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“Good hotel near university”
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Tara Lodge
Ranked #1 of 44 Hotels in Belfast
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Tas, Aus
Level 4 Contributor
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“Good hotel near university”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Stayed here recently while at a conference. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Rooms are modern, pleasant, comfortable and clean. Breakfasts good with lots of choice. The location is close to bars and restaurants, Queens university and the botanical gardens

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Although under the heading Hotel this location is a B&B, a very good B&B but it does not have a few essential Hotel functions. The most important one is it has no Bar and there is no possibility for Lunch or Dinner. The Breakfast is very good and freshly made eggs or any of your other wishes. It's located close to the University and the Botanic Garden which is a very nice part of town with a variety of restaurants, bars and clubs nearby and only 15min walk to the City Hall.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Blackpool
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

The Tara Lodge is a great place to stay . Very friendly and helpful staff . Breakfasts very good always piping hot , tried the power porridge really lovely . Rooms very comfortable and modern and clean . Will stay there again when my friend and i return hopefully soon

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

The rooms are amazing beds very comfy. Local to all the shops, 15 mins walk to Belfast city central. Lots of shops to spend all your money and lots of lovely pubs and restaurants too. Going back in a few years time.

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Murphy, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

We visit Belfast every year and would never stay any other place except the Tara Lodge! Just a stones throw from Queens College, you will be surprised by this little gem tucked away between the rows of student housing! And easy walk to city center (15 minutes) with great little places to eat or snack within a 5 minute walk. The breakfast is cooked to order as part of your B and B cost and is OUTSTANDING from the Porridge to the complete Irish breakfast. You will be set for your tour of this great city after this hardy meal. It says this is a 4 Start hotel but it is a 5 star in my view. Maybe that is why if you decide to stay here make your reservations early as they are always full!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

Without shadow of a doubt the best B&B I have ever stayed in and I don't say that lightly. Before the stay my girlfriend enquired about upgrading the room as I was heading off with work for a few months and this was the last week we would be spending together, after finding out that it would be out of our price range she said thank you but we'd just stick to what we already booked. When we arrived however we offered a complimentary room upgrade which we took so first I'd like to thank the staff for this, very kind of you it made the perfect start to our last trip together for a while.

The room was immaculate and cleaned the next day, Breakfast was almost Michelin star quality and we had no problem getting there on time..........as it finished at 10:30.
The staff were very helpful in pointing out places to eat and drink ( I would recommend Benedicts and Laverys on Bradbury Place, great food, drink and good atmosphere).

So if you want a great B&B ( yes it is a little more than a normal B&B but you get what you pay for) in a good location then this is well worth a look. We both already know this is where we want to stop the next time we visit Belfast, we rate this that highly that my girlfriends parents are already looking to book for when they visit. Thanks again to all the staff for making it a weekend to remember.

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Derry
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

What a great hotel. The location is great with many restaurants and bars close by. The hotel itself has parking and the friendly staff are very accommodating in organising trips or looking after customers. Nothing is too much trouble. Did I mention the breakfasts? The porridge is to die for! I will definitely stay here again.

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Property: Tara Lodge
Address: 36 Cromwell Road | Botanic Ave, Belfast BT7 1JW, Northern Ireland
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Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > Belfast
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Belfast
#1 Luxury Hotel in Belfast
#1 Romantic Hotel in Belfast
#2 Family Hotel in Belfast
#3 Best Value Hotel in Belfast
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Tara Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Let us look after you at Tara Lodge, the metro style boutique hotel located in the heart of Queens Quarter, Belfast. Enjoy a warm welcome from our friendly team, and be delighted with our stylish and luxurious hotel rooms. Close to Queens University, the Ulster museum and only two train stops from Titanic Belfast, you'll be perfectly placed in the heart of the city, to explore all that Northern Ireland has to offer. Wake up refreshed to enjoy an excellent a la carte style breakfast served in our contemporary, sun lit breakfast room by welcoming waiters. By the way the car parking is free and the high speed WiFi is unlimited. At Tara Lodge boutique hotel, we take pride in providing nothing less than gold standard customer service. Our highly engaged, long established team will offer you the warmest of welcomes on arrival and will aim to anticipate your every need. The award winning housekeeping team always deliver the highest of cleanliness throughout. Our consistent, meticulous attention to detail has ensured that our guests always want to return to our hotel. Since September 2007 Tara Lodge has been rated No.1 hotel in Belfast on Tripadvisor - testament to the excellent customer service our team delivers time and time again. With rooms you can really relax in, Tara Lodge boutique hotel is truly Belfast's hidden gem. ... more   less 
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