Last night I stayed here but tonight I'm at the Gatwick Sofitel. Both 4 star but the immediate comparison is obvious. Whilst the staff are very well trained at the Claremont the refurb is more cosmetic. One has to also put this into context of the IOM. They don't do new-builds and air-conditioning is unheard of, although would have been good this week. Probably the best I've stayed at in the IOM but practically I smile when I have to get out of bed to reach the bedside light switch! The IOM is a step back in time so one should allow for this but for a regular traveller don't expect this to compare with global city 4 stars. At least tonight I can turn off my lights without getting out of bed!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boasting beautifully designed bedrooms, opulent furnishings and a premium location, The Claremont Hotel, is officially the highest rated hotel on the Isle of Man and both offers business and leisure visitors an unforgettable stay. Following extensive refurbishment to provide an international standard hotel, the '4 Star Gold' Claremont was also recently awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for a 3rd successive year, is a recent winner of the Isle of Man business of the year and was awarded Isle of Man Hotel of the year in 2014. With 56 lavishly furnished bedrooms including a number of 'Business Club' executive standard rooms, the hotel has stunning promenade views across the Douglas Bay and is situated at the heart of the local business and retail districts. All 'Business Club' rooms feature super king-sized beds with a Tempur (R) Mattress, Hungarian Goose Down pillows, elegant bathrobes, stylish wet room, Aveda toiletries (R), complimentary high speed wi-fi and DVD player, in addition to the work desk, iron and board, bathroom speakers, mini fridge and personal mini-safe. The Claremont also features on site one of the island's finest restaurants, 'Coast Bar and Brasserie', open all day serving an array of local produce, classic cocktails, extensive wine list, lunch, afternoon tea (pre bookable) and dinner. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Claremont Hotel Douglas
- The Claremont Hotel Isle Of Man/Douglas