On our first trip to Llandudno we visited the Imperial for 2 nights on a super sunny time of the month. After a 3hr drive we pulled up expecting to park at the hotel but found absolutely no room at all. We spent a lot of time during the stay shuffling the car around between free parking bays and the 12 hour train station parking facility. That was a bit of a pain. The hotel did offer a complimentary Ice cream on arrival which was a very nice touch though!!
We stayed in a room on the 2nd floor overlooking the carpet. The room was very spacious with a huge bed and a massive bathroom with shower and free standing bath. Although the rooms looked clean on the surface, there definitely isn't much attention to detail as the bath taps were incredibly dusty, the kettle was grubby and the sideboard was covered in dust too. Still, we didn't let this spoil our stay as with a quick rinse all was fine again!
The breakfast in a morning nada good selection and we were quickly seated in the promenade area. The only complaint I have is the lack of attentiveness from staff- we had to ask three times for more coffee and on one occasion they served my partner and didn't offer me a refill.
The bar staff were also a little rude and did not start up any small talk whilst we waited, just spoke in foreign languages between themselves.
We did enjoy a cream tea on the terrace one day though which was lovely and the lunch time staff were very friendly and chatty; giving us good warning about the seagulls!
The hotel does have a grand old fashioned feel about it and is quite nice in the majority. Some of the decor could do with an update ie peach wallpaper but I suppose that's all down to individual taste. The sash windows made it feel unbearably hot in the evenings and air con wouldn't have gone amiss.
After staying in some fine hotels I wouldn't class this as a 4* unfortunately and did begrudge paying the expense for the room but it was a good place to rest our head and relax for a few days.
I wouldn't return here
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Imperial is the perfect venue for both business and leisure alike. Enjoy dinner in our elegant award-winning Restaurant offering mouth-watering dishes using only the freshest local produce and complemented by an extensive wine list or dine on the Terrace from our Evening Terrace menu. Lunches and light refreshments are served on our charming Terrace overlooking the promenade. Resident guests have full use of our health and fitness centre Mint Condition during their stay. Weddings, Celebrations and Conferences are also catered for. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Imperial Hotel Llandudno
- The Imperial Hotel Llandudno, Wales