This hotel is a bit of a microcosm of Isle of Man tourism. In other words, it's old, outdated, down at heel, and yet still has genuine retro charm. It's also very well located, right on the Douglas waterfront, where the famous IOM horse trams clip clop by (several times an hour during daytime).
My booking at the Hydro was handled very professionally, the room was quiet with adequate facilities, service was friendly, the breakfast was good, and the evening meals were acceptable.
The Hydro appears to be popular with tour groups of elderly people from the north of England, and this gives you yet another clue to the Hydro's, and IOM's, main target market).
I would happily stay there again.
- 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