We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Wouldn't recommend” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Park Avenue Hotel

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Save Saved
You added Park Avenue Hotel to your Saves list
Park Avenue Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   158 Holywood Road, Belfast BT4 1PB, Northern Ireland   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #12 of 44 Hotels in Belfast
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Wouldn't recommend”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

Not good. Hotel is a good 5 minutes out of town by taxi (£7) and certainly not worthy of its 4 star rating. It's old and tired and certain parts have had a poor make over and gives the impression of trying too hard. We paid extra for an executive room which was hideously decorated in horrendous black and white wallpaper with pink and leopard print!!! We also expected a "luxury" bathroom which was very shoddy, stank of mould, shower constantly ran all night, jet bath didn't work properly and the extra touch of "luxury"... A tv in the bathroom...DIDNT WORK!!!!!! The dining room was like something out the 50's and the bar....!!!!

I would definitely not recommend this hotel and if you are visiting Belfast the fitzwilliam, benedicts,Hilton and premier inn are all right in the centre and would offer much better value for money. You also wouldn't need to rely on the rip off taxis and buses.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

438 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    244
    124
    43
    14
    13
See reviews for
54
128
34
124
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (95)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bangor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

My partner and i were attending a concert in Belfast and we were looking for a wee one night stay which was easy to get to and from the venue. We booked an executive twin room and it was more than we could have imagined, lovely room with en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath and step in shower also. Next morning Breakfast was served in the restaurant and service was excellent and all staff very friendly and helpful from moment we arrived. We would certainly recommend a stay at this marvellous hotel.

Room Tip: most rooms would be excellent
See more room tips
  • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ellon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We have stayed 2 to 3 x a year at this hotel since the no smoking ban, (with a few times previously), and have found the location ideal for our needs. Close to the city airport, it is ideal for families, and business trips. Only a few minutes from the 'ring road', and motorway, giving access to all parts of Belfast, and easy motoring to the rest of the country.
The staff have always been very helpful, considerate, and friendly, and we've made a few friends over the years. The excellent all round full breakfast is included in the room price, so watch the waist line, and evening meals in the restaurant are best booked in advance, especially at weekends. (Downside is restaurant closes at 20.00hrs on sunday)
If planning to stay during the summer, and / or Christmas periods, best to book early.
Enjoy your stay.
J & J Hutchison

Room Tip: All rooms are good, although of varying sizes. Ask for a room not overlooking the entertainment suit...
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2012, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

This was my second stay at the Park Avenue and yet again I found the accommodation and service exceptional.The hotel is centrally located, only being a five minute drive to Belfast city centre and very convenient to Ravenhill rugby grounds.
Breakfast and bar snacks are excellent.Superb value for money.
Reception staff professional, efficient and friendly

  • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

The room was not great- very basic.. I really dont understand the hype about this place, The noise of the aircon system was very annoying - kept waking up because of it. Then when we used the shower it was like a jack hammer was going off in the room. When checking out we were never asked how our stay was so it was awkward bringing up the complaints but it had to be said. Nothing special about this hotel at all. Very basic no frills. Would not recommend park avenue to anyone

  • Stayed December 2012, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

I arrived here in a business trip, the hotel was clean, rooms were spacious and service and staff were very good.

The hotel is 2.5 miles from the airport, there are local shops and take always including Chinese.

I arrived slightly late, the ladies behind the desk were very helpful. I asked for a room on a lower floor and that's what they found me.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Yorkshire
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

I recently returned from a 3 night break to Belfast and a stay in the Park Avenue Hotel.

My husband is local to the area and I lived in Belfast myself for 6 years so we know the Park Avenue Hotel very well (or so we thought!). We have often used the bar and attended several wedding functions which were all very nice and we expected more of the same while staying as hotel guests.

We arrived shortly before 12.00 noon and enquired about the check-in time. The extremely helpful receptionist spoke to housekeeping and they advised that our room would be ready in 10 minutes despite check-in time being 2.00 pm.

We had booked a standard double and the room was excellent! The bed was very comfortable, the room was the perfect temperature and there was a hairdryer, tea/coffee facilities and a full size iron and ironing board. The room was a good size and was absolutely spotless. Our room was serviced on each day we were there to an exceptional standard. We (apparently) had a problem with our TV remote which was fixed before we even reported it!

Breakfast was an absolute delight and you can get more or less anything you would expect at breakfast time. The food was of a very high standard and set us up perfectly for the day.

We also ate a meal in the bar which was very tasty although, of course, we knew it would be after eating there for a number of years.

The staff in the hotel were all so helpful and kind and the atmosphere was pleasant without being 'stuffy' which we have experienced before in 4-star hotels.

We told all our family and friends in Northern Ireland how impressed we were with our stay and we will definitely return.

I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Park Avenue Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Park Avenue Hotel

Address: 158 Holywood Road, Belfast BT4 1PB, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > Belfast
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Belfast
#7 Luxury Hotel in Belfast
#8 Business Hotel in Belfast
#11 Romantic Hotel in Belfast
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Park Avenue Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 56
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Booking.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline, Agoda, Odigeo and TripOnline SA so you can book your Park Avenue Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Park Avenue Belfast
Hotel Park Avenue

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Park Avenue Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.