Titanic Hotel Belfast
48 hours of memorable moments at Titanic Hotel Belfast.
Just two hours from Dublin, Belfast’s newest luxury hotel hits all the right notes, from comfort to convenience to amazing setting. Built in the beautifully restored 19th century Harland & Wolff Headquarters, the Titanic Hotel Belfast’s lavish interiors have been exquisitely finished to reflect the innovation and craftsmanship Harland & Wolff poured into its designs for the Titanic.
Spend the morning exploring the Titanic Quarter, where the world famous Titanic was designed, built and launched. Hop on the Wee Tram (catch the tram every 30 minutes to 17:00) to hear the shipyard stories in the shadow of Belfast’s famous yellow cranes Samson and Goliath.
Your first tram stop will be the World’s Leading Visitor Attraction; (Travel Awards 2016) Titanic Belfast. Follow in the footsteps of many visitors that have gone before you and walk the decks, travel to the depths of the ocean and uncover the true legend of Titanic in the city that built her. Housed in a six-floor iconic building become immersed in the Titanic interactive experience; as you are taken through the famous ships journey from its build, fit-out, the passenger experience and the drama of the tragic ship’s early demise. (last tour during Autumn 15:20). Stop off for a light bite at Bistro 401 or The Galley Café for some freshly home made soup and a hearty Belfast bap.
Take a stroll behind Titanic Belfast and discover the Slipways where Titanic and her sister Olympic first slid into the water. Explore the life-size outlines of both ships’ main decks, the lawns, lamp posts, benches and stone etchings.
Your ticket also includes admission to the SS Nomadic, the last remaining White Star Line ship in the world and the Titanic’s tender ship where you can walk the very timbers the Titanic passengers walked before boarding the fateful ship.
Visit Titanic’s Dock (honesty box) Café for an award-winning suki tea or some freshly grounded coffee whilst relaxing with amazing views of the Titanic Quarter. The Dock Café is a one of a kind, a quirky little café spot with its own Titanic inspired museum, art gallery and local artisan market (Every 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month). For some quiet time take a walk through the prayer garden to get away from the busy life of its café hub.
That night, dine in splendor at the hotel’s Wolff Grill, with its spectacular views of Titanic Belfast and the slipway where the Titanic was launched.
Or take a taxi into the city centre (only a few minutes drive) and experience fine dining at its best at either of Northern Ireland’s Michelin star rated restaurants; Ox, Every season they develop a breathtaking showcase for local produce, making the experience unique and unforgettable each time.
Deanes Eipic; (Irish spelling for Epic). Part of Michael Deane’s empire in Belfast, the restaurant has three key menus to choose from and offers exceptional wine pairing. Local produce takes high precedence, as does seasonality.
Head back to Titanic Hotel, and stop off for a nightcap at the Harland Bar before anchoring down for the night in luxurious surroundings in a room that exudes true titanic character in a modern setting.
Wake up to a deliciously tasting breakfast from the full Irish to continental – you could even order room service while you admire the luxurious surroundings of your suite overlooking the beautiful views of Samson and Goliath. Complete your Titanic Quarter tour with stepping on board HMS Caroline. (Open Mon-Sun 10:00 – 17:00) Explore this unique survivor from World War I, soak up her original features on the bridge, living quarters and engine rooms. Be a sailor for day, take control of the ship, walk along the decks and see the Battle of Jutland come to life through film.
Head into town and visit Belfast City Hall for a free guided tour and learn about its Titanic connections.
Only a few minutes’ walk on Bedford street is Deanes Vin Deli Café - your lunch stop. The lunch specials have a mouth-watering menu for all tastes from Ribeye steak with rocket and truffle mayo on toasted sourdough to the classic open prawn sandwich served on a bed of gem lettuce and Guinness wheaten.
With the recent, hugely successful Women’s Rugby World Cup held on homeground, another must-see is a visit to Kingspan Stadium & Nevin Spence Centre. (Open Mon- Fri 10:00 – 17:00) Journey through the history of rugby in Ulster with a self-guided tour of The Nevin Spence Centre, don’t miss the temporary exhibition in honour of Women’s Rugby since its inception on 1991.
Travel to the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Holywood just on the outskirts of Belfast City; Set in over 170 acres of rolling countryside overlooking Belfast Lough, see one last Titanic exhibition; view one of the original plans of the Titanic and a porthole recovered from her icy resting place among 500 maritime artefacts.
Close by is the award winning 5* star guest house; Rayanne House. Dating back to 1883 it offers a boutique feel where history meets the present. Famed for its exceptional cuisine, you will have to try the 9-course Titanic menu, a recreation of the actual dinner that was served in the first class restaurant on the Titanic ship.