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Hastings Culloden Estate & Spa

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Hotel / Restaurant

5 euro For Cooking & Service Well Above Average Deluxe Accommodation Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
Hastings Culloden Estate & Spa
Bangor Road, Holywood Co Down , BT18 0EX
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Formerly the official palace for the Bishops of Down, Hastings Hotels’ flagship property in Holywood is a fine example of 19th-century Scottish Baronial architecture with plasterwork ceilings, stained glass windows and an imposing staircase
  • Fitness Room
  • Forest / Woodland with trails nearby
  • Gardens (Outstanding)
  • Golf nearby
  • Jacuzzi
  • Leisure Centre (Gym & Pool)
  • Sauna
  • Spa (Destination)
  • Steam Room
  • Swimming Pool (Indoor)
  • Banqueting
  • Beauty - Massage
  • Beauty - Treatments
  • Breaks - Short
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Business Hotel
  • Children's Baby Sitting Arranged
  • Conference Venue
  • Family Friendly
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms (accessible for less able)
  • Heli-Pad
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Scenic
  • Meeting Rooms
  • No Smoking Establishment
  • Open Christmas
  • Open New Year
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Private Parties
  • Romantic Venue
  • Wedding Venue
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Contemporary Irish
  • Al Fresco
  • Atmospheric
  • Attractive Views
  • Business Meal
  • Character Pub
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Formal
  • Informal
  • Old World / Traditional
  • Pub Grub
  • Sunday Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)

Hastings Culloden Estate & Spa

Formerly the official palace for the Bishops of Down, Hastings Hotels’ flagship property in Holywood is the region's premier hotel and a fine example of 19th-century Scottish Baronial architecture, with plasterwork ceilings, stained glass windows and an imposing staircase.

It is set in beautifully maintained gardens and woodland overlooking Belfast Lough and the County Antrim coastline. Period furniture and fine paintings in spacious high ceilinged rooms give a soothing feeling of exclusivity, and comfortable drawing rooms overlook the lough.

Spacious, lavishly decorated guest rooms include a large proportion of suites and a Presidential Suite, with the best view; all are lavishly furnished and decorated with splendid bathrooms and details such as bathrobes, a welcoming bowl of fruit, and nice touches like ground coffee and a cafetière on the hospitality tray.

Wireless internet access is available in all areas, and there are video/DVD players in suites.

The hotel has an association with The Royal Belfast Golf Club, four minutes away by car (book the complimentary hospitality limousine) also a fine health club; the ‘Cultra Inn’, a bar and restaurant in the grounds, offers an informal alternative to The Mitre Restaurant.

The hotel is an impressive wedding venue, and licensed to hold wedding ceremonies on the premises.

Conference/banqueting (1,000/600); business centre, broadband wi/fi. Leisure centre (swimming pool, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi, fitness room; spa). Garden. Children welcome (under 14s free in parents' room; cot available without charge, baby sitting arranged). No pets.

Rooms 105 (1 suite, 21 junior suites, 41 executive, 8 family, 2 disabled, all no-smoking). Lift. 24 hr room service. B&B room rate from about £140.* Short breaks offered. Parking (400). Helipad. Open all year.

The Mitre Restaurant:

The fine dining restaurant is in a long room overlooking the lough, with a discreet and luxurious ambience - and, with very comfortable and well-padded upholstered chairs, conducive to lingering.

Tables are beautifully appointed in classic style, and extensive menus that live up to their promise may include a speciality main course, of tender saddle of venison from nearby Clandeboye Estate, with crushed root vegetables and buttered greens.

Classic cooking, lovely surroundings and correct, attentive service all make this a restaurant with a sense of occasion. Extensive wine list to match.

Seats 110 (private room, 50). D daily, 7-9.30, Set D about £32.50; L Sun only, 12.30-2.30. Set Sun L about £28. House wine £17; reservations required; children welcome; toilets wheelchair accessible. Amex, Diners, MasterCard, Visa, Switch. abbreviations
Last Updated: 20-06-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell


10km (6 m) from Belfast city centre on A2 towards Bangor.

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