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Tara Lodge
Ranked #1 of 44 Hotels in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Stayed here over the Easter weekend and had an excellent weekend away. Our room was very clean, comfortable and lovely and warm.Lovely big shower with loads of hot water. The breakfasts are as good as they say! I loved the scrambled egg and smoked salmon. The staff are all friendly , helpful and efficient. It's in a good location close to the Botanical gardens. Thanks to all at Tara lodge for a lovely weekend away.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

The staff were welcoming and helpful.

Room was modern, clean, comfortable and warm. Great bathroom (ie better than expected in this class of accommodation). The power shower was very powerful and hot.

Bright clean breakfast room and good breakfast with friendly service but no vegetarian/non pork option on the Ulster Fry. (This is a minor quibble as the smoked salmon, scrambled eggs and wheaten bread were very tasty).

Lovely hotel in a quiet location but close to lively places.
Good value

Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
1  Thank David H
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

We stayed for two nights on our way back to England after staying in Dublin, and it is a very comfortable and very clean hotel, with nicely furnished and equipped modern rooms, and comfortable large beds. The staff were friendly, efficient and knowledgeable, and there was a fine breakfast with a range of choices using locally produced food. It is about 10-15 minutes walk to the centre (Belfast City Hall), and very close to the Botanic Gardens and the Ulster Museum in the University quarter, and there are a number of good eateries in the area. It's not too expensive either. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Friendly receptionist welcomed us to the hotel. The room was clean and comfortable and very relaxing. Breakfast was home cooked and of a good standard. I would say this is a good base to explore Belfast.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Wedeserveourbreaks
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NoraDouds, General Manager at Tara Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2013

Dear Wedeserveourbreaks

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Tara Lodge. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and found our accommodation clean, comfortable and relaxing. Indeed I'm pleased that Tara Lodge was a good base for your visit to Belfast.

In light of your very positive comments I am surprised and somewhat perturbed that you only scored us 3 stars out of 5. I would really appreciate if you would contact me at nora@taralodge.com to give me some further detail on your experience. Guest feedback is an invaluable way to improve our service but if we don’t know where we have gone wrong we can’t make the necessary changes!

Thanks again for taking the time.

Kind Regards

Nora Douds
General Manager
Tara Lodge

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Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for one night the rooms were amazing , big comfy bed very sleek and modern for a bed and breakfast the place was easily located and walking distance to restaurants etc .
The car park was right next to the reception area . Breakfast was included . All over a fantastic place I would visit again .

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1  Thank Kdunn1982
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Nice boutique hotel tucked away in a quiet street in South Belfast. Easy walking distance to the City centre with buses and Botanic station close by, lot of good local restaurants and bars. The hotel is very modern and clean, staff are extremely helpful and friendly. Our room did not have much of a view but was very comfortable, nicely furnished and clean with a nice bathroom. There was no lift which was the only downside if you have heavy bags. The breakfast was outstanding, I would happily stay here again without a second thought.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank CarlUK2011
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

We planned to go to this hotel for 1 night - 22-nd of March. We paid for rooms preliminary. But due to snow storm ALL flights to Belfast were cancelled (airports of Belfast were closed for whole day). After return to home we contacted hotel for return of our money or move our reservation for future dates due to force majeure situation. All our requests were refused. They said that we didn’t inform them about non-arrival of our flight (they can look at the window or switch on TV) and they didn’t re-sell our rooms to somebody. TO WHOM THEY CAN RE-SELL ROOMS IN CLOSED FOR SNOW STORM TOWN?
IF YOU PLAN TO GO THERE, DON’T PAY IN ADVANCE!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Artem S
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NoraDouds, General Manager at Tara Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2013

Dear Artem

As promised in your email you have posted your review – thank you!

On 14 February 2013 you booked accommodation with us, choosing the cheaper advance purchase rate, which was clearly noted as being neither non-refundable nor transferable. But that, in this case, is by the by.

On Friday 22 March I, along with all of the people of Belfast, woke to a snow fall which got heavier as the day progressed. On arrival to Tara Lodge that morning, my receptionist and I discussed the very likely possibility that flights into Belfast would be affected by the snow. As I knew guests would need to cancel or change dates at the last minute, I authorised my receptionist to agree to change reservations or to offer gift vouchers. Therefore any guests who contacted us to cancel their booked accommodation were indeed given the option of changing their arrival date. Despite the snow our email and telephone were in perfect working order. You did not contact us to request a refund until the afternoon of Thursday 28 March, six days after you were due to stay with us.

With both airports closed on the day of Friday 22 March, there were people who couldn’t fly into Belfast but there were also many who couldn’t fly out of Belfast and therefore needed accommodation for that evening. If you had told us on Friday 22 March that you did not need your reserved rooms I AM CERTAIN THAT WE WOULD HAVE RE-SOLD THE ROOMS.

I wonder whether you would have posted your review if we had refunded your payment after you ‘promised’ to tell of your experience on Tripadvisor?

Kind Regards

Nora Douds
General Manager
Tara Lodge

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Additional Information about Tara Lodge

Address: 36 Cromwell Road | Botanic Ave, Belfast BT7 1JW, Northern Ireland
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Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > Belfast
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Belfast
#1 Romantic Hotel in Belfast
#1 Business Hotel in Belfast
#2 Family Hotel in Belfast
#3 Best Value Hotel in Belfast
Price Range: $109 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tara Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Let us look after you at Tara Lodge, the metro style boutique hotel located in the heart of Queens Quarter, Belfast. Enjoy a warm welcome from our friendly team, and be delighted with our stylish and luxurious hotel rooms. Close to Queens University, the Ulster museum and only two train stops from Titanic Belfast, you'll be perfectly placed in the heart of the city, to explore all that Northern Ireland has to offer. Wake up refreshed to enjoy an excellent a la carte style breakfast served in our contemporary, sun lit breakfast room by welcoming waiters. By the way the car parking is free and the high speed WiFi is unlimited. At Tara Lodge boutique hotel, we take pride in providing nothing less than gold standard customer service. Our highly engaged, long established team will offer you the warmest of welcomes on arrival and will aim to anticipate your every need. The award winning housekeeping team always deliver the highest of cleanliness throughout. Our consistent, meticulous attention to detail has ensured that our guests always want to return to our hotel. Since September 2007 Tara Lodge has been rated No.1 hotel in Belfast on Tripadvisor - testament to the excellent customer service our team delivers time and time again. With rooms you can really relax in, Tara Lodge boutique hotel is truly Belfast's hidden gem. ... more   less 
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