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Top Ballymena 2 Star Hotels

ETAP Belfast
2 out of 5
35 Dublin Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland
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The price is £37 per night
3.8/5Good! (995 reviews)

"Room decent size. Beds comfy. Get what u pay for. No frills. Dog barked most of night i wasnt aware animals could stay in this hotel and i wouldn't chose to stay here again for this reason and walls are very thin you can hear other peoples conversations."…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2020

ETAP Belfast
No. 226 Belfast
2.5 out of 5
226 Antrim Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland
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4.7/5Exceptional! (37 reviews)

"It was well placed for where I was going. The bed was very comfortable and the heating was easily controlled"…"

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2019

No. 226 Belfast
Portrush Holiday Hostel
2 out of 5
24 Princess Street, Portrush, Northern Ireland
The price is £48 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (41 reviews)

"The Hostel is brilliantly situated for Portrush, can walk to West or East Strand, shops, restaurants very easily. Staff fantastic and very welcoming. Property is super clean and comfortable. Looking forward to staying again in one of the `Chalets'."…"

Reviewed on 19 Jul 2020

Portrush Holiday Hostel
Dunseverick Ramblers Rest
2.5 out of 5
228 Causeway Road, Dunserverick, Bushmills, Northern Ireland
The price is £95 per night
4.9/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)
Causeway coast

"Lovely accommodation. Friendly welcome from the owner. Great location for Causeway coast"…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

Dunseverick Ramblers Rest
Failte
2.5 out of 5
11 Finaghy Park North, Belfast, Northern Ireland
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4/5Very Good! (109 reviews)

"Friendly and helpful, comfortable bed, good privacy and walk to shop and restaurant, bus and train close by"…"

Reviewed on 21 Aug 2019

Failte
Aaranmore Lodge Bed & Breakfast
2.5 out of 5
14 Coleraine Road, Portrush, Northern Ireland
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The price is £75 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (58 reviews)

"Karen was an excellent host. She was very friendly, informative and willing to meet our requests. It was like home from home. I would highly recommend this B&B. This is where I will be staying next I am in Portrush"…"

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2019

Aaranmore Lodge Bed & Breakfast
Alexandra Park Guest House
2.5 out of 5
162 Alexandra Park Avenue, Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Alexandra Park Guest House
Finn McCool's Giants Causeway Hostel
2 out of 5
32 Causeway Road, Bushmills, Northern Ireland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £40 per night
3.5/5Good! (28 reviews)
Quite at Home!

"The staff (Rober and Adam) could not have been more amiable and helpful and sitting around a kitchen table for breakfast made me feel quite at home. The accommodations are adequate and clean, although the bare minimum and in need of some upkeep. Great location and surroundings."…"

Reviewed on 1 Apr 2020

Finn McCool's Giants Causeway Hostel
Paddy's Palace Belfast Hostel
2 out of 5
68 Lisburn Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland
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3/5 (10 reviews)
Value for money and good location

"The hostel was fab for value. Great location and great team working there. Breakfast was the best spread I've seen in a while for UK hostels. Would recommend."…"

Reviewed on 18 Dec 2019

Paddy's Palace Belfast Hostel
Arkell House Bed and Breakfast
2.5 out of 5
1 Church Bay, Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland
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5/5Exceptional! (26 reviews)

"close to harbour and other amenities. Nothing was too much trouble. Great atmosphere - very relaxed. Unusual layout ie bedrooms on ground floor but dining area on first floor with fantastic views across the harbour."…"

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2019

Arkell House Bed and Breakfast

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Pocket Guide: 2 Stars Hotels in Ballymena

For those looking to spend some time in Ballymena on a budget, there’s lots to recommend the city’s choice of two star hotels. The hotels, guesthouses and bed and breakfast accommodation are in some of Ballymena’s prime locations and at a price that’s sure to please. And a discounted price needn’t mean discounted quality – budget hotels in Ballymena usually meet a very high standard of accommodation. A no-frills getaway to Ballymena is a great way to enjoy the city with lots of opportunities to save your pennies to spend elsewhere.

Catch Up With Ballymena’s History

Ballymena’s appearance has fooled many a casual observer into thinking it’s a modern town, but its history stretches back nearly 2,000 years. The early Christian settlers in Ireland arrived in Ballymena in the 5th Century and the town – known as the City of Seven Towers – has been visited by the likes of the Scottish king Robert the Bruce.

There is lots of Georgian architecture to enjoy in Ballymena with churches of all denominations, including the historic Moravian church built by German settlers and Arthur Cottage, the home of the US president Chester Alan Arthur and his family. The restoration of the cottage has created a marvellous sense of how the Arthur family survived in the late 18th Century. Visitors are welcome to watch – and sample – the baking demonstrations over an open turf fire by staff dressed in period costume.

Ballymena’s Views and Natural Charms

Slemish Mountain dominates the countryside around Ballymena, seeming to rise out of the earth. It’s actually a long-extinct volcano, and the slopes steepen towards the top. Slemish attracts large numbers of pilgrims who are fascinated by the link to St Patrick, who is said to have been enslaved and brought here as a child, where he worked as a cowherd on the lower slopes of the mountain. It gets especially busy around St Patrick’s Day on 17 March.

For more natural wonders near Ballymena, Glenariff Forest Park is hard to beat. The 3,000 acre forest is part of Glenariff Glen and has a plethora of riverside walks and forest trails to occupy visitors. In particular, there is a beautiful walkway past three waterfalls, reminiscent of Switzerland, which visitors have been enjoying for more than 80 years.

Shopping and Restaurants in Ballymena

Ballymena’s reputation as one of Northern Ireland’s best shopping towns is well deserved. You can find high street shops and independent boutiques, high-quality contemporary gold and silver jewellery, bespoke painted gifts and specially made teddy bears.

The myriad farms around Ballymena supply locally produced fresh vegetables, fish and meat to the city’s restaurants and they use this superb resource to great effect. Unwind with a glass of stout in a mulberry garden, or settle your appetite with open-air dining beside the river Braid.

Enjoy Your Stay in Ballymena

Ballymena has some lovely two star hotels in great locations for you to take advantage of everything the city has to offer. Expedia has some great deals on offer for Ballymena hotels so why not take a look and see what you can find.

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