A luxury boutique B&B in Portstewart has become the latest tourist accommodation to be awarded five-star status under the Northern Ireland Tourist Board’s Quality Grading Scheme.
The recently renovated and restored Strandeen B&B overlooks the Atlantic waves and sandy beaches of Portstewart Strand.
The beachfront accommodation comprises a selection of six immaculately designed guest rooms decorated in a New England style with pale tones, wooden shutters, painted furniture and nautical art work.
The cosy, modern rooms feature a host of facilities, including iPod docks and luxurious bathrobes, while the Strandeen breakfast menu offers a superb selection of hot dishes all prepared to order using fresh, seasonal and locally sourced produce.
The NITB five-star rating means the B&B displays an ‘outstanding’ overall standard of accommodation and provides high quality levels of décor, fixtures and fittings, as well as excellent standards of management efficiency and guest services.
Caroline Adams, NITB Quality and Standards Manager said: “I am very pleased that another accommodation on our stunning North Coast has achieved five-star status through the NITB’s Quality Grading Scheme, which is designed to give visitors a clear idea of the standards of hospitality, service, cleanliness, comfort and food they can expect during their stay.
“The scheme rigorously assesses tourist accommodation over a range of quality measures and clearly Strandeen has set very high standards across the board. The maximum five-star quality the B&B is offering makes it an ideal place for a relaxing coastal escape or a base from which to explore the great outdoors and the world famous Causeway Coast.”
The property was assessed under the NITB’s Tourist Accommodation Grading Scheme, which scores establishments in up to 47 categories.
They include the exterior of the premises, bedrooms, bathrooms, public areas and kitchens, the welcome, management efficiency and cleanliness of the property.
The scheme is open for applications and further information can be found at www.nitb.com/qualityassurance