A visit to the US Consulate meant an overnight stay in Belfast. The Old Rectory is only a 10/15 minute walk from the consulate and a short bus ride to the city centre. Despite having checked out in the morning the proprietors kindly allowed me to leave my bag with them while I visited the consulate. This was very helpful as car keys, mobiles, bags etc are not allowed past security at the consulate. The room was clean and the food excellent.