Built for a Bishop - Fit for a King. Standing high on the Hollywood Hills slopes, overlooking Belfast Lough and the County Antrim Coastline, is the magnificent Culloden Estate and Spa, the most prestigious luxury five-star hotel in Northern Ireland. Originally built as an official palace for the Bishops of Down, the Culloden stands in 12 acres of beautiful secluded gardens and woodland. Palatial surroundings, exquisite decor, fine antiques, and exceptional service combine to give the Culloden Estate and Spa a unique air of elegance. A recent renovation program has ensured that the Culloden Estate and Spa remains one of Ireland's top hotels. Following the impressive bedroom, spa, and restaurant refurbishments, the Culloden continues to attract guests from around the world and pick up prestigious accolades, most recently being named Luxury Hotel of the Year at this year’s Irish Hotel Awards and highly commended at the first-ever Georgina Campbell Breakfast Awards in the Best 5-Star Hotel category.
With all its tranquil opulence, you could be forgiven for thinking the Culloden is a rural retreat. However, this beautiful property has the added advantage of being just 10 minutes from Belfast City center and is conveniently located to many of Northern Ireland’s major visitor attractions. Guests at the hotel can also enjoy an extensive range of dining and socializing options. A sumptuous Afternoon tea in the Drawing Room, Fine Dining in the Vespers Restaurant, or relax by the fire in the cozy Cultra Inn.
Luxury Bedrooms - The finest five-star accommodation at the Culloden Estate and Spa in Belfast. The Culloden Estate and Spa is a luxurious five-star resort hotel in Belfast. Originally a Bishop's Palace, the hotel is traditionally elegant while providing every modern amenity expected. Bright, spacious, and individually decorated, each of the 98 bedrooms and suites in the Culloden Estate and Spa is comfortable and inviting. The rooms are furnished with a King Koil 'Cloud Bed' and luxurious bed-linen to ensure a good night’s sleep. After a restful night, guests can wake up to wonderful views over the hotel gardens and down towards Belfast Lough.
Dining - Serving the freshest local produce at the Culloden Estate and Spa. At Culloden Estate and Spa, they are passionate about serving delicious, high-quality food and, therefore, only use the finest local produce, all carefully selected by the Chef's team. Whether it is a traditional Afternoon Tea, light lunch, or fabulous fine dining experience you are looking for, the staff will welcome you and wait on your every need whilst you relax and enjoy the exquisitely prepared and beautifully presented food - truly five-star hotel dining in Belfast at its best. Taste of Hastings Hotels - At Hastings Hotels, food is passion, and it is believed that eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Embracing carefully selected local and seasonal quality foods enables the chefs to prepare and create the most delicious dishes in the kitchens. The island of Ireland has a proud heritage of farming and fishing, resulting in an abundance of sensational produce, wanting to give all the guests a true taste of this in everything served. When sourcing the food, they look for products that stand out from the rest – from where it originates to the way it is produced and for its flavor.
"The Cultra Inn" - Traditional Irish Pub and Bistro at the Culloden Estate and Spa. Enjoy the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere as you sit by the log fire, take in the stunning views and enjoy a drink or delicious meal with friends. Located in the Culloden Estate and Spa, the Cultra Inn's beautifully landscaped grounds in one of County Down’s finest bars and restaurants. At the Cultra Inn, they pride themselves on the wholesome and exciting menu. Using only the freshest locally sourced ingredients, creating memorable dishes that showcase the best of local seasonal produce.
Five-star Breakfasts at Culloden Estate and Spa - It's true what they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and at Culloden Estate and Spa, it is believed that the breakfast service is the best way to showcase some of the finest produce that Northern Ireland has to offer. The team of chefs have gone to extraordinary lengths to ensure the food that ends up on your breakfast plate is of the highest quality and work tirelessly with many of Northern Ireland's leading producers and suppliers, heroes of the industry, you might say, who share the belief that a good breakfast will leave you fuelled for the day ahead. Breakfast at Culloden Estate & Spa is an experience akin to none, offering the widest selection of locally sourced produce, from the full Irish Breakfast to the innovative Bushmills Whiskey infused Porridge to the more classic Continental Breakfast Buffet of fruit, pastries, cereals, meats, and cheeses. The breakfast suppliers include Thompson's Tea, Grand Cafe Coffee, Farmview Dairies, McCann's Apple Juice, Clandeboye Estate Yoghurt, Live a Little Granola and Muesli, White's Oats, Waggle Dance Honey, Bushmills Whiskey, Irwin's Bread, Hastings Muffins and Scuffins, Carnbrooke Meats and Honeybee Sausages, Grant's Dry Cured Bacon, Gracehill Fine Foods Black and White Puddings, Clements Eggs, Malachy McKenna Mushrooms and Get Fresh Tomatoes.
"Vespers In Belfast" - Fine dining restaurant at the Culloden Estate and Spa run by Head Chef, Paul McKnight. Vespers is one of the finest restaurants in Northern Ireland, run by Executive Chef Alistair Fullerton. It serves modern Irish Cuisine using only the finest and freshest local ingredients. The décor is gothic grandeur, the food gourmet chic, while waiters ensure your glass never runs empty. Let us show you to your seat, and we’ll show you how to dine in ultimate style. "The Lough Bar" - Relax with a drink or light snack at the Culloden Estate and Spa. The Lough Bar, the newest addition to Culloden Estate and Spa, is the perfect location for the guests to relax in luxurious surroundings. With breathtaking views across Belfast Lough, guests can sit enjoy scones, morning coffee, the cake of the day, or sample the delicious lounge food by day. By evening the Lough Bar transforms into a pre and post-dinner area to enjoy some exquisite cocktails, premium wines, and a range of fabulous gins.
Body, Mind, Soul & Senses - Culloden Estate and Spa - Northern Ireland’s premier sanctuary for both body and mind and an antidote to the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Here you will find an oasis of tranquillity where the ESPA treatments fuse advanced techniques with ancient therapies to deliver the finest modern holistic therapeutic experiences in the world. Aromatic and pure essential oils work in harmony with powerful plant extracts and deeply nourishing marine elements to create a collection of treatments and products that are both calming and luxurious. With luxurious treatment suites, relaxation rooms, a swimming pool, a range of heat experiences, and an extensive selection of therapies on offer, the Spa at Culloden offers the perfect haven to enjoy some time out and to pamper. So indulge your senses and escape to a place where tension, fatigue, and stress all melt away.