Travel + Leisure: 100 Best New Hotels - Hotel 1928

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From a distance, you could easily mistake Slieve Donard for a castle. The sprawling Victorian resort first opened 125 years ago as a railway hotel, becoming the grande dame of Newcastle, a small seaside resort town in Northern Ireland's Country Down. Marine & Lawn Hotels & Resorts - a brand with a collection of five historic properties located near some of Scotland and Northern Ireland's best golf courses - completed Slieve Donard's renovation in September. The transformed lobby and guest rooms highlight Northern Ireland's natural beauty and the property's heritage, and reimagined restaurants update the grandeur of the hotel's heyday.

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