Stayed here with my family for 2 nights the week before Easter. Having stayed in a few hotels in Belfast I can honestly say this hotel probably doesn't get the recognition it deserves in comparison to others. On arrival check in was quick and efficient and the reception staff were very friendly. Our room was on the ground floor facing onto a car park, which briefly worried me as a previous reviewer said their room facing the car park was too noisy. Luckily we didn't have this problem and didn't hear so much as a car engine throughout our stay. Rooms were spotlessly clean and had everything you would expect - freeview tv, tea/coffee, hairdryer and unexpected mini fridge, which wasn't great but at least delayed the milk going off overnight to get a decent cup of coffee the next morning!
The main reason we chose this hotel was for the swimming pool and we weren't disappointed. There are some restrictions on times children can swim, which I have never experienced before (and I didnt see online prior to booking this hotel) but to be fair it was only for 2 hours around lunchtime. As the pool is part of a gym I can imagine it gets quite busy around peak times however there was never more than 3 other people when we were in it.
I didn't eat in the restaurant or the bar but the standard of the breakfast, served in 'The Green Room' restaurant was excellent. Obviously the location of the hotel is slightly outside the city centre but we took a double decker bus into town which my 3 year old son absolutely loved!
For those travelling with children there is a children's playground in the Shaw's Bridge park area across the road.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated amidst the picturesque Lagan Valley Regional Park, the 4* Plaza Hotel Belfast Shaw's Bridge is your perfect choice for rest and relaxation. Just 10 minutes' drive from Belfast City Centre, the hotel boasts 120 luxurious bedrooms, The Green Room Restaurant and The River Bar onsite, free Wi-Fi and complimentary car parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada Plaza, Belfast Hotel Belfast
- Ramada Belfast
- Belfast Ramada