A friend and I booked two executive rooms for two nights in early July 2014. We arrived as foot passengers on the ferry and it was a short walk to the hotel. Check in was prompt and amusing, especially when I was told that my room (402) was on the third floor and my friend's (301) was on the second floor. Ah well ! My room was very spacious with a spotless, smartly tiled bathroom with bath and over-bath shower. I had a comfortable bed with four large fluffy pillows. There was also a flat screen TV and tea making facilities. The wardrobe contained a 'free to use' safe. The room was at the front of the hotel and had a great view of Douglas bay. My friend's room was even more spacious on the corner of the building. I enjoyed peaceful sleep, although my friend was disturbed by drunks in the street, due to him leaving his windows open. Breakfast was excellent. On both mornings I had the full English breakfast which included scrambled egg, bacon, black pudding, sausage and hash brown. It was well cooked and delicious. Self service applied for cereals, juices and toast. Service was courteous by the mainly young European staff. As we arrived on Sunday evening we decided to dine in the 'JAR' restaurant in the basement. After a beer we ordered a couple of burgers. My friend ordered beef and was asked by our Bulgarian waiter how he would like it cooked. He opted for medium. I was surprised to be asked how I would like my Chicken burger cooked ! My answer was just that - "Cooked !" Service was very slow, considering we were the only two in the restaurant. My heart sank when the food arrived. A small flattened, grilled chicken breast sat atop a dry half bun, whilst the other half which was meant to be covered in "salsa" had lettuce, four slices of tomato and slices of dill pickle. Frozen style chips completed this lacklustre offering. It was poor and it was expensive. A bad decision ! Subsequent meals taken elsewhere proved to be delicious and reasonably priced. On our third day we checked out and left our luggage with reception to collect prior to our evening ferry home. I liked the hotel and will stay again whilst giving the basement restaurant a very wide berth. We paid £90 pppn for B&B and were very happy with the quality of the hotel and the comfort we enjoyed.
- Also Known As:
- Admiral House Hotel Douglas
- Admiral Hotel Douglas
- Admiral House Isle Of Man/Douglas