If my memory serves me correctly the Royal Court - under the name Killanoge - was built about 25 years ago and was hailed as a state of the art luxury hotel with prices to match. It occupied a superb location over-looking Royal Portrush Golf Club, the famous White Rocks and with uninterrupted views to Scotland. A recent visit for a wedding reveals that those heady days are long gone - it looks tired, with cramped sitting areas, and an old-fashioned feel to its decor and fittings. But the great view remains timeless.
And our room was probably one of the best in the house in that respect, with a clear view of the surroundings from the balcony - which unfortunately was right beside the air-conditioning plant. The room was fine with all mod-cons but the jacuzzi- type bath had obviously been there since the beginning and was looking distintly second-hand.
The wedding meal was pretty standard fare with dry over-cooked beef which cooled rapidly while waiting for the vegetables. All served by wooden faced staff. Breakfast was poor - everything prepacked or out of tins - and with what looked like white sliced pan toast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel occupies one of the most picturesque positions on Northern Ireland’s famous coastline, overlooking the Seaside town of Portrush with panoramic views from County Donegal to the Scottish Isles and over to the Giant’s Causeway. The famous Links Course, Royal Portrush Golf Club is also right on our door step with the 4th hole protruding enough for our diners and guests to enjoy. You never know who you might be watching.With plenty of activities in our local area including, Links Golf Courses, the Legendary Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Dunluce Castle, beautiful beaches and coastal walks, and lets not forget Irelands Oldest Distillery, which was granted a royal licence to distil ‘uisce beatha’ translated, water of life in Gaelic or as we know it today Whiskey, in 1608, located in Bushmills. These are to name but a few, there is always plenty to do and see for all walks of life. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Court Portrush
- Royal Court Hotel Portrush, Northern Ireland