The Best Bed and Breakfasts to Book in Belfast

You cant miss exploring the Titanic Quarter on a trip to Belfast
You can't miss exploring the Titanic Quarter on a trip to Belfast | © / Christopher Hill Photographic / Alamy Stock Photo
Ellie Ross

Home-cooked Ulster Fries, rainfall showers and crisp Egyptian cotton sheets – an overnight stay in Northern Ireland’s capital doesn’t come better than this. Whether you want to explore the Titanic quarter and Belfast City Hall, or take a taxi tour to see the murals, our guide has the best places to rest your head after a busy day of sightseeing. Take a peek at the best bed and breakfasts in Belfast, bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Maryville House

Bed and Breakfast

Double bed on ornate metal frame in a monochrome-toned room with two desks and a fireplace at Maryville House
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Roll-top baths, glittering chandeliers and four-poster beds are the order of the day at this boutique Belfast bed and breakfast, handily located in a residential area within striking distance of the city sights. Choose from five bedrooms in the main house, including the converted attic rooms, which have a 1930s New York vibe – think low-slung chairs and marble ensuites. As well as the killer brekkie, there’s also a great afternoon tea on offer.

2. The Gregory Guest House

Bed and Breakfast

Double bed, another bed, three lamps and two rounded-back chairs in a neutral-toned room at the Gregory Guest House
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There’s a great choice of room types in this family-run guesthouse, located just off Lisburn Road with its restaurants, bars and shops. The 14 classically styled rooms range from single boltholes to triple and even family rooms that sleep up to four. Owners Jim and Alison cook up a storm in the morning, and will share their favourite places to go for activities such as golf, mountain biking and fishing.

3. Kingscourt House

Bed and Breakfast

Double bed with blue duvet and two cushions on metal frame and wooden floor in white-painted room at Kingscourt House
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With just three rooms and friendly staff, Kingscourt House is just the place for a personalised stay. Pastries are waiting for you on arrival, and there’s no need for keys, with keypad entry instead. Bathrooms feature rainfall showers, and the largest room has a kitchenette for self-caterers. The homely touches even extend to four-legged friends, with dog bowls and beds available for your pooch.

4. Peartree Hill

Bed and Breakfast

Double bed, sofa, wall-mounted TV, desk and chair in room with glass doors offering rolling countryside view at Peartree Hill
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After a touch of luxury? This award-winning B&B, located in the quiet countryside on the outskirts of Belfast, offers three contemporary rooms with modern touches and stellar views. Food is locally sourced – so local, in fact, that most of it comes from the gardens and grounds. Avril serves breakfast to your room, using eggs from her hens, plus fruit and veg from her garden. The fire’s on in winter, so pull up a chair and warm up your feet.

5. Titanic Guest Boutique

Bed and Breakfast

Two adjacent single beds in monochrome-toned room with wall-mounted TV and wardrobe at Titanic Guest Boutique
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The former home of a shipyard director, this Victorian property has been lovingly converted into a modern guesthouse, while still retaining some original features. Rooms feature high ceilings, and some have pretty bay windows. Eat while chatting to the owner Ruth, a native Argentinian, or opt for a grab-and-go bag for brekkie on the run. The on-street parking is ideal for drivers, though you can walk to the city centre in around 15 minutes – this is one of the more central Belfast bed and breakfasts.

6. Ballyharvey House B&B

Bed and Breakfast

Exterior of the detached Ballyharvey House B&B, seen from the flowers in its large garden with lush lawn and driveway
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Bed and breakfasts in Belfast are known for offering warm welcomes, and you’ll certainly get one from hosts Yvonne and Stanley at Ballyharvey House. Rooms have a homely feel, with printed throws, sash windows and antique dressers. Wake up to countryside views and the smell of breakfast cooking. There’s a wide range of choices available, including eggs and bacon, but don’t miss the Irish soda bread. It’s just a five-minute drive to the airport, and lifts are available – just ask to arrange one.

7. Harpers Boutique Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast

Double bed in white-and-gold room with two radiators, ornate cornices and an armchair at Harpers Boutique Bed and Breakfast
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Set inside a grand Victorian townhouse on University Street, Harpers is an elegant hideaway, with original alcoves, cosy fireplaces and gilded mirrors. Sheets are crisp Egyptian cotton, and bathrooms feature underfloor heating. Meals are served in a large, ornate room – the perfect place to tuck into a freshly cooked Irish breakfast with thick bacon and homemade croissants on the side.

8. Bay Cottage B&B

Bed and Breakfast

Double bed on wooden frame in room with sofa, armchair, TV, wardrobe and radiator at Bay Cottage B&B
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Despite being so conveniently close to Belfast International Airport, Bay Cottage feels a world away from the urban sprawl, with countryside views and a quiet, peaceful atmosphere. Guests can play board games beside the fire in the communal sitting room or kick back by the windows overlooking Lough Neagh. Some energy is produced by wind and solar here. Breakfast is local – they use their own free-range eggs and apple juice squeezed just down the road in County Armagh.

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