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“Faultless”
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Ellan Vannin Hotel
Ranked #1 of 27 Douglas B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Faultless”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Stayed at the Ellen Vannin for the 2014 TT and have to say it's one of the best small hotels / guesthouses I've ever stayed in. The staff, decor, rooms, food etc were all excellent. Lovely inside and a great location. Will definitely stay again.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Used this as a base for the TT excellent location for this. Staff are very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was excellent and served very quickly. Also recommend Jaks steakhouse which is located nearby.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Lovely hotel and very friendly.
Pauline helped with my booking when there was an issue as wrong card number provided by booking website.
Amie on reception very friendly and most helpful on checking in, even carrying my motorcycle gear to my room.
My room was very well appointed, clean comfortable and with a great view of the promenade and out to sea.
Excellent cooked breakfast.
Have stayed in 5* hotels which haven't been as nice.

Room Tip: West room has a great view of the promenade and the sea
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Oldham
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

I really enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay here again . We stayed in the family room . My only thing was I would of loved a mirror either on the back of the door like the other rooms or a dressing table mirror ! Was a bit tricky trying to put make up on using the very small mirror on the wall . Overall would use this hotel again .. Diane x

  • Stayed May 2014
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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Thanks to Paul and Pauline and all the staff for an excellent stay at the Ellan Vannin Hotel in Douglas last week.
The hotel became the centre for the 2014 Walking Festival. Non-walkers must have wondered why the walkers were all so friendly, interested in not just in the weather, but in one anothers' treks as well as any blisters developed in the week.
We enjoyed excellent evening meals each night of the festival and the packed lunches were enormous. The rooms were immaculate and were a joy to come back to after each walking day.
Well done to the staff of the Ellan Vannin.

Room Tip: Marvellous sea views from the front!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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East Yorkshire
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

We had four nights at the Ellen Vannin. I found it in a great location near to theatre, shops ferry and trains. We had room 6. I was pleased to see a 6ft bed when I walked in. The bathroom which was very small had mould in the shower that puts you off straight away. It all needed a revamp. I had booked it rather late so this was the only room we could have. Hopefully next time we get a sea view room. The breakfasts were excellent and with plenty of choice. We were able to get a parking bay in a car park 5 minutes away from the hotel which we paid for.

Room Tip: Try and get a sea view one
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

My husband and I and our two adult children had a great time at the Ellan Vannin Hotel. Our children stayed in room 3 which had a nicely renovated bathroom and was in much better condition than our room, room 11. It appears that room 11 is more than ready to be renovated. The shower had mildew in it and the wallpaper, carpet, and curtains were dated. However, In order to accommodate our whole family in one room, the owner, Paul, graciously upgraded us to the Central Island Suite which was fabulous, large, and updated. It even had its own kitchen and a large modern bathroom. The breakfast each morning was great and the owners went out of their way to provide gluten-free bread and options for our family. Overall, it was a good experience. And the Isle of Man is a great place to explore; a very unique place.

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Additional Information about Ellan Vannin Hotel

Property: Ellan Vannin Hotel
Address: 31 Loch Promenade, Douglas IM1 2LY
Region: United Kingdom > Isle of Man > Douglas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ellan Vannin is situated in a superb position on Douglas sea front, facing the historic and picturesque Tower of Refuge. The majestic sweep of Douglas bay can be enjoyed from the sea view rooms and the very comfortable guest lounge. We are just minutes from the main shopping area of Douglas. five minutes from the ferry terminal and main bus station. The famous steam railway and electric tram are a short stroll. We provide home cooked evening meals, a free high speed internet connection and a great cooked breakfast including Manx kippers. ... more   less 
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