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The Arches
Ranked #1 of 10 Port Erin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Merseyside
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Pure Quality !!”
Reviewed 11 May 2013

The Arches is one of the nicest places we have ever stayed in. Its every bit as good as the photos show, pity the photos can't give you an idea of how great the atmosphere is here too . . This is also a brilliant place for cyclists - we had just cycled over the mountain from Peel and it was just perfect to jump in the pool to wind down, on our arrival. The soft fluffy dressing gowns and slippers are perfect for travelling cyclists like ourselves who carry little, so this was ideal to help make our stay even more comfortable.
Phil and Jill are FANTASTIC hosts and nothing is too much trouble for them. We will most certainly be returning back and will stay a little longer than the one night next time, so we can enjoy all the facilities at this first class quality accommodation.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2013

This is an amazing place to stay. If you want to retreat from a busy life, unwind, eat wonderful food and totally relax this is the place for you. The pictures here are lovely but pictures can't really do this place justice it's even better than in the pictures. It is truly magical to stay in this beautiful home with such welcoming hosts. Jill's cooking is an art form. We have stayed in many places and even have our own holiday home but this is spectacular. Port Erin bay is lovely and you couldn't want better views than from the blue room. We managed in 4 days to visit lots of places we have never seen or experienced before even though we have visited the island a few times but always with the pleasure of returning to this beautiful house. We couldn't really call it a B&B it's just too special. We are already planning our next trip only this time there will be more of us. Trust us you won't find a better place to stay than this.

Room Tip: We chose the blue room but think they are all amazing.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Philip R, Manager at The Arches, responded to this review, 18 June 2013
Thanks for your wonderful report. It is very flattering and supportive when our guests take the time and trouble to write a review such as this. Cheers, Phil& Jill
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Isle Of Man, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

A truly amazing stay, the best place we've stayed in - EVER!! Everything was just perfect and we can't thank you enough, a truly delightful experience. The room was very sumptuous, the pool fabulous, the food absolutely delicious and the service first class! Thank you both so much. Claire & Dave xx



  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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JRoutledge, Owner at The Arches, responded to this review, 30 April 2013
Thanks for the generous comments. It is a great lift to the spirits to receive such praise .
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Peel, Isle Of Man
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Me & my wife stayed for our third time this weekend and it just keeps getting better.

The accommodation is state of the art and luxurious, the service and care we received from Phil & Jill is unrivalled and the food is the best on the Isle of Man we have had in our 30 years living here.

We honestly cannot speak highly enough of the facilities,service and food. On top of that Phil and Jill are a very lovely, kind and attentive couple who really do their best to make our stays amazing.

Thank you, see you in July

Room Tip: We have stayed in most rooms but the Lilac & Blue rooms are our favourite.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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JRoutledge, Owner at The Arches, responded to this review, 30 April 2013
Thanks again for the visit, and the great company
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Douglas, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 April 2013

Spent one night in the luxurious blue room, for our wedding anniversary. Began with a very warm welcome and friendly tour of the house. Absolutely stunning views from this hilltop location. Seems no expense spared in this extensive renovation to top class standard with a classy and stylish finish.

The room was spotless, luxurious and the view whilst relaxing in the jacuzzi priceless. The facilities where second to none, large lounge certainly has the wow factor and the panoramic views from the roof top terrace breathtaking. The infinity pool was icing on the cake.

The food was delicious, rivalling any of the best restaurants on the island, strongly recommend the steak. Home-cooked breakfast certainly kept us going till dinner.

In summary great hosts, stunning location and amazing facilities. Thank you for a super break, will be back once the mother-in-law has recovered from minding the kids!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Philip R, Owner at The Arches, responded to this review, 16 April 2013
Thanks for your kind comments. We really appreciate it when people give us such positive feedback
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Onchan, Isle Of Man
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2013

Dont believe the hype is usually true but not with The Arches it all spot on. If you read reviews before you stay, which many of us now do, you are always looking for little issues, well dont look to hard you wont find anything here.

Having travelled extensively for work and stayed in some very very good hotels I wasn't expecting to be blown away but I was. This is truly deserving of its 5 Star status for location, quality and service. Have the millionaire lifestyle for at least one night, in a house which is truly a grand design with an infinity pool, very comfortable rooms and fabulous food.

Phil and Jill are rightly proud of their beautiful house and the service they provide is top class.

Have you booked it yet? What are you waiting for?

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Douglas, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 March 2013

We stayed for one night at the Arches in the green room. Being an Isle of Man resident, you don't often get a chance to stay in our hotels but I am so glad I took my friend's advice and stayed here! From start to finish, the hospitality and service was first class and very welcoming. We were lucky to have stayed on a clear and sunny day so we really got to appreciate how stunning the Isle of Man really is. Highlights of the day include the beautiful evening meal and breakfast, lazying about in the jacuzzi and enjoying the surroundings with friends. We will most definitely be back!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: 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 #1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Port Erin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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