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WIN a summer staycation at Slieve Donard

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Enjoy an overnight stay, including a three-course meal at Oak Restaurant

Nestled along a sandy coastline and overlooking the Mountains of Mourne, Slieve Donard Hotel offers guests a uniquely Northern Irish experience. From stylish suites with jaw-dropping sea views to a world-class golf course right on the doorstep, you won't need to look any further to find the perfect place for a summer staycation.

Built during the Victorian era in 1896, Slieve Donard, with its majestic architecture, was a welcome sight for railway passengers who journeyed across Northern Ireland to visit the hotel. It quickly became known as a luxury 'end of line' destination and was one of the most majestic hotels of its time, complete with its very own bakery, vegetable gardens, Drawing Room, Grand Coffee Room and Reading and Writing Room.

In 2021 Slieve Donard became the first Marine & Lawn Hotels & Resorts property in Northern Ireland and the fourth hotel in the collection. Today, passengers travel from around the globe to enjoy its traditional comforts and modern-day facilities.

What to expect during your stay

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Upon arrival, you will find that the essence of Victorian times remains a prominent feature of the hotel. From its stunning red-brick exterior to its high ceilings and decedent finishings, remnants of history can be found along every corridor. At the same time, contemporary changes have been seamlessly introduced throughout the hotel so that visitors can enjoy the old and new in perfect harmony.

There are also plenty of amenities to enjoy while staying at Slieve Donard. Unwind at The Spa, where treatments such as facials, massages and body wraps have been designed to soothe and relax you. Or, take a dip in the indoor swimming pool. The Zen Studio, which offers a range of classes, including Yoga and Tai Chi is also open to guests.

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For those who enjoy getting out and about, you can visit one of the world's most prestigious golf courses or try your hand on the hotel tennis court. And with direct access to the beach from the hotel, a stroll before dinner will help get your appetite going.

Speaking of dinner, there are plenty of incredible dining options to choose from, with several bars and restaurants dotted throughout the grounds of Slieve Donard. Dine in style in the sophisticated Oak Restaurant, where dishes are created using only the finest produce and ingredients in Northern Ireland. Or, cosy up with a pint in front of a log fire at Percy French Inn. Here, Game of Throne fans will also find one of the ten Game of Thrones Doors, which has been ornately carved from wood from the iconic Dark Hedges.

So, whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, somewhere to spend quality time as a family, or fancy a round of golf, Slieve Donard has something for everyone.

To book your summer break click here. Or, for the chance to WIN an overnight stay for two and a 3-course dinner with a bottle of house wine at the Oak Restaurant, click HERE


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