This is my 3rd night at the Rutland; one night more to go! It is right on the promenade overlooking the bay. There is free 24 hour parking in the street outside the hotel, although it does fill up in the evening but I have always found a space. I was booked in very efficiently, my room on the 1st floor being at the back, so no traffic noise but no sea view! The room was obviously recently renovated, in fact the whole hotel looks brand new. Everything in this hotel is spotlessly clean, and that includes my room. I paid for a single room but was given a double which was quite spacious and so was the bathroom. The bed is very comfortable. The bathroom has a shower (but no bath) in a triangular shape, with solid doors so water does not end up on the bathroom floor. Plenty of hot water, a stable temperature and good pressure and the shower cubicle is a reasonable size. The room is serviced every day.
There is a small screen TV in the room, which is a rather old CRT display. It's OK for watching the news etc, but pictures can be rather grainy due to the hotels cable system. Still, you don't come here to watch TV!
Breakfast is a self service affair with the usual British fare of sausage, bacon egg, etc. Kippers are available at a small extra cost. Everything was nicely cooked and warm. Tea & Coffee is served at your table. The staff are very efficient. There is white or wholemeal bread for toast which is reasonably thick, but plan ahead with this because the toasters (4 with 4 slots each = 16 slots!) are really slow!! I did not try the evening meal but there were plenty of customers for it!
The staff here are very friendly and helpful. My only negative comment about The Rutland is that the interior walls are rather thin, possibly made of plasterboard, and noise does transmit from other rooms. I thought someone was coming through the ceiling on my first night! Still, I recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of the most elegant buildings on the Isle of Man, The Rutland is the latest addition to the Sleepwell Group. Following a multi-million pound refurbishment, The Rutland has been transformed into a stunning 64 bedroom hotel offering comfort, style and quality to both business and leisure customers. The Rutland is situated on the Queens Promenade in Douglas and enjoys beautiful panoramic views across Douglas Bay and is only a short walk to the town centre. Please note that due to the original architectural features of our Isle of Man Hotels, they are not suitable for any guests requiring 'Wheelchair' or 'Street level access', as all have external steps to access the hotel entrance. Proud winner of the 2008 Isle of Man Tourism Awards - Best Hotel of the Year. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rutland Hotel Douglas
- Rutland Hotel Isle Man
- The Rutland Hotel Isle Of Man/Douglas