Isle of Man TT Hotel Bell Tent Glamping
Stay with Hotel Bell Tent at Ballakermeen High School in the centre of Douglas for camping fun and frivolity! For your comfort Hotel Bell Tent provide that all essential boutique camping magic in a beautiful Bell Tent in Douglas, the hub of the Isle of Man TT.
When you arrive in our private parking facility (covered by CCTV), you will then follow the signs to our reception where our fabulous reception team will be ready to check you in, introduce you to 'all things Hotel Bell Tent' and then personally show you to your Bell Tent.
Your 'room', in a gorgeous & seriously spacious 5m Bell Tent, will be set up to your specification when you placed your order, along with some exciting goodies free of charge.
Each morning the state of the art school canteen will be serving delicious hot or cold breakfasts, available 7 am until 9 am. Hot drinks and snacks will also be available throughout the day and night. Guests will also have access to whopping 25 metres indoor pool, fully equipped gym, a morning Mini Bus service to transport you around the course, a cinema room showing daily TT catch up and Motor Sport films in the evenings, WIFI access within the reception area and a lockable facility for those of you bringing your bike with you. We will also have a knowledgeable local on hand at the reception to advise you on exciting places to watch the TT around the island and other activities and events not to miss.
At Hotel Bell Tent, there is no need to wait in the rain for a shower as all our guests will have access to the school loos and shower facilities along with space to change plus plug points for hairdryers and straighteners.
Throughout your stay, our fabulous reception & concierge team will be at your beck and call to make sure you have the most enjoyable and stress- free experience as possible.
And finally, to make sure you and your belongings feel extra safe throughout the event, we will have 24-hour bespoke security.
Simply book, turn up, check in and leave all the hard work to Hotel Bell Tent – giving you more time to explore and enjoy the IOM TT. No stress and no wasted time setting up camp or lugging camping gear on your bike across on the ferry!
All tents are spacious 5 metre Bell Tents and come equipped with the following:
- a jute doormat
- hanging vanity mirror
- low level hand-painted tables
- an electronic LED old fashioned hanging lantern
- cosy block colour Indian rugs and a tea light chandelier and tea light providing warmth and light
- Luxury inflatable mattresses; as required, along with 100% Egyptian cotton bedding, 13.5 tog duvets (one underneath you as a mattress topper and one on top – a veritable duvet sandwich!)
- Fluffy bath towels
Extra facilities on site...
HOT BREAKFAST IN THE MORNING
Get yourself set up for the day with a fresh coffee and a hearty Bacon/Sausage/Egg bap breakfast.
SWIMMING POOL AND GYM
For those guests who want to keep their fitness up during the TT or alternatively if you just fancy a leisurely dip, guest will have access to a glorious 25 metres indoor pool as well as a fully equipped Gym.
TOILETS & SHOWERS
Plentiful indoors toilets, lovely hot showers and changing areas available with plug points – all housed indoors within the school. 24-hour access.
We will also have the local knowledge which will allow us to advise of all the exciting places to watch the TT around the island and other activities and events going on over the race week.
PRINTING FACILITIES AND WIFI ACCESS
Guest will be able to access WIFI and printing facilities free of charge from the reception area.
There will be a cinema room open in the evenings showing the nail-biting ITV4 TT highlights as well as Motorsport films and documentaries.
There is ample parking space available for your bikes (don't forget your chain!). The parking facilities will be covered by both CCTV and manned security.
Onsite the school there is a laundry service which guests will be able to access.
Hotel Bell Tent will provide 24hr security for the whole campsite and all its facilities with a 24/7 point of contact to ensure a safer accommodation environment.
As with any campsite though Hotel Bell Tent cannot take responsibility for any loss of items from our tents. Please think before you pack – do you REALLY need it?
We highly recommend you bring a torch for late night trips to the loo, lots of layers for when the sun goes down and an extra throw or blanket if you tend to feel the cold at night. Though our duvets are 13.5 tog, an extra blanket is always a good idea just in case the night times are a little cooler.
As Ballakermeen is a School site we cannot permit the consumption of alcohol on site, however, we are just 10mins walk, or taxi ride costing just £4, to the centre of Douglas which has a vibrant nightlife during the TT weeks.
Hotel Bell Tent guests are very welcome to bring camping stoves to use outside of their tents. The use of stoves inside the tents is NOT permitted.
For those of you who request quieter camping, we will endeavour to locate you at the back of the Hotel Bell Tent camp away from the livelier communal areas. However, please remember that we are unable to ensure complete quiet as we cannot guarantee the volume of your neighbours. Ear plugs will be available at reception for lighter sleepers.
The Luxury Package is fabulously dressed with our 'Camping with Soul' accessory range including; a jute doormat, hanging vanity mirror, low-level hand-painted tables, an electronic LED old fashioned hanging lantern, cosy block colour Indian rugs and a tea light chandelier and tea light providing warmth and light. The package also comes with Luxury inflatable mattresses; as required, along with 100% Egyptian cotton bedding, 13.5 tog duvets (one underneath you as a mattress topper and one on top – a veritable duvet sandwich!) & fluffy bath towels.