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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Stayed three nights before starting a week tour of Republic of Ireland. We missed the Tara as soon as we left it. Comfy, quiet room with nice amenities. Front desk staff were all extremely helpful and informed. And then there is the restaurant-style breakfast with menus! We will definitely recommend it . A short taxi ride from George Best Airport and a block from train station. Loads of restaurants within three minute walk. Don't miss the Titanic Museum while in Belfast and the Hop on Hop Off bus is great. The front desk can help with tours. Thanks Tara Lodge!

Room Tip: Our room faced the street in front of Tara but it was extremely quiet on the second floor
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

I am a frequent traveller and my standards are very high. Tara Lodge met them all. The housekeeping was impeccable, front of house staff were very friendly helpful and the breakfast was lovely: varied, locally sourced and well cooked/presented. They didn't overstretch themselves in trying to offer too much, but what they did, they did very, very well. The location was also very convenient for the city centre and Queens. I loved it and will return.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Stayed at Tara Lodge for 2 nights on our first visit to Belfast. Very satisfied with the location (only 10 mins from city hall). Arrived from an early flight and checked in shortly after arrival to a spotless room with huge,comfortable bed, and was perfect for our short break. Staff were very friendly, especially Ricky, who was very knowledgeable about the city and was keen to tell us all about it, and also keen to find out about us. It is easy to see why Tara Lodge has such great reviews, it deserves nothing less. All-in-all a very enjoyable stay and well worth a visit. We will certainly be back.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

For me, Tara lodge is a perfect non frills hotel with the odd frill thrown in for good measure. Centrally located, free parking, and free wifi the hotel is ideal for those who want a basic and very comfortable hotel stay in Belfast.

The premises and rooms are immaculately clean! Check in/out was minimal, quick and simple..always a plus.

The bedroom is fitted with a small TV, wifi, a clean bath room with adequate toiletries, a few towels and iron/iron board…everything you need for a simple stay in Belfast.

What I really enjoyed about this hotel was the breakfast and the central location. Breakfast was fresh, cooked well and served with a smile with tea and coffee provided. The location is perfect and thanks to free parking you can walk to the city centre in around 15 minutes.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We stayed at the Tara Lodge for 3 nights and we highly commend the staff for the knowledge and professional approach to every single aspect of their service. Our room was in the attached building addition and upon our arrival -- everything was prepared in advance. The rooms seemed well oversized for the price and the bathroom was very large. The breakfast was perhaps the best we had during our 2-weeks in Ireland and the two gentlemen working in the dining room deserve the upmost recognition for their high quality work. The location is very convenient to downtown and their are coffee shops and other stores less then a 5 minute walk away. We were snowed in for 2-days of the visit and the city experienced rolling power outages but the friendly staff continued to assist in every way they could. We definitely suggest the Tara Lodge for anyone on their first visit to Belfast!

Room Tip: If you need access to an elevator ask to be put into the main building.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Stayed here over the Easter weekend and had an excellent weekend away. Our room was very clean, comfortable and lovely and warm.Lovely big shower with loads of hot water. The breakfasts are as good as they say! I loved the scrambled egg and smoked salmon. The staff are all friendly , helpful and efficient. It's in a good location close to the Botanical gardens. Thanks to all at Tara lodge for a lovely weekend away.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

The staff were welcoming and helpful.

Room was modern, clean, comfortable and warm. Great bathroom (ie better than expected in this class of accommodation). The power shower was very powerful and hot.

Bright clean breakfast room and good breakfast with friendly service but no vegetarian/non pork option on the Ulster Fry. (This is a minor quibble as the smoked salmon, scrambled eggs and wheaten bread were very tasty).

Lovely hotel in a quiet location but close to lively places.
Good value

Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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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 Family Hotel in Belfast
#1 Romantic Hotel in Belfast
#1 Business Hotel in Belfast
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tara Lodge 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Let us look after you at Tara Lodge, the metro style city 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 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. ... more   less 
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