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Slieve Donard Resort and Spa
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Newcastle
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“Brilliant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2012

My husband and I stayed over on Sunday evening. what a wonderful experience it was.

We were upgraded to a Spa Resort Room and it was wonderful. First class facilities, warm welcoming room and friendly, helpful and efficient staff. We had robes and slippers in our room as complimentary.

We loved it - give yourself a treat and try it.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2012

This hotel has it all, location fab and spa sooo relaxing. I've stayed over 5 times and it still has me wanting to go back

  • Stayed January 2012
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Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2012

I stayed in the Slieve Donard for 1 night B&B with family. We got a family room which comprised of a double and 2 singles. The beds are so comfortable. The room was large with great size bathroom.
The breakfast was lovely and the service superb. The hotel staff are really friendly and helpful.I went to the Spa and I had a massage. The Spa is so luxurious and relaxing. The Swimming pool is great and the jazzuci has the most spectacular view of the sea and the mountains.
I would highly recommend this hotel, it's in beautiful surroundings.

Room Tip: Resort rooms are excellent
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2012

Just returned from a great break in the Slieve. Stayed in a resort room, bed was one of the finest I have ever slept on. Bathroom was a great size with a luxurious bath and very good power shower. One gripe may be that the walls are a wee bit on the thin side and listening to next door having a 12am tiff was not a highlight! however see if you can get a sea view, one of Irelands finest sights. Spa facilities are top notch and the large Jacuzzi with views of the bay and the mountains of Mounre transport you to a different place. Breakfast was excellent food and service wise. However i did eat in the Light House lounge one afternoon and found the young staff to be a bit in need of guidance An overly long wait for a menu meant i had to approach the server twice whilst she struggled with her new till system, but once this beds in i expect this area will reach the super levels of service i recieved thriougfhtout the rest fo the hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2012

ok i plan to write a detailed review. i stayed here for two nights. the exterior of the slieve donard is very impressive and on entering the lobby it is very well decorated. on checking in the girl was efficent but didnt offer any advice on hotel facilities, check out times, breakfast times, and there was no one about to help with luggage, nor did she ask did i need help with luggage. on first appearance the room was acceptably clean. on closer inspection(i feel like the hotel inspector here) there were stains on the lampshades, curtains, and on the bed runner along the bottom of the bed. i also noticed from a room that was being serviced that the top cushions on the bed dont get changed with the other linen. there was also alot of dust in the room. in the bathroom there was mould around the bath. the plates and cutlery were dirty and the cooked breakfast was all deep fried and cold. does this sound like 4 star? dont be fooled by the exterior....always have a closer look

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2012

This is a top hotel with the kind of rambling style you only get with old converted hotels. Nice rooms and lobby. The breakfast was superb with the Irish whiskey in the porridge being a real treat. The bar decor has improved from last time we were here. Internet is free but a lot of hassle with codes etc. Spa very good: nice long pool, great jacuzzi with view of Mountains of Mourne sweeping down to the sea. Unfortunately the sauna was cold and although there was plenty of steam in steam room the seating was very cold and this lowered the temperature. All told well worth a visit.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Newry
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2012

We went here for our wedding annaversery and were met by very friendly reception staff. Hotel room was top class apart from some crisp crumbs on the floor! They were quickly cleaned up by housekeeping hotel was very clean and modern design.

Breakfast not great buffet style and waitress served me mushroom complete with compost!

We were 10 min late for breakfast and the head waiter made us know it! He also was turning away guests that were late for breakfast in a very abrupt manner.

Bar staff were a joke at times there were six members behind bar but it still took 10 mins to get a drink and they took 40min to clear dirty glasses from the table. ( they were useless and lazy)

The Spa was second to none the best in Ireland and staff here were very friendly and helpful!

Would highly recommend but manager needs to look at customer service with restaurant and bar staff

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Thank Ciara T
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Additional Information about Slieve Donard Resort and Spa

Property: Slieve Donard Resort and Spa
Address: Downs Road, Newcastle BT33 0AH, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Newcastle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Newcastle
#1 Family Hotel in Newcastle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Slieve Donard Resort and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 178
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestling at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, the Slieve Donard stands in six acres of private grounds, and is one of Northern Ireland's most popular hotels. The luxurious ESPA Spa commands spectacular panoramic views of the County Down coastline and Mountains of Mourne and provides a perfect oasis of tranquility rivals any spa in Europe today. This superbly maintained Victorian hotel is equally suited to a short break, residential conference or grand event. ... more   less 
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