The Imperial Hotel

Esplanade, Exmouth, EX8 2SW

Set in a great location looking out towards the sea and Dawlish Warren, the landmark Imperial Hotel is the perfect base for a relaxing holiday in Exmouth. The hotel boasts four acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, with a mix of flowerbeds and native trees, and a large sun terrace to relax on when the weather permits. The on-site restaurant offers a variety of options including breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the stylish bar is ideal for a well-earned drink after a day out. All the delights of a traditional seafront town are within just a short walk of the hotel, with the beach and pavilion just a couple of minutes’ walk away, and the South West Coastal Path within a few miles.

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3 nights from £159pp

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Most popular facilites

  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift

Meals Included

Half Board

Breakfast and evening meals are included in the price of your stay.

Hotel Location

Located on the south-east coast of Devon, Exmouth is a picturesque port town and seaside resort boasting two miles of golden sands, dramatic cliffs and a myriad of fascinating attractions. There is a vibrant selection of shops, cafés, and restaurants offering locally sourced fish to choose from, and avid walkers and history lovers will enjoy being at the gateway to the Jurassic Coast. Other nearby attractions include the Exe Estuary Trail, World of Country Life, National Trust’s Buckland Abbey and Bicton Park Gardens. Exeter is also easily accessible, where visitors can admire the Gothic cathedral, hit the shops on Gandy Street, or head south to the fortified manor house of Powderham Castle.

Local Transport

  • Exeter Bus Station
    11.0 miles
  • Exmouth
    0.5 miles
  • Exeter Airport
    11.6 miles

Location: Esplanade, Exmouth, EX8 2SW

Things to do and local attractions

  • Stuart Line Cruises: 0.5 miles
  • Orcombe Point: 1.5 miles
  • World of Country Life: 2.7 miles
  • Woodbury Castle: 5.2 miles
  • National Trust's A La Ronde: 2.2 miles
  • Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre: 2.9 miles
  • Exmouth Museum: 0.6 miles
  • Bicton Park Botanical Gardens: 6.6 miles
  • Sidmouth: 11.2 miles
  • Exeter: 11.9 miles

Hotel Facilities

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Hotel Check in Times

Check in from 3:00PM | Check out before 10:00AM

If you would like to request an early check in or a late check out, please contact us.

  • Iron at Reception
  • Pets Allowed on Request
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
  • Vegan Menu
  • 3 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Shower or Bath
  • Free Wifi
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
Additional Information

Selected rooms at the hotel are dog-friendly. There is a maximum of 2 dogs per room at a charge of £12 per night per dog, and this should be added to your booking before travel. The majority of hotels do not allow dogs to join you in the restaurant, bar or public areas of the hotel, with the exception of assistance dogs. If you have an allergy to dogs, unfortunately we cannot guarantee that any rooms are completely dog-free.


4.3 Out of 5 ( 18 Reviews )




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Value for Money

4.5 / 5

Philip Leighton, 14 days ago

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Angela Roberts, 16 days ago

We had extremely enjoyable coronation weekend stay. The hotel provided complimentary tea, coffee and cup cakes, for guests who wished to watch the ceremony in the bar. The staff were extremely efficient in all the roles within the hotel, going out of there way to be helpful. The room was perfectly adequate for our needs, however we did fell that the bathroom needed a bit of an update, but this did not spoil our stay.

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Philip Leighton, 16 days ago

Very good value excellent food

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Gillian, 0 years ago

Overall a good stay at the Imperial as usual. However one issue was the shortage of hangers (only 2 for 2 people for 4 nights) and lack of storage in the wardrobe (no shelving). We advised reception about the hangers on our arrival but no more were provided despite being told they would sort it. Lock on bathroom door was broken.

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Leslie Frost, 0 years ago

Despite the weather we had a very enjoyable time away with good food, well cooked and presented. The hotel room was clean and comfortable. The staff were friendly and attentive throughout. Nothing was too much trouble.

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Having been on 5/6 trips with Sheerings in the past we booked , a trip to Paris for a four night break, the majority of the trip was enjoyable except , we all booked an .advertised trip paid the coach driver our money 56.00E. for a meal in Paris and a night tour round Paris.. The meal was very mediocre, but as we had a good group atmosphere all was going good. however when we all were back on the coach . the driver informed the tour coach 168 that he had decided that he was not doing the night tour round Paris, as it was too light still 8.00 at night, and that anyone that has any complaints should email shearings when they got back. his attitude appeared to have a menacing tone . after a little while , another passenger with slight autism stood up and asked why he wasn't going on the night trip, the answer he gave was there are 28 people on the coach and 27 are too tired to go out at night . he then proceeded to stand over the seated vulnerable adult with his arms outstretched and blocking the view of his family in what appeared to be intimidating telling this person not to spoil it for everyone. HE HAD ONLY ASKED WHAT OTHERS WERE THINKING. On return his mother rang the customer service line to be told that the drivers were out of time , had the driver said this it would have been more acceptable , but its a lot to advertise and charge people for and then intimidate them when they respond . well done sheerings ledger . never again will i stand by and allow you to ick on a vulnerable adult. we don't want financial recompense , just to let people know that if your expecting a night seeing the lights in Paris you may well be disappointed

gordon davie

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5 hours ago

Very helpful and pleasant guy

R B Fairclough

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5 hours ago

I booked a holiday online today, the first time with Shearings. The process was easy & straightforward, a great start.

Mrs Barbara Norton

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6 hours ago

Very pleasant agent and answered all questions confidently

Velda Cummins

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7 hours ago

Your member of staff Hope listened to our concerns and explained our options and booked the holiday that we wanted

Christine Jones

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8 hours ago

NOTHING COULD BE BETTER easy website and booking, everything quick, swift and done in mins now looking forward to the break

just a common worker

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