I've stayed at the Europa twice before and love Belfast for so many reasons - I'm a real Welsh country girl and Belfast is the only city I can visit which doesn't make me ache for the mountains of home! This time my partner and I took my mum for her birthday, it was a complete surprise (she didn't know until she got her boarding pass at the airport where we were taking her). She's travelled all over the world for many years and she said to me last night that it was the warmest and loveliest hotel she has ever stayed in - and I agree! It's worth more than its 4 stars, in my opinion, but whilst it gives 5-star service and facilities it's as friendly and welcoming as a country B&B. The staff are efficient without being cold, they always have time for a chat and a laugh and are attentive without being overbearing. The rooms are impeccable and we have built up quite a collection of Europa Hotel rubber ducks in our bathroom at home, a fantastic touch which shows that this place doesn't take itself TOO seriously :-) We ate in the Piano Bar in the evening, I've spent many wonderful hours there in earlier visits and the bar food is excellent - the perfect accompaniment to Guinness and Sauvignon Blanc. I cannot recommend this hotel warmly enough, its history is fascinating, the perfect testament to the humbling strides of progress and mutual understanding made by the people of Belfast and the only problem with saying great things is that I will struggle to get a room there now!!
"very nice hotel not far from the Botanic Gardens."
The people were very friendly,streets were clean . the only downside was that the shops closed early on Friday night,
We toured around on the city tour bus and got a real sense of the changes since the 1960s
but we enjoyed it and would recommend it to others,
The main purpose of our visit was Mothers, Union General Meeting at the Waterfront Hall and a service in St Anns Cathedral in the city ,both venues were excellent and is worth a visit.
The perfect hotel for a mini-break in Belfast. It's right in the heart of the city, within walking distance of all the main attractions and a stone's throw from the Europa Bus Station and a dozen pubs. The ideal location! It's a newly-built hotel so everything is in excellent condition. Rooms are a good size and contain all the basic essentials. Beds are new and extremely comfortable. Staff are very friendly and accommodating. Nothing is too much trouble. There's an on-site restaurant, which was much more expensive than other local eateries. Inexpensive, quality meals can be found within a short walk in any direction, so there's always a choice.
Belfast is a city recovering from troubled times. The tourist industry is helping their recovery. Many new hotels have opened in the last five years, but you'd go a long way to better the Travelodge.
We arrived at 9am on the Friday 17th and asked if we could leave our luggage in one of there rooms until we could check in at 2pm,to our surprise the staff said we can have our rooms now and use there facilities.
Staff where ever so helpful.
Professional staff; big, comfortable rooms; walking distance from city center, restaurants nearby.
It was 'fresher week' at the university, and some were loud and drunk in the street late at night; but the Tara folks contacted us next morning and asked if we would switch rooms (to another quieter room, just as comfortable)
paul from texas
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We booked into the Dukes at Queens after cancelling our booking at another hotel due to the horrible state of the room. Changing to the Dukes at Queens was the best decision we made. The room was a good size, and the fit out is perfect. Modern, luxury feel and just perfect for a hotel room. The bed is HUGE and is extremely comfortable. The bar/restaurant downstairs is also good - I would recommend the Sunday carvery. The hotel doesn't have secure parking, but the street parking is free and easy to get a park. The staff are pleasant and helpful. We enjoyed our stay so much that we decided to go back again later in our trip and have re-booked with the Dukes at Queens for another 3 nights. This is a hotel that I will definitely be recommending to anyone traveling to Belfast. You won't regret booking this hotel.
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