We stayed at the Galgorm at the end of March and got a deluxe room with a river view. I have to say it was totally worth it, the view was perfect and the room couldn't have been better.
Before dinner we went to the bar for one or two drinks, it was a very relaxing atmosphere and the bat staff were very friendly. I also received a free cocktail as the barman made one incorrectly and didn't want to waste it. (always a bonus that it tasted good)
We had the Italian retreat which included a four course meal in Fratelli's. Although the staff weren't the most chatty in there the service was fast and efficient so I cant complain. The meal was extremely tasting and entirely filling!
We went to the thermal spa and hot tub the next morning and I would recommend that you go there before 9.00 as it will start to get busy after. We got the thermal pool to ourselves which was a lovely treat. It was lovely to be able to sit out there on a cold morning and just relax in comfort.
The breakfast was also amazing, there is something for everyone, a cooked breakfast, cold meats, fruit, breads, cereals. The staff were very friendly and helpful and we didn't feel rushed.
Overall, the Galgorm is a beautiful place to stay, the only downfall was that there seemed to be a lot of construction work taking place while we were there and that did spoil the walk around the grounds and the view from our room a little bit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Northern Ireland's Premier luxury Hotel and Spa situated only 30 minutes from Belfast is the perfect location to relax and get away from it all...and with some fantastic accommodation and Spa offers this Spring, there really is no excuse not to treat yourself...Galgorm Resort & Spa is set in 163 acres of lush parkland near Northern Ireland's most renowned scenic attractions and is just 30 minutes from Belfast city centre, 20 minutes from Belfast International airport and 35 minutes from George Best Belfast City airport.Our facilities include 122 bedrooms and luxurious suites, designed in a contemporary style whilst keeping the focus on superior quality features associated with a classic country gentleman's residence. Full business communications facilities are provided in-room as well as entertainment for when it's time to relax.The resort also offers delightful countryside self catering cottages on site and unique log cabins situated alongside the flowing and tranquil River Maine.With miles of fishing on the River Maine, on-site stables, the most picturesque of walkways and cycle routes and the world class Spa at Galgorm, you'll find plenty to while away the hours as you escape into this home away from home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Galgorm Resort And Spa
- Galgorm Hotel Ballymena
- Galgorm Manor Hotel
- Galgorm Manor Ballymena
- Galgorm Resort & Spa Ballymena, Northern Ireland