Just back from a trip to the Isle of Man. We combed through the various different sites and found to our liking the Mereside hotel/guesthouse and judging from the great reviews and photographs we booked this hotel/guesthouse. Yes we agree it's clean and the breakfast is good but that's the standard you would expect when you are a paying guest. The rooms are not the same as the photos displayed. Our room was cramped. The oversized en-suite took over the room leaving us with a small 'L shape' to move around. The matrass was very soft and sank in the middle. On the positive side the hotel/ghouse it is in a quiet location It was just basic and clean and the breakfast was good. The staff and owners were polite and friendly. It wasn't worth what we paid and it would not entice us make a return stay.
What I would like to know is (1) What has happened to Douglas? (2) Why is it such an expensive place to visit and why is it so shabby and run down? (3) Why does everything close down early for supposedly a holiday destination and (4) Why isn't there any decent place to eat especially in Douglas? The restaurants leaves a lot to be desired and believe me we walked miles on our three night stay to get a decent reasonably priced three course meal. The menus in our hotel and indeed the other hotels were overpriced and beyond our budget i.e. a starter costing £7.
The Electric and Steam Railway experience was great. We were ripped off in the Railway Cafe it cost £4.95 each for a coffee and scone and it was self service. The horse drawn tram up and down the prominade was very pleasant also eventhough the conducter was a bit gruff with us for some reason.
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- Also Known As:
- Mereside Hotel Douglas
- Mereside Isle Of Man/Douglas