13 Apr 2020 - 14 Apr 2020
2 adults - 1 room
It's cool up north. Explore Northern Ireland's largest city and its beautiful surroundings from our hotels in Belfast.
Discover Titanic attractions and fascinating modern history from Belfast hotels
With thriving art, live music and restaurant scenes, there's plenty going on in the Northern capital. Although Belfast has made an effort to dust itself off after The Troubles, the recent past is woven into the fabric of the city. Attractions such as the Belfast murals tours offer a fascinating glimpse into those times. Pop culture fans love Belfast for its Game of Thrones links: you never know who you might spot in the city's bars and nightclubs. Recent investment in the Titanic Quarter, around the docks where the fated ship was built, has increased the city's draw as a city break destination.
Where to stay in Belfast
Belfast is a small city and perfectly walkable on foot. It's split up into quarters, so when you're looking for hotels in Belfast it's worth thinking about which area you're most likely to spend time in. The Cathedral Quarter is bang-smack in the city centre, and is the main hub for Belfast's art and nightlife scenes. The MAC arts and theatre complex and Custom House Square (with its outdoor performances) are two big attractions nearby. Hotels in the Cathedral Quarter are always in high demand, especially near the area's hubs of Waring Street, Donegall Street and Hill Street. The Queen's Quarter is quieter. This leafy neighbourhood is home to the university and The Ulster Museum, with plenty of upscale bars and shops on Lisburn Road. There's not much accommodation in The Titanic Quarter, but as the area develops new hotels and apartments are starting to open their doors.
Hotels on the outskirts of Belfast
Belfast Cathedral Quarter hotels are perfect if you're into city breaks, but if you're planning to use your holiday to visit Northern Ireland's rural attractions like the Giant's Causeway and the Old Bushmills Distillery it's worth heading out of the centre. Most hotels in Belfast with parking are on the outskirts of the city, so if you're driving (or planning to hire a car in Belfast) it's most likely you'll be staying somewhere slightly more suburban. The Antrim Coast is well worth a day trip if you're into hiking, or simply admiring beautiful scenery. A walk over the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, which hangs over the Atlantic Ocean and connects the mainland to a small island, is a must for adrenaline fans.
Typical Belfast hotels
Hotels in Belfast are similar to what you would find in any major UK or Irish city. There's a mixture of cosy and quaint B&Bs in Belfast's leafier quarters, as well as huge business hotels with swimming pools near the bus station. Serviced apartments in Belfast give you the opportunity to experience the city like a local, with all the mod cons you'd expect from a hotel. If you're planning a special weekend, Belfast also has some impressive five star hotels, boutique hotels and spa hotels to choose from. Just use our filters to find the accommodation style to suit your trip.
Well-connected hotels in Belfast
Belfast is an easy city to get around on foot, with most hotels ideally placed for this style of exploration. Translink buses are the main form of public transport in the city, with services to and from the airports (as well as other Northern Irish and Irish cities). The Metro Service inside the city consists of 12 routes. Tourists can purchase the Belfast Visitor Pass for one, two or three day unlimited access to busses and trains.
A trendy little city, great for culture and shopping and an ideal weekend destination. Check out the Titanic Belfast museum and the Victoria Shopping Centre.
Small city with lots of great eateries. Sight wise there're only a handful in the city center.. venture a little further and you'll find some great places to visit.
Belfast, in my opinion, is one of the most underrated cities in the UK, if not all of Europe. It is a creative city, full of character and charm. There is so much to do and see too! Explore the rich tapestry of its history, from the impact of The Troubles to its maritime roots. Discover the stunning beauty of the surrounding countryside, which has inspired fantasy worlds such as Narnia and Game of Thrones. A vibrant, bustling city. Don't miss it!
Take a day away on the Stena Line to Belfast and visit The Giant's Causeway, The Titanic exhibition etc... It is fun just being on the boat and very easily achieved. Ferry is from Cairnryan about 50 minutes from Park Cottage.