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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
We arrived on a warm Saturday afternoon and decided because downstairs was chockabloc with ppl to try the rooftop bar.
Well it was lush and I qould defo recommend it. However the bar ppl take forever making the drinks. I swear 20minutes to make 2 cocktails. At £11 each they werent big. But did taste yummy. I would go again with a rich guy maybe lol...knw anyone?🤔🤣
We really enjoyed our single night stay in a hotel which brings a unique look to city centre accommodation. The Steve McQueen themed Bullitt Hotel is not obvious to visitors and you could walk past the entrance and remain unaware of it’s presence. When you do walk through the narrow entrance you enter a courtyard bar area which is lovely, particularly when the sun shines, the reception is more ‘trendy bar’ than hotel and there is a restaurant and a rooftop bar (but it all works). The staff were friendly and helpful and the hotel is modern, somewhat dark but with a few ‘Norn Ir’on’ isms (so it is)...
Our room was dinky, somewhat compact with little room to walk past each other (this was expected), but other rooms are larger so be aware that your booked room MAY be smaller. However, for us, this was not an issue. Our room was clean and very quiet (considering it is in the city centre), the bed was very comfortable and facilities included TV, coffee/tea, hairdryer and the usual bathroom accoutrements.
In the morning you have the option for a courtesy breakfast meal bag to be left at your door, a useful touch if you are checking out really early in the morning - we did not need it so I cannot comment on the contents, but a nice idea none-the-less.
We enjoyed our stay and are actually due to return in September.
Funky, cool modern hotel in a great location beside attractions.
Staff very helpful and friendly easy check inn and check out. Very comfortable bed. Bedroom was small.
Recommended for a weekend break.
Met friends for a drink on a Friday and it was very good. Great location, very good service - very similar to some hotels in Hoxton. Good range of craft drinks and wine. We returned on Friday evening for some post dinner drinks and it was awesome. The music playlist was fantastic and it was just about warm enough to sit outside under the heaters. Clearly a very popular place. Having had such a great experience on Friday we returned on late-ish on Saturday evening but it wasn't for us. There was a live DJ and, IMO, the music was too loud and not to our taste so we left after one drink. Maybe the DJ should start a little later? Anyway - still a very good venue
We stayed one night at this hotel. The check in staff member Karen was excellent. Very bright and very helpful.
Arranged for us to check in early and also booked a tour for us very efficiently.
Our room was quite small, but the bed was fabulously comfortable. A small but functional bathroom and a great size tv.
The breaky bag was great, plenty for us.
The position of this property is excellent, easy walking to restaurants, and sites.
We would definitely recommend and stay again.