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Travel with Rory King: Portrush's Elephant Rock hotel is another reason to visit the stunning North Antrim Coast

Portrush and the North Antrim Coast are familiar to many of us, but now there's another reason to visit – the brilliant new Elephant Rock hotel, says award winning travel expert Rory King

Elephant Rock Hotel,

17 Landsdowne Crescent,


Co Antrim,

BT56 8AY.

028 7087 8787

Elephant Rock is a new boutique hotel located in Portrush and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. With stunning sea views, this Victorian hotel has 18 guestrooms, an on-site restaurant and two bars.

It has won two awards in its first year of opening at the Irish Hotel Awards — Newcomer of the Year and Ulster's Romantic Hotel of the Year.

It's an ideal spot from which to explore Portrush itself as well as its surroundings. Embark on a journey along the Causeway Coastal Route, stopping ate iconic sites like the Giant's Causeway and Dunluce Castle. Indulge in water sports, including surfing and kayaking, on the Atlantic waves. Tee off at championship golf courses, or savour fresh seafood at local eateries overlooking stunning ocean vistas.

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One of the standout features of the hotel is its prime location. Situated near the stunning coastline, guests are treated to views of the sea and the iconic Elephant Rock formation.

The accommodation at Elephant Rock Hotel is modern and thoughtfully designed. The rooms are spacious, clean, and equipped with modern amenities, ensuring a comfortable stay for all types of travellers. The attention to detail and the cosy ambience of the rooms contribute to a sense of relaxing in a home away from home.

All of the rooms have been designed to offer the ultimate comfort and style. The range of rooms include those perfect for solo travellers, couples and group getaways.

From the moment you walk in the door, you are struck by beautiful and modern interiors.

The on-site restaurant has a great menu with lots of variety. I had the steak last time I was there and really enjoyed it. The hotel's bar complements the dining experience with a selection of fine wines, craft beers and cocktails. Whether you are having a seafood platter or enjoying a sunset drink, guests will be well looked after.

Vi’s at Elephant Rock is my favourite area of the hotel. It’s a mixture of colour and fun, offering casual dining and drinks. The intimate covered terrace is the perfect place to relax and soak up the evening sun. Inside, the bright and airy lounge space features vibrant greens and oranges.


Whether you're seeking a tranquil getaway, a romantic escape, or a base to explore the stunning North Coast, the Elephant Rock Hotel in Portrush provides an excellent choice.

Its combination of scenic beauty, comfortable accommodation, and top-notch service creates a memorable experience that will make you want to come back.