Whether you’re seeking a weekend of self-care or a romantic getaway, look no further than our definitive list of the five most luxurious hotels in Northern Ireland.
The North of Ireland has seen a huge surge of tourism in recent years. Every day, busloads of people from all over the world are keen to experience the rich natural beauty of the area, see first-hand the birthplace of the ill-fated Titanic, and check out the place where much of the hit TV show Game of Thrones was filmed.
As the burgeoning tourism industry grows, so too has the number of beautifully lavish hotels, which have popped up all across Northern Ireland. We’ve narrowed down only the most luxurious hotspots for you to kick-back and unwind after a long day of exploring all that the North has to offer.
Check out the top 5 most luxurious hotels in Northern Ireland below.
5. The Grand Central Hotel Belfast – lavish surroundings in the heart of Belfast
The Grand Central Hotel really lives up to its name. As the newest addition to Belfast’s hotel scene in our list, this luxurious venue adds another lavish accommodation choice for tourists. It has also proved popular with locals who wish to experience the fabulous 360-degree views of Belfast from a stylish penthouse cocktail bar.
On top of experiencing a top-class hotel, those who choose to stay here will be treated to a fantastic location. The Grand Central is the ideal spot to explore all that the Belfast city centre has to offer.
Prices: Average £155 per night
Address: 9-15 Bedford St, Belfast BT2 7FF
4. Slieve Donard Resort and Spa – the best sea views
The beach and sea-scape views from the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa in Newcastle, County Down, are unparalleled. That’s not to mention the stunning views of the iconic Mountains of Mourne you can enjoy from the front entrance and many of the rooms.
Standing within six acres of immaculate private grounds, this red-bricked Victorian palace is an ideal spot to escape city life and take a short break in the fresh air.
Enjoy the award-winning spa and gym facilities, take a relaxing walk on the beach at sunset, or experience the wonderful food in the Percy French restaurant at the Hotel’s entrance. You’re in for an unforgettable weekend away at the Slieve Donard.
Prices: Average £200 per night
Address: Downs Rd, Newcastle BT33 0AH
3. The Culloden Estate and Spa – a rural feel that doesn’t compromise on convenience
If you’re looking for luxury, look no further than the winner of Luxury Hotel of the Year at this year’s Irish Hotel Awards. The Culloden is a visually stunning building that stands high on the slopes of the Holywood Hills, overlooking Belfast Lough and the County Antrim coastline.
If you’re looking for a tranquil getaway with the feel of a rural retreat, look no further than this elegant hotel.
The best thing about the Culloden, though, is that despite its rural atmosphere, it’s only 10 minutes away from the Belfast city centre, as well as a stone’s throw from many of the North of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions.
Prices: Average £200 per night
Address: Bangor Rd, Holywood BT18 0EX
2. Lough Erne Resort – the critics’ darling
Experience a classic five-star luxury treat at the acclaimed Lough Erne Resort in Enniskillen. Whether you’re in need of a 36-hole game of golf, or a relaxing trip to the Thai-inspired luxury treatment menu using award-winning ESPA products, you’ll find it here. The Thermal Suite and Infinity pool are a must-try for guests at this exclusive venue.
Enjoy the winner of Hotel Restaurant of the Year 2017 (Food and Wine Awards) featuring menus by the acclaimed chef Noel McNeel, using the best of local produce.
If you’re in the mood for something a bit lighter, why not indulge in some Afternoon Tea with beautiful views of the Fermanagh Lakelands.
Prices: Average £212 per night
Address: 193 Lough Shore Rd, Ross Inner, Enniskillen BT93 7ED
1. Galgorm Spa and Golf Club – the height of luxury
The beautiful Galgorm Spa and Golf Resort in Ballymena is the height of luxury in Northern Ireland. Set within 163 acres of stunning parkland, this resort is the perfect spot to enjoy a weekend of self-care and tranquillity.
Check out the one-of-a-kind Thermal Village and enjoy a wide range of riverside hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms and outdoor heated pools. Once you’re feeling truly blissed out, get your fill of delicious gourmet food from the selection of restaurant and bars within.
This gem is without a doubt the most luxurious of hotels in Northern Ireland. Thank us later!
Prices: Average £260 per night
Address: 136 Fenaghy Rd, Ballymena BT42 1EA