Slieve Donard Resort & Spa

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Set on six acres of mature grounds with the Mourne Mountains on one side, the Royal County Down golf course on another and Newcastle Beach in front, the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa has an outstanding location in Co. Down, Northern Ireland. Built in 1897, what once was an old Victorian railway hotel is now a luxurious resort spa. Traditional in style, with an understated glamour, the hotel is warm and welcoming, as are the staff who have that wonderful mix of professionalism and friendliness. It’s service with a smile here. When it comes to food, the hotel’s commitment to sourcing the finest local p Read More


At Slieve Donard Resort & Spa you have a choice of wonderful dining options where you can experience the finest culinary delights featuring the freshest local seasonal produce.

If you are feeling fancy, there is fine dining at The Oak Restaurant where breakfast, dinner, afternoon tea and Sunday lunch are served. There is a more relaxed vibe in the elegant The Percy French Inn pub and restaurant and The Lighthouse Lounge is the more casual dining space.

Chaplin’s Bar is a wonderful spot for a drink and some light bites or tea and coffee and cake.


Classical, fine dining in sophisticated surroundings is what you get when you dine in the gorgeous Oak Restaurant in Slieve Donard Resort & Spa.

Local produce features prominently on the menu and you can look forward to local rare breed beef, free range pork, duck and chicken, organic salmon from Glenarm, prawns and scampi from Kilkeel and, when in season, County Antrim lamb.

When it comes to dessert, there are so many truly scrumptious delights that you’ll find it hard to choose, so we suggest ordering more than one. Trust us on this.

And you have to leave room for the Slieve Donard Signature Irish Cheese Slate which takes your taste buds on a delectable dairy tour of the island.

The Slieve Donard Resort & Spa knows that eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and it shows in the menus. It also shows in the wine list too which is carefully curated and has very helpful tasting notes too.

Breakfast is also served in the Oak Restaurant and there is a splendid hot and cold buffet laden with local ingredients and produce. It is a fantastic way to get familiar with all the wonderful food that comes from the region and you really can eat your way around Northern Ireland from the comfort of your table.

Rooms & Facilities

Slieve Donard Resort & Spa has 180 bedrooms all decorated in warm, earthy tones with large, sumptuous beds and comfortable furniture. It’s all clearly designed to make you not want to leave. It is just so inviting.

You can be as relaxingly active as you like at Slieve Donard Resort & Spa. Facilities include a spa, pool, hot tub, sauna, gym and two outdoor tennis courts. Right beside the hotel you’ll find the world-class golf course Championship Links of Royal County Down.

If you are looking for a spectacular wedding venue in Co. Down, the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa fits the bill. The Grand Ballroom and Chandelier Room can cater for large celebrations and there is a selection of smaller rooms for more intimate gatherings.

For those looking for a great venue for business and corporate events, the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, with its stellar location, ample parking and fully-equipped conference suite is sure to impress.


Originally a grand Victorian railway hotel, the careful transformation into a luxury hotel and spa has left plenty of the Victorian character in tact. Because of the shape of the imposing red brick building, rooms are different shapes and sizes, but all are magnificent.

The 180 bedrooms are designed to the highest standards. Warm colours, sensual fabrics, and cosy furniture are used to great effect at all levels of accommodation.

Classic Rooms are contemporary and comfortable and are available as single, double and twin rooms, as are Superior Rooms, which are a bit more spacious. Executive Rooms are larger again and have a comfortable seating area as well as terrific sea views or views over the golf course. For even more space to spread out, the Resort Rooms are perfect, especially for those with loads of luggage or golf equipment.

The en suite marble and tile bathrooms have luxurious ESPA toiletries and plush robes and slippers as well as everything else needed for a relaxing pampering sessions.

Even though the building is Victorian, the amenities are thoroughly modern and bedrooms have plenty of facilities to make your stay as relaxing and enjoyable as possible including tea and coffee making facilities, a plasma screen tv, iPod docking station, iron/ironing board and complimentary Wi-Fi.


Slieve Donard Resort & Spa is committed to conducting business in a way that ensures environmental sustainability for future generations. The hotel has initiatives in place to reduce its carbon emissions and energy consumption. The hotel also chooses responsible purchasing methods using, where possible, local suppliers and only those who maintain ethical practices.

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