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Tele Recommends: Northern Ireland's best hotels

We've consulted the experts to bring you the best Northern Ireland has to offer - the places, the food, the music, the craic.

Jonathan Millar is director of Bryan Somers Travel, one of Northern Ireland's leading independent travel agents and golf travel specialists. Established in Saintfield in 1987, Bryan Somers Travel has now been operating for 25 years

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Asked to name Northern Ireland's five best hotels, he recommends...

The Slieve Donard, Downs Road, Newcastle. 028 4372 1066

Nestled at the foot of the Mournes, the hotel stands in six acres of private grounds, which lead to the Royal County Down Golf Club. Offering deluxe accommodation, it has an Espa spa.

www.hastingshotels.com

The Galgorm Resort and Spa (right), Fenaghy Road, Galgorm, County Antrim. 028 2588 1001

Voted Northern Ireland Hotel Accommodation of the Year for 2013, it offers top class service throughout. With a world class spa and two excellent restaurants, guests are in for a treat.

www.galgorm.com

The Merchant Hotel, Skipper Street, Belfast. 028 9023 4888

The five-star Merchant is a blend of Victorian grandeur and art deco-inspired modernity. The hotel boasts a stunning luxury spa, a rooftop gymnasium with panoramic city views and a fabulous jazz bar. There are 62 deluxe bedrooms as well as the Great Room Restaurant and award winning cocktail bar and The Cloth Ear, which is more relaxed for informal dining and drinks

www.themerchanthotel.com

The Bushmills Inn, Dunluce Road, Bushmills. 028 2073 3000

The Bushmills Inn is one of Northern Ireland's best loved hotels, located in an unrivalled position, close to the Giant's Causeway, Dunluce Castle and The Old Bushmills Distillery. The hotel is a popular choice, particularly in the winter months, where there is nothing better than sitting in front of the roaring peat-burning fire with a glass of the finest local tipple.

www.bushmillsinn.com

Lough Erne Resort, Belleek Road, Enniskillen. 028 6632 3230

The Lough Erne Resort is NI’s first five-star golf resort. The hotel offers stunning panoramic views of Lough Erne, with a classic but contemporary look and feel, with menus inspired by acclaimed chef Noel McMeel.

www.lougherneresort.com

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