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“Slightly depressing”
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Regency Hotel
Ranked #8 of 17 Hotels in Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
89 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Slightly depressing”
Reviewed 5 December 2011

We stayed for one night recently after enjoying a surperb meal in Stephen Dedmans new onsite restaurant,which we wouldhighly recommend.

Sadly our first reaction on seeing our room (no.101) was not favourable the main problem being the slate grey decor and the strange mixture of styles in this huge bedroom.I mean traditional dado rails,modern oak furniture and a weird suspended halogen lighting rail.However every possible need for the business user was provided free of charge as were soft drinks in the fridge.We also found it a little unusual for of this calibre of hotel to only have a duvet on the bed with no counterpane,even Travelodge give you that,so you can lie on the bed without soiling the duvet with your feet.

The bathroom was also of very generous proportions the only downside being the onset of rot to the skirting boards where the shower had been leaking,not appealing!

The staff were very obliging and friendly,nothing being too much trouble.

So if you fancy a traditional style hotel with tartan carpets ,oak paneling,excellent staff and a superb restaurant,then give the Regency a go,but try to get a discount as the price is a little on the high side.

Oh I forgot to mention that you take your chance with parking as the hotel relies on on street parking for guests and trying to negotiate the revolving door,the only way in,with a large case is entertaining to say the least.

Room Tip: Have a look at your room before you accept it,front rooms are much better
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2011

I've stayed in the Regency on several occasions in the past couple of months and while the staff and food are outstanding, the rooms I've been allocated really disappoint. On my last visit, I was given the smallest room I've ever had in a hotel and that includes several stays in Paris! Well appointed, yes, but without the space to open a decent sized suitcase.

With the tiny windows open, there was still no air, just the drone of the kitchen extractor fans from 06:20 to 11:30 at night. After 48 hours with the windows open - in October mind - the room was just about at a comfortable temperature.

A real shame as everything else is really well done.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Greater London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2011

We stayed 5 nights recently, not on business (unlike most guests) but on our first visit to IoM, with friends. Would recommend this hotel - comfortable room, helpful and friendly staff, lovely location, bus stop right outside the door to airport, excellent breakfast, and a lift that made us giggle! This hotel has been thoughtfully updated and I loved the tartan carpet.

Room Tip: Ask for a seaside room, the view at low tide and sunrise is worth it
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Walla Walla, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2011

Stayed at the Regency for a night in a suite. The room was very nice, especially by IoM standards, and very spacious. The elevator was...interesting. Old-fashioned and narrow, but it got the job done. Breakfast was good. I had a problem with my TV and someone came up in a minute or two to fix it. Definitely recommended if you don't need foot access to the city center or have a car.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Bath, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
207 reviews
95 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2011

I had a very brief hotel visit-just one night and I was delighted to be immediately upgraded to the presidential suite. Huge room (s) with great TV, Internet, free minibar trouser press, DVD player x 2, hi-fi, iron with ironing board. Even an exercise bike in my room! An extremely comfortable bed with a very nice bathroom as well added to which there was a huge lounge area separate from the bedroom. I couldn't fault this hotel in any way and without any question give it a unanimous five stars throughout. The bar area (which unfortunately I didn't use) is very welcoming as is the wonderful restaurant. The staff are all extremely courteous, welcoming and seemed genuinely pleased to see guests as if they were seeing old friends. Well done everyone-you have got this one just right!

Room Tip: 408 was the room I stayed in
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Wilmslow
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138 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2011

We arrived at the hotel for a business meeting early in the morning. The meeting ran on from what should have been just a breakfast meeting, to well after lunchtime. We enquired about lunch and we were told that there were only soup and sandwiches available at lunchtime. Initially we were a little disappointed however when the food arrived, it exceeded our expectations since the homemade soup really was a delicious homemade vegetable soup, together with lovely sandwiches. The whole lunch was prepared and served by Marni. This lady gave a wonderful welcome and first class service throughout our stay at the hotel. Her customer service skills were the best we have experienced in a long time. The room was clean, spacious and well equipped with minibar, computer, fax machine and a huge bathroom. We would most certainly return to this hotel.

Room Tip: Request a sea view room if possible.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Berlin, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
179 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2011

Good hotel for a business trip. Friendly staff, good breakfast, good room. They have computers in the room but not much use, you still need your own PC.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
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Property: Regency Hotel
Address: Queens Promenade, Douglas IM2 4NN
Region: United Kingdom > Isle of Man > Douglas
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#1 Business Hotel in Douglas
#3 Romantic Hotel in Douglas
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Number of rooms: 45
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