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Northern Ireland Hotels

Slieve Donard Resort & Spa

  • Luxurious Retreat
  • Fodor's Choice

Pros

  • Appealing mix of luxury, history, and style
  • Fireplaces in lobby welcome on chilly days

Cons

  • House- keeping slow with requests
  • Occasional cacophony from wedding receptions

Updated 04/29/2014

Fodor's 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 bright guest rooms have modern comforts. 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.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Downs Rd., Newcastle, Co. Down, BT33 0AH, Northern Ireland

Phone:

028-4372–1066

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 178 rooms, 6 suites
  • Breakfast; Some meals

Updated 04/29/2014

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