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“IOM in Miniature”
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The Hydro Hotel
Ranked #14 of 22 Hotels in Douglas
Perth, Australia
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“IOM in Miniature”
Reviewed 15 November 2006

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 In other words, it's old, outdated, down at heel, and yet still has genuine retro charm.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.

  • Stayed October 2006, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 May 2006

This hotel is past it's best it is really looking worn out. We arrived early in the morning to find that there was sick on the side of the stairs at the front door from the night before. The reception area has leather funiture that is only fit for the skip. The staff are good and make you feel welcome and they try hard to make it look clean but the facilities are poor. Don't spent the £7.50 on the breakfast it's not worth it. We will be back to the island but not to the Hydro.

  • Stayed May 2006
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Reviewed 1 May 2006

Friendly staff, excellent location, nice, adequate breakfast.
Generally good value for money. Water in bathrooms sometimes too hot.
Would recommend the hydro. Will definately stay again.

  • Stayed April 2006
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Additional Information about The Hydro Hotel

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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