The 10 best hotels in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

August 6, 2022 Franklyn Hardiman

Discover the best hotels in Northern Ireland including The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast, Europa Hotel, Maldron Hotel Belfast City, Grand Central Hotel, Crowne Plaza Belfast, an IHG Hotel, Maldron Hotel Derry, Stormont Hotel, Malmaison Belfast, The Flint, Roe Park Resort.
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1. The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast

1-3 Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7BQ Northern Ireland 011 44 28 9044 2080
Excellent
68%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5354 reviews

The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast

Five-star fabulousness in the very heart of Belfast city. Recently awarded Five Stars by the AA, The Fitzwilliam Hotel is a super-elegant masterpiece located in the heart of the city centre. Fabulous guestrooms, incredible food, a much-loved bar and the best service you’ve ever experienced: A new definition of boutique hotel, it’s Belfast’s five-star superstar.

Definitely would stay again!

Reviewed By AaronDF2000

I have to say, our stay was absolutely exceptional. We were greeted by a smile from Maggie and Yasmine on our arrival to the front desk. We got into a conversation with Maggie about how it was mine and my partners anniversary and out of a good will gesture she upgraded us to a nicer room! We then went to the bar where the cocktails where amazing, good atmosphere and great staff, especially Patrick and Brian! Breakfast was exceptional, with lots of variety. Definitely would stay here again in the future! Thanks for a great experience! Aaron.

2. Europa Hotel

Great Victoria St., Belfast BT2 7AP Northern Ireland
Excellent
60%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6411 reviews

Europa Hotel

The world famous 4 star Europa Hotel is superbly located in the heart of Belfast City Centre, and simply epitomises indulgence. Having undergone major refurbishment the hotel now boasts 272 exquisite bedrooms, making it one of the largest and most luxurious hotels in Northern Ireland. It is also ideally positioned in the heart of the city, next door to the famous Grand Opera House and close to the Waterfront and SSE concert venues. The Europa Hotel has an international reputation for hosting prestigious events and looking after many of the celebrities and VIPs who visit Belfast. At the Europa Hotel every guest is a VIP and will experience the finest in Irish hospitality and the highest level of customer service. Enjoy a stay at one of the most centrally located Belfast hotels today.

Helpful, Kind & Considerate Front Desk Folks

Reviewed By AuntNudge

I had the joy of working with Ruta, Thomasina, and Rachel with regards to my boarding pass, and they spent a long time helping. They went out of their way to make sure I would get the proper booking needed from Belfast to London. They helped other customers in-between my travel woes, and they were lovely with each person and situation. Our room was on the 7th Floor facing The Crown, and it was clean and comfortable. As we are in the throws of a pandemic, I felt the entire place did a terrific job.

3. Maldron Hotel Belfast City

20 Brunswick Street City Centre Location, Belfast BT2 7GE Northern Ireland
Excellent
63%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 847 reviews

Maldron Hotel Belfast City

Finding an ideal charming hotel in Belfast does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Maldron Hotel Belfast City, a nice option for travelers like you. Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Grand Opera House (0.1 mi) and Cathedral Quarter (0.5 mi), guests of Maldron Hotel Belfast City can easily experience some of Belfast's most well known attractions. Maldron Hotel Belfast City is a charming hotel offering a flat screen TV and air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests. The hotel features a 24 hour front desk, room service, and baggage storage. Plus, guests can enjoy breakfast, which has made this a popular choice among travelers visiting Belfast. If you like Indian restaurants, Maldron Hotel Belfast City is conveniently located near COSMO Belfast, Solo Restaurant + Bar, and India Gate. Plus, during your trip, don’t forget to check out some of the popular history museums, such as HMS Caroline, Ulster Museum, and Museum of Orange Heritage. Maldron Hotel Belfast City looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Belfast.

Brilliant city centre location made for a brilliant stay!

Reviewed By Lisa N

This hotel was part of a package deal for a Belfast city break and we ended up being really impressed! We arrived before 11am and could leave our baggage with no bother - meaning we could explore without luggage! The city centre location is fantastic! Breakfast was pretty good with good quality hot options. Rooms were very clean and comfortable. The little lounge area was nice too. We were able to leave our luggage again before our evening flight. The staff were friendly and helpful. Room wasn't serviced on the Sunday - not sure why but when we asked for more tea and coffee it was sorted immediately. We would definitely stay here and in another Maldron again.

