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35 Dublin Road, Belfast BT2 7HD Northern Ireland
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#44 of 53 hotels in Belfast
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Hotel ETAP Belfast would like to welcome you. This ibis budget is located in the heart of Belfast city centre near the Central Train Station, offering essential comfort with modest prices. There are 146 Cocoon rooms for up to three people which all feature en-suite bathrooms and a flat-screen TV. All rooms are 100% non-smoking. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and the reception is open 24/7. The hotel offers a good value buffet breakfast and there is also a snack vending machine available. Pets are allowed within the hotel (one pet per room, chargeable).
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Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Walking tours
Kids stay free
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
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English, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese and 2 more
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Michael2938 wrote a review Sep 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
Booked 23 July for 15 nights 3-18 September. Debit card debited £559. 3 day cancellation policy Cancelled 22 August with cancellation confirmation e mail confirmation. Called at reception in person.....GM not here. E mailed GM no reply. Called hotel 3pm GM not here. Feel I’m being given the run around. Booking ref JNGDCZJW. Come on Etap you ran out of money to refund or what? Looking forward to your reply which I had no choice to do via this route.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Luke wrote a review Mar 2020
Cork, Ireland9 contributions2 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Staff were very friendly, rooms were clean enough, air conditioning was very good. However, there was no on street parking and there were very revealing shower rooms. Lastly, the cost of the stay for the night was very cheap and the value was exceptional.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Etap_Belfast_GM, Manager at Hotel Etap Belfast
Responded Apr 3, 2020
Hello Lukeliu35, Thank you so much for this lovely review! I am pleased to read you have find the hotel exceptional value. :) We would be absolutely delighted to welcome you back in the near future! Kind regards, Tomi Balogh Assistant General Manager
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Tom M wrote a review Aug 2020
13 contributions13 helpful votes
I'll firstly say, it's not the Ritz Carlton, it's a budget hotel. HOWEVER, I have paid much more for much worse, and the location is absolutely prefect for first time or seasoned travelers to Belfast LOCATION: 5/5 Exiting onto Hope Street from the Europa Bus Centre, you are literally a minute or 2 from the hotel in a straight line, you make one right turn onto Dublin Road and that's it there in front of you. Check in was quick enough and friendly staff were always on hand. Anyone who has complained about the staff are up themselves Within the 5 minute walk it takes to get to the City Hall and Bus Stops after turning left out of the hotel, you have; - Sit In/Take Away Pizza - Lava House (Coffee/Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch) - Weatherspoon - Chickn Lickn (Halal certified Chicken Restaurant) - Pug Ugly's (Bar) - Pizza Express - Nandos - A further abundance of nice Cafe's (such as Nero and Valarie Patiserie) Also directly to the right of the hotel is a bar/pub and 100 yards down the road on the opposite side is a Tesco ROOMS: 3.5/5 As mentioned, it's not the Ritz, but for £140 for 4 nights, I couldn't really complain. It had a shower, a toilet, a Double Bed, which is all you really need it for. The cleaners do come around everyday and sort it out, so I can't complain. What I will say is, being that the hotel is on Dublin Road which is quite busy, even 5 stories up it can be a little noisy. The walls are also a bit thin as well, and there can be a bit of noise coming from the hallways at night when people are coming in or going out, but they were particularly noisy drunk people. For the rest of the time it was actually fine and I had no issues. I did unfortunately have to go down to the desk at 01:30 at one point to ask reception to talk to next door about being loud at that time, but it was dealt with quickly and I had no issues after that. As for the storage, there were 4 coat hangers in the corner which was fine for me for the duration I was there for. ORIENTATION: Friends / Business / Groups The rooms only accommodate 2 or 3 people. Given how close it is to eateries and night life, it is definitely more suited towards those looking for a weekend away. I don't know the policies for the hotel accepting Stag/Hen/Same Sex groups but it would certainly be ideal for that if they did. This would also be idea for those needing to do short term business trips over there as well Generally, I don't spend much time if any at all in Belfast itself as I go to see friends in Lisburn and Hillsborough. However I have been to the City and few times before this as well as other popular spots such as the Folk and Transport Museum, Titanic, Ulster Museum and The Giant's Causeway Tour. The fact that you are 2 minutes from the train station makes it ideal for those wanting to explore as well. I also managed to walk to the the Beacon of Hope by the River Lagan in only 10 minutes, so if you're early risers and fancy walking to the likes of the Titanic Museum and the H&W Cranes, that would also definitely be possible Overall, I would come back to this hotel again and would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a budget friendly but prime location hotel in Belfast
