Hastings Slieve Donard Belfast

O Mary, this London’s a wonderful sight, with people there working by day and by night. Turn Percy French’s tale on its head and let the staff at the Slieve Donard cater for your every need away from city living.

Sitting at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa sits on its own private grounds, and is one of Northern Ireland’s most popular hotels.

Originally built by the Belfast and County Down Railway as an ‘end of line’ luxury holiday destination at the end of the nineteenth century, the hotel was one of the most majestic hotels of its time almost self-sufficient with its own bakery, vegetable gardens, pigs, laundry and even its own power plant, which also provided electricity for the railway station.

The Slieve Donard typified the ideas of Victorian grandeur and luxury with its Drawing Room, Grand Coffee Room, Reading and Writing Room, Smoking Room, Billiard Room and Hairdressing Rooms. One could even partake of sea water baths, douche, spray, needle and Turkish baths all provided by an electric pump straight from the sea.  To this day, the romance of the railway era is retained.

Perfect for your stay while you visit Queen’s University or engage in a less academic activity with some Lisburn Road Shopping.