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Tara Lodge
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   36 Cromwell Road | Botanic Ave, Belfast BT7 1JW, Northern Ireland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 44 Hotels in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
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“Definitely be back here.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

I stayed here last night with 3 of my close friends. It's within walking distance to the Christmas Markets which was great. Theres free Wi-fi, which is so handy. The staff couldn't have been friendlier night or day. The breakfast was beautiful. Really sets you up for a day of shopping in Belfast. And the beds are amazing!!!! The most comfortable bed I have ever had the pleasure of using. So comfy. We will definitely be back and tell everyone.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Tara Lodge for 2 nights at the beginning of our two-week trip to the UK and Ireland. We have nothing but good things to say about this quaint and friendly hotel! Our room was clean and well-furnished, the staff was very helpful and the breakfast was so much more than we expected (all-included - full breakfast options). The location was great; it was on a quiet side street, but very close to local night life and the city centre. When we arrived in the afternoon, our room was quickly made available to us, which was great because we has travelled over-night from New York. Tara lodge, we will be back!

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

You wouldn't expect to find the #1 rated hotel in Belfast in a side street surrounded by student flats, but that's exactly where you'll find the Tara Lodge. And once you've navigated into one of the limited car parking spaces that are available in the oddly shaped car park, you'll discover that the Tara Lodge is a real gem. I don't think it is worth five stars because it's obviously not a luxury hotel and it lacks some facilities such as a restaurant and residents' lounge or other public seating area, but the bedrooms are fine (nicely decorated) and bathrooms are clean. I never like having to step into a bath to get a shower but that's OK as well. Free Wi-Fi is OK, although the signal wasn't strong enough for an iPhone to connect in the room that we have and the need to constantly enter a username and password is tiresome. The staff are extremely friendly and want to help, which is always nice and the location of the hotel makes it easy to walk to Belfast's shopping and restaurants. Breakfast is served in a bright room with a smile. The Ulster Fry is worth having if your heart is healthy - otherwise try the porridge. Overall, a very useful hotel to know about in Belfast and one that is easy to like.

Room Tip: The rooms that face Cromwell Road might be noisy at night if students have been out partying, so a r...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Stayed here for one night recently. Nice location close to Queens University - surrounded by cafes and bars. About a 10 minute walk into the City Centre or £4 by taxi. The staff were all extremely friendly and helpful and the room was very clean with an astonishingly comfortable bed! Breakfast is included in the (very reasonable) room price and my full Irish was delicious. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Visited Belfast with my wife, mainly for Cathedrals on the weekend of Remembrance Sunday. This small Hotel is excellent: (although it lacks a lounge) with courteous responsive staff; comfortable modern double bedroom with an outstanding breakfast:- try the three different porridges! The location is good with reasonable walk into the city centre and to Cinema, Music Hall and Opera House, and close to the Botanics/Ulster Museum and several fine restaurants, especially the nearby Metro Brasserie with better service and food than 'Scalinis' although that is also good but very busy. (The Metro's linked Crescent Townhouse Hotel is also said to be very good)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Went for a shopping trip to Belfast with a friend and our four young girls. Staff were lovely, rooms were great but the breakfast was amazing! The girls wanted hot chocolate and it was no trouble. The patience of the poor man when they all wanted add ons and subtractions to the lovely breakfast! But it was all delivered with a smile and great humour. We will be back!

Room Tip: Room 16 has big walk in shower
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 36 Cromwell Road | Botanic Ave, Belfast BT7 1JW, Northern Ireland
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Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > Belfast
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Belfast
#1 Romantic Hotel in Belfast
#1 Family Hotel in Belfast
#2 Business Hotel in Belfast
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tara Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Let us look after you at Tara Lodge, the metro style boutique hotel located in the heart of Queens Quarter, Belfast. Enjoy a warm welcome from our friendly team, and be delighted with our stylish and luxurious hotel rooms. Close to Queens University, the Ulster museum and only two train stops from Titanic Belfast, you'll be perfectly placed in the heart of the city, to explore all that Northern Ireland has to offer. Wake up refreshed to enjoy an excellent a la carte style breakfast served in our contemporary, sun lit breakfast room by welcoming waiters. By the way the car parking is free and the high speed WiFi is unlimited. At Tara Lodge boutique hotel, we take pride in providing nothing less than gold standard customer service. Our highly engaged, long established team will offer you the warmest of welcomes on arrival and will aim to anticipate your every need. The award winning housekeeping team always deliver the highest of cleanliness throughout. Our consistent, meticulous attention to detail has ensured that our guests always want to return to our hotel. Since September 2007 Tara Lodge has been rated No.1 hotel in Belfast on Tripadvisor - testament to the excellent customer service our team delivers time and time again. With rooms you can really relax in, Tara Lodge boutique hotel is truly Belfast's hidden gem. ... more   less 
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