4. Grand Central Hotel

9-15 Bedford Street, Belfast BT2 7FF Northern Ireland
Excellent
68%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1712 reviews

Grand Central Hotel

Hastings Grand Central is more than a hotel. It’s an ode to a city. Standing tall in Bedford Street, this impressive jewel fuses glamour and grandeur with a uniquely Belfast spirit. Perfectly placed in Belfast City. Just as Belfast is at the heart of the Grand Central, the Grand Central is at the heart of Belfast. Set in the up and coming Linen Quarter, the hotel is a spectacular hub for exploring Titanic Quarter’s history or Cathedral Quarter’s charming cobbled streets, pubs and eateries. Theatre buffs, shopaholics and historians alike will all be spoiled for choice, with a host of options right on their doorstep. Conveniently located for all transport access, the Grand Central is perfectly placed for every city centre endeavour – from business to leisure and everything in between.

Not a relaxing stay

Reviewed By Alicea M

Accidentally booked my one night stay twice. It was agreed with the hotel that a cancellation of one booking would be allowed however I was still charged, a week later learnt my refund hadn't yet been issued but would be as of now. I also attempted to change dates last minute (the day before) but request ignored via email and was classed as a no show instead so charged a second time. Goodwill gesture two days later when I saw that my bank account was empty and just in time for the bank holiday so i rang the hotel, was to offer me a different date for a one night stay but if I didn't take it I'd lose my money as it had already been taken. Days of phonecalls later I was told no further help could be offered as I had agreed to the cancellation policy when booking online. Kept explaining that I hadn't cancelled and if I had been told that the date couldn't be changed I would of gone to the hotel as originally planned so I at least would have something so to speak for the money paid. I live only a short distance away and this was a going to be a treat of a night away from the house to take advantage of a limited time promo offer and I said from the start of trying to amend my stay that I'll happily forfeit that offer if it helped. So now we have a night booked and really not looking forward to

5. Crowne Plaza Belfast, an IHG Hotel

117 Milltown Road, Belfast BT8 7XP Northern Ireland
Excellent
54%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 3511 reviews

Crowne Plaza Belfast, an IHG Hotel

A refined modern hotel in a parkland setting near central Belfast, with stylish dining, complimentary car parking and an indoor pool. Chic and contemporary rooms at Crowne Plaza Belfast feature air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. Executive rooms benefit from access to the Club Lounge with complimentary snacks, hot drinks, soft drinks, continental breakfast and limited alcoholic beverages in the evening. The Green Room is the signature restaurant at Crowne Plaza Belfast offering a seasonal menu. Authentic Indian cuisine is available at the hotel and The River Bar lounge offers relaxed and family friendly all-day dining. Guests have full access to the hotel health club with gym, 20m swimming pool, sauna and steam room. Crowne Plaza Belfast is nestled in the heart of the Lagan Valley Regional Park with a wealth of walks, parks and cycle paths, with the hotel’s children’s play room making it ideal for family breaks. Offering 21 meeting rooms from the Boardroom up to the 900-seater Ballroom, Crowne Plaza Belfast is the region’s premier conference hotel. Business travellers and leisure guests like the location, just 15-minutes’ drive from city centre, convenient to Titanic Belfast and city centre shopping and convenient to the main road network. Both city airports are a half hour drive and Dublin is 2-hours by car.

Warm and friendly staff

Reviewed By Bobby G

After spending a long day travelling I couldn’t wait to get my head down. I was checked in by Megan on reception, she really lifted my spirits with a warm and friendly welcome! She even took 5 minutes out to give me some advise on some nice walking routes which was a nice touch. After spending 3 days at the hotel, it’s clear that the team are working hard to mention standards. My room was immaculate as was the rest of the hotel. I didn’t eat at the hotel sadly but the menus looks fantastic. Will definitely be back!

6. Maldron Hotel Derry

Butcher Street The Diamond, Derry BT48 6HL Northern Ireland
Excellent
61%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2022 reviews

Maldron Hotel Derry

Modern building and interior, The only hotel within Derry's historic walls - City centre, ideally located and the closest Hotel to both of the Citys Shopping Centres. Has on-site Restaurant, Function room, meeting spaces and Music Themed Bar

Nice hotel in a nice location

Reviewed By RabePaul

After many travels to European cities, we've concluded that a major consideration for lodging is being close to the transport hub. This place, being just a few blocks from the Translink Bus Terminal, met our needs. Since we were driving into Derry but taking the bus out, we enjoyed a good compromise of a car-friendly accommodation close to the terminal. It was also good lodging in a nice location to enjoy the city itself. Our room had phone, full bath (nice feature in European lodging), kettle, iron & board, and TV with 27 channels. It was clean, quiet, and well-maintained. Garage parking is limited but free, and free wifi is available throughout the hotel. Staff was efficient & welcoming. Being within the walled city, innumerable services were nearby. Being "designed" centuries ago, the streets of Derry can be difficult for auto travel. I consider it almost miraculous that, while driving into the city, we found this place after getting thoroughly confused. I can only suggest following the highway signs for "Central Derry," then just keep going up the hill until you see the war memorial. When you're there, the Malduron should be within view.

