I attended a wedding in the Culloden in January 2014. Of course with the reputation of the Culloden I expected great things & was somewhat disappointed.
The exterior & grounds of the hotel are beautiful. Perfect for wedding photos. Parts of the interior however let the hotel down. As it was a very wet day a lot of the photos were taken inside in the room with the staircase. To get there we had to walk through badly maintained corridors & rooms & it was disappointing.
The service was fair but nothing special.
The food was disappointing to be perfectly honest. The children were forced to wait until 7.30 for their meal to be served - at the same time as the adult mains so after starter & sorbet with lengthy pauses. At best the food was average, not what I would have expected from a 5* hotel.
I would guess it is much better if you were staying overnight & having a meal in the restaurant but I wasn't impressed that they have clearly cut corners to make weddings as profitable as possible.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Standing high on the wooded slopes of the Holywood hills, overlooking Belfast Lough, is the magnificent Culloden Estate and Spa, one of the most prestigious 5 star hotels in Northern Ireland.Originally built as an official palace for the Bishops of Down, the Culloden stands in 12 acres of beautiful gardens and is 5 miles from Belfast City Centre. The exclusive Spa offers health and leisure facilities, and a full range of ESPA spa therapies. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Culloden Estate Hotel Holywood
- Culloden Estate And Spa
- Culloden Hotel
- Culloden Estate Holywood
- Culloden Estate & Spa Holywood, Northern Ireland