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Arkle House B and B
Ranked #12 of 42 Derry B&B and Inns
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“Adequate”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

Booked on the strength of TA reviews. Mathematicians say you cannot have an average of an average but in this case they'll make an exception. Room heating was turned on on arrival (2nd arrival - 1st arrival 3pm no one at home) - room warmed in the small hours (ensuite freezing as door closed) . Blackout blind a good idea and two good reading lamps. The acclaimed breakfast was adequate but not startlingly good: tiny fragments of potato bread and tiny juice glasses. Good coffee - fair's fair - and no shortage of coffee or toast. Garden view was pleasant. iPad connected when taken to the upstairs kitchen.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Very polite, friendly and welcoming Owners,

Excellent beds, Very comforable room with LCD TV, en-suite with shower and a lovely view.
Luxurious set up downstairs, Nice coffee in a cafetiere and a full range of continental and irish breakfasts, Great selection of fresh fruit and yougurts.

The house is huge, with a spacious hallway and staircase,
There is an extra tea kitchen on the 1st floor with Tea, coffee,biscuits and a PC with internet accss. The WIFI worked well on my tablet pc too.

The location of Arkle House is brilliant, 5 minutes to Donegal along a small country road, reopened in the 90's, with "Dragons Teeth" at the side of the road still marking the border.

Great access to Derry by car or bus. It's also a nice walk along wide footpaths into the city,
There is a shopping complex within 5 minutes walking distance,

The house is hidden away and very private with a lovely, garden and ample parking.

Sally and Terry are very child-friendly people. Accommodating and patient.
My son has autism and he loved every moment of it, especially breakfast!

I would recommend This B&B to anyone visiting the city, wth or without children.

We will definitely be coming back.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

We were meeting up with a friend and her family that we had not seen in 30 years. The owners were able to put us in a cozy living room so we could get reacquainted without disturbing the other guest. We were also able to experience our first Irish breakfast, which was yummy. The rooms were very nicely decorated and a nice size to fit four of us.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Randalstown, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed November 5, 2012

My Mum, My 5 year old son and Myself stayed at Arkle House for 3 nights over Halloween. The owners Sally And Terry was Fantastic.The room was very clean and comfortable and the guests kitchen with internet access was a bonus. Walking distance to restaurants and shops with an easy drive into the city centre.I would Thoroughly recommended This bed and Breakfast to anybody and the breakfast was out of this world... Thank you For such a great stay we will see you again.xx

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Having had an awful experience with iona double booking our room then offering us to stay at The Oak grove (no, thanks) we found Arkle Houes. It was a beautiful big house which was very inviting. The owners were lovely and welcoming. Rooms were beautuful, each bed in our family room had electric blankets. There was a kitchen loacted upstairs for us to use, room had a lovely en-suite. acroos there road was a lovely restaurant too called Rafters. I would reccomend Arkle House and will stay again!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Beeston, null, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

Having travelled for many years and stayed in many B and B's, this is without question possibly the finest of all. Lovely quiet location, yet only 10 minutes from Derry centre. Extremely helpful hostess, who just couldn't do enough to make sure we enjoyed our stay......and then there's the breakfast....can be as fussy as you like, but there will be something there that you like, and if not, it will be brought for you.
All in all, we have a few more trips to make to Derry in the next 12 months, and I will be arranging the dates for my trip, based on the availability of The Arkle to fit us in.

Thanks so much for a wonderful time Sally.....

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed October 20, 2012

We stayed at Arkle House for one night, our host Sally was great, very welcoming. The room was very clean and comfortable and the guest kitchen with internet access was a bonus. Walking distance to restaurants and shops with an easy drive into Derry centre.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Arkle House B and B

Property: Arkle House B and B
Address: 2 Coshquin Road, Derry BT48 0ND, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Londonderry > Derry
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Derry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Arkle House B and B 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arkle House described in the original brochure as a "Gentleman's residence", was built around 1900. The property has been recently refurbished, with great care taken to maintain the original charm and ambiance of this lovely old building. ... more   less 
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