The Imperial is a bit like a well worn pair of slippers: comfortable, but a bit tatty in places.
I had a large single room at the back of the building, and it was fine overall. The curtains were a bit frayed and the room is ready for redecorating. There had been a problem with the cistern at some stage and the tiling giving access to it had been put back in a very messy way. I think the maintenance team needs to take more pride in it's work.
I found the young receptionists very condescending, and one of the barmen couldn't find it in himself to apologise for a drink served in a dirty glass. On the other hand, another barmen was very helpful when i ordered a bar meal and the staff dealing with a busy breakfast were excellent.
Generally, though, at the right room rate, it's one of the best hotels in Blackpool and would be my first choice.
Top tip: don't book through the hotel's website. I got a much better deal through Tripadvisor than the comparable direct quote.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The four-star Imperial Hotel Blackpool dominates the North Promenade and was one of the first hotels the Victorians built in the new seaside resort of Blackpool.Everything Blackpool has to offer is right on your doorstep and it’s a great base for exploring the surrounding region. Venture out to discover unspoilt beaches on the Fylde Coast and Cumbria’s picturesque lakes and mountains.This stunning Victorian Blackpool hotel boasts 180 modern bedrooms, 9 of which are stunning suites with sea views, it also has an indoor pool and the No.10 bar, which has served drinks to many British Prime Ministers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Imperial Hotel Blackpool
- Barcelo Blackpool