7. Stormont Hotel

Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 3LP Northern Ireland
Excellent
60%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1730 reviews

Stormont Hotel

The beautiful four star Stormont Hotel Belfast is located just minutes away from Belfast City Centre, adjacent to Stormont Estate overlooking the immaculately maintained wooded landscape, making it the ideal base for, weddings, conferences, events or the deserving treat away. In addition to an excellent reputation for professionalism and exceptional hospitality, this luxurious hotel boasts superb facilities a recently refurbished lounge with roaring wood burning stoves, comfortable tyrian purples, silves hues and copper toned soft furnishings, creating the ultimate in comfort and style. Couple this together with the friendly and professional staff you have everything you need and much more during your stay. With 105 bright and spacious, bedrooms tastefully decorated and furnished to the highest standards, an inviting and relaxing cocktail lounge, conference facilities, wedding ceremony and reception rooms, city centre shopping, theatres, museums and restaurants just minutes away, it is no wonder guests choose to come back time after time! See for yourself and enjoy a stay at one of the finest Belfast hotels, with an award winning team.

Brilliant hotel in great location

Reviewed By gwenb386

Ladies on reception were brilliant. The lady who handled both our check in and check out was very professional, friendly and polite. We were given a lovely quiet room wirh great views over the Belfast hills. We really enjoyed our brief stay in your hotel. Hope to be back once again soon. Thank you for having us.

8. Malmaison Belfast

34-38 Victoria Street, Belfast BT1 3GH Northern Ireland
Excellent
44%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
8%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2128 reviews

Malmaison Belfast

See why so many travelers make Malmaison their hotel of choice when visiting Belfast. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a charming setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you. As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer a flat screen TV, a minibar, and a desk, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available. Guests have access to a 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service while staying at Malmaison Hotel. In addition, Malmaison offers a lounge, which will help make your Belfast trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is parking available to guests. Close to some of Belfast's most popular landmarks, such as Cathedral Quarter (0.2 mi) and City Hall (0.3 mi), Malmaison is a great destination for tourists. If you’re looking for a Mediterranean restaurant, consider a visit to Quartisan, Edo, or 44 Hill Street, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Malmaison Hotel.

The best hotel in Belfast

Reviewed By Voyage00175980443

Fantastic time at the Malmaison hotel as always! We arrived at the hotel, staff very friendly and welcoming. Our room was beautiful and we woke up so refreshed from a great nights sleep ? The next morning we went down to breakfast and had a great variety of choice. From freshly baked croissants, fresh fruit, yoghurt, cereals as well as fully cooked breakfast. Lovely freshly squeezed fruit juices on tap! Holly and Alex catered to our every need and kept us in craic all morning. I can’t wait to get a wee night here again!!! Thanks for such a great time!!!

9. The Flint

48 Howard Street, Belfast BT1 6PG Northern Ireland
Excellent
78%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 373 reviews

The Flint

Say goodbye to the traditional hotel model! We believe that travellers deserve better than £25 buffet breakfasts, extortionate laundry prices, slow patchy wifi and ‘purple carpeted’ restaurants and bars. At the Flint, we provide beautifully designed rooms and the best beds. Plain and simple.

Location perfect, no overcharged breakfasts at all. But no cleanig of the rooms for all stay

Reviewed By J4437HZdanielem

Location will get a full **** . Simple and friendly place in center town. Only negativepoint: no room cleaning for four full days and night (due to "covid issues") not advertised before booking. Rear view quite disappointing

10. Roe Park Resort

10 Lisnakilly Road, Limavady BT49 9FB Northern Ireland
Excellent
63%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2173 reviews

Roe Park Resort

Welcome to the Roe Park Resort – one of Northern Ireland's premiere golf and spa resorts. Overlooking its own stunning 18 hole golf course and set amidst the gorgeous surroundings of the Roe Valley Country Park, this 4 star luxury hotel boasts 118 stylish en suite rooms that blend the charm of a country house estate with the modern luxuries and conveniences you'd expect from a 4-star luxury hotel.

Family getaway

Reviewed By ClareMcDaid46

Excellent family friendly hotel for family of 5. Ideally located to explore the Antrim coast. Stayed 2 nights great entertainment for kids & adults in lounge area. Breakfast was excellent great choice for everyone & noticed gluten free choice also. Waiting staff very friendly & helpful with the kids. Fourth time returning & will definitely return again.

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