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Tara Lodge
Ranked #1 of 43 Hotels in Belfast
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Kerry
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“Magnificent”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stayed here many times while working in Belfast. Staff are very friendly, breakfast is good and rooms are great. 10 min walk into city, queens just up the road. Private car park is good. Recommend to anyone

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights. Very impressed by helpfulness of staff. Fresh modern decor, comfortable spacious room equipped with handy gadgets, nespresso machine, GHDs, good sized iron. Delicious breakfasts were served efficiently and very well presented. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

Stayed at the Tara Lodge with my mum at the weekend and couldn't rate it highly enough. Its a really clean place, very good location with knowledgeable staff and a smashing breakfast. Will definitely return here.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

Even though we were a tad early (1.30pm), our room was ready. The car park is accessed through a carriageway from the street and is able to be locked by a gate at night. Room 21 is a ground floor room in what others have called "the annex", but is really just that part of the hotel which is accessed across the car park. It would be difficult to find parking in the street as most of the buildings in Cromwell Road comprise student accommodation. The window in our room overlooked the small car park but we did not have any issue with noise. We stayed 3 nights and it would have been nice to have been provided with more than just a one inch square of soap (that was not replenished) in the bathroom. There is no fridge in the room but it does have a safe. There was no central heating on the first night, it was put on at our request on the second night (the heater in reception was on but not in the rooms), and we borrowed a blow heater for the third night. Breakfast was good on the first morning when they were not busy but somewhat stingy on the second morning with more people present, even though we just wanted toast and not a cooked breakfast. The Lodge is conveniently located in Queens and is within comfortable walking distance to a minimarket, numerous restaurants and 'Botanic' railway station. It is about a 20 minute walk into the city but it is level and on footpaths all the way.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Susan Weckbaugh
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

On-site parking and in a lovely little neighborhood that invites walking. You are close to the center of the city, within walking distance. The staff is super friendly and helpful--they printed out our boarding pass for Ryan Air, which demands you have it in hand before reaching the ticketing area. Lovely dining room for breakfast with many selections, but by that time we couldn't look at another big Irish breakfast. Shortbread cookies in the room though! I would stay here again when I return to Belfast.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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Reviewed July 19, 2014

Here's why I think Tara Lodge is so excellent. 1) The staff is excellent--Ricky spent a lot of time helping me straighten out a reservation issue at another hotel. 2) The location in the Queens University district, while south of the center city, is still walking distance to anywhere plus the area is full of restaurants and pubs. 3) The rooms are very comfortable and fitted out with every extra you might need. 4) Breakfast is very good. 5) The price is very reasonable, especially compared to the center city hotels.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Calgary, AB
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Reviewed July 19, 2014

We chose a room in the annex as it was the least costly. The room is very nice and clean with nice amenities, including a Nespresso machine. Breakfast offered has lots of options. Our only issue with the room, #31, is that there is no real air circulation as it faces the interior of a couple of buildings. During the summer it can get quite stuffy, even with the fan provided. Other than that, we have no problem recommending this hotel. Front staff are very friendly and helpful. Botanical gardens are about a 10 minute walk, and City Hall is about 15 minutes.

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  • Stayed July 2014, 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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