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I went to bed far later than I had anticipated probably around midnight (sunset was about 10pm and it doesn't get dark until after 10:30) and then was up earlier than I thought (I kid you not when I say it gets light by 4:30am!). So I checked on line and I thought I read that the train to Belfast left at 8:30am so I am at the train station by 7:30 …
... were free to roam the vessel. Some played video games in the arcade, some literally roamed every nook and cranny of the ferry, while others played foozeball or cards. The rest chose to catch up on some sleep until it was time for us to have our lunch on board. There were quite a few different options for lunch choices, but the majority (myself included) opted for the fish and chips (when in Rome, I guess!) When we made it to ...
... up since Prague and we just thought it was due to the cold but has been getting worse and worse) Something about the sensor had gone wrong so couldn't focus, zoom or basically do anything. ****. We walked the long way back up over the cliffs to get some panoramic views on the way back to the bus. 47 million steps later we were back and had a few minutes to kill so got a couple of ice-creams which capped off a great day - mint chocolate chip - yumo! That night we got home and ...
... where it is. We're both pretty bummed about that, stupid thing was so expensive and we used it once. Note to self- get locks. Ugh.
So Saturday night our friends Mick and Chris took us on a pub crawl. We hung out at their friends house before going out to a bar called The Hattfield. It had all the different counties of Ireland flags hung up and a real irish band. Then over to club Washington and club thompsons. It was such a fun night and the boys treated ...
... facts and I don't know all the history AND I can see that they have come a long way....they seem to have stopped throwing bombs and killing each other....there are peace statues around Belfast to celebrate the movement towards peace...and they should be proud of the advances they have made.....but we met the young manager of the apartments we stayed in....he was a very pleasant ....intelligent young man...who assured us that we were safe....but later he said that our ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Belfast
After having stayed in this hotel for 5 nights on a £94($170) including breakfast buffet I can say it is good value for money.
We stayed at the Belfast Hilton for the weekend. I thought the room was quite disappointing I had stayed in better appointed hotels in Donegal.We also had the noise of the trains going past quite frequently which I didn't expect. The food in the restaurant was excellent but the waitresses left a lot to be desired- need proper training.
The bar was very quiet and dead - no atmosphere at all.The reception staff however were lovely and friendly. Car parking was expensive even with discount from the hotel.
We have have just returned from a wonderful weekend break in Belfast. Having read the negative comment posted on this site regarding the unfriendliness of staff we feel that such criticism is totally unfounded. In our experience the staff were extremely pleasant, friendly and chatty. Overall we found the hotel to be excellent and the food and service was of a very high standard. One point to note if you are intending staying in this hotel is that the hotel carpark is privately owned and costs stg£10 per overnight stay.
5 * quality for 3* prices
Stayed for 3 nights with my wife on one of the Hiltons special offers, couldn't fault the hotel or the staff at all. Nice spacious room [ odd numbered rooms have the best rooms ]. Full buffet breakfast perfectly represented the world reknown Ulster Fry, while the dinner was excellent, both in terms of value & content. Finally, 2 for 1 cocktails between 4 - 6pm with attentive waiter service [ particularly the Turkish guy ] made for an excellent short break in this fasinating city.
Overall a great stay. The view from the room was lovely. The bar and main restaurant really impressed me with their food although the bar can can get really busy during happy hour attracting many locals. The staff were very friendly and the hotel was modern and clean. The indoor pool is quite small so don't bother going down unless you want to use the gym.
Great Hotel, it has a good bar attatched & lovely restaurant for main meals. If the comments from before are relating to the Italian/Spanish staff then that is the European way -dont expect them to say "Have a nice day!" this is Europe! The room was great, high ceilings, great shower and immaculate. The porter went out of his way to find me a toothbrush - a small gesture but it made a big difference to my day!
Would definately go back on another business trip.
The final night of our stay in wonderful Northern Ireland was a disaster at this awful Hilton property. A nice looking building from the outside, and not bad within, the problem here is service - or lack of. The reception staff is nasty, curt and could care less. They did not pay attention and billed me for an HHonors free stay after I presented the certificate at check-in. It took us three attempts to find a room with A/C that worked. The bellman was the only one who cared, the front desk staff was hostile, detached and not interested.
Careful of Connecting Doors
Nice rooms, lovely hotel BUT if you have a room with an interconnecting door expect to be able to listen in on your neighbours calls...
Unfriendly poor service
Booked a romance package for honeymoon. Staff made no effort forgot champagne didnt care and remained unfriendly. Lots of people complained about food doormen more interested in entertaining locals in the bar.Atmosphere hostile. Save money stay anywhere else honestly.
This is a top-notch, relatively new Hilton. The rooms are fantastic and the food was wonderful. It was in a good location and there was ample parking (so long as you don't have a big car). It was the best value of any hotel we stayed in in Ireland (or in this case Northern Ireland). We took a great tour of the city from the hotel. President Clinton stayed there a year or two ago (they display the pictures to prove it). Extremely clean...classy and a good value. No complaints.