With a mild climate and stunning scenery, Ilfracombe is the premier resort in North Devon. A unique and unusual resort, it is the oldest holiday destination in this region, nestling amongst small hills and cliffs surrounding the picture perfect harbour. The harbour was built in the fourteenth century to accommodate a small fishing fleet but the town came to prominence as a holiday resort in the middle of the nineteenth century when the Victorians cherished it’s natural beauty. The famous Tunnels beaches are close to the hotel, the tunnels cut into the rock to allow access to the beaches in the 1820s by a group of Welsh miners. The town centre provides excellent shopping with a mix of well known stores and many antique and gift shops along the narrow backstreets. Ilfracombe has some delightful parks and gardens, a Victorian bandstand plus stunning coastal walks. Why not take a boat trip to magical Lundy Island, uniquely peaceful and unspoiled.
With arguably one of the best positions in Ilfracombe, the Imperial Hotel is close to the Tunnels Beaches and shops, and a short walk from the harbour opposite the splendid Landmark Theatre and conference centre. This three star hotel boasts extensive lounge areas including television lounge and sun lounge, attractive cosy bar and entertainment with dance floor and entertainment most evenings. The lift serves all floors although the majority of rooms are three stairs above the lift floor levels, there is free wi-fi in public rooms and central heating throughout. All of the 104 bedrooms are equipped with bath or shower and WC, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer and TV.