Fodor's Expert Review The Old Rectory Guesthouse

148 Malone Rd., Belfast, Co. Down, BT9 5LH, Northern Ireland

Upscale breakfasts are the big draw at Mary and Jerry Callan's well-appointed South Belfast house built in 1896 as a Church of Ireland rectory. Some guest rooms are decorated in pastels, others in brighter colors, and all have good views of the mountains. Set yourself up for the day with pancakes and maple syrup, smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, fresh fruit salad, granola, homemade low-sugar jams, freshly squeezed blended juices, and even whiskey marmalade. For vegetarians, the most popular dishes are sausages or a wheat soda croque madame with basil, tomato, and cheese. Should you still feel hunger pangs later in the day, a short but appetizing supper menu is available from 6:30 to 7:30 featuring both meat and vegetarian options. Visitors can relax in the drawing room and browse through a library of books on Ireland's history and culture. The suburban Metro bus stop is right outside.

PROS

  • beautifully prepared and presented breakfasts so hearty you can skip lunch
  • suite-size rooms
  • beautifully prepared, hearty breakfasts
  • historic house

CONS

  • hard to find
  • no bar
  • few amenities

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
ViewsHistorical
Casual
Residential Area
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 028-9066–7882

HOTEL DETAILS

7 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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