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26th April 2019 Kingfisher Visitor Guides

Places to stay in Belfast

Planning a visit to Belfast? You’ve made a good choice as Belfast is where centuries of rich history meet a buzzing, modern metropolis, there is also a great range of hotels.

Belfast may be small, but a visit here encompasses almost everything a modern European city has to offer.

During your time here you’ll see how the city has reinvented itself. Belfast has it all – a fascinating history, superb shopping and nightlife, fine dining around every corner, loads of attractions for adults and kids and, of course, the legendary “craic”, and if you don’t know what that means now, you soon will!

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There is a brilliant range of beautiful hotels on offer in Belfast

We hope you’ll enjoy your visit and savour the charm and hospitality for which Belfast is famous – the city will take you to its heart and ensure your time here will be unforgettable.

Voted ‘Rising Star’ at the National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards in 2017, Belfast has gone from strength to strength in relation to its tourist attractions.

We all know that a place to freshen up, relax or rest your head after a long day of city wandering is absolutely essential on any break. And your budget will determine your hotel choices, with top-end luxury on offer as well as fairly-priced options.

Before searching for a hotel, make a quick list of the things that you need to have a good night’s stay. Is it a free breakfast? Is there parking? Do you feel happier in a boutique property or a grand hotel offering the epitome of luxury?

Do you like old-fashioned décor or over-the-top interior design? And are you looking for a relaxing treatment or a state-of the-art gym.

Belfast has hundreds of places to stay and across the city, well-known hotel brands like Hilton and Premier Inn sit alongside independent hotels including the luxurious five-star Fitzwilliam Hotel and The Merchant Hotel, located on Skipper Street.

The Fitzwilliam Hotel

Located right in the centre of Belfast adjacent to the Grand Opera House, the stylish Fitzwilliam Hotel features elegantly decorated, boutique-style rooms with stunning views of the city of Belfast. Dine at the onsite contemporary AA Rosette Restaurant before retiring to your plush and comfortable room.

The Fitzwilliam Hotel personifies luxury and elegance

The Fitzwilliam Hotel personifies luxury and elegance

The Merchant Hotel

The Merchant Hotel, also five-star, is a beauty to behold. Housed in a Grade 1 listed building dating back to 1860, the hotel combines its Victorian architecture with stylish Art Deco interiors. Featuring gorgeous suites and a lavishly decorated dining area, guests will feel as though they’ve embarked upon a journey to the past, experiencing the very best in Victorian luxury.

Something different?

As well as hotels, there is also a great range of hostels, welcoming B&Bs and cosy guesthouses.

And the choice of self-catering is fantastic too, with everything from stunning townhouse properties and gorgeous cottages to converted warehouses and even a renovated Lighthouse keeper’s cottage!

The Black Head Light Keeper’s House was built in the early 20thcentury and was responsible for guiding ships, including the Titanic, through Belfast Lough. With stunning panoramic views of the lough and surrounding areas, alongside cosy and welcoming interiors, guests can experience and delight in a real piece of nautical history.

Whether you stay right in the very heart of the city or outside of the centre, there are lots of accommodation options to choose from. There’s a great choice of facilities too, from WiFi and on-site parking to swimming pools and pet-friendly accommodation.


Everything you need to know about Belfast

The best things to do in Belfast

The best shopping in Belfast

The best nightlife in Belfast

Where to eat in Belfast

Your guide to arts and culture in Belfast

Image credits: ©House Belfast; Rhema Kalianpur/Unsplash; The Fitzwilliam Hotel

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