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The Hydro Hotel
Ranked #14 of 22 Hotels in Douglas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

Just got back from my first TT trip Was told that this hotel was RIGHT by the start and finish line !!! Well it is if you think a 30min + hike up what felt like Mount Everest RIGHT but the start and finish line!!! I on the other hand did not !! The hotel is tired and very dirty in places my head board being one such place (not some where you would want to put your head when sitting up in bed) the room was the smallest double room I have ever been in the toilet rim was Brown and the wallpaper was hanging off the wall under the window. On the up side breakfast was great and staff very helpful and polite. But will never go back to this hotel while its in this state

  • Stayed May 2013
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights. The hotel is situated on the promenade about a mile from the sea terminal but there is a tram/bus stop outside the hotel. The hotel itself felt clean but the room needs updating. The padded headboard was stained and some of the wallpaper was peeling. The bathroom was clean. The receptionists were friendly but the breakfast waitresses were not quite so cheery. Service was a bit slow on occasions and the 'creamy' porridge was made with water. Overall we enjoyed our stay but the hotel needs a bit of updating.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Had a thoroughly enjoyable time here on a pre-TT long Bank holiday break. The staff were great and the hotel was good value for money. Warm and clean with a great breakfast package and at a reasonable price.

Room Tip: I had a single which was internal with a window facing to the rear of the hotel onto a cliff-face so...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Congleton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

Stayed for one night only. Surprised that without paying the upgrade supplement we were given a room with a beautiful sea view. First impressions, the room was small but clean and tidy (which it mostly was) except for dirty bed spread and spare blanket - sheets etc. were clean. Staff friendly enough. Breakfast, forget it - creamy porridge made with water, bacon that hadn't seen the grill and toast which could best be described as warm bread.

Overall though, fab location in the centre of town. Ideal for a mini break.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gatley,Cheshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

Stayed here for one night with my running Club as we were attending an Athletics League Match. Hotel were very attentive, the Receptionist could not do enough for us, nice bedroom, adequate breakfast. Hotel on sea front, nice position. Would stay here again

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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lichfield
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

location great.loverly old hotel on sea front staff great no prob .rooms a little small but clean and warm but needs a makeover i will stay again but only on cheap rate internet booking full price to dear for what you get .but overall not a bad hotel bar prices a bit steap but you dont have to drink there can only say friendley and welcoming

Room Tip: given room on 2nd floor very small so asked to move given 210 a lot bigger and bigger bathroom unly...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

6 members of the family stayed at this hotel 2 double rooms and 2 single rooms,
Found the rooms very good. Staff polite and very helpful. We only had breakfast but it was 1st class and plenty of it. Was offered more if we wanted. Price was very reasonable. Will stay again at this hotel

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Property: The Hydro Hotel
Address: Queens Promenade, Douglas IM2 4NF
Location: United Kingdom > Isle of Man > Douglas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Douglas
#5 Family Hotel in Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Hydro Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hydro is a well established Isle of Man hotel, situated on the historic Queen's Promenade overlooking Douglas Bay. The Hydro is a 55 bedroom hotel, built in 1910, offering modern facilities, whilst retaining its original character. The Hotel is open throughout the year and we welcome all guests on business or leisure. ... more   less 
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The Hydro Hotel Isle Of Man/Douglas

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