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“Excellent Hotel and friendly staff”
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Tara Lodge
Ranked #1 of 44 Hotels in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence
Galway
1 review
“Excellent Hotel and friendly staff”
Reviewed 16 September 2010

Thanks to the reviews here about various hotels we picked out Tara Lodge and it certainly deserves its high standing in the top places to stay.Situated in a quite area with the only noise being the train pulling away in the morning from the station behind. its also close to the university and loads of restaurants.The free parking on site was also a big reason for us to stay there so that the car could parked up safely for a few days and leave ourselves to enjoy the city without the stress of finding a place leave the car.Tara Lodge was spotless clean throughout and with friendly staff the only thing we regretted was that hadden't planned to stay longer.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 September 2010

Tara Lodge is in an ideal location just off Botanic Avenue. The road its in looks a bit unsavoury but is relatively quiet. The rooms very much reminded me of those in Malmaison hotels. Very clean, spacious & finished to a very high standard. Our room had no bath but a large & powerful shower with complimentary toiletries, plenty of towels & a hairdryer. The bed was exceptionally comfortable. The staff were polite & helpful & the breakfast very tasty. All in all this is an ideal place to stay when visiting Belfast & we'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 13 September 2010

After traveling all over Ireland and Scotland, I will remember Tara Lodge as the best place to stay. The value was great. The rooms were large, the staff super friendly and the breakfasts were fantastic. We were within 10 minutes walking distance of every place we wanted to visit. The location was very quiet at night - got the best sleep there.
Shower pressure was spot on as well.
We had a rental car and the parking costs were included with our hotel rate - the parking lot was very secure.
I would recommend this place to everyone. And don't forget to try the porridge!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 September 2010

We found the location convenient ~ it was an easy walk to the city centre and university. There were some excellent restaurants in the vicinity. The room was well appointed, tastefully decorated and comfortable. One of Tara Lodge's main assets was the friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable staff. Only minus ~ some rowdy people in street on way home from clubs in the early hours.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 September 2010

Stayed at the Tara Lodge for 3 nights. The place is really clean and really close to the University, which was ideal for myself and my colleagues. The customer service is brilliant. The staff cannot do enough for you. They are always polite and attentive. The service at breakfast was second to none. Thanks Ricky and Laura! I am so pleased I tried the home-made porridge Irish warmer. It was gorgeous. The best porridge I have ever had and others in the party agreed with me! The irish breakfast was great too!! Ricky provided me with a never ending cup of coffee all through breakfast and quickly remembered all the de-caf/caffeinated requirements of myself and my colleagues. A nice touch!

A big thank you to all the staff, Janine, Christina, Ricky and Laura. Keep smiling, you're doing all the right things and Tara Lodge truly deserves to be voted #1 on tripadvisor.

If I come back to Belfast I will defintiely come back and see you all!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
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Parma, Italy
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Reviewed 9 September 2010

We spent one night in this hotel which is located approx. 10 minutes walking from the city centre (i.e. City Hall). The room was spacious and clean. The girl at the reception desk was friendly and helpful. For a double room we paid 70 GBP incl. breakfast by booking in advance through Internet (about 1 month earlier). Nothing to complain about breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Lynch, Kentucky
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Reviewed 6 September 2010

Very comfortable and clean with excellent breakfast choices and wonderfully friendly service. You can walk to the city--to the City Hall, the Opera House, and if you want to see a neighborhood with murals, Sandy Row is also nearby and almost on the way to those places. The train station is very close, and trains go to a lot of the outer areas you may want to visit; the noise may bother some folks. There is a single free computer for internet use; I was never unable to use it. We had a hard time finding it using Google directions from the Antrim Coast; it is definitely off the main drags and there are a lot of one way streets. Helpful to have a map beforehand. The way out, which was south toward Dublin, was very easy.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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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 Romantic Hotel in Belfast
#1 Luxury Hotel in Belfast
#1 Business Hotel in Belfast
#2 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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