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Hello! Welcome to The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat, it's nice to meet you. Discover unparalleled experiences at The Rabbit, where whimsical charm meets laid back luxury. Whether you are here for work, rest or just passing-through, we'll will look after you, with style in abundance and a homely feel.
The laid-back little sister to Northern Ireland's premier luxury hotel, Galgorm, our AA Four Star hotel will give you all the creature comforts you love housed in beautifully designed spaces with a few quirks along the way. Our residents pup Florence might even be around to welcome you!
A gateway to city, we’re located in the heart of Templepatrick just 20 minutes from Belfast where you can enjoy city tours and shopping, 10 minutes from Belfast International Airport and 2.5 hours from Dublin. If exploring the great outdoors is your thing, The Rabbit is near Antrim Castle Gardens and Lough Neagh for lovely walks, hikes with spectacular views include Cave Hill, or if you're a fan of golf, check out Massereene Golf Club.
Explore the open-air spa included in your stay from 12 noon on your day of check in to check out, boasting hot tubs, a Roman bath, heated pebble beach, treatment rooms and more.
Enjoy a private duo clay ritual as part of your accommodation experience. Designed to energise, hydrate & detoxify the skin, you'll leave feeling relaxed and refreshed.
The Romans were on to something with their bathing experiences...
Get your heart racing in the traditional Swedish sauna as temperatures rise...
Enhance your overnight stay or day spa with a private 60-minute botanical bathing experience situated along the lake.
Surround yourself in the detoxifying and purifying effects of our unique salt room.
Bubble up with somebunny in one of our toasty outdoor hot tubs and ease the tensions of the day.
Enjoy the tranquillity of our Roman Bath vantage point and take some ‘me-time’ to unwind on the waterbeds for the ultimate villa vibes.
Get hot and steamy whilst detoxifying your body and mind.
Take to our lakeside beach and feel the warmth flow through you (yip…you heard us right, we’ve got a heated pebble beach!)
Cavehill is a beautiful moderate hike that rewards you with stunning views of Belfast after your hard work. Make sure to check the weather before heading off to be prepared with the correct footwear.
Antrim Castle Gardens and Clotworthy House are hidden gems waiting to be explored. The 400-year old Gardens have been transformed into a unique living museum and must-see attraction that has been awarded prestigious Green Flag and Green Heritage status.
Shane’s Castle is the family seat of the O’Neills of Clanaboy. The Demesne is one of the most beautiful and well maintained in Ireland. Although the Castle has been in ruins since a fire in 1816, the remaining structure, including a unique Camellia House, is a striking feature on the landscape. The site has been used extensively in the renowned TV series ‘Game of Thrones’.
One of the most important bird habitats in Western Europe. A haven for wildlife and home to a wealth of flora and fauna, Lough Neagh provides a unique and valuable natural resource, offering a very productive ecosystem, which supports thousands of wildfowl and a large-scale eel fishing industry.
Four rivers in Antrim and Newtownabbey provide game fishing from 1 March to 31 October, with the best fishing from April. All of the rivers hold excellent stocks of wild brown trout with salmon and dollaghan entering these rivers from early August and providing excellent sport until the end of the season. Potterswall Reservoir also provides excellent game fishing.
This challenging and picturesque 18-hole par 72 Championship Golf Parkland Course covers 140 acres of mature tree-lined fairways adjacent to the shores of Lough Neagh, with views as far as County Tyrone to the west.
If you want to get out and about, explore all that County Antrim has to offer, a short walk or drive from The Rabbit.