Set on the slopes of Northern Ireland's Holywood hills, the luxurious Culloden Estate and Spa overlooks Belfast Lough and the stunning County Antrim coastline.The hotel was built in 1876 as the palace of the Bishops of Down, and took two and a half years to complete -- most of the stone came from Scotland by boat and was then delivered to the estate by horse and cart. Culloden's setting is rural, surrounded by 12 acres of mature gardens and woodland, yet Belfast's city centre is only seven miles away.
The North Down Coastal Path can be accessed within a 5-minute walk from the hotel. The path leads to the National Trust area of Ballymacormick Point, where you may be able to spot grey seals offshore. Belfast is easily reachable; the Cultra train station is on the grounds, and there is also a bus station right by the hotel. The luxurious spa has eight treatment rooms, two pre- and post-treatment relaxation rooms, a Zest juice bar, a lounge area and access to all of the other facilities of the Health Club.
Dining options include the Mitre Restaurant for breakfast, dinner, afternoon tea and Sunday lunch; the Cultra Inn bar and restaurant; and the Crozier Lounge, where guests can enjoy a Hendrick’s gin afternoon tea, as well as a selection of cocktails and hot drinks. The Gothic-style Mitre Restaurant has a gourmet dining menu using local produce and herbs from the hotel’s garden, while the Cultra Inn serves classic Irish fare.
Some bedrooms and suites have views over the hotel gardens and Belfast Lough, and all come with complimentary bathrobes, slippers and an iPod docking station. Junior Suites, State Suites and Palace Suites are larger than Superior Rooms, and both the State and Palace Suites have marble baths. As an additional quirky touch, both the Junior and Palace Suites include a rubber Hastings duck, which guests are encouraged to take away with them and photograph on their travels around the world.
From the press:
"The site is stunning... rooms are large and well-proportioned, with a cool, classical look" -- The Daily Telegraph
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Hair salon (fees apply)
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
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Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 11am
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
National Rating This property has received its official star rating from Tourism NI.
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Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Fee for full breakfast: GBP 20.00 per person (approximately)
Fee for in-room wireless Internet: GBP 10.00 per stay (rates may vary)
Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: GBP 10.00 (rates may vary)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
The hotel is six miles from Belfast city centre. Cultra Railway Station is a 7-minute walk from the hotel, with regular trains between Cultra and Belfast Central stations. There’s also a bus stop on the main road in front of the hotel. A taxi from Belfast city centre to the hotel is roughly £20. George Best Belfast City Airport is 8 minutes by taxi from the hotel and costs around £15; Belfast International Airport is about 30 minutes by car to the city centre, or you can take the airport shuttle service to the city centre and reach the hotel by taxi, bus or train. There is free on-site parking at the hotel.
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