I had stayed here over 10 years ago and booked again because I remembered it being handy for my work. I didn't recall a great stay so I was delighted when I saw my room - a double with a fabulous bay-windowed view over the promenade and the sweeping Douglas Bay. Two leather armchairs and a table were positioned in the window arera and I had wonderful views of sunrises and sunsets over the water. As the clouds cleared I could clearly see the Lake District mountains. The owner lives away but it is run by a young (ish) man who does everything, from front desk to cleaning. He also went the extra mile to make sure that I had a good internet connection which was not the case when I arrived. I also noted him taking plenty of time at breakfast to help a couple of ladies who wanted lots of local info. He sat down with them to show them where everything was on the map. Breakfast OK - it is a buffet, so there is plenty of it.
One word of warning - don't be caught out using your mobile to call the mainland. It treats the rest of the UK as International and it cost me a fortune until I realised.
Great place to stay.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ellan Vannin Hotel Isle Of Man/Douglas