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Malmaison

At a Glance

    Pros

  • imaginative and glamorous
  • five-minute walk to major Belfast shopping

    Cons

  • lack of car parking
  • if you don't like the bar's subtle darkness, bring a flashlight

Malmaison Review

"A hotel that dares to be different," trumpets the promotional blurb for Malmaison, and the place certainly lives up to the claim—this transformed 19th-century grain warehouse now comprises low-slung, soft velour sofas, a chaise longue, and velvet drapes, creating a modern Gothic feel. The bar—dubbed "Dracula's living room" by one wag—continues the moody but luxurious look, with red crushed-velvet chairs and dark suede sofas. Oversize purple Alice in Wonderland–style furniture adds to the slightly surreal aesthetic. In 2011 the hotel underwent a £250,000 renovation, but apart from turning up the lighting levels in some areas, it has retained its original feel. Rooms were given a makeover and contain flat-screen TVs and DVD players, as well as comfortable beds with Egyptian cotton linens in soft colors. With the exception of the bar, the other areas of the hotel moved away from darker shades, introducing a brighter color scheme throughout. A nautical theme is now in place in the brasserie, which has taken on the blue-and-white look of a New England beach house and includes tongue-and-groove timber and maritime accessories such as vintage buoys from Nova Scotia, fresh oyster buckets, lifesaving rings, and ships' lanterns. French bistro-style cookery is on the menu. Ask for special rates, and deals that include tickets to the Titanic Belfast Visitor Centre.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 34–38 Victoria St., Central District, Belfast, Co. Down BT1 3GH | Map It
  • Phone: 028/9022–0200
  • Website:
  • Location: Belfast

    Hotel Details

  • 62 rooms, 2 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 04-10-2013

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