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: High Floor in the Back Right corner of the hotel should be quieter than other parts
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Response from Tamas Balogh, General Manager at Hotel Etap Belfast
Responded Sep 13, 2020
Dear I9189AWtomm, Thank you so much for this detailed review! I am pleased to read your satisfaction with the location and our friendly staff :). We would be absolutely delighted to welcome you back in the near future! Kind regards, Tomi Balogh Assistant General Manager
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Karen M wrote a review Aug 2020
Navan, Ireland1 contribution1 helpful vote
Stayed here a month ago for two nights and got absolutely no sleep either night. We were put on the 6th floor on the side of the corridor which was supposed to be the quiet side. Now I booked this hotel knowing that it was right in the city centre so I was prepared for fact that there would be outside noise. However on check in to our room the noise coming from the room opposite was awful. Loud rave music played all night with people running in and out of the room all night and I mean ALL NIGHT. The next morning we asked if the same people were staying a second night and we were told yes. When we explained what had happened all night the man behind the counter just shrugged his shoulders. We asked to be moved for the second night and we were moved to the third floor but exactly the same thing happened this time a few doors down and it turns out there was groups of young people running up and down between the 6th and 3rd floors. When we brought it to the attention of staff the following morning we were shocked that a member of staff would start by telling us...." well you have to understand we get all types of people here". I am fully aware that this is a budget hotel , however whether you pay £20 or £120 the one thing you pay for is a bed to sleep in. We however did not sleep for 2 whole nights and our weekend was ruined. I have put in a complaint with Resolver and a request for a refund three weeks ago and I am still waiting for a response. The service is TERRIBLE
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Big Dave wrote a review Aug 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom5 contributions7 helpful votes
So let's be clear, this is a budget hotel. We had a three person room, double bed with a bunk over the top. The shower is literally in the room with the sink and a toilet near the front of the room, it is basic but it does the job. You do get what you pay for but it ain't that bad. The location is in the heart of the city with lots of places surrounding the hotel. The staff were very accommodating, we had a few requests and nothing was ever too much. If you want a good value break in a good city with a decent budget hotel, this is worth a shot.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Tamas Balogh, General Manager at Hotel Etap Belfast
Responded Sep 13, 2020
Dear 875bevs, Thank you very much for leaving us a review regarding your recent stay at ETAP Belfast. We greatly appreciate your lovely comments. :) I do agree the hotel location is very central and great to visit many places. We are looking forward to welcome you back. Kind regards, Tomi Balogh Assistant General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Etap Belfast
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Etap Belfast?
Nearby attractions include Forbidden Quest - Escape Games Belfast (0.2 miles), St. Malachy's Church (0.3 miles), and Grand Opera House (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Etap Belfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, breakfast buffet, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Etap Belfast?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Etap Belfast?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Etap Belfast?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Etap Belfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nu Delhi, Kathmandu Kitchen Nepalese & Indian Restaurant, and Darcy's Belfast.
Is Hotel Etap Belfast located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Belfast.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Etap Belfast?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Romanian, and Slovak.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Etap Belfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Crumlin Road Gaol (1.3 miles), Parliament Buildings (4.1 miles), and Falls Road (1.0 miles).
Does Hotel Etap Belfast have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Hotel Etap Belfast accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.