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“THE DEVONIAN”
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The Devonian
Ranked #4 of 32 Douglas B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“THE DEVONIAN”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Stayed here from the 10/09/12 to 13/09/12 the staff very friendly and helpful.

Kevin very helpful with travel information ie buses, trains etc would stay here again very central to every where on the island.

Rooms very clean and bright with the comforts of home, breakfast very good choice from the menu and they'll go out of their way to make your stay as enjoyable as ever

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

The Devonian has got to be the best value B&B in Douglas if not the whole Isle of Man. Rooms were comfortable, clean and well furnished. My single bedroom had a lovely, modern en-suite bathroom. Breakfasts in the lovely dining room were fabulous, ordering from the extensive and flexible breakfast menu it was almost impossible to ask for something they didn't have! The owners Kevin and Gillian were very friendly and helpful and service generally was brilliant. The Devonian is situated about 100 yards from the promenade and is very central to shops, restaurants and cafes. I really recommend this place

Room Tip: Rooms on the top floor mean a climb up several flights of stairs.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

Arrived for a 4 night midweek stay. The guest house located just off the main promenade opposite the entrance to the Villa Marina. Disc parking is in place meaning you can only park in the area for 2 hours between 8am and 6pm and dropping bags off could be a problem at busy times. For longer car parking you have to return to the promenade and head north until you reach the Empress where you can park for 24 hours.

Greeted by Kevin and handed the key to Room 18; I was rather hoping the rooms were numbered from the top!! Having ascended numerous flights of stairs we finally arrived at the highest point of the building to an attic room where I was starting to feel like Anne Frank. In the absence of a lift or team of sherpas it took me two more runs to get the cases to the rooms which was hard work. If you suffer any disability or mobility problems ensure you do not end up in one of these rooms. Access aside, we got a double room that was rather cramped with a small en suite bathroom. The bed was very comfortable with two bedside cabinets, there was an open rail to hang clothes, a desk with tea/coffee making facilities and a flat screen tv. We looked onto the neighbouring building. The bedroom and bathroom were both very clean and a good standard of decor. Bedding and towels were clean. Wi fi access was available with no connection problems. The tv reception was hit and miss with my partner suffering with no tv one afternoon and we had no signal one evening. There was no chest of drawers meaning we had to live out of our cases.

Breakfast was taken in a room that is undoubtedly the jewel in the crown of the establishment. Service was good and Gillian always had a friendly welcome. Breakfast was good and well presented (I am not a fan of tinned mushrooms as they lack taste) but by no means exceptional. The menu is available on the Devonian web page and is accurate. Staff were happy to provide extra tea or toast on request.

The guest house offers no lounge, evening meals and has no bar. It is easy to see how you can get varied reviews as it is very much a lottery on which room you get however I would be happy to stay here again - but without all the stairs.

Room Tip: Better to get a view and risk road noise but avoid higher floors
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Cannock, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

Stayed at The Devonian for 7 nights, room was excellent with en-suite.Breakfast choice very good and fast and friendly service, food was brilliant. location great for beach, shops and all transport needs. Gillian & Kevin (proprietors) lovely people, can't wait till next year!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

our very short stay at the devonian was excellent in every way, the room, the furnishings,the good qaulity and en-suite bathroom was spotlessly clean. breakfast choice was good with excellent service kevin the owner was helpful in every way,thanks again!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

We stayed in a twin room for one night (3/08/2012).
Very friendly staff,clean room,although bathroom a little on the small side.
Excellent breakfast,great choice,freshly cooked FEB,rfficient service.
A very pleasant place to stay,convenient for prom,beach,shops etc.
Only one minus-no lift,so with a heavy suitcase,stairs to rooms higher up the hotel could be a problem.

Room Tip: If mobility is a problem,check availability of rooms on the lower floors before booking.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Omagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed July 24, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for four nights we had the studio room which was a large room and nice size of bathroom all very clean and tidy ,great range on the breakfast menu, child friendly,great staff, very close to beach and town center ideal location for anyone travelling to the isle of man

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Property: The Devonian
Address: 4 Sherwood Terrace, Broadway, Douglas IM2 4EN
Location: United Kingdom > Isle of Man > Douglas
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #4 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
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