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Thank you for visiting our website or booking with Live and Work Hotels at The Town House. The purpose of this document is to provide as much detail as we can about your suite and about our hotel. It is essentially our Frequently Asked Questions – so please let us know if we have left anything out.



Apart-Suite Specifications
How big is my Suite?

Approximate sizes – please see schematics on room pages for room sizes

Junior Suites (1 & 3) are 37 sq metres (400 sq ft)
Executive Suite 5 is 37 sq metres (400 sq ft)
Luxury One Bedroom Apart-Suites (2 & 4) are 50 sq metres (540 sq ft)
Luxury Apart-Suite 6 is 48 sq metres (515 sq ft)
Luxury One Bedroom Apart-Suite 7 is 41 sq metres (440 sq ft)
Luxury One Bedroom Apart-Suite 8 is 40 sq metres (430 sq ft)
Luxury One Bedroom Apart-Suite (9,10,12 & 15) are 44 sq metres (475 sq ft)
Luxury Two Bedroom Apart-Suite (11 & 14) are 50 sq metres (535 sq ft)
Luxury Two Bedroom Apart-Suite 16 is 52 sq metres (555 sq ft)

Does my suite have a Sea View?

Suites 2,4,6,8,11,14,16 are at the front of the hotel with sea views
Suites 1,3,5,7,9,10,12,15 are at the back of the hotel and do not have sea views.


What is the difference between Junior Suites and one or two bedroom suites?

The most significant differences are:

  • Junior suites and the executive suite 5 are at the back of the hotel.

  • One and two bedroom suites have, as the names suggest, separate bedrooms and living rooms. Junior Suites are the traditional hotel suite design with large living/bedroom.


All rooms are profiled on our web site – see The Apartments.



What beds do I have?


The bed configuration is as follows:

Junior Suites 1 and 3- Super king size or twin beds & king size sofa bed
Apart-Suite 2, 5 & 7 – Double size bed & king size sofa bed
Apart-Suites 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12 & 15 – Super king size or twin beds & king size sofa bed

Apart-Suites 11, 14 - 2 x Super king size or twin beds. NO sofa bed

Apart-Suite 16 – 1 x Super king size or twin beds & 1 double bed. NO sofa bed


We can also put an extra fold away bed in all suites except 1,3,11,14 and 16.


How many people can sleep in my Suite?

The maximum room occupancy is 4 but this is relaxed for an additional small child.


Can I book a specific suite?

Yes indeed, and this is why we provide detailed profiles – please call 01624 626125, email  or use the book now feature on this web site.

Can I see pictures of my suite?

Yes, please see The Apartments.


Does the kitchen have…?

In general, the answer is yes. The kitchens are fully-equipped as defined by the self catering accommodation specifications from Visit Britain.

Do we provide Irons, Ironing Boards, Hair Dryers, Slippers, Gowns and DVD players?

Yes, each suite has all of these.

Can you provide a baby’s cot?

Yes, we can but we do not provide bed linen for the cots as we have found that most parents prefer to bring their own.

Do the suites have washing machines?

No, I am afraid not. We do, however, offer a same day washing service, alternatively you are welcome to use our laundry room facilities.

Do you have smart TVs in the rooms?

Yes, we do. All rooms are equipped with smart tvs with access to NOW TV (Live sports and movies), Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc. 


Check In

I see check in time is 15.00 but my flight arrives at 9 am – is there any leeway?

Our official check in time is 15.00, but often your suite may be available before this time – please check with us the day before. In any case, we would be pleased to store your bags as soon as you arrive, and move them to your room as soon as it is ready.


Why do you need to know the time I will arrive?

There are a number of things we would like to run through with you on your first visit and it takes no more than a minute or so. As reception is only manned full-time in business hours, we need to co-ordinate a suitable time to meet with you. Of course, when you come back, you can arrive and leave at your leisure with no input from us unless you would like it.


How can I contact you if I am running late?

At any time, you can reach the duty manager on 01624 626125, which is diverted to a mobile phone if we are out of the office.



Checking Out

Do I need to check out with reception?

No is the simple answer. We will make sure we have your credit card details at the time of booking and confirm them on arrival. As there are no keys, you can simply close the door and leave. We will email you a copy of your invoice and provided that there are no mistakes, we will charge your card in your absence.


