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The Hydro Hotel
Ranked #14 of 22 Hotels in Douglas
preston lanc
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“hydro hotel”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

lovely hotel great room great ,food staff very helpful and friendly, went with alfa very good value .only complaint we had was that douglas is very very quite we were lucky to have some trips out otherwise we would have been quite bored also we had good weather which always helps.would definately recommend the hotel though.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

This hotel is very good, my husband and i have just spent 6 nights there with Alfa travel we have had a lovley holiday, nice clean room, not much of a view but not in the room very much
so did not really matter. Good food and very friendly staff. would also recommend Alfa Travel Holidays very good value for money.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2013

Just returned from a short break at the Hydro and had a great time, staff friendly and helpful, breakfast excellent and our seafront family room was clean and tidy.

We only used the bar on a couple of occasions but again the service was excellent.

We hope to return next year

  • Stayed July 2013
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3 Thank YorkshireRoss
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

A great place to have a weekend away, staff were friendly and always eager to help. Our room was clean and the view from our room was fantastic.

Breakfast was fine, overall a very pleasant stay which I would recommend to anyone wanting to explore the Isle of Man.

  • Stayed July 2013
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1 Thank Blackbeard1952
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Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2013

just got back from a weeks stay at the hydro with an ALFA coach party, room was tiny,with too much furniture,but clean.the service in the dining room was atrocious with some of the staff having a scruffy appearance and a couldn't care less attitude. We waited 44 minutes for our second course one evening 35 minutes being the average.The food when it arrived was tasteless and undercooked,There didn't seem to be any supervision at all.On our final morning I was served my breakfast and noticed what I thought was a piece of black cotton under my fried egg and when looked under the egg to my horror there was a 'DADDY LONG LEGS' embedded in the egg,when I complained to the waitress she took it away without any apology and came out of the kitchen giggling with another waitress, they must have found it funny. DON'T GO ANYWHERE NEAR THIS EXCUSE FOR A HOTEL YOU WILL REGRET IT.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2013

There were motor bikes as far as the eye could see wherever we were on the island but it was a thrilling spectacle to see.

Our bedroom had plenty of power points and was big enough for a few days and the beds were very comfy.

Breakfast was adequate, the only negative point was the breakfast waitresses (if you can say that in this pc world) managing the manager!

There was a good choice for Evening Meal but one evening when we asked the waiter for another bread roll he bought it to us in his hand.

One thing I would recommend is the One Day Island Explorer, it costs £16 each but you can travel on the Manx Electric Railway, Isle of Man Steam Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway and Douglas Horse Tram Services, we did all of these and it was money well spent.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2013

Just got back from my first TT trip Was told that this hotel was RIGHT by the start and finish line !!! Well it is if you think a 30min + hike up what felt like Mount Everest RIGHT but the start and finish line!!! I on the other hand did not !! The hotel is tired and very dirty in places my head board being one such place (not some where you would want to put your head when sitting up in bed) the room was the smallest double room I have ever been in the toilet rim was Brown and the wallpaper was hanging off the wall under the window. On the up side breakfast was great and staff very helpful and polite. But will never go back to this hotel while its in this state

  • Stayed May 2013
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1 Thank Samann3
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Property: The Hydro Hotel
Address: Queens Promenade, Douglas IM2 4NF
Region: United Kingdom > Isle of Man > Douglas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Douglas
#5 Family Hotel in Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Hydro Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hydro is a well established Isle of Man hotel, situated on the historic Queen's Promenade overlooking Douglas Bay. The Hydro is a 55 bedroom hotel, built in 1910, offering modern facilities, whilst retaining its original character. The Hotel is open throughout the year and we welcome all guests on business or leisure. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hydro Hotel Douglas
The Hydro Hotel Isle Of Man/Douglas

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