Bayview Hotel receives four-star grading after £350k revamp

The Bayview Hotel in Portballintrae has successfully achieved a four star grading from Tourism NI following a recent £350,000 revamp. Pictured at the grading announcement are Samantha Corr, Tourism NI and hotel owner, Steven Kane

A CO Antrim hotel has been awarded four-star status following a £350,000 refurbishment.

The Bayview Hotel in Portballintrae has received the grading from Tourism NI, after the major revamp, completed in December.

The makeover to the hotel, included work to the ground floor reception, bar and restaurant area as well as all 25 bedrooms.

Bayview Hotel general manager, Steven Kane said the four-star grading is recognition for the hard work and investment put into the hotel to create an "exceptional setting" for all guests.

"We have enjoyed working closely with the quality advisors at Tourism NI over the past two years, who have offered invaluable support throughout the process. I am extremely thankful to have such a dedicated team at the Bayview Hotel who work tirelessly to provide high standards of customer service and hospitality to all our guests," Mr Kane said.

Samantha Corr, acting quality and standards manager at Tourism NI added:

“The Bayview Hotel is significant to the tourism offering as it provides the ideal location for visitors to relax as well as explore the popular visitor attractions nearby.

"It's a very exciting time for the hotel, with its recent makeover and indeed for the tourism industry in Northern Ireland as a whole. The Kane family and the whole team at Bayview Hotel have put in an enormous amount of work to achieve this award and I commend their efforts.”

The Bayview Hotel overlooks the Atlantic Ocean in the picturesque harbour village of Portballintrae. The hotel and neighbouring accommodation providers are preparing for an influx of visitors for The Open, taking place at Royal Portrush Golf Club from July 18 to 21.

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