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Belfast Hotels

The choice of hotels in Belfast has improved dramatically in the last few years, particularly at the luxury end, with plenty of big hotel chains popping up to add to the decent assortment of accommodation.

The hotels below have been classed into three pricing categories:
Luxury (over £110)
Moderate (£80 to £110)
Cheap (under £80)

These prices are the starting prices for a double room and include taxes and breakfast, unless otherwise stated.


Europa Hotel

Forget the 5-star reviews and short staggering distance between its beds and the wonderful Crown Liquor Saloon, the Europa Hotel is know for one thing: being the most bombed hotel in Europe. This swanky 4-star stay has 272 sumptuous rooms, each delicately decorated, plus a piano bar, excellent bistro and plenty of famed Irish hospitality.

Address: Holywood, Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7AP
Telephone: +44 28 9027 1066.

Malmaison Belfast

Occupying a handsome converted mid-19th-century seed warehouse in the Cathedral Quarter, Malmaison is a stylish boutique hotel that combines period features (iron pillars, beams and stone-carved gargoyles) with its trademark contemporary style (Bordello-style bedrooms with mood lighting). Expect long, heavy velvet drapes, red and purple over-sized suede chairs, and a sleek bar.

Address: , 34-38 Victoria Street, Belfast, BT1 3GH
Telephone: +44 844 693 0650.

The Merchant Hotel

One of the city's most luxurious stays is the sumptuous Merchant Hotel built in 1860 as the Italianate headquarters of The Ulster Bank. Located in the Cathedral Quarter, the Grade 1 listed property features classically styled interiors, sculptures and antiques throughout. The pièce de résistance is the stunning Great Room Restaurant where meals, including traditional afternoon teas, are served beneath its grand dome.

Address: , 16 Skipper Street, Belfast, BT1 2DZ
Telephone: +44 28 9023 4888.


Tara Lodge

Located in the heart of the Queens Quarter, near the vivacious Botanic Avenue, this stylish 4-star hotel offers affordable luxury. With 34 rooms to choose from, all come with comfy beds, white and gold furnishings and large bathrooms. The breakfasts are pretty decent too.

Address: , 36 Cromwell Road, Belfast, BT7 1JW
Telephone: +44 28 9059 0900.

Ten Square Hotel

Located just steps from City Hall, this 22-room boutique hotel is set within a Grade I listed building. Offering sophisticated interiors, with baroque touches and colonial finishes, its sleeping quarters stick to the modern. Cubist art and chaise longue make rooms unique, while its renowned restaurant is worth booking too.

Address: , 10 Donegall Square South, Belfast, BT1 5JD
Telephone: +44 28 9024 1001.

The Old Rectory

Originally a Church of Ireland rectory, built in 1896, this charming guesthouse is a 10-minute bus ride to Queen's University and the city centre. It features award-winning, locally sourced, organic breakfasts and serves a light supper and complimentary Irish whiskey every night. Free Wi-Fi and internet access are also available.

Address: , 148 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 5LH
Telephone: +44 28 9066 7882.


Belfast Central Travelodge

This high-rise chain hotel in Belfast offers smart, simple, functional rooms and is an excellent budget choice in the heart of the city, particularly if you want a family room.

Address: , 15 Brunswick Street, Belfast, BT2 7GE
Telephone: +44 870 1911 687.

Ramada Encore Belfast City Central

A short saunter from St Anne's Cathedral, this recently opened Ramada offers all the quality you'd expect from a large chain hotel. Rooms are snug, with all modern amenities, and the breakfast offers a mixture of hot and cold choices.

Address: , 20 Talbot Street, Belfast, BT1 2LD
Telephone: +44 28 9443 4343.

Ravenhill House

This beautifully restored Victorian guesthouse, near leafy Ormeau Park, is a 10-minute bus ride from the city centre. With only five guest bedrooms, it exudes a homely, intimate ambience. Each room has handcrafted furniture and there is a library of books and music, plus Wi-Fi and award-winning organic breakfasts.

Address: , 690 Ravenhill Road, Belfast, BT6 0BZ
Telephone: +44 28 9020 7444.