The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat

“Wonderful hotel with a stunning open-air spa” - AA Inspector



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The Rabbit Hotel and Retreat is ideally located just 20 minutes from Belfast and 10 minutes from Belfast International Airport. This lakeside property boasts a stunning open air spa, hot tubs and Roman baths to name but a few of its facilities. Bedrooms are modern and spacious, some of which also have open air bath tubs alongside wood burning stoves whilst others offer wonderful views overlooking the lake or The Spa. The bar and restaurant enjoy the same design quality and presentation with great menu to complement the guest experience.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

4 Star Hotel
AA Hotel of the Year (Northern Ireland)
1-Rosette restaurant
The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat


  • En-suite rooms: 33
  • Family rooms:
Room rates
  • Single room, minimum price: £157
  • Double room, minimum price: £157
Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover County Antrim

At its closest point, County Antrim is only 12 miles from the Mull of Kintyre, and its coastline is both beautiful and geologically diverse. Alternating sandy bays, rocky shores, high cliffs and forbidding headlands produce a dramatic scenery. Inland, the beautiful wooded glens rise to meet dizzying moorland heights.

The complex coastal geology ranges from relatively recent volcanic activity several millennia ago – represented by the massive basalt moorland plateau – to the silvery schists in the northwest, which are about 250 million years older. It includes rocks laid down more than 500 million years ago on an ancient ocean floor, pudding-stone that was later a desert floor, a belt of coal formed out of a swampy delta, salt trapped in the stone 200 million years ago, and mudstones and limestones from the time of the dinosaurs. In between are rich red sandstones, grey clays and dazzling cliffs of white chalk. This fascinating mixture is best seen at Fair Head and Murlough Bay, where, in startling contrast, the chalk cliffs overlie the older red Triassic sandstones. The Antrim Coast and Glens were designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1988.

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