Avoniel Leisure Centre

Avoniel Leisure Centre, Belfast: Hours, Address, Avoniel Leisure Centre Reviews: 3/5

Avoniel Leisure Centre
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Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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I'm sorry that Avoniel Leisure Centre is due to close around the end of 2019.
Mar 2019
I have been using the swimming facilities at Avoniel Leisure Centre , and I have always been very pleased with the swim facilities ; the helpful and helpful staff ; and the wide range of meals available at very reasonable prices in the cafe on the first floor. Regrettably , from approximately the end of this year , Avoniel is set to be replaced ( for the purpose of swimming , anyway ) by a new Leisure Centre , Lisnasharragh , and from what I've seen of the construction plans this new Centre is ill-conceived in some crucial respects. For example , instead of the excellent catering facilities described above , all that will be on offer in the Lisnasharragh is a small cafe , called " Coffee Corner " or something like that , which , I understand , will provide coffee and a few other drinks plus " light snacks ". This is clearly a retrograde step for leisure facilities in East Belfast. Furthermore , apparently in the interest of saving space , Lisnasharragh will have " Village - Style " changing accommodation for swimmers , a system which has been demonstrated to be controversial , problematic , and difficult to monitor. it can readily lead to awkward and embarrassing situations , which cannot be discussed here , and at the very least it is a difficult and uncomfortable method of getting changed. Finally , regular users of Avoniel may wish to acquaint themselves with the details of this flawed project which is being pushed forward relentlessly by Belfast City Council.

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jenny
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disappointing, very rude staff and dirty
Feb 2019 • Family
upon walking into the building your are greeted by rude ignorant reception staff who either ignore you standing there while they sit on their phones and eat or look at you as if to say how dare you come in here what do you want. When you ask them anything about the centre they have no idea and show no desire to find the information out for you. The toilets and facilities are dirty and grimey, there is never any toilet roll or hand towels, the hand dryers dont work and the floors are dirty.
Written May 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

alangeorge333
Belfast, UK5 contributions
I'm sorry that Avoniel Leisure Centre is due to close around the end of 2019.
Mar 2019 • Solo
I have been using the swimming facilities at Avoniel Leisure Centre , and I have always been very pleased with the swim facilities ; the helpful and helpful staff ; and the wide range of meals available at very reasonable prices in the cafe on the first floor.

Regrettably , from approximately the end of this year , Avoniel is set to be replaced ( for the purpose of swimming , anyway ) by a new Leisure Centre , Lisnasharragh , and from what I've seen of the construction plans this new Centre is ill-conceived in
some crucial respects.

For example , instead of the excellent catering facilities described above , all that will be on offer in the Lisnasharragh is a small cafe , called " Coffee Corner " or something like that , which , I understand , will provide coffee and a few other drinks plus " light snacks ". This is clearly a retrograde step for leisure facilities in East Belfast.

Furthermore , apparently in the interest of saving space , Lisnasharragh will have " Village - Style " changing accommodation for swimmers , a system which has been demonstrated to be controversial , problematic , and difficult to monitor. it can readily lead to awkward and embarrassing situations , which cannot be discussed here , and at the very least it is a difficult and uncomfortable method of getting changed.

Finally , regular users of Avoniel may wish to acquaint themselves with the details of this flawed project which is being pushed forward relentlessly by Belfast City Council.
Written March 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kirsty K
Belfast, UK2 contributions
Urgent revamp needed!
Aug 2018 • Friends
Every other week something is out of order. 'New parts' are ordered but within a month or so they are not working again! There are never any keys for the disabled changing rooms (I myself am not disabled but my mother has limited mobility, which you wouldn't know looking at her) so obtaining these can be an issue if they cannot be found! There was also a little visitor of the rodent kind passed through the changing room!!! I have never had a issue with the gym facilities but you are still expected to pay full membership even when things are broken for months! Is it the case that the newer centres will be up and running, this place is left to rack and ruin? The water workout on a Monday and Thursday is the only reason I'm still using this place.
Written August 7, 2018
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galjulie
Belfast, UK164 contributions
Cafe trip whilst child was at Swimming lessons
Mar 2017 • Family
The leisure centre needs a revamp and I understand that they're doing that/building a new one but the cafe needs an urgent revamp. The food is fine and the staff are cheery and friendly but some of the seats are cloth and are beyond disgusting and need binned they're so stained. The flooring is filthy too. It just needs re-done and I'm sure the membership costs are enough to cover a few new chairs and new flooring until the new centre is open. Nothing has changed since Better took over the running from the Council. I feel sorry for the staff having to work in such a grubby place - they do their best but it's beyond a wipe, mop and vacuum.
Written March 4, 2017
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Tom S
Belfast, UK455 contributions
Quality squash session
Dec 2015 • Friends
Went for a game of squash today with my mate! Court was good and pretty reasonably priced for the hour! Court was free after us so they let us play on for free too!

Had a quick look around the gym, it looked decent with some good equipment! Staff were friendly!
Written December 7, 2015
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