I prefer to pay by cash for my stay – can I check out?

Yes of course you can – you may either pre-pay or please liaise with reception to agree on a suitable time before you leave.


What happens if I lose my key?

There are no keys! We operate a system of door codes which has the advantage of never having to worry about keys. This means you can just close the door when you leave – no need to check out. If you stay with us a second time, we can also send you the current codes so there is no need to check-in.


I know check out time is 11am but can I stay later?

I am afraid we have a set time to allow us to get rooms ready for new arrivals at 3pm. If possible, we will try and accommodate you, but in any case, we would be pleased to store your bags in reception if you have a late departure from the island.


Door Entry

How will I get the door codes?

We will email the current codes to you if you are a returning guest. The codes are also printed on the top of your welcome letter and we will text them to your mobile at the time we meet you on arrival.

Are door codes always the same?

Definitely not. We regularly change codes but try and make sure they inconvenience the minimum number of people. We may therefore notify you during your stay of a change.




Food Questions

Can you get some groceries for me?

We would be pleased to buy anything you require in advance of your arrival and put them in your room - just let us know. We make no charge for this service.

Can I get Tesco or Robinsons food delivered to me?

Yes, you can and many people do. Please bear in mind that some kitchens do not have a huge amount of space.

Does my rate include Breakfast?

Our model is slightly different to the normal hotel model. We will provide you with a welcome pack to enable you to make your own breakfast in your room or you can eat a buffet or cooked breakfast in the restaurant (Coast) and charge it to your room. Our rates do not include breakfast at Coast unless arranged direct with ourselves

What is in the welcome pack and what if I would prefer something else?

Our welcome packs include: Tea, Instant Coffee, Sugar, Filter Coffee, Milk, Bread, Butter, Jam, and a selection of Cereals. Through the pre-arrival questionnaire, you can specify what sort of bread and milk you prefer, and request something else in preference or in addition.


Will you replenish the welcome pack everyday?

Everything apart from bread, milk and filter coffee can be replenished daily.


Can you recommend a good restaurant and book it for us?

We would be pleased to make any arrangements for you in advance of your stay. Each guest is asked on our departure questionnaire if they have eaten out anywhere and what they thought of it. In each room, you will find a directory of local restaurants with these comments. There are clear favourites!




Do you have access to a Gym?

We have a fully-functional cardio gym, fitted with the highest quality equipment available. We also have manual gym equipment, including a yoga mat, yoga ball and skipping rope. The gym is open 24/7 for all guests.




Do I need Travel Insurance?

If you have not already done so, we strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance for this booking as the deposit you have paid may not be refundable and you may be liable for the cost of your stay even if weather is the cause of your cancellation. Full details of our cancellation policy and terms and conditions are provided with your booking confirmation. You do not need travel insurance for health care if you are coming from the UK as this is covered by a reciprocal agreement between the UK and the Isle of Man, but you do if you are coming from any other country and repatriation is not covered.




Depending on how many nights you are staying we will service your apartment every 3 days with linen change after 7th night. If you prefer not to be disturbed just let us know.





Can you do our laundry?

Yes, we can – it is a same day service chargeable at £24 for washing and ironing. If you prefer to do the laundry yourself there are laundry facilities (washing machine and tumble dryer) in the gym area. One load per week is free of charge, any additional washing is £10 per load. We can also arrange collection for dry cleaning which is recharged to you at cost.


Lift – do you have one?

Yes, there is a lift from which you can access all apartments with only a few steps at most.




Do I get towels and bedding?

Yes, your suite is equipped as you would find any hotel. We do not, however, supply baby cot bedding as we have found most parents prefer to bring their own. Please use the questionnaire to confirm how many guests are arriving so that we provide enough towels at the outset.

What happens if I get Sun Cream on the Linen?

Sun cream, fake tan, waterproof make up, hair dye and henna tattoos can cause permanent damage to bedding, linen and towels and we ask all guests to take care when using these products. Every effort will be taken to remove any stains but if this is not possible, a charge may be levied to replace these items.



How far are you from the Airport?

It usually takes between 20 minutes and half an hour to drive from the Airport.


