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Official Hotel Partner: Sam Adeyemi

 

Belfast has it all for culture vultures and savvy shoppers, history hunters and music lovers.  Belfast is a special place. It is a unique combination of location and people. As a city it is situated on one of the world’s great deep water natural harbours, long known to be a safe port in a storm and surrounded by protective hills that are both wild and accessible and still it is no more than twenty minutes from the city centre to the foothills. The people of Belfast are a unique and special combination of wit and social charm and they love nothing more than ‘the craic’, the Irish term for fun and laughter; but the subtle difference with the term ‘craic’ is that it has no parameters and no time frame; in Belfast the ‘craic’ is endless! Belfast is therefore the perfect destination for business and leisure. So perhaps you are looking for the standard template meeting or perhaps you are seeking the unique and unusual? Well you have chosen the correct destination. Whether you stay in a medieval castle, a Irish thatched cottage or a hip new hotel, we will provide you with memories for years to come; you may fly in for the weekend or it could be the start of a tour round Ireland, Belfast ensures a fabulous start to the trip!Belfast is a City of rich 19th century architecture, impressive historic buildings, great shopping, wonderful cuisine, traditional pubs, buzzing nightlife and a part of the Titanic story. Buses and trains run from Dublin to Belfast and there are flights from Cork and Galway. Belfast is under two hours from Dublin by car.

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Featured Belfast Hotels

BOOK DIRECT: BEST RATE GUARANTEE DIRECT FROM HOTEL - CLICK HERE ENTER PROMO CODE: HOTELSTV Welcome to the Grand Central Hotel in Belfast Hastings Grand Central is more than a hotel. It’s an ode to a city. Standing tall in Bedford Street, this impressive jewel fuses glamour and grandeur with a uniquely Belfast spirit. Perfectly placed in Belfast City. Just as Belfast is at the heart of the Grand Central, the Grand Central is at the heart of Belfast. Set in the up and coming Linen Quarter, the hotel is a spectacular hub for exploring Titanic Quarter’s history or Cathedral Quarter’s charming cobbled streets, pubs and eateries. Theatre buffs, shopaholics and historians alike will all be spoiled for choice, with a host of options right on their doorstep. Conveniently located for all transport access, the Grand Central is perfectly placed for every city centre endeavour – from business to leisure and everything in between.
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The world famous 4 star Europa Hotel is superbly located in the heart of Belfast City Centre, and simply epitomizes indulgence. Step into the spacious grand foyer of this Belfast City Hotel and you’ll instantly feel a special warm welcome. Having undergone major refurbishment the hotel now boasts 272 exquisite bedrooms, making it one of the largest and most luxurious hotels in Northern Ireland, and the preferred choice of Prime Ministers, Presidents and many celebrities on their visit to Belfast.

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Stunningly stylish, every one of the Europa Hotel's 272 bedrooms, including the 92 Executive Suites, lets you leave the world behind. In the luxurious Europa in Belfast City Centre, all of the bedrooms feature flat screen digital TVs with WiFi internet access, deliciously thicker duvets, fabulously fluffier pillows, Ralph Lauren fabrics and Zoffany wall coverings. The bathrooms are exquisite with glass, chrome and ceramic finishes. Superior soundproofing ensures that every guest is guaranteed a good night’s sleep. Accommodation Breakdown 85 Classic Single rooms 45 Superior Double rooms 44 Superior Twins (including 2 disabled rooms) 14 Executive Family rooms 78 Executive Double rooms 4 Junior Suites 1 Clinton Suite 1 Titanic Suite

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Each bedroom offers ensuite facilities, as well as: International direct dial telephone Room service available from 7.00am until 2.00am Complimentary tea and coffee making facilities Trouser presses or irons & ironing boards and hair dryer Laundry and dry-cleaning service available

