We stayed (2 adults, 2 kids) in an "exec" room on a short family break. I had stayed here with work a lot 6-7 years ago, so knew the location was good, which was our main reason for choosing
Check-in was easy & the hotel has £8/24hour parking in a carpark just behind the hotel, so that was easy too. Room was nice, with 1 camp bed and 1 converted-sofa bed in the room. Not sure what else was "executive" about the room, but the room was clean and well-equipped. I would quibble a bit with leaving mini-bar chocolates and (more importantly) small bottles of whiskey scattered around the room.....the kids were intrigued until we intervened!
The location is great, as it's a very short walk to Donegal Square. There's a Pizza Express right across the road, which is ideal for families, and a few other decent restaurants in the areas. We took a swim, but the pool was quite dark, and there were a lot of people there, so we didn't stay long. Also, the dressing rooms were not particularly clean. Maybe we hit a bad time.
The lobby/bar/breakfast area was the biggest let-down. The bar/restaurant area is very open to the lobby, quite cold and sparse and a pretty uncomfortable and austere place to sit in the evening, and it's all a bit tired.....needs a facelift. We didn't eat here in the evening, as it didn't feel very welcoming. The breakfast was pretty standard fare....nothing particularly special, but no faults either. It was included in our price, so I don't know if it was expensive. There's certainly plenty to eat, if you want.
All the staff were very friendly and helpful, and took time to chat to our kids. Thanks to them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Belfast is a modern, contemporary property located in the heart of the city with the Odyssey, Waterfront Hall and shopping areas just a few minutes walk away. It is the only hotel in Belfast with a Swimming Pool within the hotel's Spirit Health Club and Spa. The newly opened OrmEau Spa offers great treatments from a hair styling to a massage. The hotel combines an excellent range of facilities for both business and leisure travellers including Kids Stay and Eat Free*. Facilities include 170 fully air-conditioned bedrooms including accessible Rooms (5 of which have roll-in showers), free super fast high speed Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, conference and banqueting facilities for up to 600 people. The Hotel has a state of the art Academy Conference and Training Centre boasting 9 purpose built flexible meeting rooms. Our Hotel Restaurant, Lounge and Bar offer tempting dishes including local specialities and the famous Award Winning Holiday Inn Breakfast. Sit back and relax in our newly opened Starbucks in the hotel lobby. We recommend the use of the secure National Car Park, off the Dublin Road and less than 1 minute walk from the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Belfast Hotel Belfast
- Belfast Holiday Inn