Culloden Estate & Spa

Address: Bangor Road, Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland, BT18 OEX, United Kingdom | 4 star hotel
Searching for availability...
*Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

How has this hotel rated in the past?

  What's this?
Discover trends in hotel experiences based on real traveler reviews and ratings. Mouse over circles to see what some travelers had to say.


This 4 star hotel, located on Bangor Road, Holywood, is near Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra Manor, Redburn Country Park, and Holywood Maypole.
Map this hotel



    TravelPod Member ReviewsCulloden Estate & Spa Holywood

    Reviewed by staceeylee

    Nice family holiday

    Reviewed May 24, 2012
    by (4 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    We stayed at the Culloden Estate in May of 2012. We are a family of 5 with two young children and an infant. We stayed in one of the family rooms. The room included one king bed and one single bed. Not ideal for a family with more than one child. The room was comfortably arranged and the beds were soft with down duvets. The bathroom was a bit tight with an elevated bathtub, again, not ideal for young children. Unfortunately, we stayed during a heat wave and our room was roasting hot. The family rooms are located in the addition built onto the original castle. It was not equipped with air conditioning so needless to say it was very uncomfortable. We had a garden view room so the afternoon sun soaked our room. Even with the curtains closed and two fans (graciously provided by the staff) it was hot at night and difficult to sleep.

    The family room we were provided with was on the second floor of the addition. It was not convenient to get to with a stroller. From the main building you take an elevator or stairs then down another hallway. The addition does not have an elevator so up another two flights of stairs to the room. The last day of our stay we discovered a door from the dining room (in the main building) that opened up directly onto our second floor. It would have been very useful to know of this passage so we could have avoided all the stairs.

    Regardless of the logistical difficulties and hot room, the hotel was very nice. It delivers an excellent full breakfast every morning. The gardens and surrounding grounds are lush and beautiful. We enjoyed walking the grounds and letting the children stretch their feet. The staff was courteous and helpful. It is within walking distance to the small downtown but make sure to take your walking shoes.

    I would recommend the Culloden, especially to guests without children. If you do take children ask for a room that is easily accessible for strollers.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews Culloden Estate & Spa Holywood

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

    Travel Blogs from Holywood

    Commencing Fundraising!

    A travel blog entry by rebeccagapyear on Aug 18, 2014

    ... money giving page, or if you would like to help in some other way, unwanted items for car boot sales or raffle prizes are welcome.

    On the 4th of July, I did a coffee morning at my Mum’s work where I raised 238.04, thanks to Mum’s colleagues; by selling cakes, buns, scones, traybakes and cookies that I had spent all day baking! I also sold some crafts that I made such as cushions, jewellery, candle pots, ...

    One Day in Belfast

    A travel blog entry by sinfronteras on Jun 29, 2014

    3 photos

    ... I headed back to the hotel for a quick rest and then I was out looking for a place to have a beer and Sunday dinner and I found it at the Grill Room (Ten Square Hotel). I asked the waiter what he would recommend as a starter and he offered the ribs. (As a former Texan I thought that it might not be the best idea to order ribs in Ireland, but I did--and was I glad. They were very tasty and just melted off the bone. ...

    Here we come Belfast!

    A travel blog entry by focksy on May 16, 2014

    5 photos

    ... different pubs before it hit me like a Mack truck that I was hammered. Knowing I had to YET AGAIN get on a bus in the morning, I decided to bow out gracefully. At that point it was only Jenny and Johnny left and they poured me Into a cab bound for Madison's. Once I had feet on the ground, I realized that putting food in my stomach would be more than a good idea. I got a burger and fries across the street and proceeded to eat about 10 percent of them before sleep became more ...

    Final weeks

    A travel blog entry by elisabeth.kerst on Apr 08, 2014

    1 comment, 7 photos

    ... and the picture would be placed in one of the local newspaper. It was a lovely final ending of my teaching practice. The girls were sad a was leaving, and I said goodbye to all of the members of staff and my classes. I left a nice card and some cake behind in the staff room, and I scored some chocolates from my students, a lovely card from all the members of staff with their signatures in it and nice wishes, a so called guardian angel ...

    Last Stop: Belfast

    A travel blog entry by aerial.tennille on Sep 22, 2013

    26 photos

    ... of times.

    As we walked back towards the car park we found a Food Festival where we stopped for a late lunch & also ended up with lots of free food samples. With full bellies we headed back to our B&B for a quick rest before heading back out for a few evening caches. At about 8pm we realised that we should probably find somewhere to have some dinner; but because it ...