Slieve Donard: A reimagined iconic hotel

Slieve Donard: A reimagined iconic hotel

In the shadow of the majestic Mournes, the Slieve Donard Hotel is probably the most iconic hotel in County Down.

Slieve Donard is the first Marine & Lawn property in Northern Ireland (more to come) and the fourth hotel in the collection.

The hotel was built by the Belfast and County Down Railway in 1898 and has welcomed various icons over the years including Charlie Chaplin, Tiger Woods, Catherine Zeta Jones, King Leopold (of Belgium), Dame Judi Dench and many more

Located at the foot of Slieve Donard, where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea, the hotel has recently had a major £20million+ makeover inspired by its 125 year history. The reimagined and very grand railway-inspired lobby pays homage to the hotels original Victorian splendour. Wall-coverings and carpets are inspired by the local countryside and the original look of the hotel when it first opened.

Expect rich greens and deep blues to reflect this location where the countryside meets the Irish Sea, lots of over-hanging plants, gorgeous statement chandeliers, tweed furnishings and general Victorian opulence.

Every room and public space has been transformed into something quite unique and it’s matched by a team who want you to feel as special as the surroundings you’re in. Whether you’re checking in, having an evening meal or afternoon tea, or just catching up with a friend in the bar, you’re going to feel like you’ve stepped into another time and place.

Thanks to Marine & Lawn for the opportunity to experience a reimagined icon as it enters a new era of grandeur.

Jeff Meredith

Slieve Donard lobby staircase with Victorian inspired wall coverings and carpet

Binnian Suite

Slieve Donard Dining Room
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