Craving more privacy than a standard hotel room in Northern Ireland’s capital city? Belfast has a wide range of apartments to choose from – complete with kitchens and multiple bedrooms, they are a great choice for travellers preferring to self-cater, or groups or families wishing to stay together. Whether you explore the city’s Titanic Quarter and Botanic Gardens, or venture out of town for a road trip along the Causeway Coast, here’s our pick of the best apartments in Belfast.
Based on the corner of leafy Wellington Park and the shop-lined Lisburn Road, this Victorian property has been brought up to date with three contemporary apartments, one on each floor. The decor is stylish – think teal walls, minimalist bedrooms and spotless kitchens with metro tiling and chic black appliances. Comfort is key – the individually wrapped spring mattresses have deep toppers and luxurious bedding. Patrick, the host, lives nearby and is on hand to recommend his favourite cafés.
Sleeping up to six guests, this apartment is well placed for those wanting to stay central. It’s around a five-minute walk to City Hall and St George’s Market, the city’s last surviving Victorian covered market, where you can pick up everything from fresh fish to handmade jewellery. The property features two double bedrooms, a double sofa bed in the open-plan living area, a breakfast bar kitchen and plenty of potted plants that create a fresh feel.
If it’s killer views you’re after, you’ve come to the right place. Standing high above Botanic Avenue, these apartments all have private balconies overlooking the city rooftops – the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee or sundowner. There’s private parking, children’s highchairs available and an elevator to whisk you up to your floor. Apartments sleep between four and ten guests, and you’ll receive a welcome food and drinks package inside the fully equipped kitchen.
Catering for customers who crave more privacy than a hotel, these spacious apartments are in the thick of the city centre action. Located at various spots around the city, they all feature full kitchen facilities, contemporary style and free Wi-Fi and parking. Some have washing machines and dishwashers. You’ll be within walking distance of the main attractions, while also being able to retreat to your own space, with high ceilings, colourful decor and bright living areas.
Kick back with a cuppa and a view of the Black Mountains in one of these centrally located serviced apartments, available with one or two bedrooms (sleeping up to four). The dog-friendly pads are a great choice for pet owners, while the fireplaces make for a cosy evening in. There’s also a two-bedroom penthouse with more space, a deep soaking tub and balcony. You get some hotel perks, such as housekeeping and toiletries, along with added privacy.
This collection of apartments, stretching from Belfast to Portrush, is well placed for travellers exploring the city and the Causeway Coast. In Belfast, the Wellington Park (sleeping four) and Wellesley Avenue apartments (sleeping six) are located close to Queens University, while Bradbury House (sleeping six) is a short walk from Great Victoria Street train station and set inside a Victorian townhouse. Expect open-plan living areas, smart kitchens and washing machines throughout.
A great option for families, Cordia consists of one-, two- and three-bed, full-service apartments. Family apartments feature two double bedrooms, one with an en-suite, plus one sofa bed – offering ample space for both kids and parents to relax. The flat screen TV includes children’s channels and comes with a DVD player. There are playgrounds at Drumglass Park and family-friendly restaurants within walking distance. Smaller apartments are also available, sleeping up to four. Secure underground parking, Wi-Fi, toiletries and towels come as standard.
There’s a bright, fresh feel to this three-bed apartment in the university area, a short walk from the pretty Botanic Gardens. Vibrant yellow dining chairs and cushions pop against the whitewashed walls, and the triple-aspect windows allow natural light to flood in at breakfast time. The kitchen features a washing machine, and the bedrooms consist of two king-sized beds and one twin, ideal for families.
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