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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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10% off Deluxe Room B&B
Ranked #1 of 44 Hotels in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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“Great city, great stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

My wife & I stayed in Ireland/Northern Ireland for 11 nights recently & every night was in a B&B. This was a bit of a different stay, more of an inn versus a true B&B. However, it was the nicest lodge/inn we have ever stayed at. Extremely clean nice sized rooms, located in a quieter area of Belfast but yet close enough to walk to all of the action. The breakfast was one of the best we had on our entire trip. They had a full menu to make your breakfast choice from & they served you like it was a nice restaurant, but the breakfast was included in your stay. Belfast was the most interesting city we stayed in while on the island & is an absolute must to spend time in. We were only there a day, but wish we could've had more time. So don't miss Belfast & when you go make sure you find a room at the Tara Lodge.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

good price, good size room to the back main building very quite, lovely, helpful staff - breakfast was really good asked for crispy bacon got crispy bacon they are happy to alter their menu for you. If your happy with a B&B style stay this is a great choice. I wasn't that keen on first arriving as the area looked a bit run down but the restaurants & pubs are literally just at the end of the street. I would highly recommend to friends.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Wuppertal, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

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I recently stayed at the Tara Lodge for a week while being on a seminar in Belfast.
Location and breakfast were excellent, the room was tidy and comfortable.The staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly.
It was an enjoyable experience.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Pittsburg, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We stayed at the Tara Lodge for two nights while visiting Belfast. We loved the location. The rooms were large, tidy and very comfortable. We really love how helpful the staff (especially Ricky) were. I would highly recommend staying.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

After Dublin we went up to Belfast and we choose the TARA Lodge for our stay. That was a really good choice!

The location is nice and you can find restaurant and bars in the area. You can walk to city centre within 20 minutes.

The recpetion staff is very friendly and helpfull. They organized flowers for my wife. Everything was perfect. The rooms were spacious and clean.

The breakfast was really outstanding. The perfect start for a busy day. If we visit Belfast again we will definitely stay here again. Thank you!

  • Stayed January 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
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Dundee, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

A super 4 star Bed & Breakfast.Apart from breakfast this hotel does no other meals which is a great pity. The breakfast is of a very high standard, and you can imagine starting the day with a plate of porridge and a nip of whiskey. The area in which the hotel is situated is very run down with lots o properties for sale or let, but once you are inside Tara Lodge that is all forgotten.
The hotel is situated within a twenty minute walk of the city center,with lots of restaurants and pubs around it.
When we return to Belfast we will make sure that we stay at Tara Lodge
This was our first visit to Ireland and hopefully it won't be our last, as we found the people to be most welcoming.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Chesterfield
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Tara Lodge has a boutique feel to it. Lots of charm was oacked into our room which was located in an annex building . The decor was beautifully done and beds very comfortable. The bathroom was a bit small, but we would trade that minor negative for everything else this property offered. Parking is available ( first come, first served) right behind the hotel. After seeing how non existent street parking spaces were, we were lucky to have secured the next to last spot. Staff were very friendly and provided great dining choices for us within walking distance. The porridge at breakfast lived up to its rave reviews, and the omelets were also tasty. Our only regret was we only had one night here. The neighborhood is interesting to walk...with the university five or so blocks away it is filled with activity.

  • Stayed May 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
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Additional Information about Tara Lodge

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 Business Hotel in Belfast
#1 Family Hotel in Belfast
#1 Luxury Hotel in Belfast
#1 Romantic 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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