Gateway to Northern Ireland
The birthplace of Titanic and gateway to Northern Ireland, Belfast is a popular destination and as you would expect, there are plenty of places to rest your weary head after a day of sightseeing.
The top List - hotels & guest houses in Belfast
Below, you will find the gotoireland.today recommended Belfast hotels and guest houses list, a collection of the very best that the city and surrounding areas have to offer and you will not be disapointed with a stay in any of these.
We encouarge you to book direct with the hotel and to help you do this, we have provided links to their websites. Booking engines such as Booking.com take as much as 15% in commission from the hotel. This can really eat into any profit margin that a small hotel might make on a room and often you will get a better rate by booking direct.
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City Backpacker, 53-55 Malone Avenue. This is the newest Hostel in Belfast and it has raised the standards. Possibly the comfiest beds in the backpacking world. The location is close to the Botanic Gardens and Queens University and only a 20 minute stroll into town.
Lagan Backpackers, 121 Fitzroy Ave. This small hostel is good for meeting other travelers and you can have a lot of fun there.
Belfast International Youth Hostel, 22-32 Donegal Rd, just off Shaftesbury Square (halfway between City Hall and Queen's University). A good HI - YHA hostel near Shaftesbury Sq. Rates range from £10.50 for a bed in a shared dorm to £31.50 for an ensuite single room. The hostel has a wide range of rooms from dorms to doubles, some standard and some ensuite. This hostel has internet access, free wi-fi, free parking, laundry, self-catering kitchen and a great breakfast restaurant with vast range of meals between 8AM and 2PM including an innovative school-kid type take away lunch pack for those who are on the road.
ibis Belfast City Centre, 100 Castle Street. Ibis Belfast City Centre hotel is a budget hotel, located in Belfast city centre.
Arnies Backpackers, 63 Fitzwilliam St. A small independent hostel, with a good atmosphere and good location. Rates from £10 for a 8 bed dorm and £12 for a 4 bed dorm. This hostel offers free WIFI, tea and coffee.
The Ark Hostel, 18 University St. Another small independent hostel , between University Rd and Botanic Ave. Rooms in near-by apartments also available to rent by the week and month.
Travelodge Hotel Belfast, 15 Brunswick Street (Just behind the Crown Liquor Saloon, and less than five minutes walk from the Europa Buscentre). checkin: 3.00PM; checkout: 12.00PM. Part of the national chain of high value low frills motel-cum-hotels. Unusually brilliant central location for a Travelodge, and a popular base for the Easyjet weekenders who want to fall off the Airport bus at Europa and make the most of their time in the city's bars. Book ahead and online for 'Saver' rooms.
Loughconnolly B+B, 103 Carnlough Rd, Broughshane (just east of Ballymena, road heading in direction of Carnlough). High quality B+B at refreshingly low rates in a beautiful area. NOTE this B+B is about 35mins north of Belfast so a car would be necessary. Makes an ideal base for exploring the Glens of Antrim and worth a stop if you are making an onwards journey to the North Coast.
Day's Hotel, 40 Hope St. One advantage of staying in this place is that you don't have to look at it. The building seems to have taken the design of a suburban house and stretched it upwards by twelve storeys. However, there are usually great deals to be had online (rooms from £65) and the location is good: right next to the side entrance of Great Victoria Street Station and the Europa Buscentre, and just around the corner from the Europa. The colourful kerbstones of the loyalist Sandy Row are just a few feet away in the other direction, however tourists need not be intimidated. If you can't sleep at noise, it is not recommended. The walls are very thin and you can hear the doors opening and closing in the corridor.
Malone Lodge Belfast, 60 Eglantine Ave, Malone Rd.
Tara Lodge Belfast, 36 Cromwell Road, Botanic Avenue, Belfast, BT7 1JW. Highly recommended on both Tripadvisor and Trivago, Tara Lodge is a boutique hotel located near Queen's University Belfast and is on the doorstep of nearly everything Belfast has to offer!
ibis Belfast Queens Quarter, 75 University Street, BT7 1HL. Ibis Belfast Queens Quarter hotel is a 3-star hotel, just outside Belfast city centre.
