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, grapefruit, wild boar-and-apple or vegetarian sausages, homemade low-sugar jams, wheat bread, freshly squeezed blended juices, and even whiskey marmalade. Should you still feel hunger pangs later in the day, a short but appetizing supper menu is available from 6:30 to 7:30. 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.
- beautifully prepared and presented breakfasts so hearty you can skip lunch
- suite-size rooms
- hard to find
- no bar
Rate Includes: Free breakfast; Some meals