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The Imperial Motel

228-234 Bong Bong St, Bowral, New South Wales 2576 Australia
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#9 of 9 hotels in Bowral

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Bowral, The Imperial Motel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its proximity to great restaurants and attractions, The Imperial Motel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Bowral.

The Imperial Motel offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The motel offers baggage storage and newspaper, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a lounge. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While staying at The Imperial Motel, visitors can check out Retford Park (1.6 mi), which is a popular Bowral attraction.

Bowral has plenty of Asian restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Bowral Thai, Jack Style Thai, and Home No. 9, which are serving up some great dishes.

If you’re looking for something to do, The Corbett Gardens (0.1 mi) and The Milk Factory Gallery and Exhibition Space (0.3 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of The Imperial Motel.

The Imperial Motel is sure to make your visit to Bowral one worth remembering.

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228-234 Bong Bong St, Bowral, New South Wales 2576 Australia
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LifeEverUnfolding wrote a review Aug 2021
Moss Vale, Australia6 contributions
Atrocious. So, I wanted to get a takeaway coffee from the Imperial. Tried to check into the premises on my phone, and their QR code wasn’t registering for me. The service rep offered to check me in on her phone, which was absolutely fine. Then she demanded to see my license. Honestly, that would have been fine too, except for the fact I didn’t have it on me. I was more than happy to give her my details. She then made terse accusations that “well, you could just make any name up” - essentially impugning my character. Ultimately I was refused service. I am a business owner and I know for a fact that there is absolutely no government requirement that drivers licenses be produced in these circumstances. Alternative means of checking in are legally required in cases where a person does not have a smartphone (or it’s not working), but a business is not entitled to refuse service simply because a person doesn’t have a drivers license on them. She then aggressively pointed out “you’re also not wearing a mask”. I informed her that I have a mask exemption for medical reasons - proof of which I have stored on my phone, and which I was more than happy to show her. Clear discriminatory behaviour to refuse service in this instance. What an appalling experience. I will never go here again.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Monique456 wrote a review Jun 2021
Bowral, Australia30 contributions5 helpful votes
Despite having fantastic food for many years, there has been a serious decline of late. Pizza is still good but not as amazing as it used to be. Our expensive salad was a mountain of under ripe tomato, a piddling amount of roughly chopped mozzarella, (which used to be soft and pillow light bocconcini) and a miniscule amount of basil. Totally underwhelming. Can't imagine any chef worth his salt letting that go out. Even when it was returned hardly touched nobody bothered to ask why. Our plates remained on the table for over half an hour, preventing us from having the opportunity to compain and was eventually cleaned up by, wait for it, the covid monitor only minutes before closing. I live here and won't be going back in a hurry for an expensive, overrated pub meal.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Charles G wrote a review May 2021
Sydney264 contributions103 helpful votes
The Imperial is perfectly located to enjoy Bowral’s shopping, cafes and restaurants, And very close to the lovely Corbett Gardens. The rooms are warm, clean comfortable and at a very reasonable price.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Kath F wrote a review Apr 2021
Sydney, Australia7 contributions4 helpful votes
We ordered pizzas then tried to find a table to sit at. Although it wasn’t busy, all the empty tables had reserved signs on them, for later in the day. When a table became empty, we sat there, only to be told that the table had just become booked. The whole place was now empty, with all the tables “reserved”. The waiter then begrudgingly said we could stay, but we had to move to another table, so he could set up our table for a booking two hours later. Couldn’t believe the woeful service. We quickly ate our pizzas and left - with the rest of the place still empty.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Louielane wrote a review Sep 2020
Newcastle, Australia25 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed Over night on our way to Canberra. Basic family Room, clean with good rates and catered to what we needed Close to three Main Street and nice walk to Corbett park to see the tulips. A good over nighter
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Imperial Motel
Which popular attractions are close to The Imperial Motel?
Nearby attractions include The Corbett Gardens (0.2 km), The Milk Factory Gallery and Exhibition Space (0.4 km), and Bowral Art Gallery (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Imperial Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Imperial Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Imperial Motel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Imperial Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Imperial Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gumnut Patisserie, Bowral Brasserie, and Onesta Cucina.
Is The Imperial Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Bowral.
Are there any historical sites close to The Imperial Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Retford Park (2.5 km).
Is The Imperial Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.