We've stayed in HI and HI express a few times, and this is the first one in which there was no heater/air con system in the room. The weekend we stayed here was a warm one, but there seemed to be no relief from the heat in the rooms - no fans were available from reception, no in room controls and the window, for safety reasons, doesn't open very far at all.
That said, however, if you're not staying here on a hot weekend, I'd recommend it. The hotel is well placed in Belfast, in the University quarter. The surrounding area does look a bit run down, and in need of some serious TLC, however the hotel was clean and comfortable. The car park to the rear of the hotel was good too, with plenty of spaces. The hotel is situated a short walk from the city centre, and is close to the Botanic gardens also. There seemed to be a selection of Titanic themed gifts available to buy from reception - their prices seemed in line with the Titanic exhibition, if not a little bit cheaper which I was surprised at.
The hotel had friendly staff, and a good choice for breakfast. Free WiFi was also available which came in handy when booking tickets for things like Titanic online. Not sure if I could really stay there longer than 2 nights, however, as the mattress we had wasn't the most comfortable in the world, and we both woke up feeling sore, so maybe new mattresses are needed?
Would stay here again, if it was for a short term stay (1-2 days)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Express Queens Quarter is a modern 3 star hotel nestled in the centre of the lively Queens Quarter area in Belfast. The hotel is a welcoming, contemporary and stylish hotel, with competitive rates that are the obvious choice for both the business and leisure guest. The hotel is located in the beautiful and entertaining Queens Quarter which is within 2 minutes walk of the many restaurants, bars & cafes of the popular Botanic Avenue & within walking distance of the historic Queens University. Belfast city's main shopping & business areas are all within walking distance including the fashionable Castlecourt shopping centre and Victoria Square shopping centre. Belfast has fantastic and fascinating major tourist attractions and the Holiday Inn Express Queens Quarter is situated close to many of these including Ulster Museum, SSE Arena, Crumlin Road Gaol, Titanic Centre & Botanic Gardens. The Holiday Inn Express Queens Quarter offers competitive rates and Complimentary Wi-Fi in all public areas & a traditional cooked buffet breakfast is included and served by our friendly staff from 7am until 10am. The hotel has 114 ensuite bedrooms which are attractively designed & offer flat Screen TVs, radio, telephone, free wifi, power shower, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities. There are six well equipped meeting rooms all located on the ground floor, seating up to 120 people. There is a bar & restaurant serving delicious food at great prices. Holiday Inn Express Queens Quarter benefits from excellent transport links and The Great Victoria St bus & railway station is within 5 minutes, whilst the M1 & M2 motorways are also within short proximity. The hotel is a short taxi ride from the George Best City Airport & the International Airport & Ferry Terminals. Please excuse our appearance as we enhance our hotel for the future. We’re investing in our hotel and extending our bedrooms. We want you to enjoy your stay with us, so we will aim to keep construction disruption and noise to a minimum. Our onsite car park will be unavailable during building works. Guests are welcome to utilise on street parking during this time. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Belfast City Queens Quarter Hotel Belfast
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