What We Love
- Belfast's only après-ski bar, Baltic
- A custom-built wood-fired grill at Taylor & Clay, the open-kitchen restaurant
- Exceptionally fast—and free—WiFi
- The hotel’s expertly curated “Map of Cool," filled with off-the-beaten-path attractions
What To Know
- The hotel skips in-room fridges; instead, there’s a well-stocked snack bar at the reception desk
- A complimentary “breakfast bag” of OJ, a granola-and-yogurt pot, and fruit is included as part of your room rate
- The hotel’s Espresso Bar features Ireland’s only Kees van der Westen machine
- All 43 rooms have rain showers
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The prolific Beannchor group, an Irish hospitality powerhouse that’s delivered award-winning destinations like The Merchant, a majestic Victorian mansion in Belfast’s storied Cathedral Quarter, let its hair down for this modish metropolitan retreat. The Steve McQueen tributes—which begins with the hotel’s name, an homage to his eponymous 1968 film—are plenty: the hotel’s main restaurant is a hat-tip to McQueen’s San Francisco address, while the reception is graced with an arresting portrait (so arresting, in fact, that a couple of thieves attempted to snatch it last year) of the King of Cool. Interiors are industrial, blending pale woods, exposed brick, and leather, though it’s the cheeky accessories, like coffee mugs emblazoned with the phrase, “Hello Brewtiful,” or the “2B or not 2B” etched on the pencils in your room, that will leave the most lasting impressions. The hotel also boasts one of the Northern Irish capital’s most popular watering holes: to get to Bullitt’s Bar, patrons pass through a bulb-lit passageway that leads to a charming courtyard beer garden, where the focal point is a Jameson barrel sculpture. Fittingly, you can order the hotel’s very own lager on tap—and like the hip-haven you’re staying in, it’s a curious but tasty brew.
In the Area
You’re a two-minute walk to the Cathedral Quarter, which is chock full of Belfast’s best pubs and restaurants, which was once the city’s literary headquarters (many 19th-century newspapers were based here). Traces of it are still visible through sites like Writer’s Square, in front of St. Anne’s Cathedral, where quotations from 27 late Irish writers have been inscribed into a succession of stones, and just five minutes from the Titanic Quarter, a recently revived waterfront sprawl that preserves its shipyard heritage through a sleek and modern museum, where the centerpiece is a multimedia exhibit that allows visitors to explore every nook and cranny of the ill-fated ocean-liner.
How to Get There
Bullitt has become our go to place when we head to the city for a night out. So we decided to book a one night stay. Check in was swift and friendly. The dinky room is as described and has everything you need. Super comfy bed. Very clean. The bathroom is lovely and the shower was great. Great tea and coffee selection and the breakfast in a bag was perfect! We got the festive buddy complimentary drinks and the white chocolate martini was unbelievable!!! All the staff are lovely, it's one of things I love about Bullitt, its not at all pretentious. Highly recommend the small plates if dining in the bar. The courtyard and rooftop bar are great to have in the city even when it's cold and wet. The whole place is just so quirky I love it! I can't wait to go back!
Have had a few beers during the summer in their beer garden and have really enjoyed it. Very quirky hotel and very central. We enjoyed our one night stay very much indeed. Great staff, very clean and comfortable and the breakfast in a bag was a lot nicer than it sounds. Bit of noise outside and within, but hell, you’re here for the craic. Would most certainly stay again. Roof top bar is a nice touch even in the Belfast mizzle.
If you planning a city break to Belfast then I can’t recommend the Bullitt Hotel highly enough. Situated in the heart of the city with really easy access to all the top pubs, clubs and restaurants. The atmosphere in the hotel is great also. Check out the roof top bar. We stayed there 30th November and I’d definitely return. 👍👍
2nd time staying here - nothing too much trouble, staff brilliant and friendly - fab rooms, lovely hot showers, everything provided - toiletries, tea, coffee, breakfast bags with juice and fruit and yogurt - very central, - food and bar excellent - would definitely recommend
This was a great looking hotel, stylish and quirky with a sense of humour (the voice in the lift!!)
The food was great, especially the breakfast. Book directly with the hotel for a free breakfast bap which was a meal in itself and totally delicious. You get a choice of four or five combinations.
The only downside is the position of and events at the bar. Our room overlooked the outside bar and whilst it was ok listening to the live music at 11pm, by 1am it had lost its appeal. It was strange as looking out the window there was hardly anyone left in the bar so probably a lot of lost sleep for little return on takings. We called reception who told us when it would finish. Although we had been out ourselves for drinks we were also sightseeing so needed sleep!
When I went to reception the next morning they were expecting me and I was immediately referred to Lucy the front of house manager. While I waited someone made me a much needed coffee which was a nice touch. Lucy was exemplary in her customer service, she showed us two room options we could move to, refunded our overnight room rate and to top it all when we came back to our new room that night had left us drinks, a box of chocolates and a handwritten card. Wonderful, thanks Lucy!
There was so much that was great about this hotel but I can’t say I could return as ultimately I go to a hotel to sleep. I think they need to decide if they are a hotel or a late night bar, or at least try and allocate rooms more carefully.