£145 – North Devon getaway with 3-course dinner, was £256

The Imperial Hotel
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The Deal

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The Imperial Hotel is a Grade II-listed Edwardian building on the banks of the River Taw in north Devon. An overnight stay is now £145, saving 43% on the usual price, and includes:

  • Accommodation in a Standard Double/Twin room, with full English breakfast, for two
  • A 3-course dinner, plus an intermediate dish and coffee (worth £33)
  • Stay in a Superior River Facing Twin/Double for an additional £30 per night
  • A 2-night stay with daily breakfast and dinner on the first night only is £199 in June and £225 July-September
  • A 3-night stay with daily breakfast and dinner on the first night only is £275 in June and £299 July-September
  • We've also negotiated an afternoon tea for two, for £20

Why We Love It

  • The property offers "old-school grandeur reminiscent of a bygone era, premium service and quality food within an environment boasting traditional elegance", says The Daily Telegraph
  • The Tarka Trail series of footpaths and cycle paths is less than a minute's walk away, while Tapeley Park and Gardens is less than 20 minutes' drive away
  • Braunton Burrows is 30 minutes' drive away and the coastal village of Porlock is an hour's drive away


The Imperial Hotel is beside the River Taw in the centre of Barnstaple, north Devon. This "smart and attractive" (The AA) hotel is less than half an hour's drive from the beaches at Saunton Sands, Woolacombe and Croyde. The seaside resort of Ilfracombe, "framed by precipitous cliffs, elegant town houses, golf greens and a promenade" (Lonely Planet), is less than 15 miles away.

The Tarka Trail, a series of footpaths and cycle paths that follow the route taken by the fictional Tarka the Otter, is less than a minute's walk away, and Tapeley Park and Gardens, a historic country estate with a Grade II-listed mansion house, is less than 20 minutes' drive away.

Glassmaker Dartington Crystal, where you can try your hand at glass painting, jewellery making and glass blowing; and Exmoor Zoo, boasting 175 species and over 600 animals, are 25 minutes' drive away.

Braunton Burrows, part of a UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve in the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is 30 minutes' drive away.

The coastal village of Porlock, described as "one of the prettiest on the Exmoor coast" (Lonely Planet), is an hour's drive away. The oysters from Porlock Bay were once a sought-after delicacy, supplying many restaurants in London throughout the 1800s.

The hotel's Arlington Restaurant offers fine dining, while the smaller Colours Bar Bistro serves food in a less formal setting.

Recently refurbished, the 63 rooms each have a unique design and come with free Wi-Fi. Some have views of the River Taw.



  • Bar
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib or extra bed are available, free of charge, for children aged 11 and under. This is room-only basis. Meals will be charged as taken. Extra beds are not available for older children and adults.
Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: There is a dress code required for the restaurant: no ripped denim, t-shirts or sportswear.

43% off

£145 / night


When You Can Go

Until 2 Sep

Enjoyed This
(119 Member Ratings)
"comfortable & clean room, good food, friendly staff, ample parking"
17. Jul 2018
Cheltenham, UK

Getting There

The Imperial Hotel is five minutes' drive away from Barnstaple railway station, which has regular services to London Paddington via Exeter St David's. The A361 is less than five minutes’ drive away. Parking is free.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(119 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Percy R. Brend & Sons (Hoteliers) Limited (t/as The Imperial Hotel) over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
comfortable & clean room, good food, friendly staff, ample parking
BRIAN 17. Jul 2018 Cheltenham, UK
Enjoyed Most
It felt luxurious and nothing was too much trouble
Other Comments
Room very good . Generator noise outside a little intrusive but at least it stopped before midnight. Staff amazing
sharon 16. Jul 2018 Truro, UK
Enjoyed Most
Super service, food and room
Patrick 16. Jul 2018 Clevedon, UK
Enjoyed Most
ALL staff welcoming and very friendly. Room excellent and food probably the best we've had anywhere. Will certainly be looking to return.
Other Comments
Excellent from start to finish. No hesitation in recommending to anyone
TREVOR 16. Jul 2018 Lincoln, UK
Enjoyed Most
Love!y furnished bedrooms and very clean and newly decorated.
Other Comments
Good position of hotel not too far from town
Mark 16. Jul 2018 Cheddar, UK
Other Comments
Lovely period hotel which has been refurbished but retains all original features. Staff were most helpful and friendly and the food was excellent. The only slight downside was that our river view room fronted directly above the road and was a little noisy early morning. Otherwise a lovely hotel.
Garry 14. Jul 2018 Plymouth, UK
Enjoyed Most
Use of facilities at sister hotels
Other Comments
Food is excellent
sharon 11. Jul 2018 milton keynes, UK
Enjoyed Most
Good food and very good service.
Stephen 11. Jul 2018 Westbury, UK
Enjoyed Most
Food was excellent.
Other Comments
Mainly elderly couples there.
Lynne 10. Jul 2018 Stourbridge, UK
Enjoyed Most
Staff very attentive and willing - plenty of parking space
Other Comments
Cooking, room temperature (too hot), and if we had paid full price it would have been too expensive for what was on offer
Nick 13. Jul 2018 Sturminster Newton, UK

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