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Indulge in delicious gourmet cuisine in our Piano Bar Restaurant, as our Chefs serve up a feast of gastronomic delights. The menus provide a constant mixture of classical and modern European cuisine, infused to create eclectic and imaginative recipes, which continue to produce an array of exquisite tastes and flavours, using fresh local produce.Dining in one of the infamous restaurants in the Hastings Hotels in Northern Ireland, is a definite treat. Situated on the first floor of the hotel, the Piano Bar Restaurant has magnificent views over Great Victoria Street below, and is surely one of the best locations to see and be seen! With its luxurious surroundings, range of cocktails, music and entertainment, wide choice of food and a great atmosphere, there's no where better to eat out in Belfast. Open for dinner 6 – 10 pm Tuesday – Thursday, and 6 – 11pm Friday and Saturday. Light snacks are available from 11.00 - 7.00pm in the lounge and afternoon tea is served daily 2.00 - 5.00pm. Live music is provided from our resident pianist Thursday to Sunday. Of if you prefer a more informal dining option, why not try The Causerie on the ground floor of the hotel? This bustling contemporary bistro has a wide choice of menus available for both lunch and dinner, comprising of snacks, light meals, full meals and daily specials. The Causerie is open 7 days a week for breakfast 6.30 – 10am (Mon-Fri) and 7.00 - 11am (Sat & Sun), lunch 12.00 - 5.30pm, and Dinner 5.30 - 11pm (last orders at 10.30pm).

meetings

Conference facilities at the 4 Star Europa Hotel, Belfast are second to none and for business or pleasure there is nowhere better. From the Grand Ballroom to the purpose built Eurobusiness Centre, this is truly the province's best Belfast City Centre Business Centre. March 2008 saw the highly anticipated opening of the Conference and Exhibition Centre at the Europa Hotel in Belfast in Northern Ireland. This new state of the art venue can hold exhibitions, shows, meetings, indoor sporting events, wedding fairs and trade fairs. It offers 515sqm of floor space which is totally flexible for its varied uses and can hold up to 56 exhibition stands. The Exhibition Centre is self contained, with a separate entrance at ground level as well access from the hotel. There are also a total of 16 highly flexible conference and banqueting suites on offer at the Europa, and the Grand Ballroom, one of the largest hotel function suites in Northern Ireland, is situated on the first floor of the hotel, and is suitable for large conferences, exhibitions, banquets, car launches, fashion shows and televised events. Vehicular access to the Grand Ballroom, via the car park located to the rear of the hotel, ensures the room is suitable for car launches. The Eurobusiness Centre is a suite of 9 purpose designed executive meeting and private dining suites, located on the second floor. Secretarial assistance is available on request for delegates.

location

Surrounded by shops, bars, museums and entertainment, you get the best of both worlds when you make the Europa your home from home – this 4 Star hotel in Belfast City is convenient to the business and commercial districts, and ideally positioned next door to the famous Grand Opera House and close to the Waterfront and Odyssey concert venues. The hotel is a 10 minute drive from all major motorways and ferry and air terminals, with a rail link next door. This cosmopolitan hotel offers spacious elegance, luxury and style, proven by the fact that the Europa was the choice of President Clinton during his visits to Belfast in 1995 and 1998.
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Guests can enjoy contemporary dining in the cosmopolitan atmosphere of La Scala bistro, or simply relax in the stylish lounge and reception area by the log burning fire. Guests can also make use of the fitness suite within the hotel or enjoy complimentary use of the David Lloyd Centre nearby. There are many attractions within close proximity including the spectacular scenery of the Ards Peninsula and County Down, and over 20 golf courses. There is complimentary car parking for 250 cars at the front of the hotel.

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The Stormont offers luxurious and prestigious hotel accommodation in Belfast. Each of the 110 bedrooms is tastefully decorated and furnished to the highest standards, persuading guests to come back time after time. Many of the bedrooms have been refurbished following an extensive upgrade programme. Accommodation Breakdown 25 Superior Twin Bedrooms 7 Executive Twin Bedrooms 8 Classic Double Bedrooms 40 Superior Double Bedrooms 16 Executive Double Bedrooms 5 Family Bedrooms 3 Disabled Bedrooms 5 Junior Suites 1 Presidential Suite

facilities

Each bedroom offers full ensuite facilities, as well as: International direct dial telephone Television with a range of channels 24 hour Room Service Complimentary tea and coffee making facilities Irons & ironing boards or trouser presses, hair dryers Laundry and dry-cleaning service available

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The stylish and modern La Scala Bistro provides diners with a perfect blend of continental taste and Northern Ireland hospitality. La Scala's contemporary setting is an ideal lunchtime or early evening venue for a more informal bite to eat. Dining is available for lunch from 12pm to 5pm (Monday - Saturday) and dinner is available from 5pm to 10pm daily.

