For a small town, there’s plenty of hotels in Portrush.
Whether you’re looking for a Bed & Breakfast, hostel, or self-catered apartment, you’ll have lots of property types to consider. Location-wise, you could also choose to base yourself in Portrush Harbour, overlooking the Royal Portrush Golf Course, or even further inland for a quieter atmosphere.
To help you narrow down your accommodation choices, I’ve compiled a list of the six best places to stay while visiting Portrush. Let’s find the perfect match for you.
The Harbour Studio
Address: 48 Kerr Street, Portrush, BT56 8DQ
Website: The Harbour Studio, Portrush – Updated 2022 Prices (booking.com)
Hotel Type: Self-catered B&B
If you want centrality and ocean views, The Harbour Studio is an excellent option from the hotels in Portrush.
The Harbour Studio is only 550 yards from Whiterocks Beach, meaning you can practically bounce out of bed and onto the beach. For those that like their privacy, the studio contains a sole-use kitchenette, lounge, and bathroom.
Booking.com shows The Harbour Studio prices starting at £116, although this varies by season. The Harbour Studio has a fantastic location and is well-suited to guests wanting an independent, self-catered, and convenient base to enjoy Portrush.
Hillrise Bed & Breakfast
Address: 24 Dhu Varren, Portrush, BT56 8EN
Hotel Type: Boutique B&B
Got a taste for the finer things in life? Hillrise Bed & Breakfast provides a luxurious yet friendly base to explore Portrush.
From individual balconies to al fresco dining on the main balcony downstairs, Hillrise prioritises good views for every guest. The interior design is both creative and classy, adding to the overall luxury of your stay.
Hillrise is a short twenty-minute walk from Portrush’s Centre, but only five minutes from West Strand Beach and the local Surf School. So, if you’d like a quieter beach holiday, keep Hillrise in mind.
Hillrise Bed & Breakfast has a two-night minimum stay policy, with rooms starting at £260 for two nights. To treat yourself to an upscale experience of Portrush, or a comfortable couple’s escape, Hillrise is a great choice.
All Seasons B&B
Address: 126 Coleraine Road, Portrush, BT56 8HN
Hotel Type: B&B
The All Seasons B&B has a real home-from-home appeal.
You’ll find comfortable, modern rooms and a continental breakfast each morning when you wake up. However, the particularly impressive thing about the All Seasons B&B is the diversity of room choice.
Families will appreciate the Family Room (with ensuite), which features bunk beds that maximise shared floor space. All Seasons also caters to guests with disabilities, providing a Double Room with disabled access and a wet room for stress-free access.
All Seasons lists a standard Double Room at £95 per night. The B&B is great for guests wanting specific room types and thoughtful adaptations, all within a twenty-minute walk from Portrush Centre.
Address: Maddybenny Farm House, Loguestown Road, Coleraine, BT52 2PT
Hotel Type: Self-Catering/ Campsite/ Equestrian
Looking to bring a canine or equine member of the family along with you? Maddybenny has a courtyard of dog-friendly cottages with a livery yard onsite.
You and your horse can enjoy a dressage, jumping, and indoor arena – plus a full XC course. However, since you’re only two miles away from the beach, it will be hard to draw yourself away from the hacking opportunities.
Even if you don’t have pets, you’ll have plenty of animal company! Maddybenny has poultry, cows, horses, and donkeys living on the property. Families, in particular, will benefit from the outdoor space and farm animal interactions.
The cottages are charged weekly depending on season and cottage type. For Lavender Cottage, a two-bedroom property, prices start at £552.50 during the off-season. While, if you’d prefer to camp than book into a cottage, there are tent pitching sites for £8 per person and caravan pitches for £20 per person. These prices do vary in holiday seasons, so check online when booking.
Maddybenny is an ideal place for animal lovers, families, and equestrians. The property provides a refreshing farmyard experience, but still within a 25-minute bus ride and a 40-minute walk of Portrush centre.
Antrim House Bed and Breakfast
Address: 14 Eglinton Street, Portrush, BT56 8DX
Hotel Type: B&B
For a timeless Victorian aesthetic, Antrim House Bed & Breakfast is the best of the hotels in Portrush.
Guest can choose between traditional ensuite rooms and suites with private outdoor garden space. The suite rooms also contain kitchenettes – the perfect choice for independent travellers wanting a self-catering experience.
The main draw of Antrim House is its stunning interior. You can expect floor-to-ceiling curtains, stained glass windows, and grand fireplaces, all befitting of the building’s Victorian style.
Rooms at Antrim House are reasonably priced, with a Single Ensuite Room advertised at £66.50 per night. To experience Portrush from a place of class, Antrim House Bed & Breakfast is a perfect choice.
Portrush Holiday Hostel
Address: 24 Princess Street, Portrush, BT56 8AX
Hotel Type: Hostel
If you want a cheap, cheerful, and social introduction to Portrush, look no further than Portrush Holiday Hostel.
Portrush Holiday Hostel has a welcoming atmosphere designed to bond guests and help make new friends. You’ll enjoy the use of a communal living area, with a TV, games to borrow, and lots of films for movie nights! Of course, you also have a communal kitchen to cook up a storm as and when you please.
The hostel provides dormitories, couples, and family rooms. So, whether you’re a solo traveller, like-minded couple, family, or group of friends, you’ll find a suitable room choice.
Portrush Holiday Hostel lists a Double Room with an ensuite at £56 per night.
What is the best pet friendly accommodation in Portrush?
Maddybenny Cottages is the best pet friendly accommodation in Portrush, welcoming dogs and horses.
What are the best caravan sites in Portrush?
Skerries Holiday Park and Maddybenny Cottages are the best caravan sites in Portrush. If you prefer facilities like a games room, choose Skerries Holiday Park. While, if you prefer a farmyard surrounding, choose Maddybenny.
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