Northern Ireland Hotels

Galgorm Resort & Spa

  • 136 Fenaghy Rd. Map It
  • Ballymena
  • Fodor's Choice
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  • An elegant mix of the cozy and luxurious
  • Perfect place for pampering
  • Herb caldarium spa awakens your aromatic senses


  • If not a golfer, swimmer, or spa fan, there's not a lot to do apart from relaxing
  • Hovers on the edge of remoteness and a long walk to shops

Published 08/11/2015

Fodor's Review

The original Italinate house dates from the 1850s, but the completion of a £10-million renovation in 2015 has pushed this manor house resort into the premier league. The swish deluxe rooms and suites come in warm tones with king-size beds, leather Rolf Benz seating, and balconies. In the 160 acres of estate grounds you may go riding, practice archery, and shoot clay pigeons. Full privileges at an 18-hole golf course, a mere five minutes from the hotel, are an added treat. The River Maine (good for brown trout) flows within view of many of the large rooms, and you can ask for a day permit to fish on-site. The notable bar and dining options include traditional Irish and Italian. A spa contains 12 treatment rooms, five climate rooms, heated loungers, and an outdoor hot tub and Jacuzzi pool. Galgorm is a springboard for exploring the coast and glens as well as Belfast. Off A42, it is 3 km (2 miles) west of Ballymena, 32 km (20 miles) inland of Larne, 40 km (25 miles) north of Belfast.

Hotel Information


136 Fenaghy Rd., 40 km (25 miles) east of Larne on A36, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, BT42 1EA, Northern Ireland

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Hotel Details:

  • 122 rooms, plus 6 riverside cottages and 6 fishermen's cottages
  • Rate includes: Some meals

Published 08/11/2015

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