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Tara Lodge
Ranked #1 of 43 Hotels in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence
Canterbury UK
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37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fantastic in every way!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

Everyhting in this Hotel was excellent, the rooms were spacious and comfertable. The receptionist we had were both very helpful with directions and restaurant recommendations. The location of the hotel is perfect to explore Belfast, we will be back and will stay here again!!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

Wonderful receptionist, courteous and friendly, 5/5 first impression when we were checking in!
On arrival, not difficult to find car park, however, car park a bit small and a bit challenging for some customers to park their cars.
Room was clean, well insulated with triple glazing - cant hear any noise from outdoor! Bed was comfortable.
came back to hotel at 3.30 and 5am, and no issue and no long wait getting back to our room.
The noise from other room when they check-out in the morning was a bit annoying but bearable. Pity did not get a chance to have the breakfast which I normally would not missed! The price at this peak season was amazingly good value even with last minute booking!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

We stayed at Tara Lodge before Christmas in the lead up to our wedding. Being a native of Belfast, I knew that the hotel is close to the busy Botanic Avenue but it certainly was not noisy around the hotel. It is conveniently located and easy to find.
We had an upgrade to a superior room and while the rooms aren't massive, they are adequate for most needs. The rooms are clean and well maintained and the beds are comfortable.
The major selling point of the hotel is the quality of the staff. They were fantastic. We couldn't have asked for better.
The quality of the breakfast was also outstanding. If you are looking for a proper 'Ulster fry', here's the place to get one. There's a good selection so most people won't be disappointed.
The parking can be difficult as the hotel car park is small. Arrive early to get a space and avoid the busy street.
Overall, this is a very good hotel. Reasonably priced in a convenient location. Enjoy!

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

The Tara Lodge justifies the good reviews it has had from others. Good quality modern accommodation, with good maintenance and housekeeping; excellent breakfasts; friendly staff; quiet location in a side street (save for trains passing in the cutting behind), and on-site parking. We found the location, in the Queen's University district, suited us well. It's only a 15 min walk from the city centre, and has the advantage of plenty of eating and drinking places nearby, and a lively atmosphere.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here at Tara lodge. The staff are super helpful and all really lovely. Rooms are clean and spacious. The breakfast as well was fantastic. Also it's a top location with loads of great restaurants and bars within a short walk. The only thing that we could fault would be the wifi. It's not the speed or access it's just the constant logging in which is a pain when you have iPads/iPhones but other than the place is brilliant - highly recommended!!

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

Stayed here as a couple the week before Christmas for two nights. Not far from the Central train station, about 30 minutes walk. Located off a busy enough street (but far away not to hear any noise) with restaurants (a lovely Nepalese one), bars and cafes and the Ulster Museum only ten minutes walk away. The walk into the city centre was a little bit longer, around 20-25 minutes but obviously taxis are an option. Our room was lovely, somewhat small for what we were told was an upgrade but we didn't mind. Bed was very comfortable, bathroom clean etc. Breakfast in the morning was delicious although the menu a little bit scarce. Receptionist was very welcoming and all the staff very friendly. We got great value for our money here, and I definitely recommend it to anyone.

PS I didn't realise we had access to a local fitness centre until we got there. Might be worth confirming with the Lodge before you travel if you fancy a swin/workout.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

This was a lovely hotel in Cromwell Road, Belfast. Very central, only a fifteen minute walk to City Centre. Free parking, friendly helpful staff, spotlessly clean, wi-fi, Tara Lodge breakfast recommended. No meals available apart from breakfast, but we ate in local restuarants on Botanic street, just five minutes walk. We ate in Scalinis Italian Restuarant. Bellissimo! and also in Moghul, a really good Indian restuarant on the same street as the Tara Lodge. Both establishments had a middle range cost,

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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 Luxury Hotel in Belfast
#1 Business Hotel in Belfast
#1 Romantic Hotel in Belfast
#1 Best Value Hotel in Belfast
#2 Family 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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