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Galgorm Resort & Spa

  • 136 Fenaghy Rd. Map It
  • Ballymena
  • Luxurious Retreat
  • Fodor's Choice

Pros

  • An elegant mix of the cozy and luxurious
  • Perfect place for pampering
  • Pool and gym

Cons

  • If you're 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

Updated 04/29/2014

Fodor's Review

The original Italinate house dates from the 1850s, but the completion of a £10-million renovation in early 2015 has pushed this manor house resort into the premier league. 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, which have wood beams

on the ceilings above substantial dark-wood beds. The notable bar and dining options include traditional Irish, and Italian. A spa contains 12 treatment rooms, five climate rooms, heated loungers, an outdoor hot tub and outdoor 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.

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Hotel Information

Address:

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

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Phone:

028-2588–1001

Website: www.galgorm.com

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 123 rooms
  • Breakfast; Some meals

Updated 04/29/2014

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