Undoubtedly "Belfast's most famous hotel" (Lonely Planet), The 3-star Europa Hotel is a favourite with diplomats and visiting celebrities alike, counting the likes of Hillary Clinton, Victoria Beckham and Elvis Costello among its prior guests. The monumental building -- which is faced with glass and neoclassical columns and dates back to the 70s -- has survived remarkably intact despite the city's turbulent history.
The hotel occupies a very central position opposite the city’s Grand Opera House and around the corner from the legendary Crown Liquor Saloon. It's a 12-minute walk to the Victoria Street Shopping Centre and 19 minutes' stroll from the Ulster Museum, with its wide and varied collection of art and natural history and botanical gardens nearby. A little further away lies the Titanic Belfast, where you can learn about its passengers and visit the dry dock where the ship was built. Cave Hill Country Park, a 16-minute drive north of the city, is also worth a visit for its stupendous views over the city.
The iconic Piano Bar on the first floor is a "sumptuous haven of mahogany, leather and candlelight", according to The Daily Telegraph. It's open for afternoon tea, bar snacks and cocktails, and there's live piano music from 2-5pm on Saturday afternoons and from 7-10pm on Friday and Saturday nights. The Causerie bistro serves classic fare from local producers, such as steaks and fish and chips, and includes special children's menus (along with a children's panto menu). Breakfast is a locally sourced affair too, with Crawford's granola from County Down, yoghurt from the Clandeboye Estate and a dash of Bushmills Whiskey in the White's oat porridge from Tandragee (Armagh), and of course Ireland’s famous Bewley’s Coffee.
The understated bedrooms are traditional in style. Classic rooms are a little tight on space and some don’t have much of a view, while Executive rooms are larger and snazzier, and overlook the Grand Opera House of the Black Mountains to the rear of the hotel. The rubber ducks in the bathrooms are a fun touch, and guests are free to take them away.
From the press:
"A lodging of choice for big-name politicians, diplomats and celebrities" -- Frommer's
"A landmark in Belfast, the Europa is a monument to the resilience of the city" -- Fodor's
"Offering understated grandeur" -- The Daily Telegraph
Newspaper / magazines
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Currency exchange / ATM
Laundry / dry cleaning
iPod/iPhone docking station
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 11am
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
National Rating This property has received its official star rating from Tourism NI.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Fee for full breakfast: GBP 16.00 per person (approximately)
Late check-out fee: GBP 20.00
Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
The hotel is around a half-hour drive from Belfast International Airport. There's no parking on site, but the hotel can arrange for valet parking (extra charge).
From Belfast International Airport, take the Translink shuttle bus to Europa Buscentre outside Great Victoria Street train station, which is one block from the hotel. The bus departs every half an hour and the journey takes around 20 minutes.
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