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Imperial Hotel

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Overview
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

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Doug C :
Location, location, location...a great hotel to conveniently tour London!

For the active tourist this has to be one of the best situated hotels in London. It is within 3 minutes of the underground and bus stops. Taxi's also seemed to arrive within 5 minutes of calling them and within easy walking distance of all the major tourist attractions. Rooms a a good size an all the amenities are as high quality as you would expect from this group of hotels. The reception concierge staff are wonderful and any request is no trouble for them. They even ensure that you get the taxi you ordered and stop queue jumpers - which is great if you are heading to the West End for a night out.The cafe just behind reception is a step back in time to the 30's and a most pleasant reprieve from the outside world.A word of warning on the room service - don't. We we asked if we would like to wait and take our food up to our own room (comes from their attached restaurant/cafe) - or pay a surcharge and they would deliver it. Should have waited as the steaks we ordered came with plastic knives and forks! Food was a little over-priced and not all that tasty.Overall, really well situated venue and great value for money!

  • Tracy F : Bordeaux, France
Excellent location

We stayed at the Imperial for 5 nights in June. It was extremely well-situated and had easy access to buses and tubes. The room (we chose an executive double) was spacious and very clean. Staff were very helpful and pleasant. The bars are calm and not too expensive, although the young bar lady didn't know how to make a cocktail (she was training), we got there in the end. Breakfast was formulaic, but a good start to the day and the waiting staff were polite and attentive. We discovered the local area which is not as frantic as Mayfair, and Brunswick Place, a short walk away, is a haven of peace with restaurants and shops. There are lots of reasonable restaurants in the vicinity - apart from breakfast we didn't dine at the hotel. I would recommend the hotel to anyone looking for a good base from which to enjoy London. We'll definitely stay there again.

  • Jonah P :
Great hotel but needs a few tweaks

I stayed at this hotel less than a week ago when I visited Britain. Excellent hotel for the most part with VERY decent and helpful staff. They were terrific when I asked to change rooms to get a better view. My only complaint is that the breakfast room serves canned fruit instead of fresh fruit. Having said that, very nice place and I'll probably stay there again when I'm back in the UK laster this year.

  • LittleStarA : Norwich, United Kingdom
Great location and good value

This hotel has a great location a few streets away from Tottenham Court Road, and the front rooms overlook Russell Square. Considering the central location it is very quiet within the hotel. The entrance is impressive in a little courtyard, and the lobby is welcoming with its beautiful chandeliers and wooden panelling. The rooms are very clean but basic, and have tea/coffee making facilities, a hairdryer and a trouser press. Breakfast is provided and this is served in another impressive room, with everything you could need. My only quibble was there was no non-dairy spread provided as standard, only butter. Overall a great value for money hotel in a super location.

  • Amayzing G :
Minimal but very doable

(The next few reviews around Europe are specifically from a Contiki Tour I recently did, so unfortunately I didn't stay long in them.)Located in Covent Garden near the train station, I was able to walk to the hotel in 3-4 minutes. It's also not too far from local landmarks such as Big Ben, London Eye, or Westminster Abby. The hotel has at least two entrances. I believe I walked in through another hotel lobby and through a bar to get there. The bar was quite upbeat during happy hour and looked comfortable. I stayed one night in a double single bed room with a fellow contiki traveller. The beds were not the comfiest and kind of slid around a bit but given the location and cost it wasn't so bad. Only reaI suggestion I have is buy thicker pillows. So perhaps you travelers may want to bring your own if possible. They were roughly two inches thick so really flat. The room however was your standard room size. The bathroom typical English style... you step up into the tube. Minimal amentities but the towels were surprising soft... and embroidered! Softest towels of every hotel I stayed in on this trip actually. The room also had this pant press station circa 1970 I'd say. I believe it still worked. Closet, desk, luggage bench, and windows that open but no screens. I'd stay again.

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  • Imperial Hotel
    London,United Kingdom

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

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