Arrandale House & Apartments
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... htm) but seriously how can I live for three months on 4 tops, 4 bottoms and 4 pants?! And I have already compromised on the 2 in 1 shampoo/conditioner, which as Mark said could triple up as body wash....ewww really?? So I opted for my own system, if it fits in the bag then it's going in. I have been good; I did put out my piles of clothes which were separated into each category, then removed items twice before settling on what I have got now. But yes, my 8 tops, 6 bottoms, 3 dresses, ...
... amazing opportunity to dive in some fabulous places whilst we have the health and energy!
Some of these places are kind of tricky to get to - and get from: they are not on anyone's No 9 bus route! Nevertheless the framework is there and we're now looking forward to November.
Loads more research to do ...
It is warm and sunny! Tis is unusual. We have walked to the village and back, total 1.5 hours down and up, each day to try and keep fit. Loving the flowers, hanging baskets outside impossibly picturesque cottages and all down the promenade. We can now go through the woods on a Segway, huge balloon tyres on them. More of that ...
Our time in Bowness is up and we have to vacate the cottage by 10am. We have enjoyed having this break here and although we have not done as much outdoorsy stuff as we had imagined, it has still been a good break. Doris has been programmed to take us to the ferry terminal at Heysham and we head off down the M6. As we reach a sign on the motorway telling us to go straight on for the ferry, Doris is telling us to take the ...
... photos with the sign and the profile bust of Sir William Hillary at the front of the building. We went inside and met a few more people and chatted. We were given a tour of the lifeboat named the 'Sir William Hillary', which was awesome :D We got some photos of me at the helm and in the engine room and in the survivor's room, including a photo of me wearing one of the RNLI helmets :P I signed the guestbook, and then we headed to lunch at a little casual ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Arrandale House & Apartments Douglas
Arrandale - a must!
Myself and 10 other Motorcycle Riders stayed at the Arrandale for 5 Days.
Rose & Theo (Hotel Owners) are wonderful friendly and helpful people.
The hotel is ideally situated, rooms are clean and cosy. We didn't eat at the Hotel in the evenings (other things planned) but the food looked excellent and the breakfasts were perfect!
Free WiFi internet access was extremely helpful too...
We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and for my first time on the Island it was a great experience.
I would DEFINATELY stay at the Arrandale again.
Atmosphere, customer service, food, accommodation was all spot on. I couldn't fault anything and will not only recommend to all but will be returning.
The location is also easy to find and handy for all areas.
Very nice short stay
My wife and I stayed here over easter.Owners very friendly and caring ,room clean,but quite small.This also is not a hotel in the true sense of the word it.s a guest house.The food was fantastic.Unfortunately the location although close to the beach and prom it is halfway up a very steep hill and people with mobility problems will find it very difficult.Also there is no lift in the guest house.But all in all we found it good value for money and an ideal base for travelling around the isle.
We stayed at Arrandale Apartments for 6 days in January 2007. We thoroughly enjoyed the tranquil location and the use of an apartment with all the required furnishing and appliances.
Subsequently we stayed at the Arrandale Hotel for 6 days in February 2007. We enjoyed superb hospitality. The owers, Theo and Rose, go out of their way to serve!
Stuart, Diana and Marie
Stayed at the Arrandale hotel in Douglas with my wife for a relaxing break in the Isle of Man last September. After going through lists of different guesthouses and hotels we decided on the Arrandale guesthouse, located in a very nice garden square.
Great place to chill out!
Set in a square about 7 mins walk (up a hill) from the promenade, with good views from many rooms of Douglas Bay. Little passing traffic, so good for children and those wanting a quiet night's sleep.
The owners were very hospitable and friendly - nothing was too much trouble for them. The cost of the accommodation was reasonable.
I particularly appreciated the (free) Internet access in the lounge plus WiFi - although on holiday, it was helpful to keep in touch with developments back home and monitor emails.
I was pleased to be offered Manx Kippers for breakfast and also had an excellent evening meal at the hotel. Would I return? Yes!
We booked in to the arrandale in July, we booked a couple of rooms, one was bigger than the other, and we had good seaviews. Although we found the accommodation to be good, we would not call this a hotel, this is really a guesthouse/BB, we found the name a liitle misleading, as it is not a hotel, the owners,staff were very friendly, advised on places to go etc, please note there is no lift in the arrandale, so if you are booking ask for a lower floor, as there is lots of stairs. Also the breakfast room is where evening meals are served too, also the bar area which is located in the breakfast room is quite small. Overall it was good accommodation and nice people, but is not a hotel.
What a friendly place
stayed for short break, found the owners very friendly and welcoming, very heplful with advice on places to go etc. Our room, although a little on the small side, had everything in it that we could want - extra pillows for my back problem appeared as soon as we asked! Nicely decorated and spotlessly clean. Great shower. Breakfast choice was better than you usually get in most B&BS, with plenty of fruit, yoghurts etc along with a great fry-up. Would certainly stay here again.
Price of batteries
I was charged £6.00 for four aa batteries for my baby monitor,i spent £200 on rooms,this was over charged.
Excellent Value for Money at the Arrandale
Excellent value for Money.
Better than expected.
Friendly staff and management
Good home made cooking