Staying at the Avenue House was a wonderful experience.
This was one of my first B&B experiences and it went very well! I booked the room a month or so in advance on the recommendation of a close friend of mine. I had a series of very pleasant emails back and forth with Alice and then I did not check in with them again until I showed up on their doorstep on the appointed day. Alice welcomed me warmly and expressed relief that I had shown up… evidently she had other inquiries about my room and was unable to reach me (as I was already enroute)… but she held the room for me because she “felt” I would sincerely show… later my friend chastised me for not checking back in with a B&B proprietor a few days before showing up to reassure them I was still coming… my faux pas!
Alice and Stephen were wonderful hosts offering a lot of advice and they always had a friendly hello or goodbye! I enjoyed several conversations with them, as well as with the other guests at the Avenue House! What a pleasant, home-like atmosphere!
My room was wonderful, overlooking their quiet street. My room was spotless and relaxing, there was a tea tray and magazines and most importantly, a comfortable bed! The bathroom was small, but clean and lots of hot water.
The Avenue House is close to Queens University and Belfast was very easy to get around, by either walking or taking the bus.
Both my friend and I (we visited on two separate occasions) have nothing but praise for this fine B&B!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located between the Lisburn and Malone roads, Avenue House is a completely refurbished Victorian Townhouse with original features retained and restored. Located in the leafy suburbs of South Belfast’s University area - 5 to 10 minutes from the city centre. 2 minutes from main bus route and within easy walking distance of The Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Queen’s University, restaurants and bars, Avenue House is ideal for all visitors, whether it be for a short break, overnight stays or business trips. Queens university is a five minute walk from Avenue House. ... more less