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Wellington Park Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   21 Malone Road, Belfast BT9 6RU, Northern Ireland   |  
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Ranked #28 of 44 Hotels in Belfast
Ballymena, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“F/B winner competition”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Enjoyed our two night stay won on f/b some months prior. Hotel is very central for the museum, theatre, buses outside door to city centre ( a mere 10 min ride). Food was bistro style, breakfasts were usual cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit and one cd have had a substantial Ulster fry if desired. One evening we entertained friends to dinner and this was well presented, service was a bit slow even though there were few diners. Seemed a bit short of staff that evening. The other night we dined a few doors away in the Barking Dog (think l have got the name correct) and the food was excellent - different from the usual run-of-the-mill. Our room was spotless. well furnished - bathroom spotless. thank you Helen Gibson for finalising our booking.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

I've noticed a lot of positive reviews are for Christmas parties held here, which can somewhat skew the results for a hotel stay. We stayed one night inc. Breakfast, booked online via expedia.

This hotel is situated in the more affluent southern suburbs of Belfast not far from Queens University with many of the campus buildings in its surrounds. The building is located near a small cluster of pubs, restaurants and fast food outlets.

Check in was not the best... After driving for several hours to Belfast and arriving late-ish and hungry the gentleman manning the reception didn't greet us with a smile and chose to take an incoming phone call prior to giving us our keycard. Understandable that at that time the reception is only manned by one person but placing the caller on hold for a few moments to see us sorted wouldn't hurt. Being the first impression for the property its ultimately important (and hardly expensive) for the receptionist to smile for guests. I did however manage to get half a smile out the man the next morning.

The common areas of the hotel appeared to be more recently updated than the rooms and corridors, however many furnishings were worn.The corridor could do with a lick of paint and renewed carpet as the existing fittings are well worn/marked. Room furnishings were a bit plain and not like those advertised on the website. Beds were comfortable. No air conditioning (in our room anyway) - not a problem in December but consider this if you are staying over summer. The bathroom was fine, with a good strong shower. The water saving tap on the sink was a bit ridiculous as you need to run the tap for about a minute for the water to get warm.

Breakfast included the usual hot options of full Irish with cereal, yoghurt, fruits and breads. Tea and brewed coffee supplied to the table by friendly staff.

Overall an OK stay but below expectations, the property could do well to make some updates to furnishings, and perhaps some extra training for one of the reception staff. Parking is 5 quid overnight which is a bit much considering street parking is available all around - however we were given free parking validation on checkout which was a nice gesture. Free WiFi is also available and was accessible from the rooms as well as the common areas, with the occasional drop out. I've stayed in much better 4-star hotels elsewhere so the money I would probably try somewhere else next time to Belfast.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Another fabulous Christmas Party hosted at the Wellington Park Hotel - this is the 6th year that we have been to the hotel for our work Christmas Party.
The food was excellent, the staff were very pleasant and attentive to our parties needs. The service was first class. The entertainment provided in the foyer after our lunch in the bistro was great. A fantastic evening was had by all. Can't wait until next year.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I stayed here for one night, hotel claims to be 4 star, it's not!

Rooms dirty, the bathroom in particular was disgusting. Cobwebs all over the room. Carpets grotty throughout ground floor and first floor. I had booked this hotel as gift for family members also and was saddened by the poor standard. I had also prepaid for all of the rooms however my guests were also charged and unfortunately I had to argue with the front desk to get the matter resolved.

Would not recommend.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Ballymena, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Had another wonderful stay in the Wellington park hotel.

I was there for my works annual christmas party as usual the food was first class, great atmosphere and the room was lovely also. This is the third year in a row i have been there for my christmas party and will definately return.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Derry, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We had a fantastic night! The food was great and the staff were so friendly and helpful! And the hotel is beautiful! Banter was had! We will definitely be back next year!! Thanks so much for a great time!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We held our annual Christmas party night out at the hotel recently and the general consensus was that it was a great night! The party night was very well organised, the waiting staff were lovely and everyone commented that the entertainment band were really good! Everyone really enjoyed the night!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Wellington Park Hotel

Address: 21 Malone Road, Belfast BT9 6RU, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > Belfast
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Business Hotel in Belfast
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Wellington Park Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A well established, independently owned and managed Hotel in a great location, close to Queens University, The Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens and only minutes from the many tourist attractions now available in Belfast. With 75 large comfortable bedrooms, a spacious welcoming foyer and conference facilities for up to 300, a lively Bar and Restaurant, it's no wonder this hotel is popular with locals and visitors alike. Private coach and car parking. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Belfast
Belfast Best Western

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