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An excellent all-rounder, the 4 Star Stormont Hotel comes into its own when it comes to hosting conferences and special events. There are 15 conference suites in total, and the largest function room, the Stormont Ballroom accommodates up to 600 conference delegates and has its own private entrance, reception area and bar. The modern, purpose-built Confex Centre is Northern Ireland's best equipped and most flexible conference and convention suite and is comprised of ten individual rooms. There is complimentary parking for over 250 cars within the hotel grounds.

location

The Stormont Hotel is one of the most luxurious Belfast hotels, situated in the leafy suburbs only four miles from the City Centre, overlooking the landscaped gardens of Stormont Castle. This luxury hotel in Belfast Ireland is a convenient 15 minute drive from major motorways, and air, ferry and rail terminals. Renowned for its professionalism, the Stormont hotel has 110 bedrooms and 15 conference suites.
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The Culloden Estate and Spa also features 8 purpose-built conference suites and boardrooms that can accommodate up to 700 guests and are ideal for larger functions and special events. Recreational activities such as a golf course, a modern fitness centre, swimming pool and spa are also available onsite for you to spend your leisure time.

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Guests are offered 79 exquisite rooms and suites that elegantly decorated and tastefully furnished to provide a true feeling of calm and relaxation, as one would expect from a hotel of perfection and prestige. Most of the rooms offer magnificent views over the hotel gardens and Belfast Lough.

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Banquet facilities Cocktail bar Conference facilities Gymnasium Lobby Reception Restaurant Spa Swimming pool

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The onsite Mitre restaurant serves a wide choice of the Carte du jour menu accompanied by fresh Irish delicacies in a tranquil atmosphere. Guests can also enjoy a more informal drink at the Cultra Inn in the hotel gardens, which offers an airy yet relaxing atmosphere.

location

The magnificent Culloden Estate and Spa Belfast is located on the wooded slopes of the Holywood hills, overlooking Belfast Lough and the County Antrim coastline. This property is nestled in 12 acres of private gardens and has easy access to the city centre and major attractions of the city. 35 km to the Airport (Belfast) 10 km to the City centre
  • Festivals 2011 in Belfast Festivals 2011 in Belfast

    There is an old adage in travel lore: get to know, before you go. So what does Belfast have to offer in terms of Festivals & Events in 2011? 

     

    Belfast has a range of Festivals throughout the year with live music festivals, MTV Awards, cyclying and much much more ... 

     

    Initially just a hamlet with a crossing on a river mouth, with a fertile hinterland it didn’t take marauders and pirates long to realise that here was a deep lough and safe haven from the north Atlantic storms where repairs could be made. From these small beginnings the industrious locals developed a boat building trade and the rest is our history.

     

    Take that step with us, the first step that leads to a thousand journeys; welcome to Belfast with Hotels.tv!

     

     

    Clandeboye Festival - 29 August - 3 September 2011

    A variety of classical performances from Barry Douglas, Camerata Ireland, guest artists & introducing resident artist Sophie Cashell.

               

    Hillsborough Oyster Festival - 1 - 4 September 2011

    The four day event is crammed with fun events, including live music, the International Oyster Eating competition, Soap Box Derby & much more.     

               

    On Your Bike - Sunday 4 September 2011

    Brought to you by QFT & Belfast Film Festival, get on your bike for a family friendly event including a range of cycling themed screenings, performances, stalls, tours etc.           

               

    Taste N.I Food & Drink Festival - 10 - 11 September 2011

    Northern Ireland’s biggest and best FREE consumer food and drink event, Tesco’s Taste Northern Ireland, returns to Belfast’s Custom House Square this year on 10th and 11th September.       

                           

    Big Busking Bonanza - 10 September 2011

    Ballyclare will host the Big Busking Bonanza, featuring some great music!           

     

    Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival - 16 September 2011

    The Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival is the gateway for new, independent and undiscovered filmmakers taking place annually in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

               

    Autumn Fair - 17 - 18 September 2011

    Come along to the Autumn Fair in Botanic Gardens for a weekend of vibrant and colourful fun with plenty for the family to see and do.          

               

    20th Anniversary Celebrations - 19 - 25 September 2011

    Take part in Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich's 20th Anniversary celebrations with a variety of special events to suit all the family. The week begins with the official opening of the new extension.               

     

    Arthur's Day - 22 September 2011

    Pay tribute to the remarkable legacy of Arthur Guinness, with a variety of performances from acclaimed International & Irish acts.   

     

    Culture Night - 23 September 2011

    Culture Night returns for the third year running, celebrating local culture with music, theatre, dance, exhibitions & more.

     

    MTV 2011 MTV European Music Awards - 6 November 2011

    The MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) will be the biggest showbiz event Northern Ireland will ever have witnessed. 

