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Tara Lodge
Ranked #1 of 43 Hotels in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“Short stay”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

Was only here for an overnight, but would happily come back for a longer stay. Staff friendly and helpful. Location excellent (for our purposes anyway). Romms not the biggest but clean and comfortable. Was a wee bit noisy outside but it was the weekend in Belfast, so to be expected - nothing to be done.
Would recommend.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Stayed for two nights. Excellent staff! Accomodating for mobility scooter. Breakfast service was exceptional. Staff very personable and friendly. Close to many attractions. Allowed us space to plug in and charge mobility scooter . Porridge was wonderful.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Tonbridge, Kent
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Stayed at Tara Lodge when visiting the excellent Titanic museum. Friendly and helpful staff made our first visit to Belfast one to remember. Ideally place for walking into centre of Belfast and train station just minutes away to visit transport museum at Cultra. Excellent restuarants in the Botanic area without having to walk far.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Stayed for one night whilst visiting family.
Check in was very good and typified the whole experience at Tara Lodge. Reception staff were very polite and helpful, and although we arrived too early, they stored our bags and gave us good directions to the centre of Belfast, about 15 minutes away by foot, and called us once the rooms were ready.
Once in our rooms we were delighted to have been given a bottle of champagne on the house. Very nice touch.
We were in a block of rooms next to the main hotel building, accessed by a separate entrance, and the rooms could only be accessed by stairs.
The rooms were very nice, tastefully decorated with good quality fittings. The initial external view of the hotel maybe a bit concerning as the street where the hotel is situated is not the nicest, however do not let this put you off as this is more than made up for by the quality received from the staff.
After a good nights sleep we ate breakfast which again was a nice experience. The waiting staff had us seated quickly and the menu was comprehensive and the food arrived quickly from the kitchen, preceded by choices of cereals etc. the cooked breakfast was excellent.
Check out was again painless with no surprises.
All in all I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

First impression was really good - Lucia made as very welcome and explained everything very clearly. She obviously knew all the questions we would ask and answered before we needed to ask. Our room was compact but equipped with everything we could need. Breakfast is in a very pleasant room on street level. The porridge with a shot of Bushmills is a warm start to the day. There are several options for the cooked breakfast. If anything the wait staff are too attentive.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

Everything is great except for the noise at night time, we had to ask to change our room after the first night. But overall I really enjoyed Tara Lodge - great service, great location & the breakfast is amazing!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lethbridge, Alberta
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

We stayed here for just one night as we headed for Dublin the next day. Great location close to services and the train station. It's also just around the corner from the local train.
Clean hotel with great service. The made-to-order breakfast in the morning was amazing and one of our best meals on the trip, worth the stay alone.
The room we had was in the annex, so a seperate building and some stairs. The room was fine for the night, but I would upgrade to the next level if staying for any longer.

Would highly recommend this location and the reviews about it are not lying.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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