Historical Traveller Reviews of Jurys Inn Belfast Hotel
This is a very middle-of-the-road hotel. I've stayed here a couple of times on business and last time noticed that the rooms are starting to get very threadbare. The lack of a carpark is also very annoying considering it is by no means cheap. It has a great location, however, and the breakfast is good.
Great Family Hotel
from A TripAdvisor Member
Jury's in Belfast was a wonderful surprise. The hotel is bright and clean and the rooms are clean and spacious. The lobby is welcoming, but the real difference we noticed was the staff. The manager, Steven McMullen, greated us upon arrival and was extemely helpful thruought our stay. He and his staff convinced our whole family that they were genuinely glad to have us stay at the hotel. They arranged a tour of Belfast, upon our request. We could change our money at the desk from pounds or dollars to euros, etc.
The hotel bar and restaurant are located on either sides of the lobby and were both excellent for families. The prices of the rooms were reasonable and an excellent value compared to rooms in London and elsewhere. I would recommend Jury's to any famly staying in Belfast.
Better than the reviews say
from A TripAdvisor Member
Having just returned from a 2 night stay at the Jury's Inn in Belfast, I was surprised to read some of the other reviews on this site - was I staying in the same hotel? Location wise it is excellent, close to all shops, bars etc and close to the train and bus stations. I found the hotel to be really good, large clean rooms, very good breakfast, and the lobby etc was also of a high standard. It is what i would expect from a 3 star hotel. I thought it was well worth the £75 a night for the room. Belfast was an excellent place for a weekend break - recommended!
adequate but so noisy
I stayed here for 3 nights while attending a conference. The hotel is easy to get to from the City airport - just jump on a bus which run every 1/2hr for £1.30 and its then a 2 minute walk (if the bus driver isnt busy he may even drop you off outside). Its very central 5 mins to the City Chambers and shopping area. The check in was easy and the breakfast a basic hot and cold buffet. An iron appeared within 10 mins of asking. Now for the down points: If the Opera House is still being renovated DO NOT stay anywhere near it. The work starts bang on 7am and is loud enough to make you think that the hotel itself is being demolished. Everyone I spoke to in the whole hotel was complaining about the temperature - the ice machines on each floor were probably a clue - it is so hot - sleeping with a sheet and the window open still is too warm. The bathroom looked like it could do with a refit - cracked sink and generally grubby and the room smelt of smoke. The menu is over priced and lacking in choice. I paid £65 a night including breakfast and I'm certainly pleased I paid no more. It was adequate if you needed to lay your head somewhere but certainly not anywhere special.
t Be Back
I recently stayed at the Jurys Inn for two nights in late April. Although the prices were reasonable for the area (average $133 per night) and the location is great (very near City Hall, Castlecourt Shopping Centre, Victoria Train Station, etc), I was not at all impressed with the hotel itself. When I first walked through the doors, I was caught off guard by the second-hand cigarette smoke that filled the lobby. As a non-smoker, it was not a great start. Most importantly, however, the room itself was not clean: hairs in the bathtub, lipstick smudge on the wall, dirt splatters on the soap dispensers, dirt smudges on the lightswitch, and stains on the blanket & bedsheet. I didn't know what was safer - sleeping between the sheets or on top of them. The room door knob appeared to be held in place with black electrical tape, which did not help me to feel secure. Forget about niceties like little bottles of shampoo or wrapped bars of soap - you won't find them here. Face cloths/hand towels are not provided, either, so prepare to shower with 2x4 towels (not fun). Overall, it was not a great experience. After spending an amazing five days exploring Northern Ireland, my final two days in Belfast at the Jurys Inn were a definite "lowlight" of my trip. I spent as much time as possible out of the hotel and didn't eat there, so I can't speak to the quality of the restaurant or room service. I can say with certainly that I won't be staying at the Jurys Inn Belfast again. If you can find a comparably priced hotel in the area, you might want to try it instead.
