The Marine Hotel, Ballycastle

Sometimes you just need a bed to fall into at night – this isn’t one of those times.  


A truly relaxing escape requires a hotel room that makes you feel a million miles away from home. And there’s nothing that says ‘holiday’ like opening the curtains to reveal an incredible view. 

From dramatic coastlines to vibrant cityscapes, we’ve found Northern Ireland’s greatest views and the hotel or guest rooms that overlook them. 

You can wake up to the sight of Brent geese descending on Strangford Lough, or fall asleep listening to the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. 

Your holiday starts here...

5* The Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast

 

The luxurious Superior and Deluxe rooms in the boutique Fitzwilliam Hotel feature floor-to-ceiling windows looking down on the bustling Belfast city centre.

Located right next to the handsome Grand Opera House theatre, this contemporary hotel offers a sumptuous stay in the heart of the city.

 

4* Bayview Hotel, Portballintrae, County Antrim

The Premier rooms in the Bayview Hotel boast floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the picturesque village of Portballintrae.

There are stand-up paddleboard lessons at the harbor, or you can stay cosy inside at the intimate Porthole Bar and Restaurant and watch sunsets, sunrises and storms over the sea outside.

5* The Shoreline at Mount Stewart, Greyabbey, County Down


Relax in the serenity of salty sea air and breathtaking views as far as the Mourne Mountains at this lavish bed and breakfast, nestled right on the shores of Strangford Lough.  

The Shoreline is deal for exploring the Ards Peninsula, it is close to the National Trust estate, Mount Stewart, and the historic village of Greyabbey. And if the water looks good, you can take on the Strangford Lough canoe trail.  

 

4* Slieve Donard, Newcastle, County Down

I might as well be where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea,” sang Percy French. And where would you rather be than looking at that exact view from the luxury of the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa? 

The Spa at the Slieve Donard Hotel has been built to take in the famous County Down vista. So check in and melt into a full body massage, or soak in the Vitality Pools at this pamper paradise. 

 

5* At the Beach, Portstewart, County Londonderry


Wake up to stunning sea views of Portstewart Strand, Mussenden Temple and beyond at this beautiful bed and breakfast. 

Feel the soft morning mist as you walk along the magnificent golden sands of the beach.  And watch the glorious sunsets and sailboats in the bay at this true seaside escape. 

 

3* Marine Hotel, Ballycastle, County Antrim

 

The Marine Hotel in Ballycastle is situated on the heart of the iconic Causeway Coast.

Boasting unrivalled sea views overlooking Ballycastle Beach, Rathlin island, Fairhead and the Mull of Kintyre. The perfect stop for exploring the Causeway Coast and Glens of Antrim.

4* Lakeside Cabins, Lusty Beg Island, County Fermanagh

Retreat to the enchanting Fermanagh Lakelands and the secluded island of Lusty Beg, a magical place to escape and unwind. 

The luxurious Lakeside Cabins offer breathtaking views of the islands and the glistening calm waters of Lough Erne.  Take it slow, with a nature walk followed by an aromatic seaweed bath.  

5* Newforge House, Magheralin, County Armagh

The contemporary luxurious rooms at the Georgian Newforge House provide a tranquil setting, with uninterrupted views of its beautiful gardens and idyllic countryside.   

Experience warm hospitality and delicious local seasonal food all homegrown in the well-appointed grounds. 
 

4* Homecoming Barn, Clogher, County Tyrone


Peace and tranquility can be found amid the picturesque display of shrubs and trees in this tranquil rural setting in the Clogher Valley.  

This newly renovated barn has retained much of its original stonework in its interior and offers comfortable self-catering accommodation which is tastefully furnished. 

4* Mountain View, Mullaghbawn, County Armagh

 

Nestled amid the peace and tranquillity of the Ring of Gullion in County Armagh, Mountain View Self Catering Cottage boasts views of the beautiful natural landscape.

A perfect hideaway to relax and unwind, you will be inspired by its peaceful setting, magnificent mountainous views and lush green fields.

4* Killyhevlin Lakeside Lodges, County Fermanagh

Located on the beautiful banks of Lough Erne, adjacent to the Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel, enjoy the stunning Lakeland views and stylish, modern interiors of Killyhevlin Lakeside Lodges.

The collection of 14 larch wood log panelled lodges are a unique self-catering style experience for visitors to The Fermanagh Lakelands, the perfect base for family, groups and activity breaks.

4* Killeavy Castle Estate, County Armagh

Set on the easterly base of Slieve Gullion in the tranquil Killeavy countryside, Killeavy Castle Estate is a place to wind down, relax and take in three hundred and fifty acres of mixed farm and woodlands.

This magnificent castle with rich heritage, beautiful architecture and stunning setting is perfect for any break.

5* One Shore St, County Down

Directly on the sea front, enjoy stunning views of Donaghadee lighthouse, Copeland Islands and the Irish Sea over to Scotland.

One Shore St. is the perfect place for a stylish getaway with five unique rooms that combine classic style with grown up creature comforts.

5* Peartree Hill B&B

 

Winner of NITA Best B&B Stay 2019, Peartree Hill is a feast for the eyes. Enjoy floor to ceiling views of Scrabo and Strangford Lough from each room. 3 miles to Belfast, but it feels like relaxing in the Countryside!

4* Ballygally Holiday Apartments

Positioned on an elevated site in the pretty seaside village of Ballygally, these 7 Self Catering apartments are fully furnished to a high standard with magnificent views over the Glens of Antrim and across the Irish Sea to Scotland.

5* Blackrock Beach House

 

The perfect base to explore Northern Ireland's North Coast, Blackrock Beach House looks over the West Strand Blue Flag Beach in Portrush.

Live in luxury with your own home cinema, twinkling ceiling lights, 77inch screen, a games room with surround sound, fully fitted gym room, and a bar, you will never want to leave!

4* Further Space at Glenarm Castle

 

Offering stunning Ocean views looking across our Glenarm Castle Estates, these brand new holiday pods offer the perfect rural getaway.

Well equipped with self check in/out, electric, running water, a mini fridge and heating, you'll feel just at home.

We hope you enjoy these suggestions!

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