Based at Barrow for some weeks now. Lots of spare time on my hands. This was the first hotel I was booked into. There are distinctly two elements to this hotel, the shiny gleamy element to it, the place is full of chrome and shiny tiles. I quite liked it, the hotel is brand new and shouts it out. There's a big downside though - location. It doesnt have a restaurant and there are very few around this area. It was HORRIBLE outside on the 3 nights I stayed, but I had to drag myself out to the Customs House (nothing special) and then Hotel Majestics Italian (forgotten name and bog standard Italian). I don't think there's anywhere else to go. We did venture to Ulverston on the last night and that was good. There's another downside to the location. Barrow is an odd place and the local youths seem to come out at midnight, and this is the main club street in the town. It's very very noisy, people shouting obscenities until past 4am. I don't know what they can do about it. I suspect the windows will need super glazing to subdue the clatter. So, to conclude. Nice hotel, very shiny, nice lift (also very shiny) but the lack of restaurant is a big problem and the location is awful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The seaport of Barrow-in-Furness is found at the tip of the Furness peninsula, bordered by Morecambe Bay, the Duddon Estuary and the Irish Sea. It offers the ideal base to explore the Lake District and is close to South Lakes Wildlife Park (the top tourist destination in the Lake District), Furness Abbey, Piel Island and many other attractions. The Imperial Hotel is situated in the heart of Barrow, opposite the impressive Victorian Town Hall. Designed by Architect Thomas Bennett, the hotel was built in 1875 during the boom to accommodate the wealth of prospectors and gentry attracted by the town’s industrial riches.Closed for many years, the hotel has been gloriously restored following an extensive redevelopment programme. Now re-open to the public, the Imperial Hotel is renowned for impeccable service and traditional values, bestowing each guest with a memorable stay.The Imperial Hotel consists of 49 en-suite bedrooms, all of which are designed to provide luxurious comfort and style that every guest deserves. All bedrooms feature pocket sprung luxury beds, flat screen televisions with an abundance of channels, tea and coffee making facilities and WI-FI internet access.For pure splendour, choose one of our executive rooms or suites. With king size beds, walk-in wet rooms and jacuzzi baths, each offer a delightful environment for you to relax and indulge.After a busy day of work or pleasure, the ground floor Aspire Bar provides the perfect setting to unwind. Whether you desire a long drink, a continental beer, a refined wine or celebratory champagne, your tastes are well and truly catered for. Cocktail lovers can savour the delights of an extensive menu devised by our resident mixologist – from classic Cosmopolitans to a modern Mojitos.The Imperial Hotel is seamlessly in tune with the needs of the modern world, offering wedding, business and commercial services with a choice of conference and banqueting suites accommodating up to 180 guests. A prestigious venue and impeccable support services combine to make it the perfect choice for any event. ... more less