About Us

A luxury coastal boutique hotel, located on the edge of Strangford Lough, overlooking the square in the heart of Strangford Village, County Down

The Cuan has been in the heart of Strangford village since the early 1800s. Having changed hands in 2020, the new owners have carried out an extensive renovation and reorganization. We welcome everyone to The Cuan, whether that is for a pint of Guinness, a delicious meal of freshly prepared and locally sourced food in our bistro or dining room, or an overnight stay in one of our luxurious bedrooms. We also cater for bespoke events and small weddings.

The name Cuan goes back to Viking times when Strangford (Strong Fjord) Lough was also known as Lough Cuan which means sheltered inlet. This is also linked to the name of our takeaway, Little Wolf.

Strangford itself is a picturesque and historic village. It looks over the narrow entrance of Strangford Lough to neighbouring Portaferry on the Ards Peninsula. The immediate area is a delight to explore and is home to beautiful sandy beaches, fascinating National Trust properties and much more.

The Cuan is a unique destination in a stunning setting. We look forward to your visit!

Taste of Ulster Awards from 2006 - 2022

Tourism Northern Ireland 4* Guest house accommodation

Commited to people, places and most of all our planet.

Trip Advisor Hall of Fame. Certificate of Excellence 5 Years in a Row.

Best Hotel & Guesthouse Restaurant 2022