Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland, sitting on the west coast of the country on the floodplain of the River Lagan. Over the course of its history it has been known as a centre for the manufacture of linen, ropes and tobacco and, perhaps most famously, as the original home of the tragic liner The Titanic.
Today, Belfast attracts seven million visitors per year, each drawn by a different aspect of this multifaceted city. For some, it will be the rich history of the city that appeals, captured in the varied architectural styles that can still be enjoyed while strolling round the city centre. Others are drawn by the nightlife, whether the traditional Irish pubs of the central district or the quirkier, more cosmopolitan watering holes to be found in the bohemian Cathedral Quarter. No matter what brings you to Belfast, your stay will be greatly enhanced by the simple virtue of finding the right hotel to stay in.
Choosing a Hotel
The range of hotels on offer in Belfast is such that your choice is likely to be governed by your own preference rather than availability. Are you looking for the swish luxury of five star accommodation or the home from home comfort of a three star bed and breakfast? Do you need room for a family group to crash around in, or somewhere small but boutique for a perfect romantic getaway? And do you want to stay in a hotel which offers Wi-Fi?
Hotels with Wi-Fi
A few years ago, the question of whether a hotel had Wi-Fi simply wouldn’t have arisen, now it can be a make or break factor for many. The simple fact is we now live a vast percentage of our life online – chatting to friends, sharing pictures and experiences, checking the news or the latest football transfer gossip, even whiling away some time playing games. While you may look upon your trip to Belfast as a chance to get away from it all, the sheer convenience of a Wi-Fi connection is something you probably won’t want to leave behind.
The Advantages of Wi-Fi
Belfast is packed with places you’ll want to visit: museums, galleries, clubs, bars, play centres, golf courses and 1,001 other examples. There’s nothing worse than planning a holiday trip, only to find that the place you’d set your heart on is shut on Wednesday afternoons, or requires advance booking. With a Wi-Fi connection you can check all of this in advance, and maximise your time in Belfast accordingly.
Another huge advantage of a hotel with Wi-Fi is that it lets you stay in touch with home quickly and easily. This could be for serious reasons – checking out a child’s exam results, for instance – or trivial, such as uploading the fantastic meal you had in a Belfast restaurant to your Instagram feed, but whatever the reason, ease of contact will allow you to relax and enjoy yourself, knowing that you can easily get in touch if you need to.
Last, and by no means least, there may come a point, a few days into your trip to Belfast, when all the excitement has left you feeling a trifle exhausted. You want to put your feet up for 30 minutes, but the kids are “boooored”? A Wi-Fi connection will sort that out and give you a few moments peace.