The Imperial is still pretty fresh from its refurbishment so the hotel looks very modern and is very welcoming, especially in the Wine Bar on the round floor. We got a room on the 1st floor and although we had been pre-warned that these rooms are at a reduced rate due to the nightclub next door, I hadnt quite expected the level of noise we experienced. The music was so loud that the bass vibrated through the floor and through the pipes of the central heating which I found absolutely ridiculous, as the windows are not double glazed you could hear people stood outside at the smoking area as if they were in the same room. Fair enough you are told prior to your stay about the noise but I felt it was unacceptable to pay £40 to stay up until 3am when the nightclub closes.
The room itself was nice and clean and quite modern for the 'cheap' rooms. The bathroom was nice with plenty of towels, soap, shower gel etc and there was plenty of tea and coffee in the rooms.
As the rooms were exposed to severe noise you are allowed a late checkout but as you cant get any sleep until after 3am we got up at 10am and missed breakfast which is only served between 6.30 and 9.30, surely they breakfast should be made later???
I wouldnt recommend unless you are planning a night out and wouldnt get back to the hotel until the early hours. If you want to get a good nights sleep either stay sun-wed or avoid!!!
- 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