Is there a bus service from the Airport?

Yes there is a bus service that stops very close to the Hotel. Just ask the bus driver for Loch Promenade. The current time table can be found at


Are you far from the Sea Terminal?

From the Sea Terminal, we are a 5 minute walk along the Douglas Promenade. The hotel is at the end of the first terraced block. On the Contact Us page, there is a Google Maps live widget as well that pictures our location. 



I have some business meetings to hold. Do you have a meeting room I could use?

I am sorry but we no longer have meeting room facilities as we found that they were very rarely used.


Mobile Phone – will it work in the Isle of Man?

This is a strange question to ask these days as we just expect them to. Sadly, Manx Telecom and Sure, the 2 providers here on the island, do not have roaming agreements with all mobile operators and so you may find that your mobile phone will not work here, particularly if you are on a pay-as-you-go tariff.  This is subject to change, but O2, Vodaphone, EE are definitely working here. In the past, we have had issues with T-Mobile, but this is rare. If you are concerned, please check with your mobile phone provider.




Where can I park my car?

We are located right in the heart of Douglas and so parking is an issue but secure parking is not - we rarely, if ever, have any car crime in the island. Unfortunately, there is no parking dedicated to our building.


Parking options are as follows:

There is free parking in front of the hotel but it is only for two hours on Monday to Saturday between 8am and 6pm, you will need a parking disc for this, which we can provide you with. It is however, unrestricted outside these hours, so you can leave your car right outside in the evening and on Sunday.

You can also park further along the Promenade outside the disc zone for up to 24 hours free of charge. This is about 10 minutes walk.


There are also several car parks within easy walking distance as follows:

  •  Marks and Spencer - 2 minutes walk - 3 hours max.

  • On Douglas seafront - 4 minutes walk £1 per hour - not long term

  • Parade Street East car park beside the sea terminal - 5 minutes walk £5.50 for 24 hours (Please note this is usually full Monday to Friday)

  • Multi-storey car park behind the shops (Ex Shoprite) which is outside overnight and all day on Sunday

We can give you directions to each car park when you arrive.


Can I bring my Dog? It is very well behaved.


We are delighted to let you know that we can now offer 1 apartment that is dog friendly. We have converted our one bedroom sea view apartment 8 (Ground floor) to be able to accommodate dogs. We provide dog bed, food and drink bowls, a cage is available upon request. Please email or give us a call on 01624 626125 if you would like to make a booking.

Phone Calls


Please note that all outgoing calls will be recharged to your room bill. You cannot make international calls from your apartment telephone, this has been disabled due to most guests using internet based applications to make international calls. 



Pre-Arrival Questions
Why do you have a Pre-arrival questionnaire?


We like to make sure we are properly prepared for your visit so that suites and services can be configured to your specification. For instance, we need to know how many guests to ensure the appropriate numbers of linen and towels are provided, do you want use of a sofa bed? Twin or double beds? and taxi transfer etc…

Sea View – does my apartment have one?

This is covered above in the room specifications, but this really is the most frequent of frequently asked questions.  We also have guests book a room which clearly does not have a sea view and ask for a sea view.  We hate to have disappointed guests and so do try and be as transparent as possible about which rooms do and don’t have sea views.

In overview:

  • Rooms at the front of the hotel have sea views.

  • Sea view rooms are slightly more expensive.

  • Junior suites do not have sea views

In detail:

  • Suites 2,4,6,8,11,14,16 are at the front of the hotel with sea views

  • Suites 1,3,5,7,9,10,12,15 are at the back of the hotel and do not have sea views.


Award Winning Hotel?
What does the World Travel Awards logo on your homepage actually mean?

The Town House has won The World Travel Award’s Hotel of the Year for the Isle of Man for three consecutive years. Most recently we won the 2013/2014 season, which is the logo you see on the homepage. These awards are internationally recognised and awarded based on an independent evaluation of the top hotels on the Isle of Man.

What does the Gold Award logo on your homepage mean?

A hotel has to achieve certain high standards in order to earn Gold standard and it is recognised as a prestigious award in the hospitality sector. The Town House is proud to have been awarded Gold Standard 4 Star rating in the Serviced Apartments category by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism every year since its opening.


More questions? Contact Us.

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