Lonely Planet review
Belfast's most famous hotel has seen more makeovers than most thanks to its tormented history, but its latest refurbishment exudes a plush but business-like air with a series of stylish new executive rooms challenging the hotel's somewhat predictable international standards.
Superbly located in an imposing building at the city's heart, the Europa attracts a mixed crowd of politicians, business folk, international footballers and the merely curious. The hub bub of activity in the foyer and the seemingly constant flow of punters to the hotel's three bars make it an excellent spot for people watching and catching up on local news. The rooms have all been recently refurbished with elegant but conservative decor and boast all the usual refinements of an international business hotel. For something more luxurious however, snare an executive room in the newly completed wing. Sexier and more spacious, these rooms boast flat screen TVs, midi systems, large bathrooms with double sinks and plenty of freebie toiletries.
Our independent authors have visited Europa Hotel and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Belfast to Bangor.
Services & facilities
- Breakfast in the room
Bureau de Change/ATM
- Atm/cash machine on site
- Ticket service
- Tour desk
- 24-hour front desk
- Room service
- Internet services
- Free Wi-Fi
- Non-smoking throughout
- Non-smoking rooms
- Designated smoking area
- Facilities for disabled guests
- Concierge service
Description provided by property
Travel informationThe hotel is easily accessible from all of the region’s major motorways, and from the ferry and air terminals. By Car (from the M1 and M2 motorways): - From the M1 and M2 motorways, take the West Link to the Grosvenor Road junction. - Turn left onto the Grosvenor Road. - Turn right onto the Boyne Bridge and then take the first turning on the left into Glengall Street. - The hotel is situated on Great Victoria Street, beside the Grand Opera House and facing the Crown Bar. By Air: Situated right in the heart of Belfast city centre, the Europa Hotel is just 3 miles (5 km) from George Best Belfast City Airport. Belfast International Airport is 16 miles (26 km) away. By Ferry: Belfast Ferry terminal is 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from the hotel.
Interesting places nearby
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Grand Opera House
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Crown Liquor Saloon
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Bar & Grill
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