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All reviewsguest kitchenlate arrivallovely decoroff street parkingexcellent accommodationstay there againhome away from hometwin roomvery pleasant stayfirst floorcouldn't do enoughfamily roomtea and coffeecomfortable bedsyogurtfirst classterry
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Reviewed September 14, 2016

Ours was a late booking and fairly late arrival and perhaps we were unfortunate in there being no other room available other than the one allocated to us. We asked for, and were given, a twin room with facilities. However I have as yet in all my years stayed in a room of such a diminished size for two. The main bed room would have been fine as a single although even then the en suite would have been overly cramped. The minuscule wash basin, complete with loose hot tap and a trickle of hot water, would more have suited a dolls house.
The owner describes Arkle House in the original brochure as a "Gentleman's residence", that was built around 1900. They go on to say that the property has been "recently refurbished", with great care taken to maintain the original charm and ambiance (sic) of this lovely old building". Perhaps this "recent refurbishment" was some years ago as it does not seem to reflect the current state of the property that has evidence of 'fraying at the edges' in certain areas. e.g..the tap in our en suite, worn carpet in our room, paint work that needs refreshing, a curtain tie back hanging from wall in breakfast room. Overall he place seems a little tired.
Perhaps we were unfortunate but we could not connect to WiFi and the television would only receive Irish Republic stations.
Although my mattress was comfortable the pillows were ancient, long overdue for replacement and from a hygiene aspect I wondered why pillow protectors were not used. Although the duvet cover seemed clean enough the duvet itself had some stains.
The breakfast served was acceptable for this level of establishment.
I would consider staying here again although if doing so I would ask for a different room.

Room Tip: Try to check the room out before just accepting the room allocated to you.
  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

This is a genuinely warm and welcoming place to stay, which is spacious and ideally situated. We have stayed at Arkle House twice and have felt completely at home on both occasions. The rooms are always spotlessly clean and the selection for breakfast is fantastic. This B & B comes highly recommended due to its outstanding value and Irish Charm.

Thanks again Sally and Terry, we'll be back again soon.

Gary and Orlaith

Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed August 30, 2016

A great location and lovely manor house. The access to the city and river precinct is excellent. Lovely room with good facilities There was a separate kitchen with tea facilities. Excellent breakfast.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed August 27, 2016

We both enjoyed the lovely Arkle, very good comfortable room with hot shower and nice kitchen that guests could access and use to help themselves to tea and coffee and biscuits. Breakfast was very good with lots of choice of nice foods etc.

Sheila the host was very welcoming and helped with advice and directions on the area. All in all a very good stay and would recommend it.

Room Tip: The Cosh bar nearby is good for an evening meal.
  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank BHNY
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Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Wow, what an experience. Sally is a wonderful host. The rooms are lovely. The location is fantastic. What more can I say, Its the perfect place. The breakfast is fresh and delightful. The rooms are clean. Can not recommend this place any higher Thank you Sally.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled solo
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