Ratings based on 48 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.5 out of 5
88% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
3.2 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Students
by Englishman from London

Cheap - but you get what you pay for

Posted 1-Sep-2013
Pros: A full breakfast (good) is included at no extra cost. There is a nice communal kitchen (but note no kettles are allowed in the bedrooms).
Cons: Plumbing is very noisy indeed - a prolonged buzzing for 5 mins after every flush! Shower cubicle too narrow. No proper wardrobe, just rail and curtain
Location: It is walkable in 30 minutes from the Europa bus station and only 10 minutes from the Botanic Gardens and award-winning Ulster Museum.
I took a photo of myself in the room... and it looks like I'm in a prison cell, but the difference is you are free to come and go and if you don't plan on spending much time in the room why pay more? Breeze block walls won't be to everyone's taste but though spartan, the room is warm, clean and secure (accessed by no fewer than three card-swipe doors). I recommend a visit to Belfast's newest tourist attraction (as of November 2012) Crumlin Road Gaol because not only is it the best visit in town (it knocks the Titanic Centre for six) but the cells are also an interesting comparison with this university hall of residence! The hall comprises a cluster of 'village streets' - I was in Ash Road...or was it D Wing?
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by fran

Good budget accommodation

Posted 27-Aug-2013
Pros: Nothing much
Cons: This was student accommodation
Location: Fine good access to a shop & transport to centre of city
Just OK for 1 night not more! Not good for more nights. Shower too tiny.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Lindsay from Scotland, UK

Excellent place to stay, cheap, clean, great food.

Posted 28-Jul-2013
Pros: Each floor in the apartments has a kitchen. I was able to buy my evening meal, and microwave it on return. This was a great saving.
Cons: No kettle in room. I love my tea, so each time I wanted tea, I had to get dressed to go to the kitchen.
Location: Set within Belfast city, easy walking access to tourist sites.
Great place to stay. Room was excellent, with a desk and many electrical sockets, which allowed me to charge my laptop, mobile phone etc, easily. The shower was very very small. Just enough space for an average size person to manoeuvre. On arrival back to my room on the first day, my bed had been made, and towels changed. This did not happen on my second stay, which was disappointing. Breakfast was excellent, hot and more than enough to eat. Reception staff were very very pleasant, helpful and friendly. Kitchen and cleaning staff were friendly. Heaps of parking free space, easy access using a sat nav.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Mike from Andover, UK

Good Accomodation

Posted 23-Jul-2013
Pros: Free Wi-Fi, good breakfast.
Cons: No bus service on a Sunday.
Location: Short distance to city centre.
Student accommodation, basic but comfortable rooms, good breakfast. Kitchen facilities.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Great place to sleep!

Posted 22-Jul-2013
Very friendly staff although the building and rooms were too hot and there wasn't a way to lower the temperature!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Students
by Wilf from Suffolk, UK

Good budget option in Belfast

Posted 6-Jul-2013
Pros: Price, Quiet (being out of the city and on a university campus, you could hardly hear any noise), Modern, Good location near a bus stop.
Cons: On the first morning, the kitchen staff locked themselves out of the kitchen and so breakfast was delayed.
Location: The Elms VIllage is outside the centre of Belfast so requires a 30 minute walk/taxi ride or bus. However, being out of the city, it is quiet/clean.
This is basically student rooms let out during the university holidays. So don't expect the Hilton but it's not a complete dive. The halls seem fairly new and so the upkeep is fresh and clean but basic. The reception is open 24 hours a day and is helpful and professional. The morning breakfast is satisfactory and good.
1 out of 5
by Anon from Scotland

Expensive, uncomfortable extremely rude staff

Posted 6-Jul-2013
Pros: Leaving the hotel
Cons: Staff at reception, breakfast, laundry facilities particularly the fact that the only irons available are those in a communal building
Location: Good for Queens and surrounding area, not great for the city centre.
I only booked this as I had to be in the city on specific days and everywhere else in Belfast was either completely sold out or cost in excess of 100GBP per night. The staff I met at the reception during the check-in and check-out process were extremely rude. I used a UK credit card which was refused, despite there being more than sufficient funds to cover the cost of my stay. Having asked if I could check in and return within the hour with the full cost in cash (which would enable me to put my suitcase and heavy hand luggage in the room) I was refused. Having gone to a cash machine and withdrawn money, it was portrayed that by paying cash I hugely inconveniencing the staff. I also had to give ID, etc. a second time (despite the fact that I had been there less than ten minutes previous). If this wasn't enough, I was told upon check out that there was no record of my payment and that I would have to produce evidence of such before being allowed to leave the property. So not only were the staff rude, they were also incompetent as I would not have been allowed check in without having first paid in full There are no washing/drying/ironing facilities in the apartments - one must use a communal washing room in a different *building*, a building which is not open 24/7, and a facility where the equipment is not maintained by the staff. (A previous iron user had left sticky residue on the iron which stained my top, a stain which has still not come out.) Breakfast was dismal at best
4 out of 5
Recommended
by Avik

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 29-Aug-2012 on Hotels.com
1 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travellers
by Lisa

Absolutely dire accommodation

Posted 28-Aug-2012 on Hotels.com
I absolutely hated it. Had I not been so tired and the fact that there were no other rooms available throughout Beflast it would seem, I would have spent more money and moved elsewhere. Absolute bottom drawer basic accommodation. The worst part was the fact I got no sleep thanks to students in and out all through the night banging doors and have laughing and partying in the shared kitchen. I had to call security to ask if they could come out and ask them to quieten down. Worked for a while and then started up again. When I mentioned this on checking out I was pretty much told this is the way it is. Would not recommend this "hotel" at all.
3 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveller

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 27-Aug-2012 on Hotels.com