The five-star rated Grand Central Hotel is perfectly located on Bedford Street in the historic Linen Quarter of Belfast, just a 2-minute walk away from Belfast’s spectacular City Hall and within walking distance of all the city’s top attractions and transport hubs.
With 300 luxurious bedrooms and suites available, each has been designed for the ultimate comfort and relaxing stay. With delicious food available, amazing views from the upper rooms, and gloriously stylish 23rd-floor Observatory Bar with its plush velvet seating, uniquely created cocktails and stunning panoramic views of Belfast.
You can dine in style and enjoy great food on the ground floor Grand Café, the Seahorse Bar & Restaurant on the first floor, and of course, the Observatory Bar, the highest bar in Ireland! The perfect spot for an indulgent Afternoon Tea or a pre-theatre tipple. The fabulous views alone are well worth a visit.
And if that wasn’t reason enough to visit The Grand Central…Did you know that the world’s largest bottle of gin can be found in the Observatory Bar? In support of the Discover Northern Ireland “Embrace a Giant Spirit” campaign, Hastings Hotels teamed up with Jawbox Gin to create this giant bottle, the Jawbox Giant Edition. The bottle stands at 73cms and holds almost 46 standard bottles of gin. It has a volume of 32 litres and weighs more than 50kg – It really is worth checking out, and the perfect excuse to sample a refreshing Jawbox gin with ginger ale, capturing the true taste of Belfast (as ginger ale was invented in the city in the 1850s and Jawbox gin is named after the famous Belfast sink, which years ago was the heart of the kitchen where craic was shared and unforgettable stories told).
The Linen Quarter of Belfast is steeped in history – It was once the headquarters of Ireland’s thriving linen industry, the area features stunning red brick buildings which were originally linen warehouses but now serve as bars, restaurants, and office spaces. In fact, this area now boasts over 40 restaurants and cafes so you will be spoilt for choice when you are out exploring.
If you are interested in the history and details of the Linen Quarter, you can find out more here- www.linenquarter.org.
For more about Belfast and its many attractions, go to www.visitbelfast.com