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The Bayview Hotel in Portballintrae will add 20 bedrooms to its offering by the summer of 2019, bringing the total number of rooms at the hotel to 45.

According to the hotel’s managing director, Trevor Kane, a recent boom in tourism in Northern Ireland has played a huge part in the decision to expand the property, with occupancy at the Bayview Hotel maintaining 83% throughout the year.

He said that television shows like Game of Thrones have helped contribute to the rise in popularity of the area and that adding more bedrooms will help encourage people to commit to a longer stay.

Kane said: “It’s no secret that the popularity of this area has grown in recent years. The current occupancy rate of the Bayview maintains a steady 83 per cent – well above Northern Ireland’s average – and at peak holiday season, hotel rooms on the North Coast are in notoriously short supply.

“Television shows like Game of Thrones, as well as a busy sports calendar, have contributed to this, but we have also been lucky to benefit from repeat business from excellent customers who keep coming back to us time and time again. This firmly established demand has given us the opportunity to invest and extend.

“Adding these new rooms will not only provide a vital boost to the local economy but will also encourage more tourists to visit and spend a longer stay on the North Coast, rather than just passing through.”

After securing a loan from Barclays, the hotel’s local banking partner since 2015, Bayview Hotel will now focus on the bedrooms expansion, before introducing a new restaurant underneath the building.

Christopher Murray, relationship director, Barclays Northern Ireland, said: “Our partnership with the Bayview fits perfectly with Barclays’ desire to support SMEs in Northern Ireland. We are seeing the steady growth of the hotel tourism and hospitality sector locally and the resulting potential for the hotel is a great opportunity for them.”

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The Bayview Hotel is proud to become the first hotel in Northern Ireland to install destination charging points for Tesla Electric Vehicles.


This is part of our bid to reduce our carbon footprint and to enable and encourage EV owners to access more of Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland, without having to worry about where the nearest charging point is.


We have installed 2 Tesla charging points and one EV charging point where guests can park overnight and whilst recharging themselves with an overnight stay can also rest easy that their EV's will be fully charged in the morning, allowing the road trip to continue! 


Trends are always evolving and with the UK government announcing a ban on the sale of new petrol & diesel vehicles by 2040 the car industry will change drastically including how we as drivers travel.  Other European countries have similar announcements in place with introductions announced prior to the UK 2040 timescale.


Travel and Tourism is increasing, with visitors using all modes of transport to enjoy this part of the world, we feel it is vital that we do not restrict any traveler and hope that the installation of these charging ports will encourage and connect people from all over to visit Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland.    


Of course, this announcement will have many unanswered questions but one thing is for sure, that we will see an increase in both hybrid & electric vehicles on our roads in the forthcoming years.


For more information on destination charging points please click here.





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The Vauxhall International North West 200 is delighted to have the Bayview Hotel, Portballintrae as a race sponsor for 2017. The popular local venue will support the Superstock event on Thursday evening.
“As a hospitality provider in the locality we understand the importance events like the North West 200 have for not only the local area but for the Northern Ireland economy as a whole.” Bayview’s managing director, Trevor Kane said.
“It is a privilege to welcome NW200 enthusiasts to the hotel, all keen to soak up the adrenaline fuelled atmosphere.”
“In attracting race fans and visitors to the North Coast our races return the support we get from local businesses and the Causeway Coast and Glens Council every year.” NW200 Event Director Mervyn Whyte said.
“It is a partnership that benefits everyone- the races, the local borough and Northern Ireland as a whole and we are very grateful to have the Bayview Hotel’s support for 2017.”
Trevor Kane has a long history of supporting motorcycle racing through sponsorship of the Armoy races and William Dunlop in particular.
“With sporting exposure for Northern Ireland on the increase we have established ourselves as one of the best places to successfully host major events such as the North West 200.” Trevor said.
“Each year the event continues to grow and with the introduction of live streaming the races are beamed to a larger audience than ever showcasing our beautiful coastline worldwide.”


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No better reason to book a seaside break this Autumn & Winter and let the power of the bracing Atlantic Ocean leave you feeling refreshed and revitalised........


Sea air really is good for the health. The bracing climate by the sea is especially beneficial to the respiratory organs and the skin, but also improves circulation and strengthens the body’s defences.

Doctors particularly recommend the kind of climate therapy you get by the sea for asthmatics and people with allergies or skin problems. The healing powers of a bracing climate are particularly effective in autumn and winter, because it is at these times of year that people with respiratory problems are most affected by the dry air caused by central heating, damp cold and air pollution.


The reason sea air is so healthy is that it contains tiny droplets of sea water enriched with salt, iodine, magnesium and trace elements, which are scattered into the air by wind and waves.

Known as surf-generated aerosols, these stimulate immune reactions by the skin and respiratory organs. A period of inhalation will result in the loosening of the mucus in the respiratory tracts, which makes coughing easier and so helps clear airways.

Furthermore, the sea air is almost completely free from harmful vapours, exhaust fumes and soot particles.

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"Ideal stop when touring the coast"

TripAdvisor Review

Happy Customer (TripAdvisor)

"Magnificent seafront location with panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean."

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Happy Customer (TripAdvisor)

"Close to the Giants Causeway this hotel had gorgeous views of the bay and would be a great base for anyone touring the area. Would I recommend it? YES!"

TripAdvisor Customer

Happy Customer (TripAdvisor)

"The room was clean and fresh and the bed was the most comfortable we have slept in."

TripAdvisor Customer- October 2015 

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