The Imperial Hotel - Barnstaple

Taw Vale Parade, Barnstaple, United Kingdom  show map
 4 stars
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The Imperial Hotel - Barnstaple

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Overview

The Imperial Hotel is a 4-star venue positioned about 25.1 km from The Milky Way Adventure Park. The comfortable hotel is set in a Georgian building in the center of Barnstaple.

The city center is 10 minute walking distance from the hotel. Such Barnstaple sights as Queen's Theatre and Marwood Hill Gardens are all within reach.

The hotel is easy access to the golden beach in Barnstaple.

The Imperial Hotel is within a 60-minute drive to Exeter airport.

Rooms

The property comprises 63 airy rooms appointed with ironing facilities, climate control, a minibar, a wardrobe and wireless internet as well as coffee/tea makers and an electric kettle. Some rooms at The Imperial Hotel have a view over the river. Bathrooms are fitted with free toiletries, a bathtub and dressing gowns.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is available from 07:30 till 09:30. The Cream Tea Cafe treats guests with British dishes and is just 400 meters away.

Services

Business facilities include a photocopier and a meeting room.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   63.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Services

  • Room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area

Room view

  • River view

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
Existing bedding FREE
One child
3 - 12 years
Existing bedding FREE
Extra bed FREE
All children
13 - 16 years
Extra bed FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Taw Vale Parade, Barnstaple, United Kingdom

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City Center
  • Barnstaple
    400 m
Airports
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Parks
  • Marwood Hill Gardens
    170 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    63

Rooms and availability

The Imperial Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Standard Single Room
River view
  • Room size:

    18 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
The Imperial Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Superior Room
River view
  • Room size:

    18 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Artstore Galleries400 m
  • Artstore400 m
  • Elliott Gallery7.9 km

Popular areas

  • City Center300 m

Places of interest

  • Barnstaple & North Devon Liberal Club300 m
  • Western Karate2.8 km

Amusement

  • Central Cinema100 m
  • Scott Cinemas200 m
  • Lets Go Superbowl1.3 km
  • Braunton Countryside Centre8.1 km

Museums

  • Museum Of Barnstaple & North Devon100 m
  • Braunton Museum8.0 km

Theaters

  • Queens Theatre300 m

Local attractions

  • The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon2.9 km
    The Square, Barnstaple
  • Saunton Sands Beach8.7 km
    Saunton Road, Braunton
  • Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum9.3 km
    Arlington near Barnstaple, Barnstaple
  • Museum of British Surfing8.2 km
    Caen Street car park, Braunton
  • Tapeley Park Gardens8.9 km
    Instow, Bideford EX39 4NT England

Near the hotel

  • Marwood Hill Gardens170 m
    Marwood, Barnstaple
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      63
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    The Imperial Hotel Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Imperial Hotel

    Average guest rating

    7.8out of 10
    Fabulous
    Based on 93 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Older travelers
      5.8

      The View from the room

      just for a deluxe room I did not feel like it was of a superioir Quality...

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      It is in an ideal location for exploring the North Devon coast either by car or by bus or train.

    • Older travelers
      5.0

      The service and time of breakfast was very good, though I have had more choice at 2 star hotels this year.

      This was a treat I had promised myself since a childhood of riding past it on my way to school. It is not a treat I will repeat, nor will I recommend it to anyone. I would not have been happy with my annexe room at half the price I paid. The facilities were poor and at 10.45 I was asked if I would like another drink as the barmaid had cashed up. The entrance from the carpark was a side entrance. Join the late 20th century if you intend to stay open !

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      The staff at The Imperial Hotel were faultless. They were friendly, unassuming and very helpful. From the time we entered the hotel reception until the time we left we felt totally at ease.

      We couldn't find fault in the hotel.

    • Single
      10.0

      Excellent staff, facilities, cleanliness and location.

      Confusing road signs saying that road is only for the use of buses and taxis which meant I drove around in circles totally confused.

    • Group of friends
      7.4

      Towels - nice and big food and service in reataurant

      Price of Coke noise from next room

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      Excellent hotel, with staff to match, will definitely stay again.

    • Group of friends
      9.6

      I am not a typical visitor to your hotel because I was staying with you in order to take my 90 yr old mother to visit her sister who is terminally ill and staying at the North Devon Hospice. I was looking for a 'slightly old-fashioned' and comfortable hotel where she would feel looked-after.The Imperial Hotel fulfilled all of my requirements and my mother appreciated the care with which she was treated - your staff were unobtrusive but always there if she needed anything. She didn't want to eat in the restaurant and found the staff in the Colours bar very helpful - she would like to thank,especially, the lady who works there who was most attentive. Please pass this onto her.

      My only complaint would be that you do not have an a la carte menu for the restaurant. We would like to have eaten there one night but my mother only has a small appetite and didn't want to order a two courde meal in case she couldn't manage most of the second course - she hates wasting food - but thought that the restaurant charges were quite reasonable.

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      Excellent hotel. Rooms were large and well furnished. The provision of fruit and chocolates in the room was a nice touch. Hotel is probably morr esuitable for the older generation. Some warning on the website about the need for a jacket and tie in the restaurant would be useful.

    • Single
      6.6

      Good position and efficient staff made the stay very easy.

      They need to fry the breakfast just before serving it. The Breakfast (bacon, sausage, hash browns, fried bread) were all soggy as if they had been preprepared to suit the Hotel rather than the Guest. If more of the Staff were allowed to relax it would make the Guests stay more pleasant.

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      Central location. Room was nice - although twin beds instead of a double

      Dining room - set menu. Only al a carte in the bar area.

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      The room was very comfortabel and clean and the dining room and public areas were very nice. Breakfast and dinner menus were excellent.Would use the hotel if we came to Barnstaple again.

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      The hotel was spotless, the staff very professional and friendly and the food excellant we ate at the Bank Bistro which is part of the group and very close to the hotel and again it was very good indeed. We had a river view room which added to the experience.

    • Single
      8.2

      Convenient for the shops and the busy market town

    • Single
      3.8

      Avoid this hotel, if not at least avoid the restaurant in this hotel. There are nicer places to eat close to the hotel. I was charged £90 for a service partially provided in the restaurant, refused a partial refund for the service not rendered; argumentative, ostentatious and pushy, staffs don’t know a thing about customer service. The staffs appear friendly only as long as you pay and forget it even if you are not provided the full service. When you remind them that they have not provided the service, they stonewall you and turn confrontational. For example, at the restaurant we were not provided the full service but we were charged £90 for a meal. Yet, in our room there was no television for three days, but they did not bother to get it fixed or give any information in this regards. Every time we called to enquire they replied, "it will be fixed soon", "some one will come around", "we are aware of the problem", etc, but nothing was actually done. Either way, customer loses in the end. No value for money. I have stayed in Marriotts and Hiltons around the world; this is no way a 4 star hotel – surely not for the service! Hotel itself was clean and tidy. But, we will not recommend this hotel to anyone. I am sure there are nicer, friendlier hotels in this area.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel The Imperial Hotel - Barnstaple Barnstaple location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    Taw Vale Parade, Barnstaple, United Kingdom

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Barnstaple
      400 m
    Airports
    • Bus stop
      300 m
    Parks
    • Marwood Hill Gardens
      170 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      63