Arrived the first day for a couples holiday with my husband and my mum and her partner. Had stayed in Dublin the night before and loved the city.
Met and greeted with a smile from two of the three girls/ ladies on the desk... If looks could kill the third would have wiped us out..
Rooms were clean and had a lovely view to the side (201 and 202). Sheets were changed daily and towels replaced- thumbs up there. Beds comfy if like me you like a softer bed.
Ate in the bar area on the first night. The breaded mushrooms were lovely as was the ribeye steak my husband had. My mum had the chicken in bacon sauce and her partner had a ciabatta burger which he also enjoyed. Couldn't complain even if the waiter was whipping plates from under your nose whilst you still chew your last bite... Bit hasty.
Disco and DJ on a Friday night. All 80's, loved it being an 80's baby :) second night the band was a no show, which was disappointing as we were assured at 10pm they were on their way. By 11 we were told they had double booked so we had waited 2 hours for nothing.
Breakfast is £7.50 per person and isn't buffet. The food was dry, toast cold and the selection in the middle of the room was very limited and didn't have all described on the menu given.
The last night (Sunday) was a U2 tribute band... This was fantastic however the crowd of rowdy, disrupted kids climbing over the bar furniture and the just as rowdy parents ruined it all! The place was heaving with locals (who'd come for the carvery which apparently happens every Sunday-we had no idea) who had no regards for the residents of the hotel, what so ever. You could tell the locals from the residents as they were the ones served first at the bar and not ignored like they were invisible and just by the looks on the faces. Residents pushed to the back of the hotel, where I might add is very drafty, whilst locals and their children run riot.
Through out the night things only progressed to blocked toilets, sick in sinks, flooded bathroom floors and over flowing waste paper bins. There were glass bottles kicked over in corners and food trodden into corridors up the stairs. Mouthy women falling all over the place shouting at the bouncers. Glass bottles being broken in the car park. Drunk young men practically crawling to their cars to drive home after copious amounts of alcohol.
We watched the band until it finished at 12 but the noise from locals carried on till nearly 2am. We are party animals normally but being we had to be up at 7am to go to Dublin again to catch our ferry back to Hollyhead, we decided to go up earlyish. May as well have stayed down with the crowd.
Unfortunately Belfast will not be a place we stay again. We enjoyed our sight seeing but the Lansdowne and it's ethics really
Put us off.
We will be back to Ireland for Dublin!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Iconic Lansdowne Hotel is now under the new ownership of Metro Inns.Situated in the picturesque Cave Hill area of Belfast just 3 miles from the City Centre and just a stone through away from some of Belfast's popular tourist attractions, with our newly refurbished bar and restaurant and conference rooms the Lansdowne Hotel meets the needs of business and leisure traveller alike. The private hotel offers free Wi-Fi has easy access to all major air, sea and land routes. The bedrooms provide everything you require for a stress-free and relaxing stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Belfast Court Hotel Lansdowne
- Lansdowne Court Hotel Belfast
- Lansdowne Court Belfast