Good location on promenade. The reception area is pleasant with a bar right at the entrance. The atmosphere was busy and inviting.
We had a room with sea view which was very pleasant. We had an executive room but I'm at a loss as to how is could be described as executive. It was no bigger than the average double room (but reading other reviews a standard double room is on the small side). However, the bed was comfortable and we had a good night's sleep. The bathroom was tiny and the soap and shower gel were in dispensers stuck to the wall which was a bit on the mean side. On our tea tray we had one packet of biscuits between two which again seemed rather miserly.
Breakfast was good with a good selection of hot and cold food. Staff were helpful, courteous and polite.
We had a drink in the bar in the evening which was very pleasant but not sure the pianist/singer enhanced our experience. It certainly curtailed our conversation and hastened our departure to bed.
- 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