Us Scots must have done something very special in a past life to deserve Arran.
It truly is an incredible place with a spectacular mountain range, gorgeous coastal setting, and many small businesses creating cheese, beer, soaps and other craft goodies.
Sitting on the edge of the island ready to greet visitors who approach on the ferry is The Douglas Hotel, a boutique accommodation run by a local resident who takes great care to ensure each guest’s stay is a memorable one.
This Big Deal, for an overnight break at the hotel, offers you a chance to experience this magical corner of Scotland.
Overnight stay with dinner
This Big Deal is for an overnight stay with breakfast and dinner at The Douglas Hotel in the Isle of Arran.
The deal is available 7 days a week from 1st November to 31st March 2020.
Note, there is a £20 per night supplement for Friday and Saturday stays.
The Douglas Hotel is located in Brodick, where the ferry to Arran from Ardrossan arrives.
The owner of the hotel grew up on the island and runs the hotel like a family business, taking great care in ensuring each guest has a memorable stay.
The hotel has won multiple awards throughout the years for its first class service.
Dinner and breakfast included
This Big Deal at The Douglas Hotel includes a £20 per person dinner allowance at the hotel’s Bistro restaurant.
The main courses on the menu include: seabass fillets served with herb mash and lemongrass and mussel broth, corn-fed supreme of chicken served with chiffonade romanne and sautéed vegetables, and Malaysian vegetable curry served with lavender basmati rice.
There are also daily specials.
The deal also includes a full Scottish breakfast.
Deluxe double room
This deal includes a stay in the hotel’s Deluxe Double room.
The Deluxe rooms have king-sized beds, TVs, free wifi, en suite bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities, and a safe.
Local photography of the Arran landscape hangs in each room.
Bar with a view
The hotel’s Douglas Bar is a cosy spot to sip a dram while overlooking spectacular views of the Firth Of Clyde.
The bar serves a wide range of wines, beers, spirits and cocktails, including fine malts and speciality gins from Ayrshire.
There is also a menu of bar dishes, home baking and sharing platters.
Isle of Arran
Arran is one of the best islands of the world and that’s not just our claim – CNN placed Arran in its Seven Best Islands In The World For Day Trips list.
Often referred to as ‘Scotland in miniature’ due to its rugged mountains in the north and rolling hills and farmland in the south, Arran is considered to have all the best qualities of Scotland contained in one compact island.
There are numerous outdoor activities available on the spectacular island, including walking, cycling, golf, and kayaking.
Arran is also unique in the number of quality produce that is made on the island, including Arran Aromatics toiletries, Arran Cheese, Whisky and Arran beer.
The Douglas Hotel has rave reviews on TripAdvisor, averaging a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 from over 1100 reviews.
Here’s what some recent guests had to say:
“Myself and my boyfriend have stayed twice at The Douglas and it is our perfect happy place. The location is amazing, the staff are so friendly, the food is delicious, the service is warm and the rooms are so comfortable and clean. We won’t stay anywhere else whenever we come to Arran – the Douglas is perfect and meets our expectations every time!”
“Stayed for one night this week – a last minute booking when we saw a window in the weather for a couple of days’ cycling on the island. We had been recommended the restaurant by a friend, but the whole experience was really good. The room was very large and airy with an equally large bathroom. Very comfortable bed and a window that opened. Staff were professional but friendly and welcoming. Food in the bar was delicious – we had the Malaysian curry and the seafood tagliatelle whilst looking over the bay in the evening sunshine. Nice beers too. Breakfast was perfect and we stopped for a quick drink on our way back to the ferry after our second day of cycling only to find that one of the ferries had been cancelled, so with a few hours to spare we decided to have lunch, which was every bit as good as our meal the night before! Will be back!”
Kicking back on a ferry journey over the gorgeous Firth of Clyde. Sipping a locally crafted gin while overlooking gorgeous bay views. Taking a trip around the island and swooping up artisan, locally crafted whiskey, lotions and cheese.
Snap up this Big Deal at The Douglas Hotel, a highly plaudits accommodation on the beautiful Isle of Arran.
It’s a stay that’s bound to create treasured memories.