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The Arches
Ranked #2 of 11 Port Erin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 January 2014

My fiancé and I stayed at the arches last night it was a Christmas present, what a fantastic place. The bedroom was beautiful over looking the bay, the heated pool overlooking the bay was blissful and sitting in the lounge with a glass of wine overlooking the beach was so romantic and the breakfast was fantastic. The owners could not have been more efficient and helpful. It was like having a little holiday. I would recommend it to anyone. We
cannot wait to go and stay there again.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Philip R, Owner at The Arches, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2014

Thanks guys for your lovely report. Time is precious for everyone, so to go to the effort of posting a comment is much appreciated. Look forward to meeting up with you again soon.

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Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

Thanks Phil and Jill for a wonderful stay for our anniversary. Accomodation is fantastic with amazing views over Port Erin and the Calf Of Man.
Ideal for a special treat or a chill and relaxation.
This our fifth stay at the Arches and have enjoyed it every time. Phil and Jill make you feel really welcome and comfortable in their home. would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Philip R, Owner at The Arches, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2013

Thanks for your lovely review . Phil & Jill

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Reviewed 8 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for three night on honeymoon ,Jill and Phil where fantastic and very friendly, facilities were perfect, and those special little touches and the attention to detail was spot on. We will be booking the blue room next time we come.
Peaceful, calm, relaxing break , views breathtaking.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Philip R, Owner at The Arches, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2013

Thanks for your lovely review . Phil & Jill

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Reviewed 14 October 2013

The Arches delivered everything it promised. Welcoming, relaxing, luxurious and friendly. Watching the sun come up whilst swimming was a special experience. Jill and Phil made us very welcome and Phil suggested excellent walks to work off Jill's wonderful breakfast!
We were able to relax and wind down in lovely surroundings - thank you both for a great introduction to the Isle of Man. We look forward to returning

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Philip R, Owner at The Arches, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2013

Thanks for your lovely review. It is very good of people to take the time to submit a review . Phil & Jill

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Reviewed 14 October 2013

My girlfriend and I have just spent the weekend at the Arches as part of my surprise birthday celebration. I say "hidden gem" as I never knew a place like this could exist on the IOM and will definitely be coming back!
The breakfast was delicious.
The overall facility is excellent (communal areas, outdoor seating, pool, hot tub, rooms).
The experience and accommodation is very good value for money, however if you can and they're available, try and book the bigger rooms - Burgundy is quite small and on the lower level - you can hear pets and people walking above you at 7am which was a bit of a downer especially if you want a lie in :(

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Philip R, Owner at The Arches, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2013

Thanks for your lovely review. It is very good of people to take the time to submit a review . Phil & Jill

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Reviewed 8 October 2013

It is great to have somewhere nice to stay and have some grown up time away from the children. The views are lovely. How great that they have opened this lovely home up as a lovely retreat for people to feel pampered and relaxed. We stayed in the green room and being able to sit with the french doors opens. The Jacuzzi bath is good and the remotes on the bed that raise you up so that you can take in that view just a little bit more. The breakfast great and we were made to feel welcome and as ease.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Philip R, Owner at The Arches, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2013

Thanks for your lovely review. It is very good of people to take the time to submit a review . Phil & Jill

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

What a lovely place complete chill out on a very sunny Sunday in July the pool was great the views from lounge and Bedroom were fantastic Jill & Phil were the perfect hosts and made you feel very much at home the only - point was there was a housmartin's nest right above our patio doors which made quite a mess with droppings this was not cleaned during our stay and was very offputting when you went outside the bedroom onto the balcony as you had to step over the mess every time you went in or out, only a minor point but well worth sorting for the next guests.

Room Tip: The Blue room was the best (apart from the Housmartins nest)
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Philip R, Owner at The Arches, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2013

I've tried a couple of times to respond without success, so if all of a sudden several responses come through that is the reason.

Apologies for the lack of cleaning up after the birds. We have tried to think of various ways to deal with the problem such as a bird dropping shelf underneath the nest but for safety and practical reasons this is difficult. We can be more pro-active in cleaning up though and will do so in future.

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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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