Northern Irish hotel named ‘most eccentric’ in U.K.

Are you looking for somewhere unique to rest your head on your next staycation? Then you need to add this Northern Irish hotel to your bucket list.

With the demand for staycations rocketing this year, many people are looking for unique places to stay. If this is you, then this Northern Irish hotel named ‘most eccentric’ in the U.K. is a must.

Located in the affluent seaside town, located just 20 minutes outside of Belfast, Rayanne House is sure to offer a stay as you’ve never experienced before.

So, if you’re looking for a mid-term break never to forget, check out the Northern Irish hotel named the ‘most eccentric’ in the U.K.

Quirky accommodation – a staycation craze

Northern Irish hotel named most eccentric.

With international travel off the cards since March 2020, many people across Northern Ireland have been booking staycations and exploring what’s right on their front door.

As we’ve been holidaying much closer to home, finding unique accommodation has become a priority for many.

From glamping or ‘glamorous camping’ to booking a stay at one of the country’s luxury five-star hotels, the focus has been on finding that distinctive accommodation experience.

Thus, the Northern Irish hotel named the ‘most eccentric’ in the U.K. is sure to be a hit.

A family-run hotel – beauty in the detail

There are a number of themed rooms.

Rayanne House in the County Down town of Holywood has received various accolades since it first opened in 2009. However, the award from The Good Hotel Guide 2022 César Awards might be the jewel in their crown.

Owned and run by local couple Connor and Bernie McClelland, this Northern Irish hotel has been named the ‘most eccentric’ in the U.K.

Defined by quirky and colourful themed rooms, unique and thoughtful menus, and even stained-glass windows, a stay at Rayanne House is sure to be like nothing you’ve experienced before.

Northern Irish hotel named ‘most eccentric’ in U.K. – a fitting description

Northern Irish hotel named the most eccentric in the U.K.
Credit: Facebook / @RayanneHouseHotel

Owner Bernie spoke to Belfast Live about receiving the award.

She said, “I wasn’t sure what to make of it initially whenever they said the award was for ‘eccentric hotel’. But I think it’s more that they’re saying our establishment is a bit different, a bit out of the norm.

“And, I suppose, with the Titanic menu that we do and the different themed rooms, it makes sense – we’re a bit out of the box.”

Despite her initial scepticism, Bernie later revealed she was delighted about receiving the prestigious award.

The perfect luxury break – plenty to see and do

Taste the amazing nine-course Titanic menu.
Credit: Facebook / @RayanneHouseHotel

Overlooking Belfast Lough, Rayanne House is in the perfect location for a relaxing break. Holywood town is home to lots of local cafes, shops, and seaside walks, making for an idyllic location to staycation.

Offering unique and well-thought-through menus, including their famous nine-course Titanic menu, Rayanne House boasts an impressive five-stars.

Northern Irish hotel named most eccentric in the U.K.
Credit: Facebook / @RayanneHouseHotel

Bernie explained the thought behind the famous Titanic menu. She said, “We have replica china for the meal. Then boarding passes with the menu on the other side of it and flowers that would’ve been on the Titanic.

“The house itself was in situ in 1912, and we’ve got a painting of Rayanne House. In the foreground is the Titanic, so it all lends itself to a very memorable dining experience.”

Price: From £115 per night


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