Park Inn by Radisson Belfast Hotel, 4 Clarence Street West, BT2 7GP. The park Inn Belfast is located in the heart of Belfast, close to premier shopping and historic attractions. Comfortable guest rooms feature flat screen TVs and individual climate control.
Clayton Hotel Belfast, 22 Ormeau Avenue. This 170-bedroom, 4-star boutique style hotel is located in the city centre opposite the BBC and within a very short walk to the major attractions within Belfast. This 4-star Belfast Hotel has a Club Vitae Leisure Club with swimming pool, gym, spa, steam/sauna room. The Academy Conference and Training Centre located on the 2nd floor of the hotel has 9 flexible meeting rooms with a capacity of 120 delegates along with a ground floor Ballroom for up to 550 people.
Hilton Belfast, 4 Lanyon Pl. A luxurious Belfast hotel located next to the Waterfront Hall, or take a five minute walk into Belfast's new Victoria Square Shopping Center, stay in a recently refurbished guest room , executive Room or stay in one of the suites. Have a drink in the recently refurbished bar, Cables or have something to eat in the restaurant, Sonoma . Rooms from £100 per room per night, 5 min from Oddyssey Arena and Pavilion. Popular with conferences and many famous singers stay.
Europa Hotel, Great Victoria St. A Belfast landmark in itself, the Europa is famous for having been bombed more times than any other hotel in any other city. Raucous events in the popular ballroom are more likely to disturb you than car bombs now, but it's comforting to know that the hotel (Northern Ireland's largest) has been built to withstand both. Its location could not be better: beside Great Victoria St train station and the Europa Buscentre, across from the Crown Liquor Saloon and next door to the Belfast Grand Opera House. The rooms are comfortable, but increasingly outclassed by more modern arrivals in the city. Doubles from around £100, but why not treat yourself to one of the few Presidential Suites in Northern Ireland that can rightly claim the name: Bill Clinton has stayed in it twice. Popular with business folk, politicians and package tourists.
Radisson Blu Hotel, 3 Cromac Pl (The Gasworks), off the Ormeau Rd. Situated on the banks of the River Lagen and on the grounds of the old "Gasworks" this hotel manages to be in the city centre, but also off the main roads, so still quiet and peaceful.
Malmaison Belfast, 34-38 Victoria St. Condé Nast Traveller called it a 'Hot New Hotel' when it opened in 2005, and Belfast's upwardly mobile trend setters went crazy for the opulent bar and restaurant. Fashionably bold and different, and occupying a beautifully restored building that makes the Radisson look business-class dull and the Europa look like a monolith. No word on the rooms, but it's got a great location close to the increasingly popular night time hub of the Cathedral Quarter, and is a short walk from the Waterfront Hall. A serious contender for turning Belfast into a honeymoon location. Perfect for a romantic and/or dirty weekend away.
Merchant Hotel, 35-39 Waring St (Cathedral Quarter). The Merchant is an intimate, sumptuous, five star standard hotel. It was opened in April 2006 following an extensive conversion of the old Ulster Bank Headquarters in Waring Street. The architectural grandeur of the exterior and the opulence of the interior with its custom made furniture and carefully chosen antiques, demand an excellence of service and warmth of welcome, that immediately sets guests at ease with an ambiance that embodies luxury and comfort around the clock. Definitely worth the expense.
Madison's Hotel, 59-63 Botanic Ave. Set amidst the bustling Botanic Avenue this rather sexy boutique hotel is just a stones throw away from Belfast City Centre, Queens University & Botanic Gardens. The hotel has an excellent restaurant serving early morning breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. The main bar in Madison's is popular with locals & tourists alike with live music being played in the bar most nights. Offering all modern features a guest expects today, Madison's has an established reputation for great food, fine wines, amazing cocktails and fabulous entertainment all under the one roof.