Need somewhere to stay in Belfast and need help navigating the mind-boggling online reviews to decide where’s best?
Whether you’re making your decision based on the hotel’s proximity to nearby attractions, the romantic factor, or value for money, we rate the top 11 hotels in Belfast – broken down from the most high-end prices to value for money (just ’cause we’re nice like that).
Great Victoria St
Located at the heart of Belfast, the Fitzwilliam is the hotel of choice for the fashionable worldwide traveller and has also played host to a number of global celebrity guests in its chic bedrooms such as singing sensations Rihanna, Chris Martin and Katy Perry, as well as being a favourite with local stars Snow Patrol.
There’s always a deal to be found online, and it’s one of the top hotels for those looking for a romantic trip away or celebrating a special occasion. The reviews speak for themselves, with a four and a half star rating from almost 2,000 online reviews, who cite the superb location, sleep quality and fantastic customer service as the reason behind its many happy campers.
34-38 Victoria St
An extremely popular, romantic hotel in Belfast. Once a seed warehouse, the Malmaison has been fashionably converted into one of the swankiest hotels in Belfast.
This trendy hotel has a massive 62 rooms and suites that combine the city’s amazing history with the funkiest contemporary style. Inspired by the proportions of the Titanic, its comfy beds, free-standing bathtubs and hospitality are the biggest in Ireland.
It wouldn’t be Belfast without a tipple, and with Mal you can enjoy some of the coolest cocktails, scrumptious champagne or a drop ‘o the black stuff in the striking black-and-silver Malbar!
Great Victoria St
The famous four-star Europa Hotel, with a choice of 272 bedrooms – including 92 Executive Bedrooms and Suites – boasts elegant décor, a contemporary bistro, bustling bar and relaxing piano bar lounge. Go celeb-spotting around the lobby, with a host of Hollywood stars reported to have stayed here!
10 Donegall Sq South
This unique Belfast hotel is located just steps from the historic City Hall, Waterfront Hall, the business district and the Victoria Square shopping mecca, and offers a variety of award-winning luxury hotel rooms as well as The Grill Room Restaurant & Bar – one of Belfast’s most popular meeting and dining locations.
Whilst this is certainly a gorgeous luxurious hotel, the package deals provide great value for money! From £55 per person room, the “Dinner, Bed and Breakfast” break includes an overnight stay for two and 3 course evening meal.
Middle Of The Road (Price-Wise!)…
60 Eglantine Ave
Reviews cite this family-owned boutique hotel as possessing excellent customer service, a beautiful interior and excellent location South Belfast location (it’s so close to the picturesque Botanic and Queen’s area and walking distance to so many bus-stops) as the reason it’s continuously growing in popularity.
With full continental and cooked breakfasts available at the amazing Knife & Fork Grill & Deli (which uses locally sourced products), fantastic utilities (free wifi and the suites have jacuzzi baths!), and a host of rooms on offer – from the Double/ Twin Rooms, Executive Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites, and Apartments – this is certainly the hidden gem of Belfast.
2-21 Bradbury Pl
One of the city’s most exciting 4 star boutique hotels. Independently owned and locally managed, the personal touch and attention to detail sets Benedicts apart from large hotel chains.
It certainly possesses the old ‘Belfast charm’ with the restaurant specialising in locally sourced McAtamney beef to Portavogie haddock, this is certainly authentic, hearty, local food at its best.
Be sure to sit outside Benedicts Bar with one of their delicious cocktails if the weather permits, before returning to the amazingly luxurious beds for such reasonable prices per night.
21 Malone Rd
With the most popular Special Offer including overnight accommodation, a hearty breakfast, wifi and car-parking for £71, its ideal location just seconds away from Queen’s University makes it popular amongst parents and friends visiting loved ones at Queen’s University.
With plenty of shops, bars, clubs and restaurants literally seconds away, you also have the option of eating out if you seek a bit of variety from the delicious Wellie Bar & Grill.
59- 63 Botanic Av
Madison’s is a 35 bedroom stylish, contemporary hotel, with a great award-winning restaurant. It is a local favourite hotspot due to the great cocktail offers, yet also possesses comfortable accommodation, fab entertainment and dining.
Situated in the trendy Botanic Avenue area of Belfast right in the heart of Queen’s Quarter, Madison’s offers visitors and locals alike a place to unwind, catch up and enjoy themselves.
9. Jurys Inn
Great Victoria St
Prices at this central hotel start from £69. A three-minute walk from Belfast City Hall, this unfussy hotel is also a 5-minute walk from Belfast Great Victoria railway station and a 6-minute walk from the Ulster Museum.
Understated rooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffee-making facilities.
On A Budget…
10. Hotel Ibis
100 Castle St
Save yourself a few quid by staying at the three-star Ibis Hotel, with great food served 24 hours, including a great value cooked breakfast, lunch, A La Carte dinner service and light meals.
The centrally-located hotel is within walking distance of all main attractions of Belfast city centre, including the shopping and night-life districts. Raving online reviews cite it as clean, comfortable, conveniently located and praise its particularly speedy free wifi as well as excellent service and free parking.
11. Premier Inn
Cathedral Q, Alfred St & Titanic Q
Take your pick from Premier Inn’s three ideal locations throughout the city-centre, each a short-walk away from the best Belfast has to offer in terms of tourist attractions, restaurants and bars.
If you’re lucky enough to catch the Saver prices, your stay can start at just £29 per night! Reviews are high in their praise of the hotel’s comfortable beds, thoroughly clean rooms, good service and most of all – the top notch breakfasts. Have you tried their amazing Purple Sauce with your morning fry or bacon buttie yet?