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“Lovely Hotel”
Review of Admiral House

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Admiral House
Ranked #12 of 17 Hotels in Douglas
London
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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“Lovely Hotel”
Reviewed 7 February 2014

I have stayed in this hotel twice now and always been very pleased with the room, services, and public spaces. It's in a great location overlooking the bay and a short walk into town, which is lovely for a ramble. I have always stayed on business as a solo traveller before, but may well book a short break for leisure purposes as the island has a charm all of it's own and is a great way to get away from it all. The locals are very friendly and helpful too.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

Stayed here on business. The location is excellent, right in the heart of Douglas. The room was spacious but cold as a consequence. Staff provided an additional radiator and this helped a little. The most disappointing was breakfast. On my first day the sausages and bacon were undercooked (cold and oink in the middle) whilst the poached eggs were overcooked (solid yolks). I mentioned this to the waiter and asked him to pass this on to chef. The following morning I had precisely the same problem. The waiter told me he had mentioned it and was quite apologetic. I returned the meal and it came back a little better but not much. The restaurant here seems to have a good reputation but this put me off eating in. Sorry to focus on the negative but it really spoilt the experience, especially as it was repeated and not a one off. Otherwise the stay was okay based upon cleanliness, room etc.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Liverpool
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2013

I was in the Isle of Man for 4 days running a shop fitting job in town, not really looking forward to staying here in November, but my opinion changed after a day or two at the Admiral House Hotel.

Booked through my company who don't normally come up trumps with accommodation, however this was a pleasant change, I found the hotel less than 5 mins from the Ferry & minutes from the main st where I was to work. After a friendly welcome I was given a room which to be honest didn't have a great view but this was more than made up for by the high standard of furniture, fixtures & space available in it, the bathroom was the size of a Travelodge room, flat screen & huge storage space.

For tourists the Tram stop is outside, you can walk to the Main St & cross the road to paddle on the beach. I did move rooms as more of us were staying after the 1st night and luckily I was upgraded to an Executive room with Sea view, again this was huge and well furnished with the added benefit of the view.

Igis's Cafe bar which is within the hotel served great coffee & snacks throughout the day, with friendly staff, this place came in really handy as we were working nights and we could catch a late breakfast here. The one night we used JAR Bar & Grill downstairs this was also impressive in decor, food and of course attentive staff on hand. They were busy refurbishing the soon to open JAR restaurant and this is looking very impressive and would be worth trying out.

A mention for the night staff as we were working late & getting back late each night, they were really accommodating in our late night requests for a beer & sometimes toast.

I'd take my family back here next time rather than my work colleagues, yes it's that good !

Room Tip: Sea View recommended.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and found it comfortable. We upgraded to an executive room (302) which was on the second floor and had great views of the promenade. The hotel staff were very helpful and the room was very clean. Breakfast was great. There were a few small downfalls such as the shower being quite poor and the shower screen having no seal so leaked onto bathroom floor. The decor was a little dated but to a standard that you would expect from a 3 star hotel. The lady in the room next door must have had hearing problems because we could hear every word from here tv it was so loud but not something the hotel were to blame for really. Bed was comfy and the room had the usual tea making facilities and complimentary bottled water. A nice stay in all and we would most likely return to this hotel although not at the same time of year because Douglas was like a ghost town when we visited.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Thank DEN70N
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2013

We stayed for 3 nights. Excellent location. The staff were friendly. We went with another couple, our room on the 3rd floor was a nice size, lovely bathroom. The other couples room was on the 2nd floor and was huge with a king size bed. The only thing that let it down was the view at the back, but that can't be helped. Also being over the bar meant we were kept awake by people outside having a fag and by the bottle bins being emptied
The breakfast was amazing, couldn't fault at all.
We paid for a deal over the 3 nights so it was well worth the money.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Surrey, England
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights in July. Room was very big, very clean and very comfortable. The breakfasts were superb, especially the Manx kippers! The best thing about this place is the location....stunning views across the promenade and a few minutes walk to the main shopping area. Would return.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the promenade, the views are stunning.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Lancashire UK
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

The hotel is in a great location on the promenade very close to the centre of Douglas.
I stayed for one night on business and the hotel was perfectly adequate for the purpose.
The large bedroom/bathroom had been modernised and furnished to a modest standard.
Only used the impressive looking restaurant for breakfast which was very good.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Admiral House

Property: Admiral House
Address: 12 Loch Promenade, Douglas IM1 2LX
Region: United Kingdom > Isle of Man > Douglas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Douglas
Hotel Class:3 star — Admiral House 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
Admiral House Hotel Douglas
Admiral Hotel Douglas
Admiral House Isle Of Man/Douglas

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