Reception were very friendly, polite and helpful. Parking was free if you reserve a space which was rather handy. The hotel is very well placed on the sea front and close to pubs, food and an amusement arcade. Unfortunately, no information was passed on when the doors were locked at night which left my fiancée and I left in the cold and wind until the night porter came to open the door. The room, extraordinarily, smelt of pickle, which no matter what you did, would not leave. The room heated at an extraordinary rate and opening the window did nothing to help as there was a very loud generator somewhere nearby that was on 24/7. This resulted in a night of over heating or sleeplessness due to head splitting noise. Breakfast is strictly regimented between 8 and 9am. You will be shown to your pre-designated table and offered a menu. This widely consisted of food designed for the 'older' stomach and there for you end up with more plate than food, which will come out mostly cold as its all cooked early in the morning ready for quick service. A lot of the starters seem to be off the shelf, basic tinned fruit and your toast will probably be cold. All in all this hotel seems to have been invaded by the cast of Dads Army who will look at you as if you have just told the Queen to 'do one'. Overall 2/10.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imperial Hotel - Ilfracombe [3 Alpha & AA Three Star]. Situated in one of the best positions in Ilfracombe, overlooking Wildersmouth beach, and the splendid Landmark Theatre and Conference Centre, close to the High Street and only a short almost level walk from the harbour. 104 rooms with central heating and bath or shower and WC. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, internal phone, hair dryer and TV. There is a large restaurant, bar, comfortable lounge and dance floor where entertainment is provided most evenings. Lift to all floors (stairs to some rooms on split level floors). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Imperial Hotel Ilfracombe, Devon