November 13, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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Culloden Estate & Spa in Belfast, Ireland

Although it's just 6 miles east of Belfast's vibrant city center, Culloden Estate & Spa feels like a secluded country retreat. This Irish landmark was originally built as an official palace for the Bishop of Down, and is tucked into 12 acres of gardens and woodland. With their cozy country house furnishings, many guestrooms and suites gaze over the grounds toward Belfast Lough. Savor fresh Irish produce at Mitre Restaurant, and enjoy a convivial drink with fellow guests in the garden setting of the Cultra Inn. To soothe away the cares of modern life, Elysium Spa offers an indulgent selection of specialized treatments.

Right in your neighborhood, you'll discover a wealth of enticing activities, beginning with the Royal Belfast Golf Club. Offering privileged tee times to guests, this 18-hole parkland course, founded in 1881, is Ireland's oldest golf club. Also, right on your doorstep is the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, a re-creation of a northern Irish village from a century ago, complete with transplanted historic houses, schools, churches and mills. Enriching your holiday even further are the boutiques and antique shops of Holywood, the seaside pleasures of Bangor and the bars, theaters and lively music scene of Belfast.

Location of Culloden Estate & Spa

Culloden Estate & Spa
Bangor Road Holywood
Belfast, Ireland

Nearest Airport: BHD

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

The room was excellent , with all facilities that a 5 star hotel should have. very comfortable sitting areas with real fires. At the function I was at the food was excellent. But the next morning the breakfast was a shambles. A bit more staff development is needed, especially when you employ young staff. Tea and toast ordered , after ten minutes ordered again. No butter on table or side plates to put toast on. Buffet food was cold despite the fact that we were down early. So disappointing in comparison to similar hotels.

Damien G - Randalstown, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

This Hastings Group hotel is one of the best hotels that I've stayed in and it was wonderful to have three nights there. The grounds of the large property overlook the bay. The main building was once a bishop's palace and the large newer building with all the hotel rooms is on a lower level, blending well with and not imposing upon the original building which houses the reception, magnificent lounges and restaurants. This was the first five star hotel in Belfast. On one evening we had dinner in the Cultra restaurant in the hotel grounds and on another we had dinner in the main hotel restaurant. That was a special menu that was given to first class passengers on the White Star 'Titanic'. My room was most luxurious and comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful..

Betula103 - Australia

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most beautiful hotels I have ever been to. It isn't for the tight budget folks, this place is really expensive but worth every penny. We were there since a friend of ours is the coach for the Northern Ireland National team and this is where they stay while on duty. beautiful location and beautiful place, a must see

sethmichaels2017 - Atlanta, Georgia

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent one night in the Culloden Hotel close to Belfast. I was too early to check in but had time for a swim. Sarah at reception took me down to the Spa where the team sorted me out with towels, etc & then after my swim took charge of my luggage whilst I popped into Belfast for work. The pool is lovely with a jacuzzi & complimentary fruit & drinks. I parked in the Culloden’s free car park & caught the train at Cultra into Belfast. The station is next door to the hotel & it takes about 15 mins to get into the city centre. So much easier than driving in Belfast & looking for parking in town. Upon returning to the Culloden in the early evening I was delighted to discover that I’d been upgraded & was staying in the Jura junior suite for the night. My room was super comfortable & located in the atmospheric old part of the hotel. As it was a corner suite I had spectacular views over the beautiful autumn colours with Belfast Lough beyond from windows on two sides of the room. It was like looking at a painting. My bathroom had a bath tub as well as a shower with plenty of gorgeous soap & luxury toiletries from the Hastings Group ESPA brand provided as well as loads of huge, fluffy towels & even a cute little duck. Breakfast is served in the historic & cosy ground floor also overlooking the water. I had the vegetarian cooked breakfast which includes plenty of high quality locally sourced produce. My entire stay start to finish was perfect & from a guest’s point of view flawless. The Culloden has a warm & welcoming but also experienced team who provide a friendly & professional vibe. I highly recommend you choose the Culloden as your perfect base if you are in the Belfast area. I only wish I’d been staying longer - but I’ll be back & stay longer next time.

Mary M - London, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had 2 nights here whilst travelling through Ireland & Northern Ireland. The good: Hotel is set in gorgeous grounds and the buildings themselves are amazing. The restaurant and check in staff were brilliant as was the food, we ate at bot the Cultra Inn and the main restaurant and given that there is not a huge price difference but a massive quality difference I would recommend the main hotel restaurant every time. The gym is the best hotel gym I have ever seen. The less good: Concierge staff (the gentlemen getting around in the fancy coats etc) were not very helpful or friendly. The bathroom needed an proper exhaust fan as one shower and the whole suite steams up. The SPA business, my wife and I both had massages and felt completely ripped off, if a client asks for a firm massage and keeps asking for more pressure that is what you do, especially at the rates charged. Finally a better selection of pillows for the beds, which were a little soft. Overall though, we had a great stay and will be back if we get back over that side of the world again.

Colin H - Brisbane, Australia

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