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Jury's Inn (Belfast)
Member Name: senga53
Jury's Inn (Belfast)
Advantages: Central location, Great staff, Good food.
Disadvantages: Lady with the chip on her shoulder
In the middle of February, my mum, sister and myself, decided to treat ourselves to a few days away. After a lot of consideration we opted for Belfast. We had recently heard lots of good reports about the city. After having a good browse on the internet, we decided to book and stay at the Jury's Inn.
Our flight arrived mid morning and we were at the hotel around 12 o'clock. As our check in time was 3 o'clock, we intended to leave our bags and go and have a look around and have some lunch. The receptionist was extremely helpful, and told us our rooms were available and we could check in immediately. I thought this was an added bonus, as it allowed us to freshen up before we went out.
Our rooms were very spacious and bright. We had booked one twin room and one single room. We actually got two twin rooms which was good. The beds were comfy and had lovely cosy duvets, and there were extra blankets and pillows in our rooms. There was also the usual tea and coffee making facilities, television and hairdryer. I also found the rooms to be spotlessly clean. Something else I liked, was the full length mirror on the wall.
Our bathrooms were spacious and had over the bath showers, which gave us the option of a shower or bath.
The water pressure for the bath was good and the shower was hot and powerful. The towels, although not fluffy, were very white and clean.
We stayed for three nights and our towels were changed each day.
The breakfast was buffet stlye and included fruit juices, cereals, yoghurts, fruit, toast, rolls, croissants and of course the full Irish cooked breakfast. There was also lots of hot tea and coffee. I had no complaints about the breakfasts and my family agreed with me. Our hotel booking had included one evening meal on the night of our choice. When we went to the restaurant we were told that we could choose anything from the menu to the value of £19.50. I had fish and chips which was served with a nice salad and mushy peas. I followed this with sticky toffee pudding with ice cream and finished off with a coffee. This totalled up to £18.75. We did take a bit of time with our choice of food as, of course, we wanted to get the best value for money. I think some people might find this a bit off putting, and would prefer a set menu.
In the hotel there was a bar which also served food from 12 o'clock. Their prices were very competitive and a large glass of wine cost £4.50. We had our lunch in the bar on our second day and thoroughly enjoyed it. I had soup with a crusty roll, followed by chicken sandwiches, made with bloomer bread. These were garnished with salad and tortilla crisps. This was a special and cost £7. Great value for money I thought.
The staff at the hotel were all friendly and very helpful. Apart from one lady who worked in the bar, and appeared to have a large chip on her shoulder. Her manner was very abrupt and it appeared that everything was a bother to her. The first night I put it down to an 'off day', but the second night she was the same. Apart from that, everyone else was brilliant.
This hotel was within walking distance to anywhere we wanted to go. It was clean and friendly and the food was not bad either. I was really pleased with our choice, and should we decide to go back to Belfast this is where we will stay.
The total cost for the three of us for our three nights including breakfast, and dinner on one night was £375. In my opinion this was great value for money.
Summary: A Great Place to Stay
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