Located 5 minutes walk from the Cathedral Quarter, 5 minutes taxi 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 150 X 200cm bed. There is also a writing desk and chairs. There are complementary tea making facilities in the room. The room was recently decorated and is a Victorian claret red colour with silk curtains and antique parquet flooring and has lovely high ceilings.
This Victorian building is well designed as it was built especially for the bank with suitable accommodation for the manager and his family as their home in 1893. In those days the Bank Manager was an important position and the accommodation provided was of a very high standard, spacious and comfortable by the standards of the day. The bank manager and his family occupied the premises from 1893 onwards. 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! You are invited to stay and experience a little of what the bank manager and his family experienced over 120 years ago!
After the bank abandoned the building during the recession it lay empty and neglected for a number of years going steadily into decline. Thankfully it has now been totally refurbished and and improved and has once again returned to its original use as a family home.
Food is not allowed in the bedroom. Food can be consumed in the reception on the ground floor.
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 this floor. On the next floor there is another walk-in shower room and two toilets on that level. There is an outdoor area on the ground floor and it is the only area allowed for smoking. 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 wish to spend their time visiting Belfast and I can help with any questions you might have about tours or restaurants.
There is unlimited 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 request parking in advance when you make your reservation.
No smoking anywhere inside the building. There is strictly no food allowed at any time in the bedroom. Maximum two occupants in this room and no other guests/visitors are allowed. Damage, including smoking indoors, spillages and breakages 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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