A characterful 18th-century seafront building with fabulous views across Strangford Lough, where a warm welcome and fabulous food await you at this family run hotel. The Portaferry Hotel is located at the corner of The Strand and Castle Street in Portaferry, County Down in the heart of The Ards Peninsula and Strangford Lough, one of the most picturesque parts of Northern Ireland.

Inside, the 14 individually decorated en-suite bedrooms have great sea views, comfortable beds and elegant antique furniture in keeping with the historic building. The restaurant and bar manage to be both spacious and cosy at the same time, thanks to the open fires.

Just a short walk to the Exploris Aquarium or a five-minute ferry ride across to equally pretty Strangford then on to the nearby National Trust mansion of Castleward, famous for its annual opera season and as the setting for Winterfell in Game of Thrones. From there great drives through the lovely tree-lined Georgian village of Clough to Newcastle and the Mourne Mountains. Half an hour north is another great National Trust house, Mount Stewart, with glorious gardens.

What our customers say

"Beautiful historic building, with beautiful art work over the walls. Amazing bedrooms and bathrooms, comfy bed and everything you would need on the room. Would recommend to anyone."
Amy Potts

"What a gem of a place located right beside Strangford Lough. We visited this place on business and found the most lovely old style bar and wonderful staff."
Bastable-Warren Irish-Dancers

"Lovely hotel with beautiful views. Food was excellent as were the staff - they were efficient and friendly. Hotel room was bigger than expected and kids loved the bump bed in family room. Extremely clean and well maintained for an older style hotel with some lovely touches. Highly recommend and will stay again. This hotel exceeded our expectations."
Michaela Leonard

"Food and stay was excellent had a couple Guinness too a big thumbs up to these guys will definitely be back can we give them six star rating!"

"The most amazing weekend away I've ever enjoyed , a long spin to get there but so worth it the location is just out of this world such natural beauty ,the hotel is fabulous the staff are lovely so friendly and super helpful couldn't recommend it enough 10 out of 10."
Tina Rellis

"Superb hotel and right on the side of the beautiful Strangford lough. Very friendly staff and locals in the bar. Stunning views from our room. "