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Ellan Vannin Hotel
Ranked #1 of 27 Douglas B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“cciom Lovely modern vibrant small hotel.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Ellan Vannin overnight last week and can highly recommend it. Our room was chic and modern with stunning views over the bay, and a nice bathroom with lots of hot water. Paul and Pauline are working to provide five star service in a three star hotel, and succeeding. Our visit was a real treat. We walked to the Quayside and had an excellent meal watching the boats in the harbour of Old Douglas. Efficient double glazing gave us a good night's sleep in a huge comfortable bed. We had a lovely breakfast. The horse trams are a delight. You need to be able to manage stairs, but the views in the front rooms are worth it. The Ellan Vannin is an ideal place to stay for out of town manxies spending an evening in Douglas, as well as for visiting family and friends.

Room Tip: Only the front rooms have the view over the bay. Worth asking for one.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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manchester
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

Stayed for one night over the weekend, lovely sea view, and comfy room. Very clean and cosy. Breakfast was delicious, and a fruendly atmosphere. Great location, near to ferry terminal. Would recommend to friends, and would stay again, thankyou :)

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

I recently stayed at the Ellan Vannin as a solo, business traveller. The hotel is in an ideal location in Douglas just a short walk away from Lord Street Bus Station and the Sea Ferry Terminal. Paul and Pauline , the proprietors of the hotel, are warm and friendly and do their best to deliver a quality service. My room was small but comfortable and clean and it was a bonus having tea and coffee making facilities in the room. The breakfast was excellent and ample portions of quality food were dished out daily.Just a small gripe about the towel changing/cleaning service because some of the towels that I had used were not cleaned satisfactorily before I received them back.However,I thoroughly recommend a stay at the Ellan Vannin - you will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012

This B&B is in a great location - espesically if your traveling by boat as it's only a 5min walk from the ferry terminal. The B&B is facing the prom/sea front and depending on what time of year your there, you can hop on the horse & tram which will bring you right down to the other end of the prom. The street behind the B&B is the main shopping street in Douglas and has TK Maxx, M&S, Boots, a couple of the main high street fashion shops as well as she local manx shops and souvenir shops.

A 5 minute walk in one direction will bring you past the ferry terminal and to the marina. There are some nice bars and restaurants around this area. The bus terminus for the island is in this area also. A 5 min walk in the oppisite direction will bring you down towards the manx heritage museum, gaeity theater and vila marina.

The B&B has a lot of steps and stairs and to the best of my knowledge doesn't have a lift. When we were there they did accommodate a family and an older guest on the 1st floor so they only had one set of stairs to climb but as I was on the 5th floor I had 5 - which wasn't a problem after the initial shock of nearly having a heart attack going up them!

The rooms are bright and efficient for a B&B. There was tea/coffee making facilities, tv, hair dryer, en-suite , fresh towels daily etc. The breakfast was freshly cooked to order and had everything from Manx Kippers to a regular full breakfast. The breakfast room is in a bright room (natural light) in the basement so again it's another set of stairs.

Over all this B&B has a great location, nice rooms and a good home cooked breakfast - what more can you ask for ?

Room Tip: There are only a limited number of sea view rooms so if you really want one, book early!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rathcoole24
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

just come back from the ellen vannin hotel i will go again , paul and pauline the manager could do every thing they could for you its what i would call," service before self" ,, dont miss out on this hotel ,and what a breakfast !!!!!! , ,,, A mallon ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2012

We had a fantastic stay at the Ellan Vannin and couldn't have asked for more. Great location, good rooms and very nice owners. We had some special requests which were all dealt with in an umcomplicated manner. We will certainly come back for another stay, next time a bit longer.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Nico H
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Southport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2012

We have just returned from a short break at this fabulous little private hotel in a great location on Douglas' seafront. The new owners Paul and Pauline and staff are attentive without being intrusive - nothing is too much trouble, Our 2 rooms were fresh, well equipped having new furniture and beds, with recently refitted en-suite.

EXCELLENT GENEROUS BREAKFASTS!!! - and a super dinner thanks to Paul's excellent cooking.

iF you're looking for friendly comfortable reasonably priced accomodation ideally placed for touring the island (we used the 3 day rover ticket and the public transport is brilliant!), you will be very satisfied with this little gem.

Room Tip: If you want a sea view the front rooms have it all, but the trade off is that by definition you are...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Ellan Vannin Hotel
Address: 31 Loch Promenade, Douglas IM1 2LY
Location: United Kingdom > Isle of Man > Douglas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ellan Vannin is situated in a superb position on Douglas sea front, facing the historic and picturesque Tower of Refuge. The majestic sweep of Douglas bay can be enjoyed from the sea view rooms and the very comfortable guest lounge. We are just minutes from the main shopping area of Douglas. five minutes from the ferry terminal and main bus station. The famous steam railway and electric tram are a short stroll. We provide home cooked evening meals, a free high speed internet connection and a great cooked breakfast including Manx kippers. ... more   less 
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