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belfast-hotel or B&B?

Any suggestions on where to stay in Belfast, B&B or hotel. It will only be for one night.

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If you're only there for one night, I would stay as central as you can. If you're in the city center, you can walk to a majority of things. Use Tripadvisor to find a good B&B and then map it. I always prefer a B&B (in the UK) over a hotel, but when we were just there, B&B's weren't as affordable for us. So we stayed at the Premier Inn on Alfred. Not homey, but modern, clean, really comfy bed, big TV and totally central to everything by City Hall. AND, I got an amazing deal when I pre-paid for only about $50/nt. But if you can find a B&B, it's so nice to have that more hospitable touch!

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A few years back, we stayed at Ravenhill Guesthouse. I remember it being near the University in a leafy section of Belfast. Wonderful breakfasts!

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Late post but I think the info is good enough to share. There's a Premiere Inn in the center of town and another adjacent to the newer Titanic Development Quarter. The Catherdal Quarter one is but 5 blocks from the fabulous-best-seafood -chowder-ever served at Mourne's. The Titanic Quarter one is closer to the River Lagan and a short stroll over the bridge into the center of Belfast. It's also much closer to the stellar Titanic Museum.

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Decent hotel with gated parking right near Queens University was the Holiday Inn Express. Includes a full Ulster Fry breakfast and they have some of the most expensive Internet access (1 quid per 10 minutes) I've ever come across, but it was there. Last trip they had theoretically added wifi internet in the rooms, but the signal was so weak as to be unusable.

All that being said, its still a great location, and a 5 to 10 minute stroll from Queens. If you go down Botanic there are a number of good places to eat, including some of that great Native English chow.....Curry. :) Looks for it on the second story - both take-away and dine-in.

If link dies - search for Queens University Quarter Holiday Inn Express Belfast for the location. We walked to the Botanic (Think Kew Gardens, just smaller) and the Museum at Queens, as well as the shops. Parking isn't covered, but it is gated, which is nice. For those adventurous souls you are about 10 to 15 minutes walk from Sandy Row, which is significant in the history of "The Troubles" and is an interesting "drug-free" zone. (I.E. you'll get kneecapped if you deal in that area).

Cheers and hope this helps someone searching the future!