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George Best Belfast City is situated next to the Port of Belfast and just three miles from the centre of Belfast itself. With all the joys of Belfast so close at hand there are plenty of reasons to choose a hotel close to the airport for your stay. There are plenty of hotels to choose from too, whatever your budget or preferences may be.
Belfast City Airport was renamed in 2006 to commemorate the city’s favourite footballing son: George Best. Today the airport handles around 2.5 million passengers a year, the majority of whom arrive or depart using Flybe or Aer Lingus.
Routes are available all over Europe but it is London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham that are the busiest.
Wherever you are flying from, and whether the purpose of your trip is business, holiday or to visit family and friends, you will be able to find the perfect hotel for your requirements just a stone’s throw from the airport.
The area immediately around the airport is replete with options and all offer easy access into the centre of Belfast, as well as an easy escape into the more rural areas of Northern Ireland should you prefer.
You can spoil yourself silly in a luxury hotel, complete with fully equipped gym, steam room and sauna, swimming pool and even spa facilities. Belfast has become well-known for its culinary scene and in the top hotels near the airport you can expect to sample some of the finest foods and wines.
If you are looking for something a little intimate, but do not wish to relinquish all that decadent luxury you can find some glorious apartments overlooking the quay in Cathedral Quarter. The drive from the airport will take less than five minutes and deliver you into modern, stylish decor with stunning views over the water and plenty of people-watching opportunities as the streets of this lively little area are never without interest.
For business travellers there are many options that offer a very reasonable stay close to the main business district of Belfast. Here you can expect access to Wi-Fi from your room, meeting rooms available and plenty of public spaces suitable for a one-to-one. Many of the larger hotels also offer conference facilities and rarely struggle to meet requests for a large number of rooms should you be travelling with a team.
For those looking for somewhere simple but welcoming the hotels near George Best Airport can also oblige. There are a number of chain hotels, some quite literally on the doorstep of the airport, that allow you access to Belfast without the expense.
Whatever type of hotel you need the area around George Best can accommodate you: it’s what it does best!
Take a browse and book your Belfast hotel today.