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“Unremarkably comfortable”
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Imperial Hotel
Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Great Yarmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Lincolnshire
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Unremarkably comfortable”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

I have stayed here for a few nights and find the staff pleasant and helpful, the surroundings are good and the food is excellent although a bit pricey.
This hotel lacks a couple of elements which make it very run of the mill. Firstly the beers are very unkept and none of the staff are interested in trying to pull a decent pint despite it's overinflated cost, as the experience of staying in the hotel seems to be a relatively lacklustre.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

I stayed in the Imperial for two days on business. It is a comfortable hotel that caters for both holidaymakers and business people. The rooms are very good with comfortable beds. My room had a modern shower room that was clean and well appointed. Each rooms also had an air-con built into the ceiling that was very effective at regulating the temperature.This is an unusual feature in seaside hotels in UK and it was much appreciated.

The bar was well run and cosy and the bar staff were always pleasant and helpful. There are two other restaurants in the hotel, which cater well for the holiday and local trade. The food was good. The steak ordered was better than average in the UK and fairly reasonable in price. Breakfast on the terrace was excellent. There was plenty of staff so there was no delay for those in a hurry. The staff are the best feature of this hotel. They are well trained pleasant and informal; all you really need.

Criticisms; only one. The lift, which holds only two, is a museum piece. It was installed probably when the hotel was built many years ago and really needs replacing. Two doors have to be opened to enter and exit, and the effort does encourage you to use the stairs. OK if you are fit and healthy, but not so good for unfit and elderly people. There are probably good reasons why it has not been replaced, cost etc. but thought should be given as it spoils an otherwise very good hotel.

Room Tip: If you are not very good with stairs ask for a room on the first floor.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Harrogate
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Treated my mum to breakfast on the terrace for Mother's Day and from the moment we arrived to the moment we left the service was fantastic nothing to much trouble. Would highly recommend breakfast on the terrace as it is a perfect setting with lovely sea views.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Overall I have had Three perfect meals in the imperial. The Service is great - Everyone is really Accomodating and friendly, so nice and helpfull.


The food is Excellent, We really like it there, the terrace is great to sit out and look out to sea. The wines are really lovely, and Yes again the food is GREAT!

LOVELY FOOD, LOVELY STAFF, LOVELY SETTING - Try it out!!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Stevenage, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

Stayed here on Saturday for one night. Ordered flowers in the room as a surprise for my wife but sadly they'd forgotten - they were very apologetic about it at checkout though.
Hotel very clean, all the staff were very helpful and the food in Cafe Cru was absolutely perfect, and very reasonably priced I thought. I would recommend the fillet steak, cooked to perfection. Service warm and friendly, attentive but not in your face.
Breakfast was spot on too, served on the terrace overlooking the dunes.
I would highly recommend this hotel, we will definitely return here next time we are in the area.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2014

From arriving at the reception, to breakfast in the morning, the staff have the most wonderful manners, are the most polite, friendly and helpful people one could wish to encounter.
Nothing is too much trouble, they are real credit to to the owners of this little gem of a hotel, very comfortable, clean and the food is to die for!!
Full marks to all involved.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2014

We've just got home from a fantastic weekend spent at The Imperial hotel in Great Yarmouth. Having been extensively refurbished the hotel now is like new inside. From the minute we arrived all the staff were friendly and welcoming and our room (231) had also been totally renovated to a very high specification with a top of the range smart TV, great wifi reception and nicely decorated.

We booked through travelzoo and upgraded to a sea view room which was definitely worth the extra. The deal also included a £35.00 allowance for an evening meal in Café Cru where again our expectations were blown away by fantastic cuisine and a great team of staff.

We will definitely be returning soon

Room Tip: Its worth upgrading to a sea view room
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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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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