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Three star tourism award for Royal Hotel Cookstown

Caroline Adams, Tourism NI’s Quality and Standards Manager presenting the three-star grading to brother and sister, Alan Thom and Tanya Thom Ballantine of the Royal Hotel, Cookstown.

Tourism NI has awarded the Royal Hotel Cookstown a three-star rating under its accommodation quality-grading scheme.

The family run hotel, which celebrates its 45th anniversary this year, has increased its grading rating from two to three stars after a significant investment and refurbishment programme.

Caroline Adams, Tourism NI Quality and Standards Manager commented; “I commend the Thom family and their team at the Royal Hotel for their continued focus on putting the visitor first. The recent renovations have helped increase the hotel’s grading level to three stars and creates a stronger marketing tool to attract additional local, national and international visitors to the hotel and to Cookstown.“

Tanya Thom Ballantine, Manager of Royal Hotel commented; “ We have invested significantly in the refurbishment of the Royal Hotel and the three star grading from Tourism NI will act as an additional marketing tool as we try to increase bookings for weddings and large functions. We are delighted to have been recognised for our upgraded rooms, our local produce focus on our menu and our customer service and look forward to welcoming more visitors to the hotel and to Cookstown than ever before.“

Tourism NI’s quality assurance grading scheme for visitor accommodation premises is designed to give visitors to Northern Ireland a clear idea of the standards of hospitality, service, cleanliness, comfort and food which they can expect during their stay. The scheme is open to hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs, self-catering, hostels and guest accommodation.

For more information on the Tourism NI quality grading scheme, please visit www.tourismni.com

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