Belfast is Northern Ireland’s capital city. Teeming with world-class dining options, spectacular nightlife and a rich history, Belfast is one of the United Kingdom’s most exhilarating places to visit! You may know about Titanic, but did you know that Belfast is the birthplace of this famous ship? This piece of history is reiterated at Titanic Quarter, and Titanic Belfast encompasses over nine interactive galleries. With jagged shorelines, rustically beautiful castles and lush scenery, this capital city is also one of the filming locations for worldwide phenomenon, Game of Thrones. Other attractions include Belfast City Hall, St George’s Market, Ulster Hall, Grand Opera House and Victoria Square. Read on to find out about the best hotels to stay in Belfast, UK.
Described as an urban sanctuary with an amazing riverside location, AC Hotel by Marriott Belfast boasts breathtaking views of Titanic Quarter and offers premium spacious rooms. A luxurious hotel with refined interiors, this property also has a renowned Mediterranean-French restaurant - Novelli’s at City Quays - that will excite your palate with delectable food. It’s headed by Michelin-star chef, Jean Christophe Novelli. Other famed tourist attractions near the hotel are Titanic Belfast, Ulster Museum, Belfast City Hall, ICC Belfast and Victoria Square shopping centre. The venue is also excellent for social gatherings and big-scale meetings. With a fitness room, riverside terrace, and meeting room, AC Hotel by Marriott Belfast will meet all your needs.
A five-star hotel positioned in Cathedral Quarter, Merchant Hotel has a legion of marvellous amenities that guarantees a bespoke experience for all its guests. Breathing new life into a former bank housed in a top-grade building, its roomy guest suites have exclusive interiors, sleek design and wonderful amenities. Their Victorian rooms are decorated with premier interiors, velvet furnishings and silk curtains. Guests can enjoy themselves at the property’s luxe spa, jazz bar and rooftop fitness centre with expansive city views. The luxurious hotel is also near attractions like Victoria Square shopping centre, Titanic Quarter, Ulster Museum and Waterfront Hall. This hotel is also the perfect starting point to explore nearby golf courses, which is great for golf enthusiasts.
The Fitzwilliam Hotel is a refined property situated in the city centre. Neighbours to the Grand Opera House on Great Victoria Street, this luxury hotel offers delectable food, excellent service and 146 sumptuous guestrooms and suites equipped with top-end amenities. This property is certainly a beauty, with stylish interiors, beautiful furnishings and tasteful contemporary artworks. Its chic restaurant has an impressive menu, and they offer an elegant afternoon tea experience with fine finger sandwiches and other tasty delights with a variety of herbal tea infusions. Its sophisticated bar offers cocktails, champagnes and high-quality spirits. This accommodation also impresses with its location - just a 15-minute walk away from Belfast Central Station and nearby CastleCourt Shopping Centre!
Sitting on the banks of the Lagan River, Hilton Belfast is part of Belfast’s iconic skyline. Next to Waterfront Hall and a few minutes away from St George’s Market, Victoria Square and Belfast City Hall, the four-star hotel offers spacious rooms with great amenities and amazing views - city, river or mountain. The property also features a riverfront restaurant and a 24-hour gymnasium. Its riverside restaurant - Sonoma Restaurant - features a marvellous view of the Lagan River through its floor-to-ceiling windows. The restaurant serves an Irish-centric menu. The hotel’s bar also offers premium drinks, including local draft beers and quality gins and spirits. Other popular attractions nearby include Titanic Belfast, Belfast Cathedral and SSE Arena Belfast.
Conveniently located near Great Victoria Street Train Station as well as Europa Bus Centre, Hampton by Hilton Belfast City Centre is a contemporary hotel offering modern rooms amid a lively neighbourhood. Close to Grand Opera House, Victoria Square shopping centre, Ulster Hall, Lyric Theatre Belfast and Titanic Belfast, guests at this property do not have to worry about being far from attractions and public transportation. Guests are entitled to a hot continental breakfast. Aside from that, the property’s lobby bar offers a range of alcoholic drinks and hot beverages, including some light meals. A 24-hour snack hub is available too! So if you are not a heavy eater, you are pretty settled food-wise at this accommodation.
Neighbours to Belfast City Hall, Jurys Inn Belfast makes a fine accommodation in the heart of the city. Opposite Assembly Buildings Conference Centre, the newly renovated hotel is also just a few minutes’ walk from Great Victoria Street Train Station. Retail therapy options nearby include shops at Victoria Square, Donegall Place and CastleCourt Shopping Centre. All 270 of its sizable rooms have premier bedding, modern amenities, spacious bathrooms and spa toiletries. Its on-site restaurant, The Kitchen, serves modern cuisine, and the bar is also proud to offer Costa coffee and a decent beverage menu that includes seasonal speciality coffees.
A world-renowned hotel in the heart of Belfast, Europa Hotel is a fabulous accommodation that offers a contemporary bistro and a lively piano bar with spectacular views over Great Victoria Street. The four-star hotel is also close to many popular attractions like Belfast City Hall, Titanic Belfast, Waterfront Hall, CastleCourt Shopping Centre, Victoria Square, Belfast Zoo and Ulster Museum. If in doubt of its exceptional Irish hospitality, be informed that Europa Hotel has a reputation of holding distinguished events and hosting many celebrities and VIPs who visit the capital city. Besides a convenient location near Great Victoria Street Train Station and Grand Opera House, this property features luxurious rooms with modern furnishings and contemporary bathrooms with glass and chrome touches. Premier bedding and designer fabrics from Ralph Lauren are fitted in the rooms.
A new hotel in the neighbourhood, Maldron Hotel Belfast City is another hotel in the heart of Belfast that offers great accommodation. The property is ideally located near numerous tourist sites such as Grand Opera House, Waterfront Hall and SSE Arena Belfast while staying budget-friendly. Other popular attractions nearby include Titanic Belfast and St George’s Market. George Best Belfast City Airport is only 5 km (3.1 mi) away, too! All rooms are comfortable and fitted with modern amenities. Guests can enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast, on-site dining, and a lively bar.
The Flint is a well-rated premier hotel that offers guests a fantastic experience. One of the most affordable hotels, all of its rooms are well designed and equipped with high-quality amenities such as a smart TV and kettle. It also has premium beds for maximum comfort. Select rooms even feature great city views. This property is in close proximity to Victoria Square Shopping Centre, St George’s Market, Waterfront Hall, Linen Quarter and Cathedral Quarter. With thousands of online reviews to back the hotel’s reputation, your stay here is sure to be comfortable!
Only 500 m (1,640 ft) away from Great Victoria Street Train Station, Travelodge Belfast is a great hotel for those who would like to see all that the city has to offer. Close to Belfast City Hall, Titanic Belfast, Ulster Museum and St. George’s Market, this is a great budget-friendly option in an excellent location. Its on-site traditional restaurant - Olios Restaurant - is also loved by many and features an international menu and a range of beverage options. The property is near many pubs and clubs for those who would like to experience Belfast’s nightlife. Check out a local favourite, The Garrick, popular for its traditional music sessions. With modern interiors, posh king-size beds, and contemporary bathrooms, guests here are sure to have a good time.
More than meets the eye with Belfast
Did you know that air conditioning was invented in Belfast? Or that the world-famous Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin was played for the first time in Ulster Hall? Belfast may be a quiet capital city, but its rich history is certainly more than meets the eye! Plan a visit and book one of these great hotels for a convenient stay.
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