Slieve Donard

We say
Slieve Donard is the highest peak of the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland, and it gave its name to a gorgeous historic hotel that sits at the foot of the hills on a pristine beach. From the hotel you can tackle some of the region's famous hiking trails, or you may decide instead to enjoy the world-class spa, the fine dining and scintillating views across County Down.

Recommended place to stay: Slieve Donard Hotel & Spa

Slieve Donard Hotel & Spa says

Escape to some of Northern Ireland’s most spectacular scenery and allow us to spoil you rotten.

  • Luxury spa hotel
  • Gorgeous setting
  • Gourmet dining

Our hotel is just 40 minutes from Belfast but feels a million miles away from city life. You’ll be able to enjoy the best of both worlds with jaw-dropping views of the Mountains of Mourne to one side and the golden beaches of the Co. Down coastline to the other. And not forgetting the lush greens of the adjacent Royal County Down Golf Links.

Dating back to the Victorian era, there’s a grand look to the hotel and the warmest of welcomes within. We have retained a traditional feel but with modern comforts.

We have 180 rooms and suites, all of which have magnificent views, top notch linen and spacious bathrooms with Espa toiletries. Guests love our King Koil ‘cloud beds’.

There’s a choice of restaurants including the magnificent panelled Oak Restaurant and the atmospheric Percy French Inn, with its roaring log fire. Locally-sourced produce is the basis for all our cuisine and there’s even a Game of Thrones menu.

Wardrobe Magazine named our Spa as the best in the UK in 2020 – one of many accolades. Whether you want a spa break or just the odd swim, it won’t disappoint. With floor to ceiling glass overlooking the Irish Sea, the indoor pool is vast, there’s a superb gym and a tempting range of ESPA therapies available.

The Royal County Down Golf Course is world-class and our guests have special privileges. Whether you are looking for a golf break or just a game on these famous links, chat to our team for details of all the options.

Walking and climbing enthusiasts won’t want to miss exploring the Mountains of Mourne. Other local attractions include Tollymore Forest Park, Castlewellan Country Park, Murlough Bay Nature Reserve and Downpatrick, home to St Patrick’s Visitor Centre and Grave, (a Christian Heritage Site). We can also arrange activities such as horse riding, fishing, sailing, off-road driving, mountaineering and windsurfing.

Slieve Donard is proud to be part of the Hastings Hotels group, with first class hotels in the best locations throughout Northern Ireland.

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