The Imperial Hotel, Barnstaple, Devon
Experience old school grandeur reminiscent of a bygone era at this Edwardian retreat - now a luxury hotel - set against river-views in the heart of north Devon.
Rooms available from £90 per night
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You're close to some of North Devon's most celebrated beaches, including Woolacombe Sands, Saunton Sands and Westwood Ho! near Bideford.
The hotel is located in Barnstaple, a former river port, and is within easy reach of Exmoor National Park.
By car: around 1 hour from Exeter, under 2 hours from Bristol and 3 hours 45 minutes from London. Free on-site parking available.
By train: London Paddington to Barnstaple takes around 4 hours, after which, it's a 10-minute walk to the hotel. Book trains to Barnstaple.
CHARACTER & STYLE
This Grade II-listed Edwardian building used to be a private house, and characterful, historic features such as ornamental ironwork balconies and bay windows have been retained. Décor is luxurious and in keeping with tradition, giving the building a timeless elegance.
As soon as you walk through the revolving doors, there's a real attention to detail and staff are keen to plase. There's plenty to explore, from the surrounding gardens and moors to the beaches. The hotel has luxury lounges and a military-themed bar.
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
Rooms are spacious - the high ceilings and large windows reflect the history of the Edwardian house - with a timeless elegance. Enjoy mod-cons for comfort and luxurious little touches like handmade truffles and fruit baskets.
Room types: Single, Standard, Imperial, Superior, Deluxe, Family, State Suite
Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, tea and coffee-making facilities, sitting area, TV, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
Choose between casual British cuisine in the Colours Bar & Bistro or dress to impress for a meal in the AA Rosette-awarded Arlington restaurant. The seasonal dishes wow - in particular, the fillet of sea bass and stem broccoli purée with king prawns in citrus butter.
Arlington Restaurant: AA Rosette restaurant, fine dining. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Colours Bar & Bistro: informal dining, light bites and pub classics. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
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