great hotel, great location, fantastic staff
from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed in the hotel for the weekend with some friends, it was clean comfortable and best of all reasonably priced. The staff were very friendly and couldnt do enough to help us. The location of this hotel is excellent close to shops, bars and restuarants. Would definitely reccomend. Excellent value for money
s only so so
where do i stsrt, firstly good points, very central hotel and good value, nice bar. staff very very friendly especially the reception staff who couldn't do enough for us. Bad points, breakfast was the only food worth talking about. the restuarant food could only be described as poor/average. the room was basic, and there was building work being done on our floor. And there is no car parking facility. high light of the trip, jazz in the europa hotel and robinson's bar accross from the europa.
So close to everthing!
Stayed here New Years Eve! Had a wonderful time. Excellent location! Arrived from airport to bus terminal which is only two blocks to hotel and from hotel easy 5mins walk to city centre. Good breakfast and good bar! Across the road, oldest pub in Belfast & another few good pubs right beside! Would recommend Cafe Vaudeville(Arthur St.) & Ten Square(behind city hall) both off main square, for drinks and food. Cafe V. has 'wow factor' Tried chinese rest. Water Margin which was very good, karaoke too! Would certainly stay here again!!Belfast was brilliant!
good value,but .....
Extreemly clean place with excellent helpful friendly staff. Great location within walking distance of everything.Nice to see security on door late night. Room was very comfortable although quite compact, had all the necessities. Unfortunatly we were at the back overlooking the scenic garbage and recycling which gets emptied by large truck at 6.45 am. The noise is horrendous at that time when on holiday. Surely they could do that mid morning?? Also during our stay some renovations were underway and banging and drilling went on from 7am until 5pm so there is no chance of a rest during the day.Breakfast in the restaurant was 5 star expensive by Canadian standards? Too bad about the problems as we really liked this hotel. Lots of places to eat in the area, breakfast across the road for half the price, dinner at the 10 Square, 5 min walk away and a pint at The Crown, was great.
t Be Back!
from A TripAdvisor Member
Three Ladies shared a room for one nite in Jurys Hotel and i regret to say i dont think that this hotel desereves to have any stars accredited to its name. The room was very basic and there was one pillow each which were as flat as pancakes, so we requested an extra pillow each at reception when we went down for dinner. the lady on reception informed us that the hotel was full and did not think that we could have another three pillows, but would see what she could do. On returning to the room we found that we had been given one extra pillow between three people. A very uncomfortable nite was had by all.
As for our dinner, well i now know that the standards in any cafe in belfast surpass that of the meal that we got in the hotel restaurant. The 8oz steak was maybe about 4oz, the mushrooms served at the starter were so hard that you had to hold them with your finger to stop them skooting away when you tried to put your fork in! very poor quality for any hotel.
The only thing i can say is that the staff on reception were very nice, its just a pity the hotel does not give a good service to support their efforts. The beds and bathroom was clean, but the carpet needs some attention.
Overall i think next time i stay in belfast i will go next door to the Europa.
Top Local Tips for Belfast
Just take a brolly and a waterproof hat, otherwise its great !!
Transport from Airport to Hotel
On arrival at George Best City Airport take the No. 600 bus which stops just outside airport building and this will take you to the Europa Bus Station (just a short walk to Jurys). Cost £2.60 return fare. The journey takes approximately 10 minutes.
Black Cab Tours of City
We wanted to do a tour of the murals in the catholic and protestant areas. Jurys Belfast reception desk booked us the Black Cab tour it takes 1 hour and costs £25 to hire the cab, the drivers know all their history of the areas and bring you on a tour inside and out the cab of the loyalist and catholic areas and talk you through the history of each murals and the streets. They really know their stuff and are so friendly. Felt very safe in both areas and was really interesting to see it all. The black cab tours will take you wherever you want to go in the city, you can also do tour of H&W where Titanic was built if you like. Deffo recommend Black Cab Tour its just so personal to your group.