County Antrim hotel with an eye on business and pleasure
Whether seeking the beautiful sights of the region or somewhere to host a highly productive business meeting, the Clarion Hotel Carrickfergus aims to offer guests the best of both worlds.
Consisting of 68 large bedrooms, all of which include an en-suite bathroom, the 3-star establishment has been designed with both families and individuals in mind. Visitors have the option of single, double, or even triple rooms meaning that value for money is always on offer. For larger families, inter-connecting rooms, with a private door between them, can prove useful. Those looking to really splash out should ask for the Premier Suite which also includes a Jacuzzi.
Each room features a work desk and lamp, perfect for those staying on business, as well as goose down pillows and duvet. Direct dial telephones, televisions (complete with pay-per-view movies), and tea and coffee making facilities are included as standard.
A selection of eight different meeting rooms, including a 600 capacity teaching theatre, makes this an idea venue for those wishing to conduct business or training. Each room is equipped with all business necessities as well as lots of natural light.
The hotel also offers wedding packages for those looking to get married in a peaceful environment.
Regardless of the purpose of a stay, the Clarion Hotel Carrickfergus offers guests a number of different options when it comes to dining. Its restaurant is popular with local residents as well as those staying within at the hotel. Here you’ll find a menu of dishes that include locally sourced foods. Each Friday visitors are invited to Curry Night where special packages are offered. On a Sunday a five-course carvery is put on.
Over the weekend the hotel is also home to Pizza Worx, a specialty pizza and pasta eatery with a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. Two bars (The Lobby Bar, Bar 75) offer guests light snacks as well as an assortment of specialty coffees and alcoholic beverages. The Lobby Bar provides guests with a comfortable venue to relax during the day and evening as well as a location for slightly more informal business meetings whilst Bar 75 can be privately booked during the day time and houses Pizza Worx over the weekend.
The hotel also offers function rooms for groups of varying sizes including a full banquet hall.v
Ideally located, the hotel is within a short distance of some of Northern Ireland’s finest attractions. The capital city of Belfast is just 11 miles away and easily reachable using public transport. The Causeway Coastal Route is nearby. It’s varying scenic views lead to the Giant’s Causeway, one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations.
Visitors can travel slightly further afield to the historic city of Londonderry or one of Northern Ireland’s fine golf courses.
The town of Carrickfergus itself offers a number of scenic sights and historic sites. Carrickfergus Castle and the Joymount war memorial will entice visitors looking for historic sites, whilst the marina offers a slightly more contemporary view. Regardless of the type of attraction, visitors to the Clarion Hotel Carrickfergus can expect a relaxing and quiet time.