by Courtney Elko
This luxury Northern Ireland resorts sits in the Holywood Hills overlooking Belfast Lough and was originally built as the official palace for the Bishops of Down. The resort is just 10 minutes outside of Belfast City Centre. The 98 luxury suites feature a king bed, small sitting area, high ceilings, views of the gardens, a flat screen television, tea/coffee maker, air conditioning and a marble bathroom with a shower and soaking tub. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available. The onsite restaurants serve breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Breakfast is a traditional Irish breakfast of baked beans, eggs, sausage and more or continental breakfast. Families will love the onsite spa and use of the bicycles as well.
Our Editor Loves
- Air conditioned suites
- Use of bicycles
- 10 minutes outside Belfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
My husband and I stayed here for an overnight anniversary break and everything was almost perfect. Staff were friendly and helpful, everything was impeccably clean, provisions were plentiful and the full luxury you would expect. We had dinner in the Cultra Inn which was beautiful! Staff again were great even though we could see they were busy. Food was stunning, would definitely recommend.
Breakfast was had in the room, which was of an expected standard, though next time I’ll try the restaurant to experience the full spread. The only drawback was my morning shower. Very little water pressure and no temperature control meant I was forced to endure a scalding shower that took longer than it should because of the water pressure. If I’d known in advance I could have run a bath but was running out of time in the morning. Other than that our stay was perfect and we will be back for a longer visit next time to enjoy the spa!
by charles p
did not stay in the hotel,but went for a meal in the restaurant with some friends
from arriving in the fantastic reception area with its real fire pushing out a welcome heat,the staff were helpful and friendly
as a five star hotel the décor and furnishings were opulent.
the meal and service were excellent.