How can you describe your first trip to the Isle of Man? We all (7 of us) arrived at the Athol fresh from the ferry and were warmly greeted by the hostess, Adrianne. Five of our party were members of the Whole Hog Productions, and were going to be performing their version of Shakespear’s "Much Ado About Nothing" in the Isle of Mans' Festival of Plays. I was there as the "official photographer" for the theatre company.
Anyway, back to Athol House. The Athol provided us with excellent rooms. I shared a twin room with one member of our group; others had either single, twin or double rooms. They were well furnished with en suite showers & toilets. The showers were lovely and warm, easily adjusted for temperature and flow. Soap, flannels and towels etc were also provided. The beds were brilliant, just the right level of firmness, I wanted to take mine home, but I think they might have noticed… TV, tea and coffee facilities were also provided in the rooms. The rooms were tidied and beds were made every day, which I appreciated. There is also a comfortable guest lounge, which was well appointed and in keeping with the rest of the house.
A full English Breakfast with all the cereals and toast, tea or coffee you could eat was served between 8 and 9 every morning. Adrianne offered to serve our breakfast at 7 on the day of our departure, which we gratefully accepted as we were due to sail at 8:30.
There are three important questions here; would I go back? Will I recommend the Athol to anyone else? Was the Athol value for money? A resounding YES to all!!!
Lovely people, lovely hotel, fabulous experience!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A clean, comfortable Guest house ideally situated in central Douglas opposite the Villa Marina complex and Gardens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Athol House Isle Of Man/Douglas