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“4 Day Trip”
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The Welbeck Hotel
Ranked #1 of 22 Hotels in Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“4 Day Trip”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

I spent a four day break last week in the hotel, the staff were very friendly and helpful and the bedroom was first class. The bathroom was well equipped with a bath and shower plus a hand shower for hair washing. I had my evening meals in the bar which were delicious and good value for money. I hope to return next year for a longer time

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

Travelled to Isle of Man with two friends, had a three bed room for £120.00. Room was really nice and spacious, but no soap in the bathroom which was strange.

All the Staff were really friendly and allowed us to keep our bicycles in the hotel until the rental company collected.

Customer lift was shocking, only room for two.

Bar was great and stayed open late.

Breakfast was average at best.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Savonlinna, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2012

This hotel I cannot commend enough! The rooms, and the fact the hotel, are extremely comfortable, and decorated with excellent taste. The reception staff were warm, friendly and most helpful. It has a reputation for good food, and the staff, a bit slow, but were smart and generally efficient. The quiet location is ideal for the promenade, two minutes down the steep hill, for horse trams and buses. The town and the Electric Mountain Railway are in easy walking distance. A would certainly return there again.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Darwen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

Everything excellent as usual, can't praise highly enough. Room, food, staff the most friendly you will ever come accross, we are back again in September, can't arrive soon enough. Anybody thinking of visiting the Island the Welbeck is a must.
Thanks for a lovely time. Linda & Andy

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2012

The Welbeck Hotel has to be one of the friendliest hotels I've stayed in with a level of service that is hard to beat. The room was very well appointed with tea and coffee facilities, a fridge, hair dryer, ironing board and trouser press and a good sized safe to keep your valuables in (I used it to store my laptop). An excellent shower over the full size bath and always plenty of hot water available.

The breakfast was an excellent start to the day with fruit, cereals, yoghurt, juice etc and a freshly cooked hot selection ranging from scrambled egg on toast all the way through to a full Manx breakfast with two poached eggs, bacon, beans, sausage, black pudding, mushrooms, tomato and toast with as much tea or coffee as you wanted.

The evening meal in the dining room was equally impressive with attentive waiter/waitress service and a TDH option for an excellent 3 course meal. We ordered dinner whilst sat at the bar and were then taken through to the dining room when dinner was ready to be served.

The bar area is a great place to get together with friends and we also tried the bar menu. It has to be said there was no discernible difference in the quality of what was served, with equal care and attention to ensure our satisfaction.

The hotel is situated just one road back from the Promenade so means that any of the noise associated with the sea front is avoided but it's only a minute to walk to the beach or a five minute walk to the Villa Marina where the main bars, shops and restaurants start.

As you may have guessed already, this wasn't my first stay here, it was my 11th visit to the Isle of Man TT and I've stayed at The Welbeck every time. I've stayed at other hotels around Douglas when I've been over on business trips so I've had plenty of opportunity to compare and that's why I keep coming back to The Welbeck.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Warwickshire
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Reviewed June 8, 2012

I was unsure about staying in Douglas during TT week due to the noise. This hotel is situated just off the promenade and it was the perfect location, within easy reach of the town but it wasn't affected by the noise of the late night bars. It is a very comfortable hotel, even if a little dated in decor and it is clean. The staff are very warm and friendly. I have enjoyed my stay and I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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WelbeckWalker, Owner at The Welbeck Hotel, responded to this review, June 13, 2012
Thank you very much for the positive content of this review. It would be helpful to know which aspects of the Hotel you feel are dated. The Welbeck is constantly being refurbished, so it would be interesting to see whether it is the public areas, an older room or if in your opinion, our taste lacks a modern touch.
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

Although slightly dated in appearance the Welbeck was warm and cosy and the staff were friendly. The room was very clean and comfortable and the breakfast was very good. Didn't try the restaurant but regretted it as it looked very busy and our own choice wasn't that great. It's quite close to the casino in the Palace Hotel too which is good. On arrival we followed the directions on the website walking from the sea terminal but they were for a car round the one way system and involved a super-steep hill so if you are walking do the sensible thing and keep to the promenade and turn off at the appropriate road! (Probably quite straightforward for the intelligent). This is still quite a hilly approach for the less than agile. We booked via kgb deals so it was excellent value for money for us.

Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Welbeck Hotel
Address: 13 Mona Drive, Central Promenade, Douglas IM2 4LF
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Location: United Kingdom > Isle of Man > Douglas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Douglas
#2 Best Value Hotel in Douglas
#2 Family Hotel in Douglas
#4 Business Hotel in Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Welbeck Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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. Number One Isle of Man Hotel on Tripadvisor since 2013 ... more   less 
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