“This landmark hotel, built in 1898 to serve the railway bringing visitors to the resort 'where the mountains of Morne sweep down to the sea' has been given a £15 million refurb involving redecorated bedrooms as well as a state of the art Espa spa and pool complex, with 60 stylish 'resort rooms' above. All well and good, except that the makeover of the existing ground floor stops at the glamourous lobby, inducing the odd feeling of being in two quite different places, one cool and new, the other fusty and old, with indifferent food.”
Written by Fiona Duncan
“Nestling at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa stands in six acres of private grounds, and is one of Northern Ireland's most popular hotels.
Take a walk through the hotel grounds and you're on one of the world's top golf courses, Royal County Down, or stroll along golden sands swept by bracing sea breezes. Or explore the unique features of this one hundred year hotel, which evokes memories of the golden age of railway hotels. Discover lounges with welcoming roaring fires and cosy bars and of course, the finest hospitality. Deluxe accommodation, luxurious surroundings and excellent facilities make this the perfect location for holidays and weekend breaks.”