The Claremont Hotel, Douglas

If you are looking for a place to stay on the Isle of Man, I can highly recommend The Claremont in Douglas. The hotel is perfectly located on the waterfront, overlooking Douglas Bay and within a short walking distance to shopping, the ferry terminal and the station of the electric railway. The bus number 12, which runs to the airport, literally stops across the road from the hotel.

The rooms are nicely appointed and clean. There are complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, including a Nespresso machine. Every room also comes with bathrobes and slippers. The bed has one of those Tempur mattresses which adapt to the shape of your body. I thought the mattress was okay, but I can imagine that it may not be to everyone’s liking, especially if you prefer sleeping on a hard bed.

If you can, I would seriously recommend getting a room looking out the front, facing the rising sun, because the view is really lovely. However, on the downside, the windows do not have double-glazing so it can get a bit noisy, especially at the weekends.

The hotel’s restaurant is good and even offers Afternoon Tea, although this needs to be ordered in advance.

Link to The Claremont Hotel

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