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“Beautiful Lodge, Great Location, Friendly Staff” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tara Lodge
Ranked #1 of 43 Hotels in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Florida
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Beautiful Lodge, Great Location, Friendly Staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2009

We had a great one night stay at the Tara Lodge which was very much on the idea of a Boutique Hotel. The extremely clean rooms were good size with plenty of space. Staff was both friendly and informative from the moment we checked in. Very nice diningroom and good breakfast selections not to mention the Dutch coffee! Tara Lodge is located within walking distance to downtown Belfast restaurants and pubs!
Will look forward to coming back to Tara Lodge.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
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Thank kiwi41999
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ottawa ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2009

Hotel staff are very helpful and breakfast was very good and cooked to order, lots of restaurants around hotel to have dinner and walking distance to downtown ,with Botanic train station a two minute walk away.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2009

Even though there is no bar or evening restaurant at this location you can't help but enjoy your time here. The rooms are spacious and luxurious with comfy comfy beds and a nice flat screen T.V. The DVD player in the bed side table is also handy. The bathrooms are finished to a very high standard and the showers are totally amazing. They simply blow the cobwebs from you as you maybe try to recover from the night before. The staff were always available to answer any questions and assist with any problems. They also always seemed genuinely happy to see you every time you walked in through the door which is so so welcoming. The last thing to say is that after a nights indulgence, at one of the many eateries / bars in the area, the breakfasts at the Tara Lodge are just the ticket to get your going for the day. There is a wide range of breakfast options available and the food is freshly prepared and very very tasty. All in all I absolutely loved my time here and wouldn't hesitate to return.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2009

The Tara Lodge is a lovely place to stay in Belfast with an excellent level of service from very friendly staff. Breakfast is great - good choice, well cooked and beautifully presented.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank jhec
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Ireland
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2009

Just back from an amazing weekend at the Tara Lodge.Went for a girlie shopping weekend, and this hotel really was just faultless. Free parking,best breakfast Ive ever had anywhere,the friendliest staff Ive ever encountered,excellent location,free internet access. Then there is the room!! The room was spotless(as was the entire hotel),specious and well appointed. Extremely comfy bed, large bathroom with lots of fluffy white towels. We got a rate of GBP79 a night for the twin room including breakfast. I would never stay anywhere else in the city...loved it!! gorgeous restaurant called scalini's very near the hotel as well that we were recommended....very very tasty and great value.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank europeangirl
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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2009

This was my first time coming to Belfast and I was a little nervous since I was going to be on my own. As a post-graduate student and trying to piece together a trip, it wasn't easy. Tara Lodge was very accommodating from the start with securing my booking and answering all my questions in a prompt manner. For the second I arrived, they were very welcoming. The room was awesome, great bathroom, great breakfast. It was such a joy staying there and I will definitely stay there for my next Belfast visit. :)

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ladyadey
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Cork
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2009

Stayed here with my boyfriend for 2 nights mid September. Having read all the reviews on tripadvisor prior to going we were really looking forward to our stay. The room itself was lovely, we couldn't ask for better and the breakfast was spot on. Our only issue was with the street noise. Our room was on the first floor overlooking Cromwell street. The noise at night from passer-bys was bad, it felt as if the people were right outside our bedroom window such was the echo. I didn't get much sleep the first night.
After the first night we asked if we could be moved to a room at the back of the building. We were told by the receptionist that they were fully booked for the night - but while i was standing at reception a couple checked out!!!! I was very disappointed that the receptionist did not help us and we were left to sleep through the noise a 2nd night!!!
Overall Tara lodge itself is lovely and the location from the city centre is great.
HOWEVER< if you plan to stay here in the future my advice is to request a room at the back of the hotel - otherwise you won't get much sleep:(

  • Stayed September 2009, 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 Romantic Hotel in Belfast
#1 Best Value Hotel in Belfast
#1 Luxury 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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