Those who are yet to discover Belfast can experience the very best of the city with Hastings Hotels brand new ‘48 hours in Belfast’ package. Hastings Hotels’ five-star property, Grand Central Hotel has launched an exciting new package which features a two-day itinerary, hitting all of the hottest spots in the capital. Curated to help guests explore the very best of things to see, do, eat and drink in Belfast, guests simply need to pack a weekend bag, and the Grand Central will take care of the rest for an unforgettable city break.
Located in the heart of Belfast, the Grand Central Hotel Belfast is a luxury base to explore what Belfast has to offer. With 300 bedrooms, a vibrant Grand café, the spectacular Seahorse Restaurant and panoramic views of Belfast from The Observatory.
48 Hours in Belfast
After a restful sleep and rejuvenating brunch at Grand Central Hotel’s Grand Café, guests can take a short 10-minute walk to Belfast’s liveliest neighbourhood: The Cathedral Quarter. Here, cobblestoned streets and warehouses are home to Belfast’s trendiest bars and restaurants, where guests can tap into Belfast’s abundance of music, art and hospitality Visitors can explore the old and the new, as they take in the Majestic St Anne’s Cathedral before exploring Belfast’s colourful street art.
Ulster Museum is a highlight, just a 15-minute-walk away from the hotel. Here, guests can explore the history of Northern Ireland, delve into Picasso, Monet, and Rembrandt or go further back in time, and meet a 2,000-year-old Egyptian mummy. Guests can wander around the Museum’s surrounding botanical gardens and explore the world-renowned Queen’s University Campus. For those wishing to venture deeper into Belfast’s history, the newly refurbished Titanic Museum is a short 10-minute taxi journey from the hotel. Crossing the River Lagan guests will find themselves in April 1912 and have the chance to explore the museum’s fascinating exhibitions.. Next on the itinerary is Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, just 25-minutes south of Belfast. With a royal welcome, the Castle is the official residence of the Royal Family in Northern Ireland since 1922; it has also been the background to defining historical events, such as the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.
For shopaholics, guests can walk 10-minutes from the hotel to the shopper-acclaimed Victoria Square. Home to 100 stores, guests can shop until they drop into the Grand Central’s sky-bar, ‘The Observatory,’ which takes the title as Ireland’s Tallest Bar. Here, they may relax into the unrivalled panoramic view of Belfast as they savour an expertly mastered mixology creation in Belfast’s top sky bar. In keeping with the theme of opulence, guests can be entertained in a red velvet chair at the recently refurbished Victorian Theatre, the Grand Opera House. With shows varying from drama, to dance to opera to musicals, every taste is catered for, with a short 4-minute walk to the Hotel. Guests may retire in ‘The Seahorse,’ Grand Central’s own gastronomical delight to experience the tantalising 8-course tasting menu, with only local and seasonal quality foods used and creative flair in abundance.