Dukes at Queens

65–67 University St., Belfast, Co. Down, BT7 1HL, Northern Ireland

Although retaining its distinguished redbrick Victorian facade, the inside of this handsome hotel on bohemian Botanic Avenue has been revamped in a cool contemporary style. Chic, modern guest rooms come in varying sizes and are popular both with weekenders and the smart business set. Villeroy & Boch bathrooms add bliss with drench showers, while swank and comfy Rolf Benz swivel armchairs are added bonuses. The hotel's location is perfect: Queen's University and the Botanic Gardens are a five-minute stroll away, and if you want to eat out you can wander the leafy streets and choose from Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Italian, and Irish restaurants.

PROS

  • stylish, with excellent service
  • good value for the price
  • convenient location

CONS

  • area thronged at lunchtime with office workers and revelers at night—noise is an ever-present reality

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 028-9023–6666

HOTEL DETAILS

32 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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