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The Arches
Ranked #2 of 11 Port Erin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 March 2013

This was our second visit to THE ARCHES and we were once again blown away by the hospitality and surroundings. We stayed in the BLUE room and it was sheer luxury. The view from the bath is unbelievable. We were extremely lucky as we had the place to ourselves. You feel relaxed as soon as you set foot in the place. Phil and Jill are fantastic hosts and nothing is too much trouble. The problem is, you don't want to leave. Already booked again for April and July!! Thank you for a wonderful stay. Best place on the IOM by far. :0)

Room Tip: Blue room is my favourie so far! Green room was gorgeous too! Staying in Lilac room in April and can...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank vickyc1807
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JRoutledge, Owner at The Arches, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2013

Hi Vicky, glad you enjoyed it, great to see you again.
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

The best B&B I have ever stayed at, just blown away by the high spec of this property, the views, the food, the hospitality, you don't feel like a guest Jill and Phil are so friendly and welcoming. Jill is such a talented cook loved all her food, good job we weren't staying for a week, I think I would have gone up another dress size, as I couldn't resist her home made bread at breakfast, Phil very generously kept filling up our toast rack. I thoroughly recommend The Arches, we stayed in the Green Room which was lovely views to die for, we had a tour of the other bedrooms which were just as lovely, we enjoyed swimming in the pool, very luxurious, sitting on the terrace, catching some March rays, after dinner relaxing in the fab lounge, I could go on and on, why would you want to stay in a hotel when you could stay at this Top Notch B&B. Thanks Jill and Phil.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Kay W
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JRoutledge, Owner at The Arches, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2013

Hi,
Thanks for the great review, will try and limit your toast next time ! (Just kidding)
Phil and jill

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Reviewed 19 March 2013

What a fantastic break. Jill and Phil were brilliant. A beautiful house set in amazing surroundings. The facilities were outstanding with attention to detail. Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts and we felt thoroughly looked after. Jill is a first class cook too - it's a must x

Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Jonathan S
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JRoutledge, Owner at The Arches, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2013

Hi Jonathan and Leanne,
Thanks for the review and all your tips on vegetarian ideas i will be trying them soon when I can convince Phil he doesn't need meat with every meal,
Hope we will see you again.
Thanks Phil and Jill

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Reviewed 18 March 2013

We stayed for 1 night in the Blue room back in Feb 2013 as a Valentine getaway and were blown away by our visit. The quality of the place hits you as soon as you walk through the door and is maintained throughout. The decor, the amenities, the views, the pool, the comfort and the hosting was superb. A huge highlight though was the first class food! All homemade down to the mayo! Phil and Jill were perfect hosts and we cannot wait to stay there again. - In fact we've booked again for this summer but this time for 2 nights! It can't come quick enough!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Stayed at The Arches for two day in the blue room. Excellent room well appointed great views a little bit of self indulgent luxury. Will visit again and I don't say that often. Great hosts lovely breakfast, don't know what else to say other than go and try you won't be disappointed.

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Reviewed 3 March 2013

Stayed for one night in the lovely green room for an escape before our baby arrives next month. From the moment you walk in you get a warm welcome, sense of calm and luxury. The building is clean, modern and extremely well thought out. Everywhere you turn you get amazing un interrupted views of Port Erin bay - my favourite being the view across the bay from the indoor heated infinity pool!!

Our room was clean, spacious and modern. The jacuzzi bath in the corner was especially nice considering you can relax and watch TV from it :) the balcony was also lovely again with views of the bay.

The highlight of the whole stay was definitely Jill's cooking - I would recommend having a meal with your stay! We have never had duck that tasted so good!! From starter to dessert we were blown away with attention to detail and flavours :)

We will definitely be recommending this place to everyone we know.

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1  Thank kirsty20113
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Reviewed 2 March 2013

I stayed at The Arches as it came highly recommended. I wasn't disappointed!
The house itself is really luxurious and the rooms are well equipped and really comfortable.
The food is exceptional and is all home made, I recommend the steak!
Phil and Jill's hospitality is first class.
I would defintley recommend a stay at this excellent B&B.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank Neilleamey
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Additional Information about The Arches

Address: The Arches Tower Road, Isle of Man, Port Erin IM9 6PP
Region: United Kingdom > Isle of Man > Port Erin
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Port Erin
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Arches is a boutique B & B that enjoys wonderful views and faciities. It is a B & B rather than a Hotel because it is our home as opposed to the mass produced places where a guest can sleep , as opposed to a place that is worth visiting in it's own right. The indoor heated swimming pool , guest lounge and guest terraces and balconies give plenty of scope for a romantic break or simply an oportunity to rest and relax. ... more   less 
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The Arches Port Erin, Isle Of Man

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