If you’re in search of the best hotels in Ballymena, you’ve landed in the right place.
And, luckily enough, there’s some excellent Ballymena accommodation on offer, with a mix of hotels and guesthouses ready to rock.
In the guide below, you’ll find the best places to stay in Ballymena, with a bit of something to suit most budgets.
Our favourite hotels in Ballymena
The first section of our Ballymena accommodation guide is packed with our favourite hotels in Ballymena – these are places that one or more of The Irish Road Trip Team have stayed in.
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1. The Galgorm
The 4-star Galgorm is one of the best spa hotels in Ireland and you’ll find it situated within 160 acres of lush parkland in beautiful County Antrim.
This sublimely luxurious property offers 125 tastefully decorated bedrooms including superior rooms, suites, and deluxe rooms with a blend of contemporary and traditional design.
Guests can enjoy the spa area, which boasts outdoor hot tubs and a large swimming pool, or kick-back in one of several amazing restaurants.
Not only is the Galgorm regarded as the finest of the many hotels in Ballymena, it’s widely regarded as one of the best hotels in Northern Ireland.
2. Rosspark Hotel Kells
If you are searching for a weekend getaway in Antrim, spend a few nights at the fabulous Rosspark Hotel Kells. Located just a 20-minute drive from Belfast, the property offers bright and spacious rooms fitted with modern amenities.
Each morning, a delicious cooked to order breakfast is served at the on-site Terrace Restaurant. This dining establishment is also open for lunch and dinner and focuses on local cuisine.
Attractions such as Ballymena Golf Club, the Seven Towers Leisure, and Lough Neagh are just a short drive away from Rosspark Hotel Kells.
3. Tullyglass House Hotel
Tullyglass House is one of the more picturesque hotels in Ballymena and it’s well-known for its outstanding scenery, relaxing atmosphere, and the outstanding service.
Whether you wish to unwind at the landscaped gardens, have a memorable dining experience at the brilliant Carvery Restaurant, or play golf at the nearby Galgorm Castle Golf, there are plenty of activities to keep you entertained throughout your stay.
The hotel itself looks amazing. The bright and spacious bedrooms are equipped with all the necessary amenities needed for a comfortable stay.
More great hotels and Ballymena accommodation with solid reviews
Now that we have our favourite hotels in Ballymena out of the way, it’s time to see what else this corner of Antrim has to offer.
Below, you’ll find lots more places to stay in Ballymena, with a mix of hotels, boutique guesthouses and B&Bs.
1. Leighinmohr House Hotel
Spend a few nights at this stylish boutique hotel in Ballymena and enjoy world-class cuisine, luxurious accommodation, and professional service.
Leighinmohr House Hotel is an ideal base to explore County Antrim. Popular tourist attractions such as the Newferry Waterski Club and Ballymena town centre are located within walking distance from the property.
The hotel features an award-winning restaurant that can accommodate up to 40 guests and which serves modern cuisine. For a more informal experience, pay a visit to the on-site bar and bistro to enjoy homemade dishes and craft beers.
2. Adair Arms Hotel
Built in the 19th century by Sir Robert Adair, the historic Adair Arms Hotel is located in the centre of Ballymena on Ballymoney Rd.
Some of the areas finest pubs, shops and restaurants in Ballymena will be right at your doorstep. The property features about 40 bedrooms ranging from single to double rooms.
For a memorable dining experience, enjoy lunch or dinner at the on-site Adair Grill. The restaurant offers a full a la carte menu, as well as delicious homemade scones and pastry. Every Saturday night, guests can enjoy live entertainment in the hotel lounge.
3. The Tree-house B&B
Welcome to the Tree-house B&B, a boutique property with 5 beautiful and fully furnished double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.
This bed and breakfast is located in Portglenone village, right on the edge of the River Bann. Guests will find hiking trails in the nearby Portglenone forest.
Each morning, a delicious continental or buffet breakfast is served in the dining room. There are 5 double bedrooms in the property, each of which has been recently rennovated.
This B&B goes toe-to-toe with the best hotels in Ballymena when it comes to reviews (currently 4.8/5 from 240+ reviews on Google).
Located on the tree-lined Galgorm Road just a 10-minute walk from the centre of Ballymena town, Oranmore House is an award-winning bed and breakfast.
In addition to Continental and Full English/Irish breakfast options, Oranmore offers delicious lunches, dinners, and afternoon tea with scones or traybakes.
The hotel restaurant also provides an extensive wine list. If you are visiting with kids, you’ll be pleased to hear that the hotel offers a children’s playground.
5. Meadow View B&B
Run by George and Helen, Meadow View B&B is a picturesque home located in a rural setting just a short drive from the heart of Ballymena town on Redford Rd near the village of Cullybackey.
Upon arrival, guests are welcomed with a homemade cake, shortbread biscuits, and tea. Read a book in a comfy chair in the colourful garden or explore nearby hiking trails.
To start the day, continental and à la carte breakfast options are available every morning at this fabulous property.
6. Quarrytown Lodge
You will find Quarrytown Lodge in the village of Broughshane, just a 10-minute drive from the centre of Ballymena.
This bed and breakfast accommodation is an ideal destination for travellers who wish to get away from it all and enjoy panoramic views of the countryside in a rural area. The lodge boasts a picturesque garden with a waterfall and gazebo and a sun terrace where you can unwind with a refreshing drink.
Guests can enjoy homemade bread, jams, and marmalades each morning for breakfast. If you wish to prepare lunch and dinner, the lodge provides a shared kitchen with a fridge and microwave.
What Ballymena accommodation have we missed?
I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some brilliant places to stay in Ballymena from the guide above.
If you have a place that you’d like to recommend, let me know in the comments below and I’ll check it out!
FAQs About Accommodation in Ballymena
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from what hotels in Ballymena are best for families to what Ballymena accommodation is best for a group of 5+.
In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.
What are the best hotels in Ballymena?
Our favourite hotels in Ballymena are Tullyglass House Hotel, Rosspark Hotel Kells and the gorgeous Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort.
What’s the best Ballymena accommodation for groups?
If you’re visiting with a group, and you’re organised, it’d be worth booking several rooms in one of the guesthouses. Or, if you’ve cash to splash, you can’t go wrong with the Galgorm.
What are the most unique places to stay in Ballymena?
If you’re looking for unique Ballymena accommodation, look no further than the Galgorm – this is one of the best hotels in Northern Ireland for a reason.
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