Booked on the strength of Tripadvisor reviews and wasn't disappointed. Arrived by the horse drawn tram, then a few minutes walk up the hill from the promenade. Our room on third floor had a very good view of the seafront, very comfortable bed and good room facilities, including safe, TV,Coffee/Tea facilities with biscuits and two bottles of water a day was a nice touch. The breakfast buffet was very good with hot freshly cooked food, didn't eat in the evening but there always seemed to be a fair number of people eating, with a varied menu. We used the sports facility, ie got a card from reception, which is at the end of the Hilton hotel, a few minutes walk away. You can use the gym/pool from 1000-1900, with towels etc there, £1 for the lockers, but we stayed beyond 1900 with no problems, the pool is about 15m long with jacuzzi and steam rooms. The staff were cheerfull and eager to assist. The only negative was leaving our bag on our last day expecting a baggage room, but was told to leave it in a corner of the bar, but it was there when we returned. The lift is also a tight squeeze, only good for 2 people. We used the explorer travel card for our 3 day break, but there was parking available on the road outside, even on the promenade it was 24hour free parking. There are plenty of bars/restaurants nearby, the Taj Mahal was good for curry. You could walk into town in 10-15 minutes as the hotel is roughly in the middle of the bay, ie 10 minutes to the elecric railway terminus. Overall good value £80/night and a comfortable quiet base close to the centre of Douglas.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Blending the style & elegance of a victorian property with all the modern facilities expected by the 21st century traveller, the Welbeck Hotel, Restaurant and Apartments is perfect for leisure and business. Isle of Man Hotel of the Year 2010, nominated 2008 & 2011. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Welbeck Hotel Douglas
- The Welbeck Hotel Isle Of Man/Douglas