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Rated from 2 to 4, and meeting all the criteria of black stars, silver stars are awarded to highly recommended hotels.

The merit score for this hotel is 83%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 483 reviews

Elegance and grandeur hidden behind a quaint thatched exterior

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At a glance

2 Rosette restaurant
Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Indoor parking

This delightful hotel enjoys a peaceful rural setting a short drive from Belfast. The property dates from 1614, and many of the day rooms are full of charm and character. Individually styled, comfortable bedrooms, some with feature beds, offer modern facilities. The popular bar and intimate restaurant have creative menus, and staff throughout are keen to please. The hotel has business facilities that make this the ideal place for a meeting or conference.

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  • En-suite rooms: 33
  • Family rooms: 7
  • Ground-floor rooms: 5
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Room rates

  • Leisure breaks available

Opening times

  • Open all year
  • Restricted opening: 25 December, No food or drinks


  • Night porter
  • Lift available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 80
  • Indoor parking spaces: 4


  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Laundry facilities
  • Drying facility
  • Ironing facilities


  • Other leisure facilities: In room spa/massage treatments
  • Weekly entertainment
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Minimum 24hr delegate rate (£): 189
  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 150
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 120
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 40


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 100

Getting here

A2 from Belfast, past Belfast City Airport and Transport Museum. 2 miles, left at lights onto B20. 1.2 miles to hotel.

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Nearest airport

Belfast City

Nearest train station

Helen's Bay

Nearest motorway junction

M3 junction 1
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