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Espoo, Finland
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The highest recommendations go to the friendly and helpful staff who went out of their way to help. A close second place goes to the cosy atmosphere. The room was a little on the small size and the lifts / stairs were quite quirky, but considering the value for money of this hotel, these were minor considerations. Did I mention...

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Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far, away; this was the grandest of grand hotels set upon the sea front at Douglas. Today, it’s well past it’s sell by date and is a very sad affair in September 2016 when it hosted a group from retired seniors from The Crumblies...51 of them. Security? I need my room key...

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6Thank Colinveitchart
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We stayed in the Hydro for one night after celebrating my 60th birthday.Had a great stay , the breakfast selection in the morning was as good as any 5 star hotel.T he service and the way we were treated from start to finish was fantastic.

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GRIMSBY UK
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Stayed here as part of a coach holiday. The food was very very good with 3 choices for each course. The service is excellent and all the hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Not too bad for the price , basic and in need of some TLC , the first room we were given was very noisy as it was located at the back of the hotel near the kitchen but when we complained we were moved to a better room at the front with a sea view , a bit of hassle...

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The Hydro is not the most modern of hotels. It is obviously used to quite an extent by visiting coach groups (but not during the TT races, when prices all over the island rocket!) Nevertheless it is a clean, welcoming hotel with friendly staff. Meals on a half board basis are certainly adequate if not hugely exciting, with a buffet...

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Wantage, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here because it was the only one I could find at a sensible price that took dogs and convenient for early ferry in the morning. I had a single room - although it overlooked the wheelie bins, I found it clean, warm with everything I needed. Breakfast good - wish I could have taken my time over it but...

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Spent almost a week in this hotel as a family of 4 adults. The room was quite clean and every day it was restocked with a generous amount of essentials. Even with a double bed and two singles, there was plenty of room so we weren't squashed in. A varied breakfast selection was provided which was delicious. The hotel was...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Stayed here for 2 nights while working in Isle of Man. Room was small for a double room and had furniture was dated and had a musty smell. Bathroom wasn't clean enough and had stains on floor and shower unit had dated 'black' dampness throughout. I ate in the bar on my 1st night and food was good and reasonable...

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Mirfield U. K.
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This is the second year we have stayed here and we have been very satisfied on both occasions, also we echo the other good reports. This is a proper hotel with well-equipped quirky rooms that are clean and well kept. The staff were wonderful as was the variety and quality of the food. Della in the restaurant is a star...

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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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 

Additional Information about The Hydro Hotel

Address: Queens Promenade, Douglas IM2 4NF
Region: United Kingdom > Isle of Man > Douglas
Price Range: $70 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Hydro Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 55
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Also Known As:
Hydro Hotel Douglas
The Hydro Hotel Isle Of Man/Douglas
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Douglas
#5 Family Hotel in Douglas
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“Most rooms have a sea view”
 of 5 bubbles 443CharlieD, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the back face a cliff wall.Seaviews are floodlit at night and you'll hear the dust cart arrive at 7.00 am”
  • View from room 304, dust carts noise at 7.00 am and side of hotel floodlit
  • You wonder when it was last cleaned, the Hydro Hotel Fire escape
  • Even the wallpaper has had enough and wants to leave
  • Room 304 No wardrobe and no feathers in the pillows . . . my teddies
  • View at the back of the Hydro Hotel Douglas,not displayed on their website
  • This shows the scale of the filth I found in the bathroom in room 304
 of 5 bubbles Colinveitchart, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Overlooking the promenade would be good”
 of 5 bubbles ShirleyWatts, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for Room 101! It's the other half of room 100, or ask for the rooms directly above the hotel entrance / foyer.”
 of 5 bubbles bobsageuk, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Sea view rooms are good value for money”
 of 5 bubbles 815DavidF815, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
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