Cherry Orchard Apartments Customer Testimonials
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Meander back in time
The Isle of Man is in no hurry, despite his three legs. He does not kowtow to the UK or the European Union. He prints his own banknotes and advertises his own language on street signs. I think he may be on permanent holiday.To celebrate the good life of times past, he operates the Isle of Man Steam Railway five days a week from Port Erin to Douglas. A shiny red 1874 steam locomotive, whose brass fittings are polished daily, hauls a string of enclosed carriages of similar vintage along a narrow gauge track.At Douglas, an Electric Railway of turn of the 20th century vintage runs a tramcar and trailer to Ramsey.At Laxey, beside the highest working waterwheel in Europe, another vintage tramcar climbs to the 2036 feet summit of Snaefell, where on a clear day one can see seven kingdoms.The Cherry Orchard is typical of a shrinking number of hotels in Port Erin and is slightly weary, as is much of the sleepy island. Our apartment offered two bedrooms and a kitchen and eating area, in addition to a bathroom. At the end of our stay the bath stopped draining, but towels were changed every day.Staff were helpful and friendly, as are the good Mann citizens in general.In summary, this is a place time forgot. On a positive note, the operative word is “relaxed”.
Ideal location but not very homely
My first trip to the Isle of Man the only place RCI offer was the cherry orchard apartments in port Erin location perfect bus and train station right outside apartments.
Going by pictures on website was not expecting great things , luckily for me the weather was nice because the living room was like a dining room no carpets just laminate type flooring and a small TV but I have to say apartment was very clean and functional , staff very friendly ,there was also a swimming pool and a sauna which was fine apart from no shower cubicles so could not have a proper shower ,overall for my first visit cherry orchard apartments were ok but would no rush back to them but port Erin I’d lovely well worth a visit .
To someone who had not visited the Isle of Man before they would probably find the way of life somewhat laid-back and this is reflected at the Cherry Orchard. The aparthotel was probably built in the 70’s, is over three floors arranged over a Z shape and comprises of holiday lets/hotel, timeshare and private apartments.
It has a restaurant/bar, pool area, games room and laundry. There are two lifts to the upper floors, several entrances and an adequate car park. Opposite the main entrance is the bus terminus and a hundred yards in each direction are the Steam Railway Station, a comprehensive supermarket, the local shops, pubs and cafes.
The lovely beach area is a further hundred yards beyond. The apartment we had for 4 adults and 2 small children comprised of a main lounge/dining area with a bed/settee, one twin and one double bedroom, a bathroom and kitchen. Off the lounge area was a small balcony overlooking the street area. The apartment had been generally refitted/refurbished quite recently to a reasonable “Ikea style” standard.
The kitchen which was compact but adequate, had been redesigned with new units and had almost every appliance needed for self-catering and was of decent quality.
The bathroom had been similarly treated but lacked basic maintenance, had an over-bath tap shower which produced a poor drizzle (not thermostatic controlled) which was odd when the kitchen water pressure next door was good. The apartment is centrally heated and could be overpowering if left to its own devices. Basic maintenance (or lack off) is the main criticism.
While the interior of the apartment had been subject to renewal the fabric of the building was in need of attention – apartment doors that slammed shut or would stick and with latches which didn’t engage properly, windows that wouldn’t open or close completely and were in need of replacement, and an insecure door to the balcony.
The apartment service comprised of daily bin emptying and replacement towels ( which were plentiful) when required. Any additional services were charged for. The pool area was good, had a graded L shaped pool with children’s slide, sauna and hot jacuzzi. The kids loved it. There is also a games room which was a shambles – broken or unusable equipment and furniture and used as a dumping room for what little visible maintenance was carried out.
This was addressed to a small extent by the end of the week. Contrary to all this, the staff were very helpful, pleasant and obliging. We didn’t use the restaurant but it appeared to have a reasonably priced and varied menu and others we spoke to had recommended it for quality, and service. In summary, not at all a bad place but just missing the Bulls Eye for want of a little more effort and attention. We have stayed (briefly) in much inferior accommodation on the Isle of Man and would generally recommend the Cherry Orchard for its 3-star rating as long as you are prepared for the small idiosyncrasies.