Accommodation Types Explained
Hotels in Northern Ireland are very special. Some are family owned with the proprietor and members of the family there to welcome guests and to extend the warmest of welcomes. Even company owned hotels often still retain the special character and ambience of the family property - places where you are truly welcome. Northern Ireland hotels often act as a social centre for the local community offering a social, leisure and business facilities as well as food, accommodation and entertainment.
B&Bs, Guesthouses & Guest Accommodation
Can't choose between hotel amenities or a more personal, informal setting? Guesthouses offer the best of both. Usually family-run, many serve evening meals and have a bar. Perfect if you like to stay put, enjoy home-cooking and relax after a busy day. Some of Northern Ireland's most distinctive city and country guesthouses are set in buildings of great character; former schoolhouses, country estates, even a converted mill.
Colour doesn't get more local than a friendly B&B, where you are treated like a special family guest. Discover charming family-run farmhouses, cottages, city and country homes throughout Northern Ireland. Historic or modern, each offers cosy, affordable accommodation. And your guarantee of a warm welcome, great views and a great breakfast!
Perhaps all you need is a comfortable ensuite bedroom for a few nights during your visit? Look no further than the prestigious range of Guest Accommodation available in Northern Ireland. Unwind in a cosy room in beautiful surroundings and sample the relaxed and friendly local lifestyle in Northern Ireland.
Self-catering lets you call the shots. The place, the pace, the lifestyle. But here in Northern Ireland our selection offers an exciting difference. Accommodation so distinctive, just stepping over the threshold is memorable.
Choose urban penthouses or rustic thatched cottages by the sea. Relive history, without its discomforts, in a stone gate lodge or a rose-covered chalet. Or choose a bright new home with all mod cons and space for the gang and their gear. All are stocked with everything you need. So you needn't sacrifice comfort for flexibility.
Let's get down to basics. A comfortable bed, a convenient base and the chance to meet new people. Northern Ireland has a growing number of modern, well-equipped hostels at just £6-£15 a night. Or if you enjoy the scenic outdoors, modest bunkhouses offer the essentials at low prices that suit even the smallest of budgets.
If you thought hostels and bunkhouses were only for young studenty types, no way. Many cater for families and mature travellers. Some specialise in groups, so whether you are solo or in a party, check ahead. City centre or mountaintop, the facilities often offer activities such as trekking, canoeing and ceilis.
Once upon a time student life meant grotty rooms in dingy Halls of Residence. Not any more! Northern Ireland's universities have made a huge investment in housing. And the result? Comfortable, modern quarters (some even have kitchens and ensuites) in very convenient locations.
Belfast has several campuses offering modest prices for all types of visitors. Coleraine, near the Causeway Coast, and Derry City also offer budget university housing for individuals or groups. June through September is primetime, but some universities take bookings during other holiday periods.
Whichever you choose - Northern Ireland's range of accommodation will have met all the latest standards of comfort and facilities.