Slieve Donard Resort and Spa
Downs Road,
County Down

Slieve Donard Resort and Spa

Town/City Hotel


Nestled at the foot of the Mourne Mountains in the seaside town of Newcastle, the Slieve Donard Hotel is a magnificent example of Victorian elegance.

Overlooking the famous Royal County Down Golf Club, the hotel has recently undergone a £15m refurbishment.

It has a world-class spa, which includes a Zen studio and range of treatments from hot stone therapies to body envelopments.

The Oak Restaurant provides superb cuisine from fresh local produce, while Chaplin’s Bar is named after the legendary comedian, who stayed there in 1921.



Slieve Donard Resort and Spa Exterior Aerial View Lobby Resort Room Superior Room Suite Lighthouse Lounge Oak Restaurant Percy French Restaurant Swimming Pool Fitness Studio Spa
Slieve Donard Resort and Spa Exterior
Aerial View
Resort Room
Superior Room
Lighthouse Lounge
Oak Restaurant
Percy French Restaurant
Swimming Pool
Fitness Studio
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Slieve Donard Resort and Spa Exterior

Guest Rooms

Each guest room is exquisitely decorated and tastefully furnished. Views of the Mountains of Mourne, Royal County Down golf course and the beautiful sweeping strand of Newcastle Bay. The Slieve Donard has 176 bedrooms including 6 suites.


The hotel offers both relaxed dining in the atmospheric Percy French Inn within the hotel grounds, and more formal dining at the hotel's Oak Restaurant. Chaplin's Bar within the hotel, popular with residents and locals alike, is named after the famous comedian who visited the hotel in 1921.

Leisure Facilities

The new luxurious Spa at Slieve Donard commands spectacular panoramic views of the County Down coastline and mountains and provides a perfect oasis of tranquility.

With its contemporary design and luxurious décor, the Spa has been designed in conjunction with ESPA, the world's leading spa company.

The Spa includes 16 therapy suites, a swimming pool, a range of thermal heat experiences and suites with Rock saunas, Lifestyle showers, Amethyst steam rooms and vitality pools over looking the stunning views.

Local Area

Just 30 miles south of Belfast, the holiday town centre of Newcastle is a 5-minute walk from the Donard hotel. Highlights in this region include The Silent Valley, Mountain Parks, with miles of wooded walks, and Downpatrick Cathedral where the grave of St Patrick lies.

Royal County Down - Championship

Par: 71

Length: 7065 yards

Course designer: Old Tom Morris, Harry Vardon

Venue: Walker Cup

Royal County Down - Championship

"A pure links…the outward half especially is as fine a nine-holes as I have ever played " - Tom Watson

Royal County Down is consistently ranked among the world's top-20 Golf Courses and hosted the Walker Cup in 2007.

The course nestles in Dundrum Bay at the base of the Mourne Mountains and in the shadow of the 3000ft peak of Slieve Donard. It was designed in 1888 by Old Tom Morris with the great Harry Vardon making a few alterations in 1908.

At 7,065 yards off the back tees and with a frequently strong wind sweeping in, it is a stern test, particularly when you factor in the small, tricky greens. It is also one of the most beautiful courses in world golf with heather clad sand dunes lining the undulating fairways and magnificent views out across the Irish Sea.

The fourth and ninth holes are particular favourites but every hole carries charm and challenge.


Par: 70

Length: 6268 yards

Course designer: David Jones


Ardglass is a dramatic seaside course with great views of the sea and the Mourne Mountains. The par three 12th deserves special mention with a 198-yard shot to a green protected by the sea. Parts of the clubhouse date back to the 14th century.

Royal County Down - Annesley Links

Royal County Down - Annesley Links

Par: 66

Length: 4708 yards

Royal County Down - Annesley Links

Alongside the Championship Links, Royal County Down has a second course, The Annesley Links. Laid out beneath the same impressive backdrop, the Annesley Links is nowhere near as intimidating or as formidable a challenge as the Championship Links, but instead offers an enjoyable game for everyone.

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Prices per personSharingSingleSharingSingleSharingSingle
May 1 - Sep 30, 2024£695 £935 £958 £1334 £1032 £1391
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2024£530 £707 £876 £1157 £978 £1243
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3 Nights
3 Green Fees
3 Nights
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Royal County Down - Championship
Royal County Down - Annesley Links
Group Discounts

What's included

  • Accommodation in Classic Rooms, Breakfast, Welcome Drink, Room Upgrade on check-in if available, 3rd Night Free, 15% saving on Dinner at Oak Restaurant, 10% Discount on Spa at Slieve Donard

What's not included

  • Flights, Car Hire/Transfers, Lunch, Dinner and Buggy Hire

Standard conditions

  • Holiday Bookings to be received no later than 7 days before travel.
  • Holidays crossing date bands listed above will be priced on a Pro-Rata basis.
  • All Prices listed are subject to availability at the time of Booking.
  • Please await confirmation of your reservation before completing flight arrangements.

Upgrades & discounts

Children Sharing Parents' Room
Age 0 - 4 yrs £0 Per Child Per Night
Age 4 - 14 yrs £30 Per Child Per Night
Half Board
3-Course Dinner at Oak Restaurant £40 Per Person Per Night
3-Course Dinner at Percy French Inn £25 Per Person Per Night
Additional Nights
Superior Room On Request
Executive Room On Request
Room Upgrade (Supplement)
Resort Room On Request
Suite On Request
£275 Per Room Night
£209 Per Room Night
Belfast International Airport (65km)
Car Rental Recommended On Request
Royal County Down (500m)
Car Rental Recommended On Request
Ardglass (30km)
Car Rental Recommended On Request
Weekend Golf Supplement
Golf Packages based on Week-Day Golf. Weekend Supplement Applies Mon - Sun (Except Sat)

Additional information

Payment terms
A deposit of 20% is payable for bookings made more than 4 months in advance, with the balance payable 45 days before travel.
More than 30 days prior to departure
20% of total price
30 to 15 days prior to departure
35% of total price
14 to 8 days prior to departure
50% of total price
7 to 2 days prior to departure
90% of total price
1 day prior to departure or day of departure
100% of total price
Standard fee per person
Requests to change confirmed holidays should be notified by the Party Leader to Ascot Golf in writing.
If it is possible to make the Requested change, a fee is payable per change, in addition to any additional charge/expense which the change may attract.
£30 Per person per change
Flights may be arranged for your group by Ascot Golf with ATOL protection
For groups, or On Request, we will be pleased to include flight bookings with your Golf Holiday Package.
Car Hire
Ascot Golf arranges car rental and transfers at all our of Golf Holiday destinations.
Please ask for a Car Rental quote with your Holiday enquiry or reservation.

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