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Arrandale House & Apartments
Ranked #5 of 37 Douglas B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 September 2008

Small cramped room, I kept banging my self on the (empty) fridge next to the bed. If you opened the wardrobe you blocked the door to the toilet.

The bed was small, lumpy and had only two pillows like postage stamps.

The bathroom was tiny and the shower was held in place by a piece of coloured wool, you had to hold it to get washed. The sink was tiny and low down so if you tried to wash your face you hit your head on the glass shelf above it. After laughing at my attempts my partner decided it was safer not to try.

The curtains on the large bay window did not close, which meant that we were undressing in full view of any passerby.

This was a 'deluxe' sea view room! It looked like it had been decorated by a colour blind drunk monkey.

Yes the couple are nice and work hard, and the breakfast was good so we did not complain, but said we had to leave early.

What a relief, we checked into the Sefton, room 112, a beautiful bay view suite.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 September 2008

We are a mature biking couple and it was our first time visiting the Island and choose the hotel from the website not knowing anything about it, just going on the reviews posted, what a find it turned out to be. The hotel is centrally placed, very quiet and peaceful and and is certainly value for money, the breakfast being first class with plenty of choice, and the bar meals the same. The rooms were clean and tidy and the staff and owners were very helpful and friendly. The whole island is very biker friendly and there is plenty of safe parking on the road right outside the hotel. l have no hesitation recommending this hotel to anyone who is looking for good food and accommodation at a reasonable price.

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1  Thank speedtripleSheffield
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Reviewed 1 September 2008

As a family of 5 we took a double room in the hotel and a 1 bedroomed apartment.
I stayed in the apartment with 2 children,it was fantastic a really good size plenty of storage room with great facilities and most of all very clean.
My parents stayed in the hotel which they thoroughly enjoyed, the service by the owners and staff was brilliant nothing was too much. The food was excellent along with the room and all facilities.
We would recommend the hotel and apartments to everyone.

Stayed: August 2008
1  Thank WinnieLancasire
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Reviewed 1 September 2008

Stayed at the Arrandale for the Manx GP. Food was excellent, staff extemelly friendly and helpful. Room cleaning service was first class. The owner's Theo and Rose made our stay very enjoyable. Very close to Douglas Bay, 5 mins to beach. Would highly recommend this Hotel for a friendly and relaxing trip.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled with friends
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1  Thank hondashropshire
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Reviewed 20 August 2008

My wife and I are in our 40s and stayed in the main hotel with our 15yo daughter. We stayed for 3 nights and had the 3-single bed room. The room was clean, all the facilities worked and it served its purpose.
We enjoyed the pleasant, friendly atmosphere, the food was nice. Our hosts made us feel very welcome, took an interest and willingly helped us with tips, ideas and recommendations for places to see and places to go and eat (they didn't try to make us stay in and eat, although we happily did).
Parking was pretty simple, and a fairly short walk from Douglas town centre.
We would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled with family
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1  Thank JeffDay
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Reviewed 16 August 2008

I must admit I don't usually take the time to fill in reviews, but having stayed at 'Rose and Theo's', I felt it appropriate to show my thanks. On checking in they are extremely welcoming and nothing is too much trouble for the duo. Good food, friendly service, clean tidy rooms and perfect location, what more could you ask for.... thank you for your hospitality, we will see you again!
Emily Hall
Wales.

  • Stayed: July 2008
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1  Thank emilyinfermoy
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Reviewed 26 July 2008

A user friendly hotel with good, easy to pay ,B & B facilities. Dog friendly rooms with adjacent dog walking facilities.

Stayed: July 2008
1  Thank BillLarne
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Additional Information about Arrandale House & Apartments

Address: 39 Hutchinson Square, Douglas IM2 4HW
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Region: United Kingdom > Isle of Man > Douglas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Douglas
Price Range: £50 - £104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Arrandale House & Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For business or pleasure, stay at the friendly Arrandale and experience why so many of our guests keep returning time and time again. Located on a quiet Victorian garden square in central Douglas, the popular Arrandale is ideally located for your stay in the beautiful Isle of Man. The Arrandale offers 18 comfortable guest rooms and 7 self catering apartments. Travel also arranged. ... more   less 
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