A glowing green hotel

By Erica Crompton


Hope Street, Belfast’s Holiday Inn lights up green in the evening which makes for an eerie entree. But we don’t mind this at all as we enter as it boasts both steps to the entrance and a step-free entrance for wheelchair users.

A bottle of Pinot Noir awaits with a handwritten note which is just as delicious. The devil’s in the detail here – cushions are plump, the room’s scent is sweet and we’re overlooking a lovely mural of two national football players with the words: “Welcome to our wee country!”

During a stay at the Holiday Inn here, you’ll be minutes from the Grand Opera House and Ulster Hall. With 4-stars, this hotel is also within close proximity of Linen Hall Library and St. Malachy’s Church.

Make yourself at home in one of the hundreds of guestrooms, including the accessible guest room with roll-in shower, which Paul and I stayed in this month. Paul says he enjoyed the wet room, and the shower was easy to use with a built-in seat and large shower head.

We received complimentary wireless access, toiletries and a hair dryer as all guests do. There was also a fitness centre (that we didn’t use!) and we ate breakfast every morning from a buffet – the lattes being exceptional though not included in the stay.

From eerie green beginnings to sorrowful endings (we were sad to say goodbye). This is one hotel that lights up more than just the entrance.

Book your stay at Holiday Inn in Hope Street, Belfast, at www.guestreservations.com/holiday-inn-belfast-city-centre/booking

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