We stayed at Tara Lodge primarily due to the reviews and we were very disappointed. This hotel is a 3 star at best. The reasons: first, hotel has no a/c. Wouldn't be a problem in a quiet area, but it abuts the railroad tracks. With windows open there is continual noise of the train coming into and leaving the Botanic station. Second, Rooms are small - our signiture room had but one easy chair; closet was an Ikea-like shelving unit next to bed; small bathroom; Third - breakfast - mediocre. Buffet had dry cereal, juices and bowl of sad-looking cutup fruit. Ordered porridge - included only three slices of bananas; tried the berry option next day - a tiny 1/4 cup of berries accompanied the bowl. Last - an odd omission - no wash cloths in bathroom - not oversite, simply don't include.
We were baffled by the reviews. Is it that Belfast simply doesn't have good hotels? So we began asking our taxi drivers. They all said the the Merchants Hotel was the best in town; followed by the Europa.
The Tara Lodge is no luxury hotel. Compared to hotels in the states, its on par with a Holiday Inn - but without the air conditioning.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Tara Hotel Belfast