The Tara Lodge is a smaller hotel (less than 40 rooms), tucked away in a housing area close to Botanic station and just two minutes walk from the restaurants and cafes of Botanic Avenue. It is the #1 rated hotel in Belfast on Trip Advisor and having stayed there for three nights this week I can certainly understand why!
I had asked for a quiet room when booking and on arrival the hotel manager (who was lovely) immediately offered me a room upgrade at no extra cost as the triple glazing 'may reduce any noise' (not that there really was any on this quiet street)! The room itself was spotlessly clean, comfortable and was well equipped including a DVD player in the room. The hotel also has a library of DVDs you can borrow during your stay if desired.
Two other very noticeable things about the hotel are the staff and the breakfast. I saw several different members of staff over the four days (three nights) I was there and ALL of them were cheerful and very willing to do anything in their power to make the stay enjoyable and comfortable. It comes across that they really care. Coming from a service industry background myself, this is important to me.
Then there was the breakfast. This is cooked to order and to a very high standard with an excellent and varied menu. The creamy porridge with a nip of Bushmill's whiskey really sets you up for the day! I would also recommend the pancakes with the honey and lemon sauce! The hotel does not offer evening meals but is just two minutes walk to Botanic Avenue with a plethora of good restaurants. Moghul Indian restaurant is excellent and is less than 100 yards from the hotel.
Whether on business or pleasure, this hotel is a superb base from which to explore this delightful and often misrepresented city. I would recommend this hotel over any of the named hotel chains in the area...just leave at least one room free for me to return soon!
- 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