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Slieve Donard Resort & Spa

At a Glance

    Pros

  • appealing mix of luxury, history, and style
  • renovations brought hotel into the 21st century
  • fireplaces in lobby welcome on chilly days

    Cons

  • housekeeping slow with requests
  • occasional cacophony from wedding receptions

Slieve Donard Resort & Spa Review

A lavish redbrick monument to Victoriana, this turreted hotel, built in 1898, stands like a palace on green lawns at one end of Newcastle's 6½-km (4-mile) sandy beach—the traditional furnishings may make you feel as if you're stepping back in time to the town's turn-of-the-20th-century heyday as an elegant seaside resort, though the guest rooms have modern comforts and are bright and airy. Ask for a room overlooking the water; the views of the mountains and sea are striking. Amenities include a stylishly designed 16-room spa complete with saunas, amethyst steam rooms, and vitality pools. Dinner and Sunday lunch are served in the Oak Restaurant. Chaplin's Bar is named after a visit to the hotel by Charlie Chaplin, who enjoyed the comforts for a weekend in 1921. The Royal County Down Golf Club is next door.

    Hotel Details

  • 178 rooms, 6 suites.
  • Rate includes breakfast, some meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 02-01-2013

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