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The Imperial Hotel

The Imperial Taw Vale Parade, Barnstaple EX32 8NB England
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The elegant Imperial Hotel, Barnstaple, North Devon, is part of the prestigious Brend chain of West Country hotels. Overlooking the River Taw at the heart of the market town of Barnstaple, this exceptional four-star hotel combines old-style charm with the highest standards of comfort and service. Whether you're looking for a family holiday or a peaceful break, the Imperial is the place for superb service. The hotel is also a popular venue for conferences, banquets and weddings.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Special diet menus
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
River View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English
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Traveler43375725823 wrote a review Mar 2024
Seaton, United Kingdom2 contributions
Booked for 3days away to relax and unwind after health issues. We are regular visitors to Brend hotels in this area and know the high quality of service. This visit was no exception. From arrival to departure the standards in every department was of the highest order. The food was amazing, with a very extensive menu. Tremendous value. A 4 star hotel with a 5 star service.
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AMM50 wrote a review Mar 2024
Reading, United Kingdom84 contributions24 helpful votes
Second visit to the hotel. The standard of service is excellent, all the staff were friendly and efficient. Bedroom and public rooms comfortable. Food is great. High standards of cleanliness. Would recommend the hotel
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FellowTraveler699783 wrote a review Mar 2024
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Very well run hotel. Clean rooms with fine dining. Made to feel,welcome by all attentive staff. Hotel was busy at a quiet time of year which I would say is a good sign. Would return with family as the location is also good as there is plenty to see/do.
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Alison1959 wrote a review Mar 2024
Taunton, United Kingdom27 contributions30 helpful votes
From the minute we walked through the door we felt relaxed and happy to be back at the Imperial- it truly does feel like coming home- but where every detail is taken care of and to a high standard. The hotel is in a perfect position, overlooking the river and an easy stroll into Barnstaple. The Staff are very helpful and our room was beautifully presented. Our experience at Breakfast and Dinner was again exemplary with the cooked breakfast cooked to order and one of the best we have eaten. Dinner was likewise superb, with a wide range of choices to suit most tastes. The serving staff are efficient without being over -fussy or intrusive. All together a perfect stay and we will be returning- I think we have stayed at the Imperial 7 or 8 times- our perfect place to go for a few days away to rest and recharge and we know that we will enjoy quality of service.
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Terry P wrote a review Mar 2024
St Austell, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
From check in to check out our stay was fabulous, quick and easy access to rooms, great food and very professional staff. The rooms were spotlessly clean and very comfortable, I will definitely return with the family !!
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steve6284 wrote a review Mar 2024
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Great hotel, went with a big group. Rooms were first class and staff were excellent. Food was really nice and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful we will definitely be back . On the quality of this trip I’m going to try some of the other hotels in the group.
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Máté wrote a review Mar 2024
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Definitely go for the diner + breakfast deal as the food is excellent. The rooms on the river side have an awesome view, but if you have a street side room there are a lot of common areas with cozy armchairs and river view.
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P H wrote a review Mar 2024
Over Compton, Sherborne,4 contributions
Just returned from a 3 night stay at Brend Group's Imperial Hotel in Barnstaple. We were helped in with our luggage and welcomed in to reception by the Assistant Hotel Manager - very helpful. Helpful reception staff ; good room with all facilities, comfortable bed and good shower! ; The lovely senior dining staff welcomed us back to the hotel on first entering the Dining Room - nice touch! Excellent food at every meal with prompt and friendly service. Very comfortable hotel which offers a very attractive low season 3 night package rate. Will come again!
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Flynm B wrote a review Mar 2024
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Nice staff and the facilities were much better than we had expected. Delightful food and lovely mix of the traditional and the modern. This hotel is in a nice area and we especially liked how nice and airy the accommodation felt. Most traditional hotels now days still have very dark heavy rooms.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Brendabumps wrote a review Mar 2024
Plymouth, United Kingdom34 contributions25 helpful votes
We stayed for three nights at the Imperial. We were celebrating a Leap Year birthday. Our room was spacious and warm. The food was excellent and the staff friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. We have stayed at the Imperial before and it is our favourite hotel.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Imperial Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Imperial Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon (0.09 miles), The Pannier Market (0.2 miles), and Fever & Boutique Barnstaple (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Imperial Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Imperial Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Imperial Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Imperial Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tiffin, The Boutport Cafe - Barnstaple, and The Cream Tea Cafe.
Is The Imperial Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the centre of Barnstaple.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Imperial Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Imperial Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Imperial Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Guildhall (0.3 miles) and Anderton House (2.8 miles).
Does The Imperial Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is The Imperial Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.