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“Sea front position”
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Imperial Hotel
Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Great Yarmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Midlands UK
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47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Sea front position”
Reviewed 17 March 2013

We had an excellent deal for bed and breakfast when we attended a function recently at this hotel. The weather was extremely cold with a wind being called "the beast from the east" blowing in off the sea. This meant that we didn't linger outside, although I imagine the sea front position is very good. Inside the hotel is lovely and warm with a cosy room and huge double bed. Bed linen, pillows and duvets of good quality.

The food was good and the staff friendly and efficient. Some confusion over breakfast orders but nothing major.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2013

Very friendly with good food and very pleasant and helpful staff. I stay here regularly on business and find it to be one of the most comfortable hotels that I have used for this type of stay. Standards are always consistently high and an amiable atmosphere exists at all times.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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Lichfield England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Ruinart , a great room with a view and a balcony. The room was recently refurbished , still got the new carpet smell. Bathroom brand new .
Smashing bed, whole thing was excellent .
To be fair when you see the pictures of the place it looks like one of those old really tired seafront hotels, well our new room wasn't. !
Had dinner in la cru resturant, the service was first rate and I had a ribeye steak which was better than excellent.
I'm not easily pleased but this place deserves its number 1 spot.
Breakfast was first rate, nothing was too much trouble , breakfast was excellent , sausages were really high quality which for me is always a good indicator .
Whole thing was great.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Swannington, Norfolk,UK.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2013

Norfolk Area of the Triumph Stag Owners Club held their annual party at the Imperial for the 17th year! As in previous years over 70 of us were pampered beautifully from Friday evening to Sunday morning. Service, food & drink are always of the highest standard and many of the rooms have been refurbished. We are already looking forward to our 18th Imperial Party next year - need I say more?

Chris Liles Stag Owners Club. Norfolk Co-ordinator & National Honorary Vice-President.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Birmingham UK
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Reviewed 18 January 2013 via mobile

Stayed here in July during a business trip and I was well pleased with the hotel.

Staff are friendly and helpful from front desk to bar and restaurant staff. Food was really nice as was the service.

rooms are a decent size, and are clean and with good decor.

the location is fabulous if you want to be close to the attractions without the noise.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2013

Stayed here December 2012 just for one night. The staff were very friendly and helpful, breakfast was good, and the room adequate, but the bathroom was not very good - tiny shower in a tiny room, the non slip mat bunged the plughole up, with a dodgy shower head and a control that you had to get cold and wet to operate. Pity really as otherwise we had a good stay. As other people have said it is no looker of a hotel, and is a bit dated (seemed to be some work going on in some rooms when we were there).
At full price this would be a bit dear, but we had a discounted rate (about £60) so not too bad.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lucca, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2013

I stayed at this hotel on business. The room was extremely comfortable and I had a very good night's sleep. The food was tasty and faultless, service also excellent.
The decor was a little dated but somehow this added to the charm of the place. I wonder why more isn't done to improve the exterior?
On the whole, a perfect place to relax after a hard day.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Imperial Hotel

Property: Imperial Hotel
Address: North Drive, Great Yarmouth NR30 1EQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Great Yarmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Great Yarmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Imperial Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Imperial Hotel is Great Yarmouth's only 4 Star hotel. We are an independent hotel managed by the 3rd generation of the family that have owned this hotel since the 1930s. We have stunning seaviews and provide an excellent location for both the business and leisure traveller and can assure you of a warm professional welcome. ... more   less 
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