My room was on the 3rd floor overlooking the HUGE carpark - I cannot see how parking will be a problem here even if there is a function going on.
First impressions count, and the building looks clean and well maintained - but the notice saying they will confiscate food/drink brought from off the premises sets a poor first impression (folk generally only do this if that available is expensive or of poor quality - having said that, there is a Lidl 50 yards away)
Checkin was smooth and efficient, it is obvious the hotel is catering for the tourist trade - there was "Titanic" souveniers available for sale at the desk.
The room was clean and well appointed (except for the quantity of toenail clippings under the bed - the cleaners obviously never move the furniture when hoovering), TV worked and the bathroom was satisfactory with dispenser style toiletries. Despite the room overlooking the carpark and there being a busy road outside the hotel, I heard nothing.
As it was late when I arrived, I had already eaten but a pint at the bar confirmed by suspicions regarding prices.
In the morning, breakfast was the usual hot / cold buffet and was quite acceptable.
Checkout was efficient and smooth - a VAT receipt was printed on request.
Would I stay again - for £45 B&B yes.
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- The Belfast Loughshore Hotel is a modern comfortable 3 star plus hotel located 10 minutes from Belfast city centre and within 30 minutes of all airports & ferry terminals. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Carrickfergus Clarion
- Loughshore Hotel Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland