Jurys Inn Belfast
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On our northbound route today, we passed through Drogheda, scene of the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, then through the fertile landscape of the Boyne Valley, known for its prehistoric passage graves. We crossed the border into Northern Ireland , drove past the Mountains of Mourne to Downpatrick, our first stop for the day. We stopped at the …
We arrived yesterday, and today we visited the pretty Botanic Gardens and the nearby Ulster Museum. We lunched at the Dark Horse and then went hiking up Cave Hill beside Belfast Castle for a couple hours. -- Magaly
I looked out the window this morning hoping to see the sun, or at least dry weather. But alas, the rain is here and it doesn't look like its going anywhere soon (except down onto my freshly washed and straightened hair if I'm not careful...).
Breakfast was pretty good - not quite as nice as others we've had but no problems.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsJurys Inn Belfast
Lovely, staff very friendly an helpful, huge well decorated place, but bedroom not very inviting, too perfect and not traditional Irish looking.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Jurys Inn Belfast
Wonderfully helpful staff and accomidation
I stayed at this Hotel in November, the staff where very helpful and accomidating, We had a wonderful time and the Irish people are very hospitable. I would like to say a great big thank you to all the staff at this hotel. I had a wonderful time.
On the plus side, this hotel has an excellent location and is reasonably priced with a fairly good bar. The restaurant is OK but the breakfast was pretty average. Dinner was slightly better but to be honest there's plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants nearby so I think it's better to go out to eat. Very close to the City Hall, Opera House, shops and waterfront etc. The staff were friendly and quite helpful.
On the down side, I'd say it's a bit jaded. Other Jury's hotels I've stayed in have been better. My room was OK and didn't face the main road so it wasn't too noisy. The bathroom was adequate but needed a lick of paint and the tiles needed grouting. The cold tap on the bath didn't work but the sound of running water could be heard all night. There is no room service in this hotel. No safety deposit boxes in the rooms (some at reception though). There was no way of controlling the temperature in the room (well, at least I couldn't find it!): it was very warm and opening the window made it a bit too noisy to sleep.
If you don't go expecting luxury you'll be fine and will have a good time. It's the first time I have stayed in Belfast and I have to say that the people are just fantastic. I arrived in the middle of traffic chaos because of the recent trouble but my taxi driver could not have been more helpful. That attitude was repeated everywhere I went. Belfast is a great place so don't be put off by recent events.
Really rather good
I've learnt that in life, to promise less and deliver more always seems to go down well. This hotel seems to follow the same idea. Staff were helpful (both when I turned up at midnight without hinting when booking I might do this), or for asking for tourist info the following morning at check-out (and check-out was remarkably quick - almost no queue).
I booked in advance on the website, and paid 39 pounds. I expected a crummy room for the price (my local YMCA charges a good deal more), but got a room that would have been more than ample in a 4-star place. The room was very spacious, and had a comfortable bed. Bathroom was pretty good, but slightly annoying in that it had showergel attached high on the wall but no soap, which made the bath rather pointless - although the shower was fine. The loction is great - about 2 mins walk from City Hall and in a restaurant-area of town.
Yes it is a chain, but the staff are not bland, and the rooms do not seem particularly plastic.
All in all, a pretty good place to stay (especially at the book-in-advance price) - warmly recommended
Staff good, Room not
Myself and my girlfriend stayed here in July 2005 for two nights. The outside of the hotel and lobby were modern and clean looking. The room though was not of Jurys usual standard, Ive stayed at Jurys in other cities and found the rooms always well decorated but not this one.
The room just seemed to be tired! Bed too small, no net curtain on the windows, heater not working, no seat/chair or couch in the room, a constant sound like spraying/leaking water in the bathroom and terrible traffic noise. Not the hotels fault but there is major building work going on next door and it was also very noisy.
Jurys web site promised an ice machine on every floor, but there was only one on the 1st floor.
The staff cannot be faulted, the receptionists , bar and domestic staff were all very helpful.
This said, I will stay at other Jurys Hotels and Inns again but not in Belfast.
Not bad at all!
Used Jurys Belfast as a cheap and cheerful base for a girls weekend away.
We booked in advance directly and paid £39 per room per night.
Location is pretty good, rooms quite spacious, bathrooms clean and tidy, all adequate fittings.
Yes the free toiletries are the ones attatched to the walls (not good for joint problems) but for those of you who just like to feel you're able to nick something to take home remember that the little bottles are cheap brands where as these are well known brands (Lux and Dove) which are better quality!
Staff were helpful and our request for interconnecting rooms and late check out were fulfilled.
Obviously this isnt a luxury hotel but its more than comfortable and clean.
Would def stay here again.
Good Location, Nice Hotel
We booked this hotel on the basis of having stayed in other Jury's properties. We weren't disappointed. This hotel is in a superb location. Close to shops, bars and restaurants and two mins walk to the bus station which connects to the airport.The rooms are large and airy and the bathrooms clean and spacious. The only bad point I can think of was the musty smell in the corridor which suggests the paint work could do with a freshen up. Apart from that I can recommend the hotel and it's bar.
Hotel is fine but nothing special
I stayed at Jury's Belfast with some friends at the end of October. It was fine, everything you'd expect from a mid-price chain hotel really - but nothing to make it spectacular. Basically, to coin a phraise, it did what it said on the tin!
The room was clean and comfortable and the bathroom was a good size. I was a little surprised that there was no soap/other products etc, although the Dove dispensers did the job. Something I was impressed with but have never come across before was the sign asking for residents to think about use of towels and the impact of lots of laundry on environmental friendliness.
One tip - breakfast wasn't particularly impressive. We were staying on a room only basis after taking up a special web deal, and so breakfast was extra. Staff seemed unprepared and ran out of toast, sausages and even plates while we were there. We went elsewhere for breakfast after that!
However, the onsite pub was good and the staff were friendly and helpful, particularly when I had some trouble with my swipe card to open the room door.
The hotel is in a good central position and close to the bus station.
St. Patty's week
Stayed here for St. Pattys week. Was a good experience, staff was very friendly and helpful. Housekeeping was also very effiecient. Like previous review stated, the hotel doesnt provide all the little things people like to acquire(cough steal) while staying at a hotel but other than that stay was pleasant.
Note: be aware while I stayed here, the hotel seemed to be oriented toward a younger crowd. So it can get a little noisy when the bars close. But given the bars close so early compared to the states, its generally not too late 11-12pm.
Jury's Inn was disappointing - nothing special!
No useful little extras in the room - pad, pencil etc
No toiletries in the bathroom except the squeezy Dove liquid soap which my wife cant use because of arthritis.
The newly painted corridors were clinical - reminded us of a hospital - no pictures on the walls etc
It took two phone calls and a visit to the reception desk to obtain a remote control for the TV
The breakfast was OK - but no mushrooms!
The salad garnish with the otherwise good pub meals was wilted and brown.
Belfast was wonderful and we'll be back - but we'll not be staying at Jury's Inn.
Nice hotel in good location
I stayed at this hotel on a recent business trip. Previously I had stayed at the Europa (next door) but was unable to get a room there so tried the Jurys Inn. I was impressed by the room, it was very spacious, clean and well maintained. Communal areas were also of a high standard.
This hotel is cheaper than the Europa, not quite as luxurious, but certainly a good alternative. I had no problems, staff were really professional and friendly and I'd definitely stay here again.