Imperial Hotel



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About 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 Furness Abbey, Piel Island and many other attractions including South Lakes Safari Zoo (to which Imperial Hotel residents enjoy discounted admission). 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.

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Showing Wednesday 25 November 2015 to Thursday 26 November 2015

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Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout , Disabled Facilities
Hotel services
24 Hour Reception , Concierge , Laundry/Valet Service , Wake Up Call Available
Family friendly
Cots available , Interconnecting rooms available
Car parking available onsite , Car Parking Available Offsite
Wi-Fi Available , Meeting Facilities , Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas , Wi-Fi Available In Rooms , Secretary Service , Translation Service
In room entertainment
TV , [Channels] News , [Channels] Music , [Channels] Childrens , Radio
In room facilities
Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room , Telephone In Each Room
Porter , Lift to all floors
Disabled Access Public Areas , Disabled toilets on ground floor , Wheelchair Access , Wheelchair Access To Reception , Wheelchair Access To Restaurant , Wheelchair Access To Bar , Wheelchair Access To Conference Rooms
Bar , Breakfast to go

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From 15:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
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The price shown is based on the occupancy and dates you have searched for. Prices and availability are subject to change based on the arrival date, number of nights and occupancy searched for. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
Pets are not allowed

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All reviews (170)

81% would recommend it to a friend


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  • Kirsty W

  • November 2015

Very good

Last minute booking, was very nice and very good value for money.

Room was lovely and clean. Staff was all nice polite and helpful. Food was very nice and had lots of opinions to choose from. Thank you for a lovely weekend.

  • Wilson B

  • November 2015

Great shame

Hotel rooms look very tired (I stay in 3 on my visit!!).

Hotel reception stay where polite and professional, unfortunately it was the poorly maintained cleanliness and all round look of the hotel that seriously let it down. I initially was suppose to stay in a double but due to drain problems (back flow and strong smel) I was moved to a single for one night before finally being transferred to a new double on the 2nd night of my four night stay. Cleanliness: each room had hairs on the bathroom floor and stains around the bottom of the toilet and or the wall or blind directly beside. Also found significant dirty between the bed and headboard gap which looked like it was never moved to be cleaned. Window frames where in a poor state neither cleaned of maintained - found in all three rooms

Beds: sheets didn't fit bed properly leaving mattress slightly exposed before headboard.

Maintenance: carpets dirty (main traffic areas had chewing gum stains and brown carpet smelt), decor hobo shabby (not 'chic'), rooms poor state of presentation. Rightly or wrongly, with all these issues I purposefully avoided breakfast as I did have hygiene concerns after state of rooms. Is this a 4 star hotel. No

Would I recommend this to my colleagues or fellow business travellers. No

Overall: I personally feel the hotel is on par with a low grade B&B. If it wasn't for the reception staff my review would have been more severe. Great shame as I was expecting great things from an independent hotelier.

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