Nestling at the foot of the Mountains of Mourne, the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa stands in six acres of immaculate private grounds. A golden strand of beach borders one side while the mighty Royal County Down golf links frames the other. This lovingly maintained Victorian hotel is now home to one of Europe’s finest resort spas.
Just 30 miles south of Belfast and 90 miles north of Dublin, the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa is perfect for touring and sightseeing, and although you may never want to venture away from the sumptuous luxury and exquisite surroundings, there are many local attractions all within close proximity to the hotel. The Mountains of Mourne are on the doorstep, fantastic for walking and climbing, Tollymore Forest Park, which is just a few minutes drive away, is simply breathtaking and Silent Valley, Castlewellan Country Park, Murlough Bay Nature Reserve are all nearby. Less than ten miles away lie the delights of Downpatrick, home to St Patrick’s Visitor Centre and Grave, (a world Christian Heritage Site) and countless opportunities for horse riding, fishing, sailing, off-road driving, mountaineering and windsurfing.
The hotel boasts 180 luxurious bedrooms, including 100 Executive and Resort rooms and six magnificent suites, many of which have panoramic views over the Mountaine of Mourne and County Down coastline. All bedrooms are finished in tasteful, traditional styles with every modern comfort, including the most comfortable beds you'll find anywhere.
At the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa guests can experience the finest culinary delights in all its restaurants, and the chefs pride themselves on using the finest fresh local seasonal produce to create an array of delicious menus. Breakfast, dinner, Afternoon Tea and Sunday Lunch are served in the famous Oak Restaurant, with its charming beams and fabulous central fireplace. The hotel boasts an extensive range of dining and socialising options including Chaplin’s Bar and the Spa’s Lighthouse Lounge. The Percy French Inn, complete with log fire, is a cosy informal bar and restaurant which lies within the resort - perfect for a tasty lunch or pint by the fireside.
The world class spa facilities rival any other spa in Europe. Designed in conjunction with ESPA, the world’s leading spa company, the spa is situated over two floors, with stunning views across the Irish sea and the Mourne Mountains. The Active Floor on the ground level incorporates a magnificent 20 metre swimming pool and vitality pool along with a range of heat experiences and a high tech fitness studio. An extensive range of spa therapies are available in one of the 16 luxurious treatment rooms on the first floor, using the ESPA product range.