Malmaison, Belfast – Hotel Review

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I don’t often do hotel reviews, mainly because I rarely find them particularly special, you generally get what you pay for. If you’re going for a budget style Travelodge/ Holiday Inn/ Jurys Inn type hotel you generally know what to expect but others’ can be trickier, and there’s got to be a reason for shelling out a few hundred quid a night for a decent hotel room.

Me and my other half decided to visit Belfast for the early May Bank Holiday this year and only spent about 15 minutes’s looking into hotels before we reserved the Malmaison. For me this is quite unusual as most of the time I spend ages weighing up locations, reviews, prices, amenities etc but we just hit reserve and that was that.

I didn’t realize before that the Malmaison was a chain of hotels with about 10 or so scattered around the country in awesome cities like Edinburgh and London, this was because it definitely had the feel of a boutique hotel from the images of the hotel right through to the initial feeling when we arrived. The hotel had 62 rooms and suites, which seeing as the building was pretty big wasn’t a huge amount, I’ve seen more rooms than this squished into a tiny Travelodge building. To tie in with the city’s history there’s a connection with the Titanic with a definitely nautical feel about the restaurant area, but it was the location which drew us most in. The hotel lie’s a few minute’s away from the Victoria Shopping Centre where there are loads of restaurants and bars, and only about a 10-15 minute leisurely walk from the Titanic Quarter.

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When we first arrived we were too early to go into our room but we were able to check in/ give all our details and leave our bags which meant when we arrived later it was just a case of collecting our keys, our bags had even been taken up to our room for us, a great little touch. We did opt for a decent room booking the Superior King Room but despite this, we were still shocked at the sheer size of the room; it was huge!

There was absolutely everything you could want in the room including the biggest fluffiest bed with some of the best pillows I’ve experienced in a hotel, albeit the fact that we didn’t take full advantage of the whole king bed as we’re so used to a double. I actually had to do more than turn over to reach my phone from the bedside table. The bathroom was fantastic with a great sized walk in shower and some great full sized toiletries, alongside lots of towels. This is a bugbear of mine when you got into a room and there is a tiny hand towel and enough for one towel each. I wash my hair every day so need two towels one for my hair and one for my body and at other hotels, I’m always having to ask for more towels. There was even a fan in the cupboard which was well needed as we almost always sleep with a fan on to keep us cool.

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We had continental breakfast included in our stay which included your standard bread, cereal, fruit, and pastries but you had the choice of upgrading to a cooked breakfast for just £2 each which is exactly what I did where we opted for sausage muffins and eggs with toast. We didn’t manage to try the restaurant at night although we did order a room-service dinner after our Game of Thrones tour which made me feel so extravagant as the guy came up with a silver tray presenting us with burger and chips.

There is absolutely nothing I could fault the Malmaison Hotel with and I’ll definitely be checking them out when I make my next trip to Edinburgh.

May 26, 2017
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  • I hate when hotels don’t give you enough towels! King beds are so dreamy! This sounds like a great place to spend the night!

  • Marcie Wirtz Cheung

    This sounds like an unusually large room for Europe. I haven’t heard of Malmaison Hotel before, but I’m going to keep them in mind for future travels. I’m always looking for a larger bathroom.

  • Amber Nelson

    That looks like a beautiful hotel! I’ve never been to Europe, but what a great place to stay!

  • Brittany Muddamalle

    Wow the outside alone looks absolutely gorgeous! The rooms look really cute too! I would love to go and take the family there!

  • Never been to Belfast but I love going away, so would definitely book this one if I ever visited!

  • It’s always fun to discover unique hotels in great locations. Even though I’m just sleeping in a room, I do enjoy it more when the bed is comfy.

  • Your description of the bed makes me want to come and visit there! I love boutique style hotels and this one is really beautiful!

  • I love the classic architecture outside and then when you go in you get a mix of modern contemporary. The room looks amazing and it would delightful to stay here.

  • Amanda Love

    I would gladly stay in a hotel like this. I didn’t know that this hotel has branches in the different parts of Europe. It’s lovely, from the room to the dining area.

  • Ayana Pitterson

    I am all about a beautiful boutique hotel. You definitely get these more in Europe than in America. The exterior is architecture genius at its best, but love how they modernized the inside.

    Ayana
    Thrifting Diva

  • momtrends

    I love the clean lines and open spaces in the dining room–what a find.

  • TheNewClassy

    The room looked really pretty. I am betting that I would love to stay here. I think it would be a great place to relax and stay.

  • The Malmaison, Belfast Hotel is such beautiful to go with my husbnd. The bed decor is so romantic!

  • CourtneyLynne Storms

    Ooooo now this looks like one fabulous hotel!!!! If I ever find myself in Europe I will be checking this hotel
    Out

  • Helen Clark

    Oh this looks an amazing hotel, I love the sound of the huge fluffy bed! The dining room looks gorgeous too. There’s a malmaison near me but I have to admit I didn’t know it was a chain either!

  • Looks like a lovely hotel, definitely has a different feel to the normal chain hotel look which is nice!

  • Roxanne Ferber

    Such a beautiful place to stay and sounds comfy too!

  • What a lovely sounding place to visit, that bed looks so comfortable and I would love to visit Edinburgh one day.

  • Kara

    I have always wanted to stay in a Malmaison hotel but not made it so far. It looks fabulous…….I will get there soon

  • Joanna

    What a gorgoeus sounding place to stay I’d love to visit Belfast.

  • It sounds like such an amazing place to stay and that bed looks so comfy x

  • KGR

    Looks absolutely stunning the bed certainly look super comfortable. I like the attention to detail especially with the silver tray for burger and chips.

  • Ickle Pickle

    This hotel sounds awesome – I have never been to Belfast but would stay here if I did! Kaz

  • Stephanie

    I really want to stay in a Malmaison hotel! They all look amazing! Great review! xxx

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