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Bullitt Hotel

Bullitt Hotel

40a Church Lane, Belfast BT1 4QN

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4.6 out of 5 (20 reviews)

Located in Belfast City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Victoria Square Shopping Centre, St. Anne's Cathedra …

£99
Jurys Inn Belfast

Jurys Inn Belfast

Great Victoria St, Belfast BT2 7AP

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (1,038 reviews)

Located in Belfast City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Grand Opera House and Ulster Hall. …

£63
Malmaison Belfast

Malmaison Belfast

34-38 Victoria Street, Belfast BT1 3GH

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4.2 out of 5 (363 reviews)

Located in the center of Belfast, this family-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Victoria Square Shopping Centre, …

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Park Inn by Radisson Belfast

Park Inn by Radisson Belfast

4 Clarence Street West, Belfast BT2 7GB

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (1,186 reviews)

Located in Belfast City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Ulster Hall and Grand Opera House. …

£79
Clayton Hotel Belfast

Clayton Hotel Belfast

22-26 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast BT2 8HS

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4.1 out of 5 (637 reviews)

Located in Belfast City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ulster Hall, Belfast City Hall, and Grand Oper …

£80
Dunamoy Cottages & Spa

Dunamoy Cottages & Spa

40 Collin Road, Antrim, Ballyclare BT39 9JS

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Ballyclare, this cottage is within 12 mi (20 km) of Gleno Waterfall, Slemish Mountain, and Belfast Zoo. …

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The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast

The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast

Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7HR

5.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (1,124 reviews)

Located in Belfast City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Grand Opera House, Ulster Hall, and Belfast …

£131
Europa Hotel

Europa Hotel

Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7AP

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4.3 out of 5 (1,017 reviews)

Host to world leaders and celebrities, Europa Hotel is in the historic centre of Belfast, next to the Grand Opera House and …

£113
Park Avenue Hotel

Park Avenue Hotel

158 Holywood Road, Belfast BT4 1PB

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (8 reviews)

Situated in Belfast, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Odyssey Complex, Odyssey Arena, and Titanic Belfast. Waterfront Hall …

£115
Malone Lodge Hotel & Apartments

Malone Lodge Hotel & Apartments

60 Eglantine Avenue, Belfast BT9 6DY

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (522 reviews)

Located in Belfast City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Queen's University of Belfast and Ulster Museum. …

£85

Pocket Guide: Belfast Belfast Zoo Hotels

Belfast is the official capital of Northern Ireland, the seat of government and home to most of the country’s leading commercial and retail institutions. It is also the cultural and tourist capital of the country, offering a blend of hospitality, art, architectural splendour and accommodation that no other part of the country can match.

There are hotels of every shape and kind in Belfast, from luxury five star accommodation to cosy, family-run bed and breakfasts. No matter what kind of a visit you have in mind, you’ll be able to find the room that perfectly meets your needs, whether you’re looking for a base while you explore the wider city or a room in a boutique hotel that is an experience in its own right.

Family Fun in Belfast

Many of the seven million people who visit Belfast every year come as a family group looking for child-friendly fun in a city that offers more than most. Belfast is packed with wide open green spaces, museums, galleries and shops, and a hotel close to the centre, on the waterfront or near to the Cathedral Quarter will be within easy walking distance of a huge number of these attractions.

Belfast Zoo

Travel a little further afield, six miles outside the city centre itself, and you’ll find Belfast Zoo. It is located in Belfast Zoological Gardens on Antrim Road, and can easily be reached by car along the M2 north of the city. If you don’t have access to a car then don’t worry – as many as eight buses run direct from Upper Queens Street in Belfast city centre to the zoo, dropping off just 500 metres from the main entrance.

History of the Zoo

More than 300,000 people per year visit Belfast Zoo, making it the most popular fee-paying attraction in the whole of Northern Ireland. It covers 55 acres and is home to more than 1,000 animals. Most of the 150 species that call the zoo their home are actually endangered species, underlining the fact that it combines entertainment and education with a commitment to conservation.

Belfast Zoo originally opened in 1934, having cost a grand total of £10,000 to build. At that stage it only covered 12 acres. After a period of decline during the 50s and 60s, the zoo was rebuilt in 1974, and went on to become the leading attraction it is today.

Highlights of Belfast Zoo

With so many animals to choose from it’s pretty difficult to single out specific highlights of Belfast Zoo. Stay in a nearby Belfast hotel and the chances are that your kids (and you) will want to come back more than once, to make sure you haven’t missed anything. Some of the most popular animals in the zoo include the Barbary lions, which are the species once used by the Romans for gladiatorial combat, the spider monkeys, a herd of giraffes, 33 of which have been born at the zoo since 1996 and the stunning indoor Rainforest House.

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