We very much enjoyed our stay at The Culloden. The junior suite had outstanding views right across to the other side of Belfast Lough. The bed was plush – huge pillows and fluffy doona, carved four-poster frame, and one of those long stools with curly feet that sit at the end of the bed (the sort I love, but don’t have the room for at home!). We even got the evening ‘turn down’ treatment – fudge rather than chocolate was left on the bedside tables (I could live with that!).
The next morning we were more than a tad disappointed to discover that there was no hot water – very unexpected at a hotel such as The Culloden. My husband rang reception and they sent someone up immediately, I guess to make sure that we knew how to work the intricate shower system. When he realised that it wasn’t just our lack of familiarity with the facilities, he ran off in search of the problem. However, that took time. We splashed a bit in the basin, dressed and headed to breakfast, expecting to be able to shower afterwards. But luck was not on our side this morning, and as we were leaving the hotel at 10am for our day out, we were told that the problem had been fixed, and sorry about the inconvenience (and the apology was sincere).
We enjoyed afternoon drinks in the bar with some snacks while the piano was beautifully played, but didn’t get the opportunity to try the dining room, other than for breakfast – which was really lovely (they even sourced me an avocado to have on my toast!). All of the staff we encountered were friendly, helpful and good at their job.
A delightful escape in a lovely location.