If you fancy splashing the cash, there are several outstanding 5 star hotels in Belfast where you’ll be treated like a King or Queen.
In fact, we’d go as far as to say that Northern Ireland’s capital is home to some of the fanciest 5 star hotels in Ireland, with a mix of spa and boutique hotels on offer.
In the guide below, you’ll discover the best luxury hotels Belfast has to offer, from the fabulous Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast to the mesmerising Culloden Estate.
Our favourite luxury accommodation and 5 star hotels in Belfast
Section one is packed with our favourite 5 star hotels in Belfast. These are places that one of the Irish Road Trip team was lucky enough to have stayed in, and loved.
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1. The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast
Arguably the best-known 5 star hotel in Belfast, The Fitzwilliam Hotel works hard to make every guest feel pampered and special.
It has 130 air-conditioned rooms that include flatscreen TVs and iPod docking stations. There’s a 24-hour fitness centre, restaurant and lounge bar as well as valet parking, meeting rooms and conference facilities.
Located next to the Grand Opera House, it’s a short walk to the train station, shops and many of the best things to do in Belfast.
2. The Culloden Estate and Spa
The Culloden Estate is up there with the best spa hotels in Ireland. Visitors to this luxury hotel in Belfast can expect modern day extravagance within a grand Victorian facade.
This delightful Gothic mansion with its turreted tower is in 12 glorious acres of parkland and woods. “Built for a castle and fit for a king”, this residence was renovated as a luxury hotel while retaining many beautiful features.
Tastefully furnished rooms filled with antiques and artworks are complemented by wonderful cuisine including afternoon tea. The Spa is a tranquil sanctuary offering a range of ESPA treatments.
If you’re on the lookout for a 5 star hotel in Belfast with a fine spa a short spin from the city centre, the Culloden is worth a look.
3. The Warren Belfast
Next up is a luxury B&B that could go toe-to-toe with best luxury hotels Belfast has to offer. For unique bed and breakfast accommodation, look no further than The Warren Belfast.
Located in a Grade I listed townhouse in Queens Quarter, this bijou boutique hotel has been recently restored. There are many original architectural features including chandeliers, ornate plasterwork and gilt mirrors that make it such a treasure.
The Warren is filled with antique furnishings and objects of curiosity making it unlike anywhere else. It’s a place to cocoon yourself in luxury, from the comfortable feather-soft beds to the guest lounge area.
More Luxury hotels in Belfast and fancy accommodation
The second section of our guide contains 5 star hotels in Belfast that have racked up rave reviews online over the years.
Below, you’ll find everything from the gorgeous Merchant Hotel and the Grand Central to the Titanic Hotel and more.
1. The Merchant Hotel
The Merchant Hotel has the highest AA 5 Red Star recognition for its outstanding architecture and excellent amenities. Located in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter, this Grade A building has elegant Art Deco and Victorian rooms and suites offering the royal treatment.
Rich fabrics complement bespoke furnishings in these sumptuous rooms. For dinner there are three restaurants to choose from including The Great Room gourmet dining, pub grub in The Cloth Ear Tavern (it’s also home to one of our favourite cocktail bars in Belfast).
There’s a rooftop gym and luxury spa to round off your luxury hotel experience. If you’re looking for a 5 star hotel in Belfast to mark a special occasion, look no further than the Merchant.
2. Grand Central Hotel Belfast
The award-winning Grand Central Hotel Belfast stands tall in the up-and-coming Linen Quarter of Belfast. Offering 300 lavish rooms and suites on 23 floors, it enjoys outstanding views of the city.
Rooms are stylishly furnished with plenty of home comforts; bathrooms have a range of upscale toiletries. When it comes to food and drink, Grand Central Hotel amenities include the contemporary Grand Cafe, the superb Seahorse Restaurant, and the Observatory, Ireland’s tallest cocktail lounge and bar.
If you’re after afternoon tea in Belfast, you’ll find it served from 1pm here. The Observatory dress code is smart. After dark, the views across the city are magical.
3. Titanic Hotel Belfast
Named after Belfast’s infamous liner, this heritage hotel is right next to the Titanic Experience, on the waterfront where the ship was launched. The Titanic Hotel was once the HQ and offices of Harland and Wolff, making it an important part of the city’s illustrious shipbuilding history.
Discerning guests will appreciate the beautifully furnished rooms and suites decorated with nautical elements. Themed artworks celebrate the Golden Age of Ocean Travel.
Dine at The Grill, one of the more popular restaurants in Belfast, or sip cocktails at the exclusive Harland Bar. It’s all part of the unique Titanic Hotel experience.
4. The Gregory
The Gregory Belfast is a spacious red-brick house which has been tastefully renovated. It now welcomes guests for a luxury bed and breakfast experience.
Well located within strolling distance of Queens University and Lisburn Road shopping, the Gregory has just 14 boutique ensuite bedrooms. Individually designed, they are furnished to ensure guests fully relax and enjoy the best night’s sleep.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before exploring the city. Hotel amenities include free WiFi, a hospitality tray of tea, coffee and hot chocolate, newspapers and private parking.
This is another stunning guesthouse that could go toe-to-toe with several of the more popular luxury hotels in Belfast for style and service.
5. Dream Apartments St Thomas Hall
For luxury accommodation in Belfast that’s a little more unusual, the Dream Apartments St Thomas Hall offer self-catering apartments in the iconic location of Lisburn Road.
Situated on the south side of the city near the Botanic Gardens and Queens University, they are just one mile from city centre attractions. These luxury serviced apartments have a spacious sitting/dining room with 42” TV and are fully equipped.
The area is known for its excellent shopping and dining options with views of the Black Mountain as a bonus.
FAQs about the best 5 star hotels in Belfast
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from the cheapest 5 star hotels in Belfast to which luxury hotels in Belfast are the most extravagant.
In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.
What are the fanciest 5 star hotels in Belfast?
When it comes to luxury hotels in Belfast, The Merchant Hotel, The Culloden Estate and Spa and The Fitzwilliam Hotel are top of the pack.
What luxury hotels in Belfast are worth their hefty price?
A night at The Culloden Estate and Spa can be pricey, but it’s regarded as the best 5 star hotel in Belfast by many for good reason.
Gillian Birch is a travel writer and published author. She has travelled the world and uses her personal journals and memories to write about her many travel experiences, particularly those that involved adventures in Ireland.