My husband and myself have just spent two days in the Douglas Arms. This was our second visit. The staff are amazing,from Karen who served us lunch on our first day and then registered us and took us to our room. We were in room 16 and Karen showed us where everything was. The room was great, very spacious and plenty of room for our clothes. (I always take too many) there were 3steps up to the bathroom which had a bath and a shower. Plenty of toiletries were supplied. Along side the usual tea/coffee supplies were bottles of water and a wee box of chocolates. The towels were white and fluffy. Our dinner on the first night was served by the young man Chris who made sure everything was ok. The food is amazing, I had the slow roast lamb, which has a £8.50 supplement, but it was fabulous and well worth the extra money. My husband had the steak and ale pie and couldn't finish it all as there was too much. We did have desserts mine was a rob Roy and hubby had a double chocolate brownie both was delish. Michael and Lindsay who lease the hotel are making headway in updating it. Our second day started with a full Scottish breakfast along side toast and cereal. Lindsay served us breakfast and was very efficient and pleasant. Again the food was great (I must say sorry for not remembering the chefs name!) We spent a few hours strolling the quaint town. We couldn't manage lunch as breakfast was so filling! We did sit on the cosy big sofas and had a soft drink. After showers we went down to dinner where my husband had the haddock which was huge and very fresh. I had the chicken korma and again the chef had worked his magic. I had the cheek to have the strawberry shortbread dessert which was yummy. We retired to our room and just chilled. Next morning breakfast was again brilliant and very filling. We were speaking to Lindsay and she was telling us that they were hit badly with the high winds and storms at the start of the year. The signs outside had been blown off and they,ve been trying to get other signs organised. This shouldn't stop people going into this wee gem of a hotel. The owners are making changes throughout the hotel and doing it in a way that compliments this old building. They've kept a lot of the old fixtures and pieces of furniture while adding modern contemporary pieces which work well together. What you have to remember is its an old coach house and with all things old there will always be the need for ongoing maintenance. We are going back to the hotel for four days in june and we are both looking forward to seeing both Michael and Lindsay again and also their staff. I'm also sure that there will be more improvements to see. We wish this lovely hardworking couple the very best and hope more people use the hotel and enjoy all that it offers.From the owners, to the staff,the excellent food and the wonderful ambience this hotel made our holiday a truly relaxing experience
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- Douglas Arms Castle Douglas, Scotland
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