Hotel Review: Hilton Belfast
The Hilton Belfast is a standard chain hotel, located not far away from the city center. In this hotel review, I’ll explain what’s good about the property and where there’s room for improvement!
There are not too many great hotels in Belfast, which makes the Hilton one of the best choices in the city. I’d say the hotel is pretty much on the same level as other UK Hiltons like the Hilton Cardiff.
- Classification: Five Stars
- Room Category: Executive Room
- Month of Stay: January
The location is very good though as it’s just a quick walk to the city center and you are basically at the waterfront. Check-in was smooth as well and we were upgraded to an Executive Room on the highest floor thanks to my Hilton Honors Diamond Status.
Executive Room at the Hilton Belfast
The Executive Room at the Hilton Belfast offers the typical basics of a room at a Hilton. It has the usual shape and comes with a comfortable enough King Bed with two nightstands.
Then right next to the bed, there’s a rather basic chair next to a table.
Then opposite of that you can find a working desk with a comfortable and ergonomic turning chair.
Next to the large working desk, you can find the flat-screen television.
Other than that, there’s a luggage rack, a minibar and some wardrobe spaces as well as a cattle. The views of the river on the top floor were quite nice and one of the highlights of the room.
The bathroom on the other hand was just average. It has a bathtub shower-combo with a shower curtain, a single sink and a toilet.
At least, the shower head is quite decent and allows for a comfortable shower.
All in all, a clean and comfortable room without any highlights, but without major downsides either.
Executive Lounge at the Hilton Belfast
On the highest floor, just steps from our room, the Hilton Belfast offers a rather cozy Executive Lounge, which Diamond members and those staying in Executive Rooms and above have access to.
The lounge isn’t really big and mainly has couches and a few tables with chairs.
The choice of snacks and drinks is quite limited, too. During the day, you can get soft drinks, fruits and some croissants left from breakfast.
Then in the evening, there are alcoholic beverages including wines and spirits on display alongside a basic choice of snacks. Those include a few fried things like chicken and spring rolls as well as some cheese, bread and veggies.
Really nothing to get excited about, but good for a basic snack. There’s also a breakfast spread in the lounge, but it’s very small, so I’d definitely recommend eating in the restaurant.
Room Service at the Hilton Belfast
We ended up having room service at the Hilton Belfast on our arrival day and just ordered a pizza and some cheese bread. The cheese bread was quite good.
The pizza wasn’t bad either, but it was a little surprising that it was served in a typical delivery box, which isn’t something you’d expect in a five star hotel.
Nevertheless, it was alright for the money paid, but again nothing to get excited about.
Breakfast at the Hilton Belfast
Breakfast at the Hilton Belfast is served in the hotel’s restaurant on the ground floor. Here, you can get the typical English breakfast options, including various hot dishes.
Then there are fruits, but many looked like they were actually coming from tins. You can also enjoy a basic selection of cold cuts, cheeses, veggies etc. The choice of bread rolls is rather basic, but the croissants are tasty.
Last but not least, the highlight of breakfast at the Hilton Belfast are the freshly prepared omelets.
There’s nothing really wrong about breakfast here, but for a Hilton I thought that there could be more and somewhat higher quality options.
Gym at the Hilton Belfast
There’s no pool or sauna at the hotel, but you can find a small gym. It was average equipment, but felt clean, modern and in a good condition.
There are a couple of treadmills and other cardio equipment alongside a few strength machines and free weights.
As you’d expect, there’s all you need for a basic workout, but nothing more.
Overall impressions of the Hilton Belfast
When reading my review, you most likely already realized that I thought that the Hilton Belfast was really average. There’s nothing terribly bad about this place, but it didn’t excite me one bit. The rooms are nice enough, the lounge is okay, the breakfast is alright, the gym does the trick. If you are looking for a comfortable place to stay when in Belfast, you can’t go wrong with the Hilton, but don’t expect anything more.