From the moment we heard the Titanic Hotel, located at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, was due for opening we knew we had to go. My husband Sam has been fascinated with Titanic for so many years so stopping at the hotel that was once HQ and drawing offices during the ships construction was quite simply, a no brainer. Opening in September 2017 we finally got chance to steal a weekend with some friends and head over to spend a couple of nights with the hotel.
The hotel is located, you guessed it, in the Titanic Quarter of Belfast, and is of course directly outside the Titanic Museum at the Harland and Wolff shipyard. The newly renovated hotel boasts a modern elegance, yet simultaneously replicates the sophistication associated with the Titanic era. It really is a truly breathtaking building both inside and out.
The building is dripping with both art and artefacts and is home to 200 unique pieces, these can be found all around the hotel, from the bar to hotel rooms.
We arrived early one Saturday morning and upon arrival the hotel porter offered to provide a tour of the restored building. We were astounded to learn so much history about all the old rooms. I personally took away two wonderful facts, the first being that the main bar has been made from spare flooring tiles that were used on the Titanic! The second being that the offices of Thomas Andrews we’re located in the building and able to view today.
For our stay we book a standard room, although let me tell you.. there was nothing standard about it! Rooms are extremely generous in size, and views from all angles of the hotel are pretty. Bedroom decor is in keeping with the hotel’s theme, modern yet elegant.
Although we didn’t dine with the hotel you are able to dine at The Wolff Grill. ‘Employing the finest locally sourced ingredients, the restaurant offers a delicious menu and unique atmosphere for guests’.
We did however sample the breakfast:
The Titanic Hotel is a truly unique hotel, I am grateful to say I was able to visit. Attention to details has been payed to every part of the hotel, rooms are both beautiful and comfortable, and lobbies and communal areas are finished to the highest standard.
Room rates: £130-180 (rooms vary)
Our rating: 10/10 (this is the first hotel I’ve ever rated 10!)