Culloden Estate and Spa
An oasis of tranquillity where ancient rituals are fused with modern holistic remedies.
Accepts Single-Use Cards
Bangor Road, Belfast, NIR BT18 0EX United Kingdom
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Facilities & AmenitiesCulloden's location in the Holywood hills allows its guests convenient access to both the strikingly beautiful Irish countryside and the nearby city of Belfast. The 12-acre grounds encompass numerous opportunities for nature walks and gentle hikes, from a stroll through immaculate gardens to a wind-blown walk along the shoreline of picturesque Belfast Lough. Inside, antique enthusiasts can gape at the hotel's stained-glass windows and Louis XV chandeliers, among other opulent 19th-century touches. Guests can also relax, fireside, in several neoclassical vaulted lounges. Next door, the Royal Belfast Golf Club gives hotel guests privileged tee times on its highly praised parkland course. Deriving its name from the patronage of the British monarchy, the Club was first established in the 1880s and is widely credited with introducing golf to Ireland. Of special interest to golf enthusiasts is the 415-yard first hole, which rises to an infamously difficult green. In addition, the Blackwood Golf Centre, Helen's Bay, Bangor, and Clandeboye golf courses are within easy driving distance of the hotel. The nearby village of Holywood teems with authentic Irish handicrafts and antiques. Adjacent to the property, the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum features more than 50 exhibits detailing the lifestyle and traditions of the region as well as illustrating how Northern Ireland has changed over time. Belfast is just a few minutes' drive or a quick train ride from the hotel, offering boutique shopping, cultural attractions, and historical sites.
Rooms & DiningCulloden Estate and Spa offers 79 rooms and suites of various sizes, many of which afford views of Belfast Lough or the property's vibrant gardens. The lavish accommodations are in keeping with the hotel's general ambiance of Old World luxury. Rooms feature a color scheme with predominant shades of yellow as well as rich wood furnishings. A favorite among international celebrities, the huge Grand Palace Suite encompasses a deluxe marble bathroom, dining room, and lounge area. The award-winning Mitre Restaurant serves elegant gourmet dishes prepared with fresh local produce. A piano player sends melodious notes wafting through the gothic dining room at dinner each evening. Hearty Irish breakfasts, casual snacks, and international dinner options can be savored within the space's wood-paneled walls and grass-green booths. Among the delicacies on the menu are spinach and pine nut ravioli, pan-fried monkfish, and rack of Mourne lamb with crushed root vegetables and baby leeks. The hotel gardens envelop the Cultra Inn, a bistro/pub whose informal atmosphere invites guests to enjoy wholesome Irish fare or a drink with companions in front of roaring log fires. The Zest Juice Bar within the spa caters to the nutrition-conscious with fresh salads, wraps, and fruit smoothies.