Hospitality Awards 2022

AA Hotel of the Year Northern Ireland

About the award

Introduced in 1992, this award is the AA’s ultimate accolade for hotels in the UK. It is awarded to hotels that are recognised as being outstanding examples in their particular market. From the small family-run hotel to the most ambitious commercial ventures, hotels of every size and style are potential winners.

The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat, Templepatrick County Antrim

Self-described as the laid-back sister to Galgorm, The Rabbit has been a tremendous success since its opening last year. Significant investment and redesign has transformed the former Templeton property into a very much destination hotel and spa experience. This is a design led hotel but there is substance behind it, rooms have a Scandi designed style feel with high comfort levels and great small details.

Some rooms feature their own private courtyards complete with outdoor bath tubs and wood burning stoves. Public areas are equally impressive with the dramatic Loft a creative events space, the popular Rabbit restaurant, and its signature spa complete with heated beach. Combine all of this with a young but professional team who deliver great hospitality whilst knowing their jobs and offer wonderful attention to detail.

Previous Winners

2022 - The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat

2019 – Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast
2018 – Bishop’s Gate Hotel
2017 – The Old Inn
2016 – Manor House Country Hotel
2015 – Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort
2014 – Bushmills Inn Hotel
2013 – The Merchant Hotel