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Culloden Estate & Spa
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Holywood
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
7 reviews
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“Relaxing 2 night break”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

Stayed for a two night break (Thurs & Fri night). The enterance to the hotel is beautiful, well kept with ample parking. The concierge who met us at the door was very welcoming and friendly. Check-in was fast, curtious and efficient. We were showed to our room by a very friendly and chatty guy. The room was spacious and spotless. The Bed was big and very very comfortable, huge soft pillows. There is a flat screen TV with good few channels and a iPod docking station also. The bathroom was very clean with nice soft towels. There were silppers and dressing gowns in the room. There is a pool, jacuzzi & steam room in the spa area which is nice to use to wind down and relax. There is also a gym, but we didn't use it. The newly open bar is comfortable and quiet. Too quiet. The staff were very friendly and spent time talking to us, which was nice. The hot Breakfast was from a set menu on the Friday morning and Buffet on the Saturday morning, both very nice. Cold meats, pasteries and cereals laid out for self service. I would recommend for a relaxing or shopping break.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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cullodenhotel, General Manager at Culloden Estate & Spa, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Dear Tom P

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your very kind comments regarding the Culloden Estate and Spa.

We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to the Culloden hotel in the near future.

Yours sincerely


Mr Stephen Meldrum
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

The Culloden is a must stay if you in the Belfast area. Set in its own grounds with a great view from most of the rooms it is an ideal stay both for the business traveller who wants to relax in the evening through to a romantic getaway or family break. As well a staying regularly for work, brought my family and we stayed in a fabulous two floor suite and the children loved it. The staff are always very friendly and attentive and the rooms are spotless and well maintained. The pool was a great attraction for the children. Highly recommend a visit

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dear Kjmcd66

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your very kind comments regarding the Culloden Estate and Spa.

We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to the Culloden hotel in the near future.

Yours sincerely


Mr Stephen Meldrum
General Manager
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

Stayed last week again in the culloden estate and spa and was very impressed with their new lounge bar it was beautiful. The staff were as attentive as always and the meal on friday night was superb. My daughter and I had a facial in the spa and we were both delighted with them very relaxing. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who would like to be treated like royalty.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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cullodenhotel, General Manager at Culloden Estate & Spa, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Dear Aberdeen11

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your very kind comments regarding the Culloden Estate and Spa.

We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to the Culloden hotel in the near future.

Yours sincerely


Mr Stephen Meldrum
General Manager
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Dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

We got married in the Culloden in March 2012 and returned at the weekend for our first year anniversary and I must say we were spoilt from the minute we arrived. It is a fabulous hotel with very friendly staff. Our room was upgraded to a suite, Harry Styles from One Direction had stated in the same room earlier in the week ! Lots of nice wee extra touches, congratulations card and decoration slate plus complementary bubbly. We had a most enjoyable stay and can't wait until next year already!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ken M
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cullodenhotel, General Manager at Culloden Estate & Spa, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Dear Ken M

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your very kind comments regarding the Culloden Estate and Spa.

We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to the Culloden hotel in the near future.

Yours sincerely


Mr Stephen Meldrum
General Manager
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belfast
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86 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

It wasn't an easy weekend for the culloden with their VIP guests and assorted teens creating chaos in the lobby but the attitude of some of the staff left a lot to be desired for customers with children. Ok, the kids were excitable but if u don't want the custom close the lobby! With the exception of one very charming young concierge the rest of the staff's sniffy attitude was unpleasant. people will remember how they were made to feel and I can only describe this as tolerated rather than welcomed.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

We booked to stay at this hotel for our honeymoon last year.

On arrival staff were warm and friendly and we found that our room had been upgraded to one of the suites, which was a fantastic touch by the hotel manager to what was a great stay.

The Islay suite that we had been upgraded to was very spacious and was truly sumptuous in terms of the décor and fittings and this was topped of by the superb views overlooking Belfast Lough.

We ate in the Mitre restaurant on the first night and had a fantastic meal - truly special food and wine topped off with great service. On our second night we ate at the Cultra Inn, which is set in the grounds of the hotel and is much less formal than the Mitre restaurant and once again the food and service was excellent.

We had a day in the well-equipped and luxurious spa and the treatments and facilities that we tried were all great.

This is a fantastic hotel and would be a truly memorable place to come for a special reason such as a honeymoon, wedding anniversary or a special birthday - we couldn't fault it on our stay - it would be lovely if we could afford to come back again at some point.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SteveB1664
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cullodenhotel, General Manager at Culloden Estate & Spa, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Dear SteveB1664

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your very kind comments regarding the Culloden Estate and Spa.

We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to the Culloden hotel in the near future.

Yours sincerely


Mr Stephen Meldrum
General Manager
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

not a 5 star hotel, closer to 3 or perhaps 4 on a good day. bathrooms are formica, dinner is 45 quid for 2 courses, with children serving. breakfast was stodgy, new bar is nice.
not a 5 star hotel, closer to 3 or perhaps 4 on a good day. bathrooms are formica, dinner is 45 quid for 2 courses, with children serving. breakfast was stodgy, new bar is nice.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Culloden Estate & Spa
Address: 142 Bangor Road, Holywood BT18 0EX, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Holywood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Holywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Culloden Estate & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Standing high on the wooded slopes of the Holywood hills, overlooking Belfast Lough, is the magnificent Culloden Estate and Spa, one of the most prestigious 5 star hotels in Northern Ireland.Originally built as an official palace for the Bishops of Down, the Culloden stands in 12 acres of beautiful gardens and is 5 miles from Belfast City Centre. The exclusive Spa offers health and leisure facilities, and a full range of ESPA spa therapies. ... more   less 
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