     

    Christmas Lights Christmas Lights Switch-On - 19 November 2011

    Merry Christmas! This event is a fun filled outdoor gathering for the public. Special quests, games and live music! Not to be missed!

     

     

     

               

  • Food and drink in Belfast Food & Drink Festivals

    Eating out is one of the great pleasures in life; exciting and unusual food cooked by someone else. Its also one of the joys of travel; a new city, new restaurants and stimulating dishes. For a city the size of Belfast the choice of places to eat is surprising, ranging from fine dining, Michelin star to Italian, Asian, Spanish, Seafood, diners, Gastro Pubs, Fast Food, Cafes, Bistros, Brasseries, Coffee Shops and some of the best Fish & Chips in these islands.

     

    One of the finest restaurants in the city is Deane's Restaurant & Bar, superb food beautifully cooked or perhaps you want something with great food and incredible atmosphere? Then Belfast Castle’s Cellar Restaurant is your choice. Looking for something different? Zen Japanese Restaurant is a beautiful stunning modern restaurant with great food or perhaps La Boca Restaurant, named after the vibrant, Bohemian dockside district of Buenos Aires is as Argentinean as the tango. If your taste buds say Italian then try the Villa Italia Restaurant in the Queen’s Quarter.

     

    However, there are food festivals to enjoy so why not take part in the following events held within the city. 

     

     

    Belfast Bred Walking Tour - Every Friday and Saturday from 24 June 2011 to 3 September 2011

     

    A wonderful tour that will transform your perception of Belfast" - Sheila Dillon, Good Food Programme

     

    This mouth-watering dramatic tour includes free samples at each location

     

    ·         Gourmet delights at the century-old Sawers Deli, established 1897

    ·         Northern Ireland’s celebrated seafood at the Mourne Seafood Bar

    ·         Superb artisan beers at the atmospheric John Hewitt Public House

    ·         Delicious Irish cheeses in Cathedral Quarter institution Nick’s Warehouse

    ·         Sizzling Hot Rock Steaks at the 300 year old McHugh’s Bar

     

    Finish up at St. George’s Market, one of the finest food markets in the UK and Ireland. 

     

     

    Christmas Continental Market – December 2011

    The grand return of the ever so popular Christmas market! Food, drink, culture, and style. What more could you ask for?

     

  • Museums and Galleries Things to See and Do

     

    Once called the ‘Athens of the North’, history envelopes Belfast; it has so done since ancient times. It is a city of innovation and adventure where nothing has ever been impossible. It is inevitable then that the achievements of an industrious people and a great city should demand fitting showplaces in which their accomplishments are put on view to inspire subsequent generations and visitors from abroad. An hour or an afternoon spent immersing yourself in this rich tapestry of work is to take yourself into the mind of invention, resourcefulness, ingenuity and talent.

     

    Galleries

     

    Belfast Exposed - The Exchange Place, 23 Donegal Street, Belfast, BT1 2FF

     

    Belfast Print Workshop Gallery - 30-42 Waring Street, Belfast, Antrim

     

    Catalyst Arts - 5 College Court Belfast, County Antrim BT1 6BS

     

    Engine Room Gallery - 414 Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 1AB

     

    Dickon Hall Ltd (Crescent Arts Centre) - 2 University Road, Belfast, Antrim BT7 1NH

     

    Flax Art Studios - 44-46 Corporation Street, Belfast, County Antrim BT1 3DE

     

    Gerard Dillon Gallery - 216 Falls Road, Belfast BT12 6AH

     

    Golden Thread Gallery - 84-94 Great Patrick, Belfast, County Antrim BT1 2LU

     

    Naughton Gallery at Queen's - Lanyon Building, Queen's University, Belfast, BT7 1NN

     

    Ormeau Baths Gallery - 18 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast, County Antrim

     

    Paragon Studios - 18 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2GP

     

    Phoenix Gallery - Grand Opera House, Great Victoria St. Belfast BT2 7HR

     

     

    Museums

     

    Ulster Museum - Botanic Avenue, Belfast

     

    Old Museum Arts Centre - 7 College Square North, Belfast

     

    Northern Ireland War Memorial - 21 Talbot Street, Belfast, County Antrim

     

    Royal Ulster Rifles Museum - 5 Waring Street, Belfast, County Antrim 

     

    Crumlin Road Gaol - Crumlin Rd, Belfast

     

    The People's Museum - Glencairn Road, Belfast, County Antrim

     

    Northern Ireland Museums Council - 6 Crescent Gardens, Belfast, County Antrim

     

     

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