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Wicklow Hills Guest House
Ranked #28 of 36 Douglas B&B and Inns
Reviewed 26 June 2011

Located on a quiet square about 15 minutes walk from the sea front this is a good base, especially if you have a car as parking was never a problem. It is true the walk from the front is uphill but then again any accommodation away from the front is uphill! The rooms are in the process of refurbishment and hopefully this will be a worthwhile improvement. We had single rooms which were not en suite which for the three nights was not too much of a problem. Breakfasts were more than ample and the room can be used as a lounge to watch tv or eat a takeaway in the evening. Susan was friendly and helpful in sorting out our various requests and nothing seemed too much trouble. We would have no hesitation in using this guest house if we visit Douglas again in the future.

We could not find much in the way of decent eating places for evening meals in Douglas but have to say the basement restaurant in JAKS was good value with good service. Also the Terminus (by the start of the Electric Tram) was in a similar vein. We had difficulty in finding decent ale in Douglas - the Albert and Saddle etc are local pubs and rather spit and sawdust for tourists and so that really only left the Terminus. Port St Erin has The Falcons Nest (with excellent barman Jim), Laxey has The Shore Hotel with it's own microbrewery (Bosun Bitter - an excellent session ale) and Peel has The Creek Inn.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 May 2011

The Wicklow Hills is great value for money. I was made very welcome and enjoyed a chat with Susan, the owner, over breakfast every morning. She was really helpful with information about where to park etc. Breakfast was fine and the public areas have been recently refurbished so are fresh, clean and modern. The bedroom was not large but there was a lovely view of the bay and the bed was very comfortable. Having the use of the coffee machine in the breakfast room all day was a nice bonus. The location is perfect - a quiet, sunny square a little up the hill from the promenade. The guesthouse is 25 minute walk from the ferry terminal and main shopping area but there are buses or taxis if you don't fancy the walk. I appreciated the free wi-fi too.

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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 August 2010

I felt I was misled on the distance from the ferry terminal. It was a good 1/2 hr. walk, not the 15mins.I was told. There was a hell of a hill to get to it,however if you had a car it would be no bother. The room was small,but very clean.
The bathroom was tiny,with nowhere to put the bathtowel or clothes only on the floor, which I wasn't happy about. The seagulls were very noisy at night and kept me awake.
Overall, it was good value for money, with a very decent breakfast

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 August 2010

stayed at wicklow hills it was for 2 nights rush job when we booked it, first impressions close to the port u could walk there at leisure ,set in a nice albert square type setting ?then we was showed to are pit sorry room for the night it was like villa bella of only fools and horses lol no joke ,bed clean room smells ,tray in the window with tea making stuff in full sun milk set like yogurt ,tv balanced on top of wordrobe with a free view box ,wifi did not work in the room,no blinds on the windows or nets so we had the pleasure of the neighbours looking straight in no privacy,then the state of the art bathroom a cupboard with a toilet sink, dated.and dirty and a shower which was i have no words for it shower tray with a piece of wood around it from a skip?did not have breakfast as the room put me off ,it looked more like a doss house best bit leaving

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with friends
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SUSANONEILL, Owner at Wicklow Hills Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2010

I find this review deeply offensive and upsetting and cannot understand why the guests who wrote it did not at any time mention they were unhappy and thus did not give us the opportunity to resolve the issues they had. The room they were given had new carpets and curtains and a kingsize bed with crisp white linen on and white fluffy towels; hardly a "pit". I accept the comments regarding having no blinds up and will resolve this immediately. We are in the process of upgrading the property and the bathrooms will be upgraded in the near future. We are a 2* guesthouse and the price of our rooms reflects this; we pride ourselves on cleanliness and our fantastic cooked to order breakfasts. Our visitors book is full of fantastic comments about our friendliness, great breakfasts and comfy rooms and it is very important to us that our guests really enjoy their stay with us.

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Reviewed 26 June 2010

We stayed at Wicklow Hills for 3 nights in Jun'10, and were very . The guest house itself is very centrally located just 5 minutes from the ferry and 2 minutes drive uphill from the promenade in Douglas [turn at the Central hotel]. The owners Susan & Philip are very welcoming & helpful.The rooms although small are perfectly adequate and most importantly spotless. Breakfast is plentiful. Street parking available on Hutchinson Square and ask Susan if she has parking disks - Mon - Fri 8am-6pm, no parking discs required outside of these times. All in all we had a very pleasant stay and would recommend to Wicklow Hills to anyone staying in the Isle of Man.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 June 2010

My Father and I stayed at this great Guiest House during the TT Races, at very short notice. Phill and Susan made us very welcom and showed us around. The bedroom was very comfortable, clean and met our expectations. . The breakfast lasted us well into the afternoon. Nothing was to much trouble from first thing in the morning to last thing at night. A very enjoyable exprerience.
Thanks to Phill and Susan for making two old bikers from Aberdeen (aged 50 and 80) very content.

  • Stayed: June 2010
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Reviewed 5 October 2009

Me and the wife stayed here for a short break of 3 nights.

Luke warm reception. Staff helped us with a parking permit so we could park right outside, which was good, fairly limited parking in this residential area. Nice enough area with nice views out the front onto gardens across the road. Not too far from the centre although the hill is a bit of a climb and can get tiring if your out and about.a lot. More suited to younger legs I would say.

Rooms were tatty with stained headboards and broken light switches and so on but the bedding was always made up well and was clean. TV had digital and a good reception, plenty of tea and coffee and if you run out just ask and they will give you more.

I would have probably have given 2 stars but the breakfast made up for it. Awesome full English and probably one of the best I've had from a guest house in a while.

Other Guests were all drunken Dubliners who thought it normal to shout down the corridors at 3am and slam doors and generally make as much noise as possible, might have just been a one off, would have been much better without these idiots.

Overall we had a good time and I would recommend it, but I would probably look around and stay somwhere else next time.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Wicklow Hills Guest House

Address: 27 Hutchinson Square, Douglas IM2 4HP
Region: United Kingdom > Isle of Man > Douglas
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Douglas
Price Range: £47 - £77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Wicklow Hills Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on a lovely quiet Victorian Square boasting beautiful landscape gardens and partial sea views. Close to local amenities and within a short walk to Douglas Bay and Douglas town centre.We have a selection of family, double, twin and single rooms, most with en suite facilities.Free WIFI available in all rooms.Free tea and coffee in lounge.Breakfast is freshly cooked to order and vegetarians and vegans are also catered for.3* Rating.Philip and Susan guarantee you a warm welcome. ... more   less 
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