We live under the 04 approach so it would be a bit if a busman's holiday!
Mrs expectations are remarkably low given that one of my go-to night stops is a shepherds hut sans electricity or plumbing, but I digress.
It was a fleeting notion, just looking for somewhere to stay for a couple of nights that I haven't been to before with the possibility of playing about a bit with the camera. Overall it doesn't sound that hot, might look at something a little more "normal".
I'm not sure on the missus expectations/standards but might be better off with something near the SSE in Belfast where you can either dander up to City or perhaps towards the retail end (if you really have to!).
Ballyrobin is grand for a stop for a cuppa but not sure I'd stay there tbh.
I have only ate in it, and that was before the hotel part was added. I thought it was very expensive and small portions didn`t help. They might be able to give you a room plan to see which would be best to see aircraft, but you might have to observe from the car park.
Spoke to a person today involved in the show. The show will go forward as planned in the usual dates of Early September and there are no plans to bring it forward to get the Red Arrows.
For Joe Public it will no doubt be a mood killer, but for me its refreshing as it means they are going to have to up their game to find something to draw the public (Hopefully not just the Typhoon) I always tell people there are far more to shows, and more exciting displays than just the Red Arrows.