Travelodge Belfast City
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After we flew into Belfast we picked up our hire car and started our Northern Ireland travels by visiting the Titanic Docks and Boathouse. Belfast was the home of the Titanic for almost 12 months whilst repairs were done prior to her maiden, and only, voyage.
The docks were dry docks and had an amazing engineering system in where they used steam to pump the water in and out of the dock, to have the Titanic in a dry ...
On Friday night there was a republican (IRA) parade through Belfast which ended in political rioting. The parade was to commemorate two IRA men who died while trying to blow the town up in 1971. Police came under attack as they and the loyalist (Protestant) protestors tried to prevent the parade from entering Belfast city centre. The republican parade eventually broke through police lines and continued through Belfast. Over 2000 protestors moved around the city ...
Belfast was still packed, so we stayed a few miles out of town in Carrickfergus, which I only mention because my sisters might appreciate that Prince William's title in Northern Ireland is apparently Baron Carrickfergus. The castle there has a huge sign in front saying so.
After grabbing a full irish breakfast the following morning, we went and took a taxi tour through Belfast and then visited the Titanic museum and docks. We had heard about ...
Newgrange is the third largest passage grave found in Ireland. It was built around 3200 BC which makes it around 700 years older than the Pyramids of Giza. We were told that the Neolithic (the younger of the stone-age dudes) were farmers that settled in Bru Na Boinne due to the rich fertile land and nearby river. Other than that there is very little known about this ancient culture. It is believed that the average life expectancy was 30 and yet the tombs took ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Travelodge Belfast City
OK, for the price
Travelodge is kind of like a Motel 6 in the U.S. It's a place to stay and not much else. It did the trick for my husband and me, but I really wish we would have asked for a room that didn't overlook the courtyard since there's a noisy bar down there that kept me up. Otherwise, the location was great and the room decent.
We stayed at the Belfast Central Travelodge over the weekend of August 12, 2006. We (wife, adult daughter and me) arrived at 1pm - two hours before check-in time but was warmly greeted at reception and given Room 708 immediately. This room is on the top floor overlooking the small Amelia Square. The room was large and clean and tidy but looking just a little tired. The management are aware of this as a refurbishment programme is under way.
Judging from other reviews, we were expecting an unpleasant 5 day stay, but we were wrong! Great location, close to city central, the train and bus station, Queen's University, many restaurants. Perhaps it is noisy at night--just request a room that does not face the plaza below and sleep undisturbed. We were out late, and never felt frightened. We would stay there again. A couple from Arizona
I stayed in the travel lodge for ine night. I booked a twin room online but on arrival i was informed that our booking had been changed to a double room due to a lack of availability. This change was made without my consent.
I really wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone, sorry, but I'm being honest!
I went to belfast for a weekend and stayed in this hotel for 2nights. The rooms are on the small side but clean and tidy enough. Staff were helpful and friendly. The location of this hotel was the best part being right next to the bus and train station and near all the pubs and clubs and within walking distance for most other things in belfast. Would go back.
We stayed one night on 29th December 2004. We were able to check in early which was very useful. We got a lovely room on the 7th floor with everything you could need, plus is was very clean and tidy. We also purchased the breakfast which was excellent value for money. Central location and very close to the bus depot for return to the airport. One of the better Travelodges we have stayed in.
Close to town center and train station
Stayed seven night at the travel lodge in downtown belfast . Rooms small but ok. The location is close to the town center and shopping. The famous crown pub and robinsons is near. The victoria st train station is only a block away and it will take you to the central station and from there you can get a train to anywhere. There is some noise from the pubs at night ,but is acceptable.
Central at least
My room wasn't bad - big bed, sofa, TV, desk, tea and coffee making facilities. My colleague's room was awful though for the same price - tiny cramped room with loads of stains and stickers on the mirror.
Staff were friendly enough but a bit young and clueless. There was a bit of confusion over whether or not our company had prepaid and when it transpired that they hadn't they seemed very stressed about us paying as soon as possible as if we were about to run of with the furniture in our suits and laptops. Our floor (4th) absolutely reeked of paint and a couple of the lights didn't work.
Location is very central but immediate area seemed slightly dodgy. Okay, but I wouldn't return.
What can be said about the Travelodge in Belfast thats positive, well location, its central so no taxis required to get to and from the bars and many clubs in Belfast City centre, as the hotel chain admits, they dont splash out on luxury bedrooms just a comfy bed and shower, the rooms are basic, shower, sometimes with a bath, colour tv, tea and coffee facilities. The staff are usually friendly but sometimes they dont seem to be able to cope when more than 4 people arrive to check in. they are pretty strict on the 3pm check in time so dont arrive early but you can leave your bags, the bar in the hotel is average but be warned there is a hostel for the homless next door and its not recommended to walk outside at night, if you get a bargain and I have, as cheap as £5 per room you cant complain but prices do go upto £65 room which would make me look elsewhere.