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Galgorm Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Ballymena
Certificate of Excellence
Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful break”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

Only one night stay here but we didn't want to leave. Perfect for a girly break, couples or families. Polite helpful staff, delicious food and the spa is bliss especially if you get a nice day. Surroundings are lovely too. Try choose a river room if possible.

Stayed April 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Bangor, Northern Ireland
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90 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

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.

Room Tip: If you can pay out the extra money I would definitely recommend the deluxe river view room with a ba...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Belfast
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

We spent a relaxing two nights at Galgorm. The staff were excellent and I can honestly say that I have never experienced service like it.

The spa is wonderful and we were lucky enough to experience when it was quiet - it looked like it could get very packed. However, I don't think the treatments are worth the money.

Food in The River Room was excellent. The food in Gillies was tasty, but the portions were huge and too big to be enjoyed.

Despite a lot of people about (weddings every day) I was pleasantly surprised that the hotel was so quiet.

We would go back.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

Driving in the winding road to the hotel, I knew we were in for a treat. The staff are superb, very welcoming and friendly without going overboard. The room was glorious as was the bathroom. Our robes and slippers awaited and off we went to the spa. It was busy but not uncomfortably so. We were like a pair of kids hopping from one thing to another until our treatments. LeeAnne gave the best back massage ever. dinner that night in Gilles was gorgeous. service was excellent. We were both so relaxed we were in bed for 10. breakfast the next morning had an abundance of choice. We left with our skins glowing, totally relaxed with a vow to return very soon. Thank you for a wonderful little break.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

I stayed here last weekend for my sister's wedding and the hotel couldn't have done anymore for us. My other sister is in a wheelchair, so we hired a hoist to be delivered to the hotel and the staff couldn't have been any more helpful. They re-arranged the furniture to fit the hoist in, they made blocks for the base of the bed so the hoist could fit below the bed and they left the keys at reception early so my sister could go to her room without the hassle of having to wait to check-in.

We were in the great hall upper and the room was amazing! The food was great and the staff were very accommodating to any guests that wanted changes to their dinners. I couldn't find one fault with the whole day!

The rooms were great (I was in a standard double) and we couldn't hear any noise from the surrounding rooms. There was a great selection for breakfast the next day and we got to use the spa facilities the next day. Everyone I spoke to said about what a fantastic time they had, so we will definitely be back!!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

Visited here for our first anniversary (got married here) and they really went about and beyond to make us feel special. The Spa was amazing and the room fabulous. The pillows were the comfiest ever (I took a sneak peek at the label and have bought the same ones for myself!!). Meal in the River Room was a revelation. Will be back again next year.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Lisa M
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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

On Sat 19 April I treated my sister and daughter and of course myself to The paradise lost treatment at The Spa, Galgorm, it was pricey @ £180 per person, however it was truly worth it. Our treatments were Aromatherapy Cleopatra Bath, which was so relaxing this was followed by an organic lavender and seaweed sugar glow scrub, I can honestly say my skin has never been so smooth and feels so rejuvenated. The hot lava shell full body massage was the most relaxing 30 mins I've ever had. After the treatments we were then free to enjoy the thermal spa. Our therapists were so attentive and gave excellent service, lunch was included in the price and was delicious. We will be back!!!!!

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Galgorm Resort & Spa
Address: 136 Fenaghy Road, Ballymena BT42 1EA, Northern Ireland (Formerly Galgorm Manor)
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Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Antrim > Ballymena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Ballymena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Galgorm Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 122
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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Galgorm Hotel Ballymena
Galgorm Manor Hotel
Galgorm Manor Ballymena
Galgorm Resort & Spa Ballymena, Northern Ireland

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