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Europa Hotel
Europa Hotel

Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7AP

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4.3 out of 5 (871 reviews)

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

£77
Jurys Inn Belfast
Jurys Inn Belfast

Great Victoria St, Belfast BT2 7AP

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (915 reviews)

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

£59
Malone Lodge Hotel & Apartments
Malone Lodge Hotel & Apartments

60 Eglantine Avenue, Belfast BT9 6DY

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4.3 out of 5 (439 reviews)

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

£69
Dukes at Queens Boutique Hotel
Dukes at Queens Boutique Hotel

65-67 University Street, Belfast BT7 1FY

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (411 reviews)

Located in Queens College District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Queens Film Theatre and Queen's University of …

£82
Pearl Court Guesthouse
Pearl Court Guesthouse

11 Malone Road, Belfast BT9 6RT

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (176 reviews)

Located in Queens College District, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Queen's University of Belfast and …

£58
The Crescent Townhouse Hotel
The Crescent Townhouse Hotel

13 Lower Crescent, Belfast BT7 1NR

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (88 reviews)

Located in Queens College District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Queens Film Theatre, Queen's University of …

£47
The Gregory Guest House
The Gregory Guest House

30 Eglantine Avenue, Belfast BT9 6DX

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (92 reviews)

Located in Queens College District, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Queen's University of Belfast and Ulster …

£75
Parador Inn
Parador Inn

473 Ormeau Road, Belfast BT7 3GR

2.5 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (3 reviews)

Situated in Belfast, this inn is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lyric Theatre, Belfast Botanic Gardens, and Ulster Museum. Queen's …

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All Seasons
All Seasons

356 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 6GJ

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (144 reviews)

Situated in Belfast, this bed & breakfast is within 2 mi (3 km) of Balmoral Golf Club, Queen's University of Belfast, and …

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The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast
The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast

Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7HR

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (948 reviews)

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

£100
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Pocket Guide: Belfast Ulster Hall Hotels

Ulster Hall is at the heart of Belfast and at the heart of some of Northern Ireland’s key cultural and political events. The music venue, nicknamed the Grand Dame of Bedford Street by locals, has hosted some of Ireland’s and Britain’s most famous names ever since it opened in 1862.

The building was commissioned with a competition to design a new music venue, and Ulster Hall’s main feature was an enormous pipe organ, to drown out the sounds of the linen factory nearby. The Mulholland organ was restored in the late 1970s and is used at some classical music concerts.

Over last 150 years, Ulster Hall has seen appearances by no less than James Joyce and Charles Dickens, who gave readings from A Christmas Carol and David Copperfield in 1869, and the famous Italian opera singer Enrico Caruso in 1909.

More recently, Led Zeppelin gave the first performance of their most famous song, Stairway to Heaven, at Ulster Hall in 1971 and punk bands like Stiff Little Fingers, the Undertones and the Boomtown Rats performed there as well as Manic Street Preachers, AC/DC and the Rolling Stones.

It is the political rallies that Ulster Hall is more famous for. In the early 20th Century, Lord Randolph Churchill led opposition to William Gladstone’s Home Rule in Ireland bill in the hall, while his son Winston Churchill was locked out several years later when trying to speak in favour of Home Rule. John Tyndall, a Victorian scientist, provoked outrage from both protestant and catholic preachers for putting the case for science over religion. And in 1986, loyalists held a meeting led by Sir Ian Paisley forming an organisation called Ulster Resistance objecting to the Anglo-Irish Agreement.

The venue is still one of the most active in Belfast and continues to host classical concerts and pop music, craft fairs and political conferences.

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