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The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat

Burrowed lakeside in the heart of Templepatrick, The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat is an idyllic haven, a quirky laid-back home from home with a show-stopping open-air spa that exudes a mix of sophisticated luxury and Bohemian glam. Named Best Place to Stay in Northern Ireland for 2024 by The Times. the quirky hotel has attracted visitors from near and far due to its stylish d├ęcor, luxury outdoor spa with views across the lake, AA rosette dining and entertainment in Hunter’s Bar Thursday – Monday from 9pm. As well as exclusive-use events spaces for conferences and private dining, The Loft is Northern Ireland’s ‘WOW’ wedding venue that features a dramatic bar and multiple large statement marble dining tables decorated with greenery, candles and candelabras.

Whether you’re visiting for work, stopping off for the night, or looking for a luxury weekend away, The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat is the place to be. You’ll be guaranteed a catch-up on those all-important ZZZ’s in the unique comfy bedrooms, boasting an array of amenities from a Nespresso machine for your morning pick-me-up, to a Dyson hairdryer and retro Marshall amp, making you feel fabulous while you stay.

No trip is complete without a visit to The Spa, included in your stay from 12 noon on day of check-in to check-out. Relax in the showstopping Roman bath, boasting a 2-metre overhanging disco ball, a beach bar, lakeside heated pebble beach, the only one of its kind on the island of Ireland, a steam room, sauna, salt room and hot tubs. For your daily ‘ahhh’ moment, The Rabbit offer an array of luxurious treatments using leading European skincare brand Germaine de Capucinni and IMAGE Skincare. Add a little more sparkle to your overnight stay or spa experience and book a 60-minute lakeside private botanical bath. The perfect backdrop for your relaxation whether you prefer a starlit night or sun-kissed morning, the view is always spectacular.

Expect all the creature comforts you love housed in beautifully designed spaces with a few quirks along the way, the resident pup Florence might even be around to say hello!

Summer Breaks - 2024

Midweek Moments | From £280 based on two people sharing


  • Overnight stay in a Comfy with Outdoor Bathtub room
  • Access to The Spa from 12 noon on day of check-in to check-out
  • 60-minute lakeside botanical bathing experience & cocktail to your bath
  • Breakfast

Valid Monday - Thursday in June, July & August. Excludes public holidays. Subject to availability..

Additional overnight stay packages:

Hop to It | From £170 per room

The Getaway | From £290 per room

The Full Works | From £475 per room

  • Summer BBQ

Sunday 26th May 2024 | Loaded burgers and hotdogs from £9

Free admission, no booking necessary. Enjoy live music, face paints & magician.


  • Weekday Lunch | Mon – Fri from 12-5pm | Main course & drink £17.95
  • Early Evening menu | Mon – Fri 5-6.30pm | 2 courses £27.50 | 3 courses £33.00