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“Mixed emotions- started well but progressed to mayhem. We wouldn't stay again!” 2 of 5 stars
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Lansdowne Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   657 Antrim Road, Belfast BT15 4EF, Northern Ireland   |  
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Ranked #35 of 44 Hotels in Belfast
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“Mixed emotions- started well but progressed to mayhem. We wouldn't stay again!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

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!

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Cork, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We stayed in this hotel for two nights. The music from the bar could be heard in the rooms upstairs. It was very hard to sleep.
The food was not great. I would not stay here again.
I would rather pay more money to get a better hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Clean, tidy, much cheaper than many others and good customer service but bed was uncomfortable and there was a DJ playing music until the early hours (stayed on a Friday night). Breakfast was fair and drinks in the bar were reasonably priced. Didn't try the restaurant as we found a good steak restaurant 5min walk up the hill. On a main bus route into the city and large free car park.
Although the public areas have been renovated and modernised (and are very nice) the bedromms (or at least ours) was dated and needed some TLC

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Derry, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My husband and I stayed in this hotel on recent family business to Belfast. We had a very comfortable, overnight stay in a good location with friendly staff. The breakfast was excellent homely and enjoyable. I will certainly return soon as there is another family event in the near future, where we can be assured of another relaxing stay in close proximity.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We stayed here whilst attending a wedding in the Belfast castle, I've lived in the area and I'd visited the Lansdowne a few times over the years and it always seemed okay.

I read a few reviews and although there wasn't anyone raving about it we just thought well a beds a bed how bed and it will only be for a few hours how bad can it be...

It was pretty bad! The ceiling tiles were badly stained, the carpet had iron burns, the taps spluttered everywhere, the bed was like sleeping on springs and the lift smelt of vomit and bleach. My last burning ember of hope was for a good north Belfast fry up in the morning but this to was under average. The bacon was under cooked and the eggs were like bricks!

I've stayed in some bad hotels but this one wins the wooden spoon award! Even if you're desperate and think for the price it will do, I beg you look somewhere else!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We stayed at this hotel as we were attending a wedding in Belfast Castle and it was the nearest hotel. On entering the hotel its very shabby and could do with some money being spent on it and as for the rooms they really need a good clean the bathroom was terrible and the carpet looked like it hadnt seen a hoover. The bed was so lumpy and needing replaced although we only paid £55.00 which included breakfast I would not choose to stay in this hotel again

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Stayed for one night room 200. Huge bed very comfy, Tea & Coffee available, Water was hot. Had a nice sofa in the room, plenty of wardrobe space. Lovely big 42" TV.

I had to call reception as there were no towels, These were brought up with an apology within a couple of minutes.

Cannot comment on the food as did not eat there. Checkout was 12 midday so got a long lie in.

For £29.25 for the night was exceptional value

Well done on value and service.

Room Tip: Room 200 was good
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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Additional Information about Lansdowne Hotel

Address: 657 Antrim Road, Belfast BT15 4EF, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > Belfast
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 44 Hotels in Belfast
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Lansdowne Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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

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