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Culloden Estate & Spa

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Set in acres of woodland & gardens, "The site is stunning," says The Daily Telegraph
  • Won Northern Ireland’s Leading Hotel at World Travel Awards in 2008 & from 2010-2012
  • Best of both worlds: close to the coast & Belfast city centre
  • Dining choices include 3 gourmet- to bistro-style restaurants


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.

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  • Bar
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Concierge service
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities


  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: No rollaway/extra beds available

Pets: Pets not allowed. Only service animals are allowed. Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details:

Know Before You Go

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 25 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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