Imperial on two previous occasions I was delighted to go again earlier this month. The hotel was impeccably clean, the staff very friendly and helpful. I had my six-year old daughter with me and they were great with her too. The recent refurbishments are very good (especially the room card system having replaced keys) and the...

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Reviewed 13 August 2013

On arrival no support with luggage-not even belated offer. This tells you all about the hotel in a moment-very poor "front of house" and it is reflected throughout. We arrived in a summer heatwave. response "open the window" no aircon in this hotel and no suggestion of alternative and no offer of fan etc. Avoid going back to the hotel...

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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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  • Casino and Gambling
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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: $194 - $286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Imperial Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 448
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Hotel Imperial London
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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.”
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“overlooking the courtyard rather than the road which may be noisy.”
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“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 !”
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