The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast
Personal service and true attention to detail define The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast, a chic retreat in the heart of Belfast, just steps away from the famed Grand Opera House. It makes for an impeccable base for the best restaurants, shopping, and cultural attractions of Northern Ireland’s dynamic capital. Step into the light-filled, high-ceiling lobby with impressive floor-to-ceiling windows, wooden bookshelves, and a welcoming fireplace for an unforgettable start to your stay.
- Sink into crisp king-size linen sheets in one of 146 elegant bedrooms
- Sip a glass of prosecco with your afternoon tea at the local hangout
- Book the bespoke boardroom for a stylish meeting or party
- Learn to be a mixologist with a cocktail masterclass in the bar
- Join a Titanic murder mystery in the city that built the fateful luxury liner
The five-star quality of The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast operates at every level, from its design and service to the consummate attention to detail.
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Antique glass mirrors and daring colorings of pink, yellow, and eggplant meet American walnut furniture and jazzy, geometric carpeting in each of the 146 inviting guestrooms. Each standard room comes with a luxurious king-size bed with crisp Egyptian linen and a Nespresso machine. They each feature a Bluetooth sound system as well, so you can listen to your own music in the powerful shower in your stylish monochromatic bathroom. For a truly special experience, book the spacious penthouse to have your own personal butler and executive car service.
From entertaining dress-up murder mysteries to a spectacular journey through the world of cocktail making, The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast knows how to put on a show. The staff’s natural approach to entertaining translates wonderfully to their help in planning exceptional occasions and memorable corporate events.
The Restaurant offers an eye-catching setting for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, while The Bar is a local favorite for afternoon tea and evening drinks. You can always schedule a private dining event as well.
The Restaurant – With bright colors, red high-backed chairs, and intimate booths, The Restaurant cares about stellar looks as much as it does great food. Dean Butler is the new Executive Head Chef at The Fitzwilliam Belfast. He describes his style as classical but modern, a combination he developed while studying at Portrush Catering College and in a renowned five-star Hotel in London. An advocate for sourcing quality produce from the top suppliers in Northern Ireland, the season's best is reflected in his innovative dishes. Throughout his career, Butler has earned the coveted title of the Institute of Hospitality’s "Chef of the Year" not once, but twice. Enjoy pan-seared sea trout with beetroot or a rump of Irish lamb with smoked yogurt and spiced couscous, all paired exquisitely with a carefully selected wine.
If you want a lighter meal before heading out, The Restaurant also offers an early evening menu. The grandest meal of the day is breakfast, with a huge selection that delights any palate.
The Bar – Combining hushed Manhattan chic with vibrant oranges and a friendly smile from the staff, The Bar welcomes you and a cheerful crowd of locals to while away the evening over cocktails at the bar or a bottle of wine in a booth. As the lively heart of the hotel, The Bar is the ideal spot for an impressive lunch or dinner of burgers, steaks, risottos, and curries. If you want to indulge in afternoon tea, consider accompanying it with a glass of prosecco or a flamboyant French Martini.
The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast offers a 24-hour gym, well-equipped with rowing machines, exercise bikes, and free weights. For an evening of on-site fun, join one of the hotel’s expertly organized theme nights — the murder mysteries aboard the Titanic and in 1920s Charleston are particular favorites.
The Grand Opera House next door shows a grand range of musicals, comedies, and concerts throughout the year. Nearby, as well, are the Botanic Gardens, with their stunning Palm House, dating back to 1840. Before you venture fully into the gardens, be sure to stop by Ulster Museum at the entrance, which takes you on a journey through the region’s comprehensive history. Meanwhile, as you are in the city that built the Titanic, spend a few hours exploring the impressively regenerated Titanic Quarter, featuring Titanic Belfast’s museum exhibition as its centerpiece.
The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast
Down the street from Belfast’s city hall, The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast is next to the famous Grand Opera House and just a five-minute walk from Donegal Place, the city’s main shopping street.
George Best Belfast City Airport is 5 mi / 8 km from the hotel.
Belfast International Airport is 19 mi / 30 km away.
Dublin Airport is 97 mi / 156 km away.
The hotel’s concierge will happily arrange transfers from the airports, on request.
Belfast Central railway station is a 5-minute drive and connects you with Dublin by train.
Valet parking at the hotel is available.