Marine Hotel ups bedrooms with £1.25m investment

Marine Hotel ups bedrooms with £1.25m investment

One of the north coast’s best-loved hotel’s has closed during January while while a £1.25million investment takes shape.

The Marine Hotel in Ballycastle is set to unveil 10 new bedrooms in the Spring bringing its total number to 51, making it one of the leading hotels on the famous Causeway Coastal Route.

In 2013 the hotel was acquired by business partners and lifelong friends Colum McLornan & Claire Hunter and they quickly set about transforming it into a modern, beachfront venue, reinventing the lounge, bar & bistro and adding a beach house and an all new ballroom to host weddings and events.

Director Claire Hunter said: “Colum and I have researched beach front properties from Cornwall to Galway to Portugal to come up with the style and culture we have in the hotel today. We are dog friendly, have a relaxed and friendly vibe and the new bedrooms will allow even more people to enjoy Ballycastle.”

A s well as adding new bedrooms, the project will also create a new adaptable events space which opens more opportunities for groups, parties and events in its prominent seafront position.

The project began in November 2021 and aims to be complete by early spring 2022. The hotel is currently closed for January while work and refurbishment is being carried out and will reopen again in February.