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CORNWALLIS STREET , BARROW-IN-FURNESS, LA14 2LG
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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Overall score Guest rating scores since December 2012 Customer recommendation
Guest Reviews Based on 182 reviews
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84% recommended this accommodation to a friend 85% would stay again
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This is more of a b&b or guesthouse experience than a hotel. Most of the staff were friendly and courteous and new many of their regular customers by christian name. However, there is no restaurant at the hotel, only breakfast is offered. When I stayed the 'dining room' was freezing. The cooked breakfast is nicely done, the continental is poor. I stayed in one of the 'executive' rooms. When I arrived there was no heating on in the room and it was freezing. Upon speaking with reception I was informed that the heating was on a timer, there there was no way of overriding it and that it came on at 17:00 when people got in from work. This was incorrect, the heating actually came on at 18:00The windows are original sash windows and, as such, let in a large amount of the outside. Not something you want in the winter with no heating. The bed was massive and comfortable. The bath was massive although badly designed. The fan is the bathroom didn't work and the towel rail needed bleeding (so no heat in the bathroom). There were no 'extras' in the room: pen, paper, bible, teaspoon or documentation providing directions on breakfast timings, check-out times, how to access reception using the phone (the number stored in the memory didn't work). To get in and out of the car park you need an access code which no-one provides so, be aware, if you enter the garage parking via the fire door in the bar and this door closes when the garage door is down, you will be in trouble. There happened to be a Christmas party taking place when I stayed, if I'd have known I would have chosen somewhere else to stay. As it was there was thumping music from approx 19:30 until 12:00 followed by the banging of doors and singling of drunken people.
In summary, a perfectly nice b&b type accommodation with basic amenities.

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A Gallagher

From High Wycombe, England
Who stayed in December 2014

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outstanding value
The staff were friendly and the room was immaculate. Was clean and warm! Was a wonderful place to stay. Close to the town hall and easy to find.

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S lloyd

From UK
Who stayed in December 2014

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Bed side against the wall
Room 215 the bed side is against the wall, the only issue we had. But its a good hotel.

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mick lever

From Halifax, UK
Who stayed in November 2014

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Excellent stay. Great night sleep. Wonderful staff

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S Boyle

From Widnes, UK
Who stayed in November 2014

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Great Value
Have stayed several times at this hotel and always find the staff to be friendly and helpful. The rooms to be clean and well presented and the breakfasts wonderful.

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Kevin B

From Buxton, UK
Who stayed in November 2014

Travelling alone

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Fantastic value for money!!
Booked a weekend away for my husband and I for our anniversary as we wanted to visit South lakes zoo. We expected a bog standard stay as it was only £85 for 2 for 2 nights but we were really pleasantly surprised by the excellent standard of room, food and staff.
The breakfast was really good with freshly cooked items that were piled high on the plates! The room had a few scuffs and a couple of tiny stains on the wall but nothing to complain about some of the carpets on the stairs looked worn/ in need of a spot clean, but again nothing to complain about. The staff at breakfast were really friendly and provided fantastic service.
I would definitiely return and recommend this hotel to anyone

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Helen Lunt

From Southport, UK
Who stayed in November 2014

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Impressed
I stayed in another similarly priced. Hotel in Barrow and this one was considerably better. Rooms were modern and to a high standard.

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David S

From London, UK
Who stayed in November 2014

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Apart from the kettle in our room no working it was a fairly pleasant stay. Very clean and friendly.

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Ian C

From Bristol, UK
Who stayed in November 2014

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Excellent Food ie breakfast in the morning. Best Hotest Breakfast ever enjoyed

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Nigel List

From UK
Who stayed in November 2014

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Visit baarrow iin fernness
hotel was great value for money room and service was excellent gold star

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carl b

From Bolton, UK
Who stayed in October 2014

Couple

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