Europa Hotel Belfast

Great Victoria St., Belfast, BT2 7AP, United Kingdom
(4 star hotel)
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Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 5 reviews
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Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 17, 2015

Thankfully today, the only thing that gets bombed in this hotel now are the guests. With 2 excellent bars, that’s easy to do. The Europa is THE hotel to stay in and be seen at. When Royalty and Diplomats come here, this is where they stay. In my case, my job was kind enough to let me stay. So what is the history? It was opened in July 1971 and was clearly THE luxury hotel in Belfast. The proletarian IRA saw this as just about everything they didn’t like and promptly started setting off bombs in, out and nearby the hotel. Over 30 times they forced re-decorations. Fortunately that’s all they did.

Today it has been massively refurbished and redecorated, without any outside help, to a luxurious finish. The rooms are compact, but full of good things like supersoft beds, great monsoon showers and flat-screen TV’s. Yep, I have pictures of all that!

This 4-star hotel has 240 bedrooms, including the 56 Executive Suites. If you simply must work, you also get WiFi internet access.

Each room has:
International direct dial telephone
Room service available (7.00am - 2.00am)
Tea & coffee making facilities
Trouser presses or irons & ironing boards
Hair dryer
Laundry & dry-cleaning available
Fantastic soap & shampoos in your bathroom
Lots of huge fluffy white towels

Please note: The Gym facilities are elsewhere and keep short hours, ask for details

Unique Quality:

You get:
• A great nights sleep
• A fantastic buffet breakfast that will fill you up for the day
• You are in THE hotel!
• Great lounge bar that’s a real nightspot
• Free newspapers, magazines and maps in the lobby

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A nice hotel & location, SOME air conditioning

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 13, 2010

If we would ever visit Belfast again, we would stay there again, though keep in mind many rooms do NOT have air conditioning even though it is a 4 or 5 star hotel. Our room did not have it even though we had the room next to the President Clinton Suite on the 11th of 12 floors. Rooms with air conditioning cost more.

Unique Quality: It was bombed 36 times, 34 by the IRA. The other two times, who knows. As I understand there were no deaths because they always gave a warning before the blast to allow people to escape.
The Opera across the street was completely destroyed 6 times. Those guys were persistant. It was a war zone back then. Times are much better now.

There are 3 pubs, one very nice, directly across the street though, other than that within several blocks the city is quite bland.

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Historic landmark

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 27, 2006

Known as the most bombed hotel in the world, the Europa has fell victim to numerous IRA bomb attacks over the last 30 years but in true Belfast style was never defeated. It host excellent dining, luxurious and simple rooms and it has the best location of any hotel in Belfast.

Unique Quality: Offers a lovely drinking location overlooking the street from which to plan the rest of evening of Belfast style boozing!

Directions: Next to great Victoria St station, opposite the crown or robinsons bars.

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world famous europa

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 10, 2006

the world famous europa is situated near the grand opera house. recently refurbished and extended, it is now fit for a king. presidents and pms tend to stay here on vists. i saw daniel odonnel one day. you will not know who he is unless you are a 65 year old woman.

Unique Quality: ideally situated in the heart of belfasts entertainment district

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Europe's most bombed hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 6, 2004

The Europa hotel has the dubious distinction of being the most bombed hotel in Europe. Thankfully those days have largely gone from Belfast and you should be assured of a largely undisturbed nights sleep. Pricewise it would be at the top end of the market, but for this you get a superb central location within stumbling distance of most of Belfast’s top nightspots and attractions.

You will always be assured of craic in any of its three bars and you will have no shortage of both local and international characters to pass a few hours chatting to.

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Address: Great Victoria St., Belfast, BT2 7AP, United Kingdom

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Bar / Lounge

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