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The 4-star Imperial Hotel is located in the centre of Barnstaple, overlooking the River Taw. There is a formal restaurant serving 2 and 4-course dinner, as well as relaxed dining in our Colours Bar and terrace lounge. The Imperial Hotel offers free parking and is only a 10-minute drive from the beautiful North Devon coast. The coastal village of Clovelly, with its 14th-century harbour, and the beautiful Lynton and Lynmouth coast are also nearby. Spend a few relaxing moments during morning coffee or afternoon tea, and make the most of the hotels service, where guests' comfort is of paramount importance.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish

Free private parking available at the hotel


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Availability

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Room type
Number of guests
 
1 double bed
or
2 single beds
1 large double bed
or
2 single beds
1 large double bed
or
2 single beds
2 single beds
or
1 large double bed
1 double bed
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Property practices

This property has told us they implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.5
Facilities
8.9
Cleanliness
9.4
Comfort
9.3
Value for money
8.5
Location
9.3
Free WiFi
8.8
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Yvonne
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    It was very comfortable surrounding. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff
  • Susan
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Service An upgrade of room was very welcome as a very emotional sad weekend
  • Taylor
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    A very nice hotel, good staff, great value. Surprisingly, good value when compared with other so-called budget hotels.

Hotel surroundings

Restaurants
1 restaurant on site

  • The Arlington Restaurant
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly • Traditional • Modern • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Facilities of The Imperial Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Lift
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

The Imperial Hotel takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

From 15:00 to 00:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

From 07:00 to 11:00

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 18 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Cash is not accepted The Imperial Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Please note that the hotel has a preferred dress code of no sportswear, t-shirts or ripped denim in the Arlington Restaurant after 18:30. Casual dining is available in the Colours Bar.

Please note a selection of the hotel's rooms are located within the grounds of the hotel in its Rivercourt Building and are accessed via a separate entrance.

Please note children are charged at £15 per child per night and this is not included in the total cost. Also if you would like to bring a dog please call the hotel to discuss room types.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform The Imperial Hotel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about The Imperial Hotel

  • The Imperial Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • The Imperial Hotel is 500 yards from the centre of Barnstaple. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • The Imperial Hotel has 1 restaurant:

      • The Arlington Restaurant

    • Check-in at The Imperial Hotel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

    • Room options at The Imperial Hotel include:

      • Single
      • Twin/Double
      • Double

    • The prices at The Imperial Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Guests staying at The Imperial Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.2).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Full English/Irish