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“Very accommodating hosts and comfortable lodgings”
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Botanic Rest
Ranked #28 of 50 Belfast B&B and Inns
Auckland
1 review
“Very accommodating hosts and comfortable lodgings”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

I spent 2 nights in Belfast staying at the Botanic rest in August 2013.The room was spotlessly clean,and the management and staff went out of their way to make sure everything was good.The breakfast is included in the price and very tasty with plenty of options.The B/B is sited near plenty of amenities ,just a short bus ride to the city centre and very close to a rail station.I recommend this B/B and would stay again.Thanks Colin.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Thank John S
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Colin J, Owner at Botanic Rest, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Hi John
Thank you kindly for your positive review. They all help given that we are a new business.
It was a pleasure having you as our guest. I believe Tony got you to the airport in one piece!!!
I hope you have a safe and enjoyable Journey back across the globe and should you plan a return visit to Belfast in the future we will be only to happy to see you. Who knows maybe next we'll pick you up at the airport!!
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

My partner and I struggled to find anywhere in belfast on thurs the 1st of August as we had not pre booked and the world games were on, we saw the botanic rest on trip advisor and went in to see if there was space, luckily for us there was a late check out and the man behind reception and the manager said they could quickly clean that room and give us that, as they were aware I was pregnat and we would really struggle to find anywhere. The price was fantastic and room was compact but modernised, this also included breakfast which was very well set up and a good variety on offer , also served by a female emloyee who was pleasant and friendly. Overall id recommend this b&b and will def be back if we are over staying in belfast again.

  • Stayed August 2013
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BotanicRest, Manager at Botanic Rest, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Hi collettestewart,
We were only too happy to be able to help. We couldn't see a pregnant woman struggling to find somewhere to stay in a packed out Belfast.
Maybe you will return someday to stay in our Family Room!!
Everyone at Botanic Rest wish you both all the best with birth of your new baby!!!!!!!
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

We stay at the the Botanic Rest in June, and we were very lucky to have found them. Super friendly, clean, and well located. Every single person was extremely helpful. Breakfast is included and is a broad menu, and very delicious!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Colin J, Owner at Botanic Rest, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Hi Prux,
Apologies about the delay in responding to your welcome review for which we all thank you. We are now fully opened up with all the new rooms complete. It is pleasing to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. If we can ever assist you in the future just let us know.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

I stayed at the Botanic rest for one night in transit. The staff were very friendly, accommodating and flexible. They arranged for my taxi to pick me up at 4.30 am the next morning. The rooms itself were clean, the bed was super comfortable and the en-suite bathroom was spotless. The location is fantastic---right at the heart of Queen's University and along the road with a number of cafes, restaurants and theatres. It is about 5 minutes by taxi from the Europa bus station, and a 3 minute walk to the Botanic railway station. I will definitely be staying here again.

Since it is under new management and setting itself up, the only thing I would suggest is coffee/ tea in the rooms. At present, it is available in a very well-furnished living room/ TV room on the ground floor.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Colin J, Owner at Botanic Rest, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Hi Gauri
Thank you for your positive review. It is always pleasing to have a satisfied guest.
Should you return to stay with us in the future you will find Tea / Coffee making facilities in your room. The tea maids have arrived and are ready for installing.
We hope you had a safe and enjoyable onward journey.
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Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for a few nights for a weekend break away. The location of the B&B couldn't be more central with local taxi services available right outside the door. Local to shops, bars and a stone throw away from Botanic train station. The staff were very helpful and made us feel at home. Brilliant value for money! Will be back very soon for another weekend!

  • Stayed June 2013
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BotanicRest, Owner at Botanic Rest, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed both your stay with us at Botanic Rest and your visit to Belfast. As you will have been aware we have just taken over the place and are very busy getting things together. We hope to see you again the future.
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

I have stayed in this B&B a few times over the last few years when attending concerts in Belfast. I was not aware that the place was under new management and was welcomed by a very different sight than previous years. There is a lot of refurbishment work happening however this did not upset my stay in any way. The room was spotless, heat on, and all the staff were fantastic. I really felt welcome and thoroughly enjoyed my stay :-)

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Irish_Girl175
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BotanicRest, Owner at Botanic Rest, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. We hope we met your expectations.
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Armagh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

I stayed here previously and recently returned. The b&b is under new management and currently undergoing a major facelift. Rooms are clean and well presented and represent value for money. This b&b is in a prime city centre location directly opposite Shaftesbury Square, easy access to all the pubs and clubs! Still some work to be done to refine the service but all in all well improved. Perfect for young people on a Belfast night out!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Thank Geraldine_11
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BotanicRest, Owner at Botanic Rest, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Hi Geraldine
Thank you for your review. As we have just opened the doors to guests we have lots still to do to refine our service but rest assured we are doing this. We hope you enjoyed your stay both in Botanic Rest and in Belfast.
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Property: Botanic Rest
Address: 7 Cromwell Road, Belfast BT7 1JW, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > Belfast > Queen's Quarter
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Ranked #28 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Belfast
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Hotel Class:3 star — Botanic Rest 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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