Hotel Imperial Palace

  • France, Lake Annecy

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Originally opened in 1913, the Impérial Palace is located on a peninsular in the charming grounds of the Parc Charles Bosson at the northern most point of Lake Annecy. Despite its proximity to the town of Annecy, this hotel feels miles away from the hustle and bustle with spectacular views of the lake enjoyed from the restaurant and grounds.

The elegant traditional hotel has a fabulous location, situated right on the lake, only a short walking distance away from the town and boats. Enjoy breakfast on the terrace overlooking the lake, surrounded by picturesque manicured gardens. Relax in the extensive Cristal Spa facilities including plunge pool, experience showers, whirlpool, sauna and steam room (book and pay locally). The hotel has been visited by a number of famous guests including Winston Churchill and Charlie Chaplin!

  • No. of rooms: 104
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 6


  • 24 Hour front desk
  • Check in time 5pm
  • Check out time 10am 
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Luggage storage is available 
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

  • Resort tax €1.45 per person, per night (under 18s Free of charge) payable locally


All rooms have twin or double beds (please specify preference when booking), cable/satellite flat screen TV with English speaking channels, safety deposit box, mini bar, hair dryer, WiFi, air conditioning, bath robes, slippers, tea and coffee making facilities and views over the lake or gardens (on request).

  • Classic room (A2): sleeps 2 people, bath, wc with views over the gardens
  • Superior classic room (B2): sleeps 2 people, bath, wc with side views over the lake
  • Prestige room (C2): sleeps 2 people in a larger room, bath and shower, wc, with panoramic lake views (on request)
  • Family room (D4): sleeps 4 people with an additional double sofa bed, bath or shower, wc and views over the gardens (on request)

Interconnecting rooms are available (on request). Classic, Superior Classic and Prestige rooms are also available for sole occupancy (additional supplement).

Bedroom facilities

  • Availability of a cot
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Family rooms (sleeps 4+)
  • Hairdryer
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Internet connection
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Room safe
  • Tea or coffee making facilities
  • Wireless internet
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes
  • This hotel has disabled access throughout
  • Adapted rooms (A2) are available (on request)
Lake Annecy

Not only is it one of the prettiest lakes around, but Lake Annecy is also “Europe’s cleanest lake” due to the very early introduction of environmental regulations in the 1960s. Famously painted in oil on canvas by Cézanne in 1896, the lake lies at the foothills of the French Alps and has a rich local history from both before and after the unification of the local region of Savoy with France in 1860. As well as the spectacular lakes and mountains scenery, the area is well known for its local cuisine including its cheeses, its fish such as Omble Chevalier and Féra, and its chocolate, especially the mountain liqueur-based Roseau.

With a relaxing lakeside setting on the eastern shores of Lake Annecy, Talloires and its medieval architecture became increasingly popular with well-known artists and writers and is now a lovely, laid-back village resort and an ideal base form which to explore the area.

Getting around the lake is also a relaxing experience with the local boat calling at the lakeside villages. Further afield we offer a collection of guided excursions including a weekly (numbers permitting) visit to Chamonix, which boasts the highest mountains in Western Europe accessible on foot- including the Aiguille du Midi (3,842 metres), giving an amazing view of Mont Blanc and the surrounding glaciated valleys.

  • Cristal spa facilities including indoor plunge pool, sauna, steam room, experience showers, ice fountain and whirlpool (€20 entrance fee per room)
  • Massage and beauty treatments are available (book and pay locally)
  • WiFi (Free)
  • Picturesque manicured gardens
  • Sun terrace
  • Views across the Lake 
  • 3 Restaurants 'La Voile Gastronomic', 'La Brasserie' and 'Riva' (adults only)
  • TV area
  • Fitness room
  • Air conditioning
  • Casino (adults only)
  • Bus stop right outside hotel
  • E-bikes available to loan from the hotel (€25 for 2 hours, €38 for 4 hours, €45 for the day - pay locally)
  • Room service (pay locally)
  • Concierge 
  • Lift
  • Newspapers available (on request)

Please note the hotel gardens are open to the public.

  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • WiFi
  • Bar
  • Lounge area
  • E-Bike hire
  • Garden terrace
  • Spa
Family Facilities
  • Baby cots are available (Free) for children under 2 years (on request)
  • Earlier meal times are available for children from 7 pm
  • Early meals available
  • Cots & linen
  • Children's menu
  • Highchairs in restaurant
  • Hotel family friendly
  • Special dietary requirements are available (on request)
  • Meals can be served on the terrace overlooking the lake (weather permitting)  
  • Earlier meal times are available for children from 7 pm
  • Children's menus (on request)
  • No of restaurants: 3
  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:
    • On site
  • Dress code for restaurants:
    • Informal
  • Breakfast service:
    • Continental breakfast buffet with additional hot options
  • Lunch service:
    • Packed lunches are included
    • One ham and one cheese roll, fruit and a slice of cake 
  • Dinner service:
    • 3 Restaurants 'La Voile Gastronomic', 'La Brasserie' and 'Riva' (adults only)
    • Evening meals are taken in 'Le Brasserie' which specialises in using local ingredients with a bistro style
    • Dinner consists of a set starter, main and dessert buffet
    • Guests can also eat in the 'Riva' restaurant located in the Casino or the gastronomic 'La Voile' restaurant 

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 6.14466
  • Latitude: 45.9036573
  • Location Description:

    900m from the centre of town

    1000m to the train station


  • Nearest Station:

    25 minute walk

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