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Taw Vale Parade, Barnstaple, EX32 8NB, United Kingdom – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.1/10! (score from 238 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at The Imperial Hotel.
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Grounds, Terrace, Sun Deck
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the Room
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Room Service, Packed Lunches, 24-Hour Front Desk, Baggage Storage, Babysitting/Child Services, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Fax/Photocopying
Newspapers, Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Elevator, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Designated Smoking Area
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge in a crib.
All older children or adults stay free of charge for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 238 reviews
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Right in central Barnstaple, this historic hotel combines old world character and charm with the convenience of a modern hotel.
Score from 293 reviews Very good
Situated across from Rock Park and only a short level walk to the center of town, this modern 3-star hotel offers easy access to the countryside and beaches of North Devon.
Score from 216 reviews Very good
This hotel is just a 15 minute walk from the center of town and only a 10 minute drive from the glorious beaches of North Devon.
Score from 403 reviews Very good
This historic hotel has first-class food, friendly service and a great location close to North Devon's sights, including Clovelly village and the picturesque Tarka Trail for walkers and cyclists.
Score from 228 reviews Very good
Everything from the minute we walked through the door. Customer service was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble. Room was fantastic and spotlessly clean. The bald headed waiter was excellent.
The rain. If they could sort that it would be perfect.
Waiting 30mins for kippers at b/fast
the noise of the traffic
The lounges were spacious with comfortable chairs and loungers. The restaurant was excellent service and food wise
We were told we had been upgraded to a senior executive room. My wife wondered what an ordinary room was like. our room was compact. There was no double glazing. An attempt with secondary glazing covered one window the other had half a pane. This resulted in cold air and condensation
Luxury at budget prices
We thought the staff were very polite helpfull Location was great by the river and walking distance to shops and restaurants .The food in hotel was very good excellent service hope to stay again.......
The Imperial is warm and welcoming. Staff and facilities are impeccable.
Unfortunately the evening I arrived there was a ceremony just outside for the turning on of the Christmas lights, it was extraordinarily noisy and unpleasant and we should have been warned that this would happen
cooked to order breakfast cleanliness of room, bathroom was pristine
room too hot and heating noisy when it came on.
An excellent old-style hotel for a reasonable price beyond my expectation. My best ever experience with dining in Britain.
There was no computer for guests and so I could not make a check in for a flight.
Great restaurant and attentive service. Dress code means no jeans in the restaurant and waiting staff are in black tie. All in all a sophisticated hotel with traditional style.
Bit quiet - not a place to go to get 'lost in the crowd'.
Location Cleanliness Snug warm rooms Big bathroom
The bed was the hardest we'd ever slept in so we didn't sleep well. I reported this & found that they offer mattress toppers on request. The next time we stay we'll definately ask for one.
Cleanliness was top marks. Rooms were very tastefully decorated and the bed was very comfortable. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I have stayed in all the Barnstaple hotels and the Imperial is by far the best. Thank you for a pleasant stay.
Breakfast too expensive
Friendly, yet very organised. Lovely room. Great location.
The staff are very friendly and polite , I have never stayed at a hotel where everyone of the staff are dressed emaculate and they could not do enough for you . Thank you .
Delusions of grandeur. Bathroom was ridiculously small - you could get burnt by the towel rail whilst sitting on the loo! Restaurant very cramped - bistro was better, but small and no outside windows, No bottled water in the room - reception said it was company policy not to provide, but the Royal Duchy (same chain) do. Not a pleasant stay especially for the price.
Very friendly staff in an old country hotel. The rooms were comfortable and clean
The hotel offers really stylish facilities and loads of peace and quiet. The staff members are well trained and offer service in line with the nature of hotel. The location, just a step or two from the heart of the town, ensures ease of access to everything - including the bus station for day trips - but little "town noise".
The wifi service was very poor. It was free - but dropped out repeatedly, making simple internet tasks complicated and unreliable.
Excellent and attentive staff
Crowded dining room
Staff Decoration Food Room Location
Wonderful and attentive staff and impressive room with a large bathroom
very helpful, friendly & interactive staff looking for ways to help. Great breakfast in light & airy dining room. Good parking. always helpful with any problems & nothing is too much trouble. able to use facilities at their sister hotels. Very clean indeed. will be going back
ROOM 232-built in wardrobe did not smell good & overlooked the droning air conditioning on the flat roof. They moved us when we explained politely that we were not happy.
I thought that the hotel was excellent with very attentive and helpful staff who made you feel at home. The position of the hotel was excellent overlooking the river and right next to all the shops and the park nearby. The food was very good although we only had breakfast. The room was spotless and the decor throughout the hotel was very good. We will certainly stay here again as we were well impressed with the hotel.
We arrived early and had to wait till after 3 p.m. for the room but went into town and got back about 4.30 p.m. We weren't particularly happy about the size and position of the room as it was right next to the lift and we heard everyone coming up to bed that evening. However seeing as we were only staying one night we didn't complain. We had a note put under the door stating that they had tried to ring us to see if everything was okay but got no reply. We had already unpacked and it was too much hassle to re-pack it again. However on picking up our keys I heard two lots of people having their room upgraded - perhaps they had run out of ordinary double rooms. It was my husband's 70th birthday as well. This is the only complaint about the hotel.
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