Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland and the centre of its government, business and legal structures. It is also a major destination for tourists and location for business conferences. In 2012, it attracted 7.59 million visitors. It’s no surprise, therefore, to discover that the city is packed with four star hotels offering the chance to relax in luxurious surroundings while exploring the city.
The four star hotels in Belfast tend to be clustered around the central district, where the shops, restaurants, bars and arts venues are generally located. It is perfect place to stay if you want to explore the variety on offer in Belfast.
History and Belfast
From a four star hotel in the centre of Belfast it’s possible to explore some of the more historic districts and buildings on foot, without having to take advantage of public transport. Belfast City Hall in Donegall Square is an architecturally imposing civic building that is particularly impressive as the sun goes down and illuminations cast a variety of colours and patterns on the walls of the building. Free tours take place throughout the day and City Hall is also home to the tranquillity of the Titanic Memorial Garden.
The Crumlin Road Gaol is located on Crumlin Road on the northern edge of the city centre. A Grade A-listed building originally built in 1846, it has recently been restored as a tourist attraction and unique venue for events such as business conferences. A four star hotel close to the A12 will be just minutes away from the gaol, making it the perfect place to stay for someone who wishes to stage a conference that will live long in the memory of everyone who attends it.
Culture and Your 4 Star Hotel
A four star hotel or guesthouse in central Belfast will be just minutes away from the rich and varied cultural offerings of the city. The historic Grand Opera House, opened in 1895, is just a short distance from the stunning Metropolitan Arts Centre, newly built and home to contemporary music, art, theatre and dance, from Belfast itself and around the world.
Whether you’re looking for vibrant stand-up comedy in a room above one of the pubs around the Cathedral Quarter, megastar live music at the Odyssey Arena or traditional theatre at Ulster Hall, you’ll be able to find it all, throughout the year, and just a short journey from the comfort of your four star accommodation.
When to Book Your 4 Star Hotel
The plain truth is that there’s plenty happening all year round in Belfast, from shows and concerts to literary, film, theatre and arts festivals. No matter when you visit, you’ll find a city that’s buzzing with events and excitement. Highlights every year include the Belfast Photo Festival, which takes place through June and the spectacular Tall Ships Races in early July.