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The Slieve Donard Hotel

Positioned adjacent to the world-renowned Royal County Down Golf Club, the 180-key Slieve Donard is the first Marine & Lawn property in Northern Ireland. Celebrating 125 years of service, 2023 welcomes a new chapter for the famed hotel, with updated guest rooms, renovated meeting and event, and restaurant spaces. Rich in history, the hotel, built by the Belfast and County Down Railway in 1898, 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.

Perfectly located, only 90 minutes from 2 international airports, Dublin and Belfast International Airports provides easy access for out of state delegates or the option to “meet in the middle” for companies with offices in both Belfast and Dublin

The Slieve Donard is home to one of the largest event spaces in Northern Ireland. The Grand Ballroom is self-contained with its own entrance, bar and washrooms. Located on the ground floor with natural daylight. It provides easy access for set up, has built in screens, air conditioning, its own stage and the option of 8 additional event spaces.

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Key Facts

Max. Capacity


Max. Exhibition





4 star

Hybrid Meetings

WIFI Included


Fitness Centre

Spa & Wellness

Wheelchair accessible

Accessible bedrooms

Twin bedrooms

Natural Daylight

Onsite restaurant

Onsite bar

Swimming Pool

Executive rooms

Business centre

Concierge service

Bedrooms onsite

Private Dining

Outdoor space

Room service

Contact Details

Amanda McBride
Director of Sales

Downs Road, Newcastle, BT33 0AH

+44 (0)28 43 721066


The Slieve Donard

RoomTheatre StyleBanquet StyleReceptionClassroomBoardroomExhibition (sq. metres)
The Grand Ballroom90046090030070513m2
Chandelier Room2001403008050280.6m2
Annesley Room80701004040119.6m2
Drawing Room102552m2
Brunel Lounge304010015130m2
Centenary 120121227.5m2
Centenary 240152044.5m2
Centenary 330121833.6m2
Centenary 4152045.5m2
Centenary 54035.2m2
Centenary 640152044.5m2