5 minutes walk to the Cathedral Quarter and 5 minutes drive to the Titanic Quarter and SSE Arena. A taxi from City Airport is under £10. The Express 300 bus to/from Aldergrove Intl Airport stops nearby at Ulster University campus, York Street.
The room is spacious with a comfortable new KING SIZE bed. There is also a writing desk and chair. There are complementary tea making facilities in the room. The room was recently decorated and is a sunny yellow with silk curtains and parquet flooring and has high ceilings. There is a wardrobe and another chest of drawers.
This Victorian building is nicely laid out as it was built specially for the bank manager and his family as their home in 1893. In the Victoria period the Bank Manager was an important person and the accommodation provided was of a high standard, spacious and comfortable by the standards of the day. The bank manager and his family occupied the premises from 1893 onwards and subsequent bank managers after them. Records show they had a live-in domestic servant. The bank commissioned The architect Vincent Craig who was the younger brother of the first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland. The building was constructed by H&J Martin who later went on to build the Belfast City Hall. Today there are no servants and you are invited to stay and experience a little of what the bank manager and his family enjoyed over 120 years ago! Sadly after the bank abandoned the building during the recession it lay empty and neglected for a number of years but thankfully it has now been totally refurbished and returned to its original use as a family home.
Food is not allowed in the bedroom. There is a reception area on the ground floor where food may be eaten.
The shared bathroom is large and has a power shower, sink, WC and the original Victorian roll top bath. There are two additional separate toilets on the next floor also.
This spacious double bedroom has shared access to the lovely bathroom with walk-in shower on their floor. On the next floor there is a walk-in shower room and two toilets on that level. The rest of the inside of the building has a strict no smoking policy.
Interaction with guests
I am usually around but I leave it up to the guests to decide on the level of interaction they prefer as this can vary. Most people have plans of how they want to spend their time visiting Belfast and I can help with any questions you might have. I have taken some guests for a walk around the nearby Cathedral Quarter and town . When I am not cleaning I am usually at my computer or watching telly or doing some ironing in the living room! Your welcome to pop in and have a chat anytime I am there or even watch TV if you like.
There is high speed fibre optic wifi so you can download and watch movies on your own laptop.
Other things to note
There is free parking at the back available by prior arrangement only. Please let me know in advance so I can arrange the parking.
You must have verified ID on your airbnb profile before making a reservation, no exceptions. No smoking indoors anywhere and no food in the rooms. A maximum of two people in this room. No other guests are permitted in the room apart from the guests booked in. Any damage/accidents/spillage will be deducted from the £300 deposit.
Guests are advised to obtain their own insurance in case of accidents , personal injury or loss or damage to property. No responsibility is accepted by the host for any losses , damage or personal injury sustained by any uninsured guests during their stay. By making your booking you agree to these terms and conditions.
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