First visit to the Isle of Man, the hotel is in an ideal location to easily reach both ends of the sea front in Douglas. The entrance is smart and very well kept, and at the same time welcoming. The bedroom which we had was nicely decorated, very clean with a pristine bathroom, a twin room a bit on the small side but no problem as we don't need much space. The view from the window was of walls and a fire escape, but there again the whole front of the hotel is a conservatory with stunning sea views, so no need to sit in the bedroom to admire the view. As we were with a coach party we were given a room on our own for the evening meal, the food was quite acceptable if a little slow in coming, but all the staff were very pleasant, the breakfast was buffet style in the downstair dining room and was excellent, food well cooked and presented and a manager on hand to see everything was kept "topped up" We were unlucky with the weather it poured for 3 out of the 4 days there, but it is such a lovely island we enjoyed everything we visited. Would go there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Empress Hotel offers three star comfort and has 102 bedrooms of which there are 3 luxurious executive suites with separate lounge area. There are a number of Executive Sea View rooms and a fantastic top floor Penthouse overlooking the whole of Douglas Bay. All of the remaining Classic single, double and twin bedrooms are fully equipped with the comforts of home. For dining, we have The Brasserie Restaurant offering an ala carte selection of carefully prepared dishes by our expert team of chefs and this is located by reception. Alongside the restaurant is the Piano Bar which is open from 11am until late with our resident pianist playing 4 days a week and Sky Sports also available for Sports fans. Our Manx Gourmet Burger Restaurant is open on the lower ground floor, serving the best locally produced burgers on the Island. The hotel has a small gym, sauna and steam room for residents only use, along with our Beauty & Massage Suite operated by Halcyon Beauty. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Empress Hotel Douglas
- Empress Hotel Isle Of Man
- The Empress Hotel Isle Of Man/Douglas