We booked into the Imperial as we had a wedding nearby so just wanted a place to stay on Saturday night. We checked in on Saturday afternoon to quickly change before heading for the wedding. We were greeted by a nice lady, asked to pay up front and directed to our room.
As soon as we entered, we noticed the buzz of the extractor fan. Really really loud and no way of turning it off. We went back down to reception and thankfully, were given another room. The lady said "I thought that had been fixed". Maybe someone should have checked. The second room was quieter but not great. The toilet role holder was hanging off the wall, the toilet would only flush after repeated atempts, the furniture was the most basic cheap pine and there was still a noise coming from an aircon outside the room. The view was also shocking; it is a city centre hotel so I don't expect much but they could at least clear away the pile of rubbish.
When we returned from the wedding, we were struck with just how hot the room was. No heating was on so it was a bit of a mystery. We would have opened the window but the noise from the nightclub/pub was loud enough anyway.
Breakfast was also not great. The usual selection of things but the ready made tea was like dishwater and being asked "what breakfast would you like" without any menu or any options was very odd.
All this would have been annoying for a £70 or even £60 room but for £130, it was terrible. Maybe for the price, I should have asked for champagne and smoked salmon for breakfast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Imperial Hotel is situated in the centre of the Cotswold town of Stroud amidst beautiful countryside views. Recently renovated with bright, modern furnishing, The Imperial Hotel was once a coaching inn and was built over 300 years ago. It still retains many period features throughout the hotel. All 23 rooms at The Imperial Hotel feature private en suite bathrooms, TVs, hairdryers, and tea and coffee-making facilities. Full English breakfasts are available to guests each morning. The Imperial Hotel Thai Royal Orchid Restaurant serves a traditional Thai menu. The hotel also offers a range of wines, real ales and single malt whiskies. A traditional afternoon tea is served every day from 12:00 until 5:00 pm. Pre-booking and pre-payment is essential. There is a spacious 3 bedroom apartment for hire in the premises. Stroud is situated in the Cotswolds surrounded by beautiful countryside, rivers, streams and wooded valleys. Stroud Railway Station is immediately next to The Imperial, and the nearby M4 motorway is easily accessible. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Imperial Hotel Stroud
- The Imperial Hotel Stroud, Gloucestershire