CHECKING IN: THE GREGORY HOTEL, BELFAST

While planning my trip to Belfast, an exciting part was to be able to stay in one of those red-brick Northern Irish gorgeous houses. Thus, I searched for a traditional Irish house where I could feel like home. Of course, like in an Irish home. This is exactly what I have found at The Gregory which was my home for 3 nights. Further on, you can check-out the review of my stay there.

Checking in: The Gregory

The Gregory is a family run guesthouse. There are photos of Jim and Alison in the common seating room or at the reception. They have recently renovated this red-brick house and have delightfully decorated it. Furthermore, it was a nice surprise to see the piano next to the stairs or the wonderful books available in the living room.

The room

I had a big suite on the ground floor. The room was large and the baldachin bed was adorable. Moreover, the furniture was perfectly chosen to match the atmosphere of the house. It is not outdated, but has a vintage look.

The most I loved the view from the window to the other houses on Eglantine Avenue. In addition, I adored the green grass lawn in front of the house. There were even flowers hanging at my window. Wish I were there on a sunny day. However, also on the rainy days the terrace had its charm.

The breakfast

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The dining room had a French feeling with porcelain blue or pink table arrangements. The most I liked the diverse options of food that was cooked on spot. In addition, I could order every day something different, from omelet to full Irish breakfast or pancakes.  The croissants… what an amazing memory: they were freshly baked in the morning.

Around the hotel in Belfast

The Lisburn Road shopping street is two block away. The hotel is conveniently located on Eglantine Avenue, between the shopping district and the Botanical garden. Even more, two streets away there are several pubs and restaurants. For a late evening drink, I headed to The Botanic Inn where you can watch sports (mainly soccer) on big TV screens. For dinner, I had an amazing glass of wine with tapas and a cheese platter for dessert at The Barking Dog.

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I want to thank through this post the staff of The Gregory for their great tips and tricks on what to visit in Belfast. They have booked for me trips to the Northern Ireland coast, as well as a black taxi tour. Therefore, staying at The Gregory was a great choice and for sure when I will go back to Belfast I will opt to stay there again.

If you want to know what do see and do in Belfast, you can read more about my 3-days trip in Belfast.

I visited the guesthouse as a paying guest. All photos and opinions are my own.

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