Clean rooms, underfloor heating in the large bathroom and plenty of space.
Yes, the pine furniture is not antique, but it's clean and looks fine.
I admit that the lack of breakfast menu was a bit scary, but as a group we just went for it and ordered exactly what we wanted ( 2 poached eggs on brown toast, no butter, with baked beans on the side please) and we got it. The lady on Saturday morning didn't even write down six orders that were strange, got them all right and served them with a smile.
The coffee on the first morning was in pots, but on the second did come from a large thermos. This was ok, but we did notice a difference.
Apart from that, the fact you ate in the bar was ok, it was really cold but the room was warm. The bar has "ambience" but there was always a seat when we needed one, the staff were friendly.
Only real complaint, I asked for an extra pillow which was promised and never arrived. But on the other hand friends asked for another quilt and were given one, so it could be I wasn't forceful enough, or didn't ask twice.
Make sure you tell them your car reg if you park in their car park, a friend didn't and came out to find a note gaffer taped to his front and back windows telling him he was on private property. No fee, but a hell of a lot of peeling and scraping, as the tale wouldn't come off and was right in his eye line on the windscreen.
Close to town and the station, we overlooked the train station which wasn't noisy, I imagine courtyard views to be less picturesque!
All in all, not bad..... Clean room, plentiful hot food and friendly faces.
- 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