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Ascot Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   7 Empire Terrace, Douglas IM2 4LE   |  
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Ranked #3 of 23 hotels in Douglas
Morecambe
1 review
“Excellent holiday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Absolutely excellent hotel, spacious room overlooking the sea with plenty of wardrobe space.
Staff very helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Had half board and found the food and choice of menu very good.
The only critiicism - the spa bath was not easy to access for older people.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Motherwell, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

My friend and I travelled from Heysham on the Friday 2am ferry to Douglas, purpose of the trip was to watch my son shooting in the commonwealth Shooting Federation games returning to Heysham on the Sunday morning ferry, this trip was arranged through the company " IOM Events" by Sally Helwitch who made all the travel and accommodation arrangements.
Travelled down to Heysham from Scotland and arrived in plenty time, the ferry company was
" The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company " large ferry with plenty room in the passenger accommodation, got settled in window seats and set off on time, uneventful crossing, timed at 3 and a half hours but actually took four, due to the tide we were informed.
Too early to book into Ascot hotel at 6am so we went along to the Palace hotel to meet the Scottish team and then on to the Shooting ground where we spent the day.
A hair raising drive over and back through the the mountain pass where they hold the annual TT motorbike races.
We booked into the Ascot hotel in the early evening and were given our room key, our room was called "Kempton" and was huge, a King sized bed with a single beside it and another single in a small alcove, a large batroom with a huge corner bath and shower, the bath was also a whirlpool bath, plenty wardrobe space, Telly, tea and coffee machine and a trouser press, we did not eat in the hotel on the Friday night but went along to the Palace hotel and ate with the Scottish Olympic Trap shooters.
We were booked in on a Bed and Breakfast basis, in the morning we were shown to our table and a buffet breakfast was available, all the usual juices and cereals, kippers and eggs to order, full cooked breakfast was in Bain Marie's ready to help yourself, plenty of toast and Coffee or tea on order.
We spent all day Saturday watching the Olympic Trap shooting and returned home to the Ascot thoroughly tired ( must have been the fresh sea air ), Showered and dressed ready for the night, we decided to eat in the Ascot and this was an excellent choice, two menus, table De Hote and A La Carte along with specials, had a Scallop and Black Pudding starter followed by a 16oz T bone cooked to perfection with our choice of veggies and different styles of potatoes, my friend also had Scallop and black Pudding followed by Venison, two Ice creams followed by coffee rounded off the meal.
The meal was not expensive and was excellent value, all courses were well presented and staff were friendly.
We decided not to go out and sat in the bar and had a couple of pints of Guiness.
Early breakfast in the morning as we were catching the 08:45 am Ferry.

Cost of the trip per person was 189 pounds, this was two nights in the Ascot bed and breakfast and a return ferry trip, the meal for two on Saturday evening came to 40 pounds, this included soft drinks.

We are already planning a return trip for next year with our wife's, this time for sightseeing and relaxing.

A special mention to Sally helwitch of " Isle of Man " events who handled all bookings for ourselves and for the Scottish team.

Alex

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Truly found this hotel to be a gem. I stayed for four nights and had a wonderful experience.

There are comments about the rooms being dated. I don't understand them. My "Superior Room" was a large, welcoming space, with a comfortable bed and plenty of room for clothes and storage. A huge flat screen television in the room and another (!) in the bathroom, where it can be easily viewed from the whirlpool bath (!!). By the way, the free wi-fi offered the best connection that I have ever had in a hotel. It was easy to make Skype calls from the room and take care of any other business that I had on the Internet.

The staff was marvelous and welcoming. The free breakfast offered a nice selection of food (some of the selections better than others) and extremely prompt service, with toast and good coffee delivered promptly upon arrival at the table.

Marvelous view overlooking the promenade and the sea. In the morning, with the windows open, the sound of the surf and seabirds was a perfect wake-up call.

The clientele was pleasant: mostly British couples of various ages.

I had one evening meal in the restaurant. It was pleasant and worthwhile and not too expensive, although the area offers many different restaurant choices and it would seem a shame not to explore them.

All in all, a wonderful experience and I am keen to return to the Ascot Hotel!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brixham, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

My parents were celebrating there 50th wedding anniversary and we as a family flew them to the Island and we all stayed at the Ascot hotel. We were all very satisfied with all our rooms they were very big and very clean. The staff were Brilliant and very happy to help you.
Sandra and Clive were outstanding.

From, Ray,Pam,tracy,Nick, and parents Bruce & Barbara.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bradford, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

My husband and I spent nine nights at the hotel. Staff were always cheerful and friendly. Lovely big room, plenty of storage. Breakfast and evening meals excellent and as vegetarians we were well catered for. Nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely be staying again next year. DSchofield (Bradford)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I can't praise the staff highly enough, always cheerful, friendly and unfailingly helpful whatever the
problem and a mine of information about the island. Our room was excellent and very quiet with spa bath huge tv and loads of storage. Breakfasts and evening meals very good. would definitely stay again.

APearsNorwich

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Had yet another brilliant stay during classic TT week and the staff went out of there way to help as much as they could . Clive in the bar was a great guy as was john on the desk . Rooms were always clean and the food and drink excellent . Be back next year

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ascot Hotel

Address: 7 Empire Terrace, Douglas IM2 4LE
Location: United Kingdom > Isle of Man > Douglas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Douglas
#4 Business Hotel in Douglas
#4 Romantic Hotel in Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ascot Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfort and luxury at an affordable price, the Ascot Hotel is well known for delivering quality service and facilities at a tariff which won't stretch your wallet. All our rooms have a spa bath fitted as standard ... more   less 
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Ascot Hotel Douglas
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