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The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat


  • Four Star Quality Assurance
Four Star Quality Assurance
882 Antrim Road, Templepatrick, Co. Antrim, BT39 0AH
The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat


Located lakeside in Templepatrick, just 20-minutes from Belfast City and 10 minutes from Belfast International Airport, The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat is an AA Four Star hotel and promises to give you all the creature comforts you love housed in beautifully designed spaces with a few quirks along the way. 

With unique bedrooms, delicious dining and an open-air spa, the hotel exudes all the luxury you would expect from Galgorm’s laid-back little sister. No trip is complete without a trip to The Spa, which exudes a mix of sophisticated luxury and Bohemian glam boasting luxurious facilities, a beach bar and treatments coming soon for guests to enjoy during their stay. Relax in the aroma steam room, soak in the Swedish sauna and hot tubs, take a dip in the Roman bath and enjoy the views from the heated pebble beach, the only attraction of its kind in the island of Ireland.

If you’re living for the delicious dining, The Rabbit Restaurant will look after you. Expect fresh, innovative, and seasonally led menu with a warm welcome. Like all good things in life, food is best served around the table with loved ones and there is a menu to please a crowd – appetisers to pique your interest, pizzas for a slice of comfort, sharing options for two, dishes inspired by an Italian American influence, and a lunch spread to keep you going. The Restaurant also boasts a large terrace for al fresco dining and a Garden Bar to enjoy food and drinks outdoors, whatever the weather.

Holiday plans that your pooch can be part of! If you're looking for dog-friendly accommodation, you're barking up the right tree! Our Comfy with Outdoor Bathtub rooms are suitable for your pooch to relax in style. As well as the quirky bathtub, the private outdoor space boasts a wood burning stove. Enjoy luxurious amenities including a king-size bed, Dyson hairdryer, Nespresso machine, Marshall Amp and much more, everything you need for an epic stay.  Our very own furry friend, Florence the Resident Dog can’t wait to make new friends when you come to visit.

Expect all the creature comforts you love housed in beautifully designed spaces with a few quirks along the way. Make our space your place.

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  • Guide dogs permitted


  • Bar
  • Licensed
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Room service
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve lunch
  • Special dietary requirements catered for

Children & Infants

  • Cot & Highchair Available

Establishment Features

  • Gift vouchers
  • Live music
  • Lost property
  • Private rooms
  • Robes available
  • Showers
  • Slippers available
  • Toilets
  • Towels available

Leisure Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa bath
  • Swimming Pool On Premises
  • Wifi

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Al fresco dining
  • Dogs Welcome Inside
  • Dogs Welcome Outside
  • Family Room on request

Room / Unit Features

  • Ground floor bedrooms available
  • Hairdryer Available
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Ironing facilities in all units
  • Pets accepted in some units
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • Sleeps 4
  • Sleeps 6
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • TV
  • TV In Bedrooms

Special Offers

  • Festive Tipsy Tea - County Antrim

    £70 per person

    This delightfully tipsy twist on afternoon tea is a fun day out with your besties or family. Indulge in a magical and merry experience in The Loft at The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat, adorned with twinkling lights and grandeur interiors, celebrate the festivities in style. Think delectable bites, delicious drinks and lively entertainment from The Diva Dolls, followed by our house DJ. Raise your glass to the festive season, we'll help make your spirits bright! Sunday 3rd December: 13:00 - 15:00.

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    Christmas & New Year - redeem this special offer On 03/12/2023

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  • Festive Getaway - County Antrim

    From £280 per person sharing

    Experience a festive getaway with all the trimmings! With an overnight stay in our Snug guestroom, access to The Spa from 12noon and a complimentary detoxifying private festive Cinnamon duo clay ritual, you'll exhale Christmas stress and inhale festive zen. Enjoy a 3 course dinner in the plush surroundings of The Restaurant and a bedtime treat with hot chocolate & mince pies delivered to your room. Indulge in a delicious breakfast the following morning before check out at 11am. Available Monday - Thursday.

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    Christmas & New Year - redeem this special offer between 13/11/2023 and 21/12/2023

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  • A Crackin' Christmas - County Antrim

    From £495 per person sharing

    Join us for the festive season. We've wrapped up the best Christmas accommodation experience for you to have the perfect relaxing Christmas and leave the work to us. See booking link for full detalis.

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    Christmas & New Year - redeem this special offer between 24/12/2023 and 26/12/2023

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  • New Year's Eve - County Antrim

    From £530 per room

    The party of all parties! Spend New Year's Eve at The Rabbit, enjoy a festive float under the mesmerising disco ball, treat your skin to a detoxifying clay ritual with your favourite person, indulge in delicious dining and festive treats and ring in the New Year with us! Includes: Overnight stay, Access to The Spa, Duo Clay Ritual, 3 Course dinner, Breakfast.

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    Christmas & New Year - redeem this special offer between 31/12/2023 and 01/01/2024

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