Dreaming of an Irish dream getaway this summer? We’ve rounded up the best hotels in Belfast perfect for a city break. 

Famed for the Titanic Quarter, Belfast is Northern Ireland’s capital and largest city, and boasts a bounty of things to do. From contemporary interiors to eccentric arty boutique hotels, here’s where to stay when you visit. 

The Europa Hotel

Home to 272 rooms, a contemporary bistro and delectable afternoon tea you won’t be able to resist, The Europa hotel is the perfect place for a city escape. 

Located just a short distance from many of Belfast’s top attractions, from the Ulster Museum to Titanic Belfast and the Grand Opera House, it’s a great hotel for both business and leisure guests. Book in for afternoon tea in the stunning Piano Lounge or stop by the Lobby Bar for a nightcap after a long day of shopping and sightseeing before heading to your room for a night of luxury. 

Last year saw the famous Northern Ireland hotel celebrate its 50th birthday, unveiling a mesmerising permanent lobby installation. The floor to ceiling display tells the story of Belfast, the fascinating history of the hotel and showcases artefacts including a letter from President Clinton, an interactive TV screen with video footage from the last 50 years, and quotes from well-known guests and celebs who have stayed at the hotel, from Lionel Richie to Bono. 

Even the iconic Europa Hotel sign, that can be seen across the city, has been replicated allowing you to snap that perfect Instagram moment.

Europa Hotel, Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7AP

www.europahotelbelfast.com

The Merchant Hotel

A favourite among many, The Merchant Hotel is a sight to behold. This five star hotel is set within a Grade A listed building, home to three restaurants and an award-winning cocktail bar that you’d be foolish to miss. 

There’s something for everyone at The Merchant. If you’re after Victorian splendour, book in for one of their Victorian loft suites, brimming with character, charm and elegance. All of the Victorian rooms feature original designs, antique furniture and textiles, capturing the essence of the listed building. While the Art Deco rooms are more subtle, featuring furniture from iconic designers from the period.

 

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The Merchant Hotel, 16 Skipper Street, Belfast, BT1 2DZ 

www.themerchanthotel.com

 

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AC Hotel Belfast

For a waterfront visit, look to AC Hotel Belfast for inspiration. The Marriott hotel is set with views of the Titanic Quarter and Belfast Hills, with many of the city’s attractions available to sightsee and get to by foot. 

You can trust that the Marriott hotel has your needs catered for, with all of the latest luxury amenities awaiting for you in your room and on hand at the hotel’s restaurants and terrace that looks out over the river.

AC Hotel Belfast, Donegall Quay, Belfast, BT1 3FE 

www.marriott.co.uk

Titanic Hotel Belfast

It wouldn’t be a Belfast round-up without mentioning the Titanic, and where better to soak it all up than at the Titanic Hotel Belfast. Situated in the Titanic Quarter, the hotel is set in the former headquarters of Harland & Wolff, the shipping company, and brings the local surroundings’ history and heritage to life through its interiors and design. 

As soon as you step foot inside the hotel, you’ll feel as though you’ve hopped aboard ship, with every detail carefully thought out, evoking the interiors of, well, a ship. Expect metal panelled walls, gold accents and boating artwork in the rooms, while the Wolff Grill is complete with fishing ropes and boating touches.

Titanic Hotel Belfast, Queen’s Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, BT3 9DT 

www.titanichotelbelfast.com 

The Fitzwilliam Hotel

Make your spring break extra special with a relaxing trip to The Fitzwilliam Hotel. Located in the beating heart of the city centre, the boutique hotel is renowned for its five-star service, whether it’s private dining in their fine dining restaurant or bedding in for a night of luxury in one of their rooms. 

Take the experience up a notch and book in for the penthouse, home to breathtaking views over the capital, as well as ultra luxe amenities. You won’t be able to tear yourself away…

The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast, 1-3 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7BQ

www.fitzwilliamhotelbelfast.com

Ten Square Hotel

Situated in a former 19th century linen warehouse, Ten Square Hotel is steeped in history. The space has since been reimagined, boasting 131 comfy rooms, with many offering views out over the city, the hills and beyond. 

If you’re looking to go all out, try one of their suites or even the Jaffe Penthouse, home to an extensive rooftop terrace perched over the Belfast City Hall.

Ten Square Hotel, 10 Donegall Square South, Belfast, BT1 5JD 

www.tensquare.co.uk

Bullitt Hotel

If it’s an East London trendy vibe you’re after, look to the Bullitt Hotel. Defined best by its hip design, the hotel is affordable, stylish and has everything you need without any of the over-the-top extras. 

They’ve got a super cool rooftop hideout that’s perfect for late-night cocktails with friends, while the Taylor & Clay Grill brings you some of the best local meat, seafood and veggies cooked over roaring flames. 

The rooms themselves have all of the space you’d need, whether you’re after comfort or just somewhere to lay your head at night without any of the unnecessary fanciness.

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Bullitt Hotel, 40A Church Lane, Belfast, BT1 4QN

www.bullitthotel.com

The Harrison

For a touch of eccentricity, it’s got to be The Harrison. Housed in the Victorian merchants’ residences dating back to 1879, The Harrison is conveniently located a short distance from the Lyric Theatre, Queens Film theatre, the Grand Opera House and just opposite Botanic Gardens. 

The owner, Melanie Harrison’s, individuality is intertwined in the design of the 16 room hotel, featuring collectors items, freestanding bathtubs, huge bay windows and opulent finishing touches. 

 

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The Harrison, 45 Malone Road, Belfast, NT9 6RX 

www.chambersofdistinction.com 


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