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“First time in a B&B...Great experience!!!!”
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Botanic Rest
Ranked #27 of 50 Belfast B&B and Inns
Reviewed May 3, 2014

Wasn't sure what to expect with a b&b but I know I've always wanted to try one. My husband hates the idea of a b&b, for fear of some old place ran by creepy people and no privacy. This place was the complete opposite. It was modern, clean, nice normal people managed the property, and plenty of privacy. The breakfast in the morning was good and done in a timely manner. The front desk (Andre) was extremely helpful with all of our needs, including tour booking and dinner reservations. My only complaint is the whole credit card issue... It's difficult to find anyone who accepts credit cards in Belfast (maybe when tourism gets bigger here). Other than that, I would highly recommend this place!!!!

Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

If there ever was a time to use the phrase "don't judge a book by it's cover" this is it!

Booked 2 nights here with 2 friends on our 1st pleasure trip to Belfast. When we arrived at the front door we all wondered what we were getting ourselves in for and we had a comedy moment when one of us almost refused to go in and when we opened the front door it looked even worse. Once we got checked in and used the communal toilet, we had to convince ourselves it was just a bed for 2 nts and we'll just hang on in there BUT when we got to our room, our opinion changed.
We had a spacious enough room considering there were 3 single beds and a private bathroom which was tiny but clean and had a good shower. We kept laughing at our multi tasking brushing teeth whilst sitting on the toilet because there wasn't much room for anything else.

What would be handy is a hook on the back of the door where you could hang your towel/clothes whilst in the shower. Apart from that, I couldn't ask for anymore.
Breakfast was adequate with a choice of cereals, toast and a hot cooked dish, just as good as any average hotel cooked breakfast.
Location was perfect, plenty of Restaurants, Cafes and Bars around.
Just along the road from The Empire where we went for Friday Night Salsa - most fun I've had in ages!
Would definitely stay here again

Room Tip: Always go for en-suite, the communal bathrooms/toilets aren't as nice
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Kazcat15
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Reviewed May 2, 2014

Located in between the city hall and the queen's university in a nice and quite area. Ideal for a couple. The staff was really friendly and you feel cared for. The room was a bit tiny yet very clean. You have free coffee/tea.. The bathroom is large enough with a big shower. The beds are very comfortable

We would definitely recommand this B&B because it's worth the price.

If we were to go back to Belfast, that's the place we would pick.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank LeaChaillet
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

My first visit to Belfast - picked up this B&B because of its reasonable price and location. The location was indeed excellent - convenient to visit major sites, nice places to eat and drink nearby, feeling safe & home, etc. The room I got was rather tiny but functional. The breakfast was simple (no orange juice and yoghurt) but offered a usual choice of hot foods one expected in any B&Bs in the UK and Ireland. The staff was very friendly. Wifi was working good. I don't know other B&Bs and hotels in Belfast but would consider Botanic Rest again for my future visit to Northern Ireland.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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Thank anonymous-visitor
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is an excellent hotel for what you pay. A step above the hostel, the shower and toiler were still shared, but everyone was kind and polite. Very close to the university and lots of amenities around. You can walk easily from City Hall. The staff was very kind and helpful. Beds and facilities were more than sufficient, and breakfast was very good. Suited me very well for my two nights.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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Thank mysonabsalom
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

Lovely place to stay.
Staff are so friendly, rooms were lovely & clean.
Breakfast was nice.
So close to everything you need!
Great price for such a good location.
Would love to stay again and definitely will be!
Felt like home :)

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Laura M
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Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

We arrived in the late afternoon after a long drive looking for a night to stay. Luckey for us they had a room available, the staff is really friendly and gave us some good tips and history lessons on Belfast. The rooms are spacious and clean with some nice historical features. We really appreciated the fact that we received breakfast after arriving late, they even reopened the closed kitchen. The next time in Belfast we will definitely be staying in the Botanic Rest again!

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
Thank Kevin E
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Address: 7 Cromwell Road, Belfast BT7 1JW, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > Belfast > Queen's Quarter
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Ranked #27 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Belfast
Price Range: $46 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Botanic Rest 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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