My wife and I have just had a great 3 night stay at the Sefton Hotel, the location of the hotel is probably the best place on the Promenade, directly next to the Gaiety Theatre and Villa Marina, less than a 15 minute walk from the Douglas Sea Terminal, there is also a bus stop directly outside the hotel which has regular service to and from the Airport, just £2.50 each way for the 25 minute journey. We were lucky enough to stay in one of the new "Sefton Suites", the William Hoggatt Suite 107, we would highly recommend any of these excellent suites, they are in a class of their own! Suite 107 was on the third floor and had 3 separate rooms consisting of bedroom, lounge and bathroom. The bedroom had a superb King Bed, flat screen hdtv, great modern wardrobes with enclosed safe. The lounge has three windows overlooking the wonderful Douglas Bay, it has a two 3 seater sofas and chaise lounge, bang & olufsen tv, fantastic kitchenette area with hob, microwave, fridge, tea & coffee facilities, and all cooking utensil you could need, and a table with 4 chairs. The bathroom had a fantastic walk in shower with rain head, a jacquzzi bath with TV on wall, wc, bidet and twin sink units, all ultra modern. The TVs in the Suite have individual connections to a Sky+ HD Box and this means you can watch all channels including Sky Sports and you can also record any channel you want and watch them later. There is also free wifi connection throughout all rooms and public areas of the hotel. Breakfast was served in the Harris Restaurant each morning, it was excellent and the service was very attentive. The hotel also has the award winning Gallery Restaurant, we had dinner there on 2 nights and enjoyed excellent meals on both occasions, pricing not over the top and also a very reasonably priced wine list, I must say that Peter Duggan the Restaurant Maitre'D is truly excellent, his personal charm adds to the fine dining ambience and gives an added air of opulence to your dining experience, Peter's team of waiting staff clearly work brilliantly together, without Peter this Restaurant would, I'm sure, lose a lot of its charm. During our stay we did take a look at the other areas of the Sefton Hotel, including the Atrium area and Standard Room areas, the Atrium area was clearly used for commercial events and i guess that the rooms overlooking this area could have problems with noise from these events, the standard room areas were a little tired looking, the corridors in particular could do with updating, we did view one of the Deluxe Sea View rooms and I would say for the prices charged that these rooms give fair value for money. During our stay the Pool and Spa area was closed, which was disappointing, but they did arrange access to the pool area at their sister hotel just 5 minutes away. Also, we can recommend that when you visit the Isle of Man that you purchase an Island Explorer ticket, for 3 days this is £30 but it gives you unlimited access to all public transport including the Airport Bus, local buses, electric trams, snaefell mountain tram, steam trains and horsedrawn trams, really excellent value and gives you chance to tour the whole island, which has wonderful scenery and very pretty villages. When we return to the IOM we will definitely stay in the Sefton Suites again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- he 4-star Sefton Hotel is located in Douglas on the beachfront. It boasts a unique indoor water garden and eateries. The rooms at the Sefton feature flat-screen TVs, free WiFi and some rooms have views of Douglas Bay and the water garden. There are also luxury 5-star suites, complete with hot tubs, iPod docking stations and their own kitchenette. Enjoy a light bite, main meal or dessert in the themed Sir Norman's Bar and enjoy its extensive selection of wines and local ales. A more fine dining experience can be had in the Harbour Lights at The Sefton. The Sefton Hotel also boasts a tranquil pool and a library where guests can relax with a drink or a book. The Atrium Water Garden provides a stunning backdrop to enjoy a drink. The ferry port is a 10-minute walk away. Parking is available onsite, nominal parking charges apply. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sefton Hotel Douglas
- Sefton Hotel Isle Of Man/Douglas