Imperial Hotel

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The Imperial is centrally located, close to the British Museum and overlooking London's largest public square. Facilities include the elegant Atrium Bar & Cafe, the Night & Day Pub-Bar (open until 1.00a.m. for guests), Casino, Ionic hair salon, newsagent, bank and Chinese herbalist. Many of the rooms have breathtaking views of this exciting city. 
Location: Bloomsbury, British Museum
Subway: Russell Square

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  • MatM : Scotland
Value for money

Central location for shopping, sightseeing and good value compared to other hotels in central London. Stayed in a single room on 9th floor overlooking courtyard which was standard size for a single, compact but clean. Had problem with radiator being on full blast and unable to turn it off resulting in leaving window open 24/7 which helped slightly but must eat into their profits also tv didn't work in room but couldn't be bothered complaining for short length of time I was there and used iPad. Free meal first evening was a bonus, breakfast though basic was adequate and service was good. Overall I would stay here again for value for money but go elsewhere if looking for somewhere more upmarket - but then I would expect to pay double the price

  • lynn r :

Room and hotel needs fully updating room was unclean reception unhelpful hotel is tired looking and food from previous tenants still visible, so unclean couldn't face breakfast should have made clear car park no longer theirs

  • David W : Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Terrific Value in Ideal London Location

2 night stay with friends which needed to be handy for Theatreland.The walk to Shaftesbury Avenue was about 20 minutes,lovely sightseeing stroll,thus avoiding the need for expensive Taxis.The package included dinner on first night which we had at sister hotel The Bedford across the road.Food was more than adequate to say the least, well served by very attentive staff.Our rooms were very nice indeed and overlooked Russell Square.The traffic noise was compensated for by the wonderful views.All in all a brilliant couple of days.Must compliment the excellent service and assistance given by Johny the Day Porter at the Imperial.His general help and advice was invaluable in ensuring our stay was so pleasant,he was able to point us in the right direction regarding our getting around.All in all exceptional value in a budget,yet very comfortable hotel.

  • mschmuker : Brighton, United Kingdom
Fading gleam of the empire

First off: This is a decent hotel in an excellent location. I had a very good night's sleep, and I can recommend staying here. But just like the glory days of the empire are a fading memory, this hotel radiates the fading gleam of past splendour. My room was clean and comfortable albeit a bit run-down. The shower had excellent pressure and temperature although the fixtures might well date back to the Queen's coronation. At breakfast (which was OK, but not great) I was seated facing a 20-feet wide ancient map of the city of London in the middle age. As I write this review the lobby is inundated by classic music (which turns out be be Classic FM as the ad break starts). Even though, personally, I wouldn't probably book this hotel for a longer stay than a night or two, I can imagine that it could provide, in a way, a very fitting frame for a trip to London!

  • Sara P : McLean, Virginia
You get what you pay for

I was booked into this hotel by my office as I was attending meetings nearby. The best feature of the hotel is the distance between it and the Russell Underground Station stop on the Piccadilly line. You cannot beat paying 6 pounds to get from Heathrow to your hotel. The hotel is quite rundown - but it is clean and comfortable. My room had two twin beds plus a small sofa that could be converted into a bed. The bathrooom is large with two sinks, but bring you own amenities. They provide soap, liquid soap for the shower and shampoo and a hairdryer, but no lotion or other perks. I did appreciate the number of towels provided. Regretted not having an outlet close to my bed to charge my phone which also serves as my clock! There is a teapot, coffee and tea provided, but no fridge and no safety deposit box. The dining room where breakfast (included) is provided is massive. The food is typically British. Nothing special, but certainly adequate.

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  • Hot buffet breakfast daily
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Bonus - 2 for 1 dinner at the Saracen's Carvery restaurant located at the President Hotel (once per stay) (from April 1st to October 31).

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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Imperial Hotel
61-66 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BB England

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

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