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Belfast Hotels

i am planning a trip to Belfast and wondering what folks recent experiences have been? Also, what part of the city is it best to stay in? I was thinking of staying by Queens university. Thanks so much!

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I travel on a budget so I liked ETAP hotel. Good location and friendly helpful staff. I walked pretty much everywhere. Less than 5min to bus/train station and many good pubs including Crowd.
But if you have very high standard and unlimited budget this may not be your place.

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Hi Martin
Ive taken thousands of Americans to Belfast for Rick Steves and had the pleasure of 3 great years studying history in Queens University!
I personally recommend two locations to stay when in Belfast, one is in the environs of Queens, which is simply an adorable Victorian red-brick campus with lots of pubs and restaurants, and indeed good affordable hotels nearby. The other is downtown, i must say I love the energy of it, particularly around city hall or the 'cathedral Quarter'.
Its a great city and the security issues are for the most part a thing of the past.
Check out the 'Linen-hall library' and the Duke of York pub.
Stephen McPhilemy
Rick Steves Ireland Guide

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Any of the Premiere Inns are good options. Each in a different section of the city. Maybe for your first visit the one in the city center cathedral quarter would be the best choice. Take a look at tripadvisor reviews on each and go from there. Wonderful city. Please have a pint at The Spainard. Do not miss the Titanic Museum, the Gaol and a tour of The Troubles. All enlighting and impressive.