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Room rates stated on this page were updated on 8 April 2016.


Special room rate offer at our venue hotel

Wellington Park Hotel

Our venue for TitanCon 2016 is the Wellington Park Hotel (marked with the orange/purple W shaped logo on the map above). The Wellie, as it is affectionately known, is a 4 star high quality hotel which has been a family owned and managed business and part of the fabric of Belfast since the 1950's. The hotel offers 75 bedrooms furnished to an outstanding quality with newly refurbished bedrooms boasting additional comfort with feather duvets and pillows as standard.

The opportunity to stay in the same hotel where the convention you are attending takes place can massively improve your experience at the con. The practicality of being able to return to your room quickly and easily at any time is a huge difference maker and with enough people staying here the entire hotel can become infused with the atmosphere of TitanCon making the whole experience that much more enjoyable for everyone.

We are pleased to announce the following special room rates for TitanCon 2016 members:

UPDATE: My apologies for incorrect information in our announcement email, the Wellie have put up the prices again this year to those stated below. This is still a really good deal and well worth taking up, especially if you can find some friends to share a room with.

Rather than post the booking codes on a public website we will be including the details for how to take up this offer in your membership confirmation email. Please don't contact the hotel directly until after you have bought your TitanCon ticket and received the confirmation email.

Update: All of our allocated rooms have now been fully booked up. There may still be rooms available for Thursday, Sunday and Monday nights, but all of our Friday and Saturday night rooms are gone. Thank you to everyone that has booked a room at the hotel, it really helps us keep the hotel happy when we keep selling out year after year.

In addition to this room rate offer all TitanCon 2016 members are provided with FREE Wi-Fi access and can take advantage of a special parking rate of £5 per day (this would usually cost £15 per day).

Please note that Wellington Park Hotel charges a security deposit on arrival which is refunded upon checkout.

Standard non-offer room rates start from £75 per night (£99 on Saturdays).

Visit the Wellington Park Hotel website for more information.

High quality Hotels:

Malmaison Hotel

Malmaison is located in a former seed warehouse that has been fashionably converted into one of the swankiest hotels in Belfast.

Room rates start from £145 per night.

Visit the Malmaison Hotel Belfast website for more information.

Europa Hotel

The prestigious 4-Star Europa Hotel offers outstanding luxury accommodation. Having undergone major refurbishment the hotel now boasts 272 exquisite bedrooms. The Europa Hotel Belfast is the preferred choice of Prime Ministers, Presidents and many celebrities on their visit to Belfast.

The Europa Hotel was our venue for TitanCon 2011 and TitanCon 2012.

Interesting fact: the Europa is famously known as the most bombed hotel in the world because it was often targeted during the Troubles due to all the BBC reporters that stayed here during the 1980's.

Room rates start from £135 per night.

Visit the Europa Hotel Belfast website for more information.

Fitzwilliam Hotel

The Fitzwilliam Hotel is a contemporary Boutique hotel in a classic setting which offers 130 elegantly designed guestrooms.

Room rates start from £122.50 per night.

Visit the Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast website for more information.

Radisson Blu Hotel

The Radisson Blu Hotel in Belfast offers some of the most luxurious and comfortable hotel rooms in Belfast.

Room rates start from £119 per night.

Visit the Radisson Blu Hotel Belfast website for more information.

Clayton Hotel

The Clayton Hotel is newly established in Belfast, located in the former Holiday Inn Hotel.

Room rates start from £105 per night.

Visit the Clayton Hotel website for more information.

Malone Lodge Hotel

Malone Lodge Hotel is the closest of the high quality hotels to our venue for TitanCon 2015 and offers extremely luxurious accommodation.

Room rates start from £94 per night.

Visit the Malone Lodge Hotel Belfast website for more information.

Hilton Hotel

The Hilton Hotel offers excellent accommodation with breathtaking views of the Lagan River.

Room rates start from £89 per night.

Visit the Hilton Hotel Belfast website for more information.

Good quality Hotels:

Park Inn

The Park Inn is a chic hotel boasting 145 contemporary guest rooms.

Room rates start from £91.20 per night.

Visit the Park Inn Belfast website for more information.

Jurys Inn Hotel

Jurys Inn offers excellent accommodation. I notice their prices have more than doubled in the last two years, though having never stayed here I could not say if this hotel is worth the money or not.

Room rates start from £89 per night.

Visit the Jurys Inn Belfast website for more information.

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn has moved into what was the Days Inn Hotel in Belfast. Alternatively there is a cheaper Holiday Inn Express located closer to our venue for TitanCon 2016.

Room rates start from £82.80 per night.

Visit the Holiday Inn Belfast website for more information.

ETAP Hotel

This brand new budget hotel is well located and modestly priced.

Room rates start from £82 per night.

Visit the ETAP Hotel website for more information.

Benedicts Hotel

Benedicts of Belfast offers 32 boutique hotel guestrooms, individually styled by Eamon Carberry, one of the country?s leading interior designers, boasting luxurious comfort finished to the highest standard.

Room rates start from £75 per night.

Visit the Benedicts Hotel website for more information.

Premier Inn

There are two Premier Inn's located in Belfast, one in the Cathedral District close to McHugh's pub and another in Albert Street which is closer to the venue for TitanCon 2016.

Room rates start from £73 per night.

Visit the Premier Inn Belfast website for more information.

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express offers good quality accommodation at a reasonable price. Alternatively there is a more luxurious Holiday Inn though it is further away from our venue for TitanCon 2016.

Room rates start from £72.45 per night.

Visit the Holiday Inn Belfast website for more information.

Hotel Ibis - Belfast City Centre

This Hotel Ibis is located close to the shopping centres of Belfast and is just a short distance from our venue. For anyone looking to do some shopping while you're in the City this may be the place for you.

Room rates start from £72 per night (advance online purchase).

Visit the Hotel Ibis - Belfast City Centre website for more information.

Hotel Ibis - Queens Quarter

This Hotel Ibis is located near Queen's University, much closer to our venue than the other Ibis listed below.

Room rates start from £72 per night (advance online purchase).

Visit the Hotel Ibis - Queens Quarter website for more information.

Best Western: Crescent Townhouse Hotel

The Best Western: Crescent Townhouse Hotel is a an affordable boutique hotel. The Crescent and it's connected venue the Metro Bar is where TitanCon co-organisers The Other Ones hold their regular meetings.

Room rates start from £64 per night (this is the 2015 price, the booking system tells me that the hotel is unavailable for any date that I enter).

Visit the Best Western: Crescent Townhouse Hotel website for more information.

Madison's Hotel

Madison's Hotel is a 35 bedroom boutique hotel offering the best in contemporary accommodation.

Room rates start from £42 per night.

Visit the Madison's Hotel website for more information.

Hostels:

We predict that hostels will be a popular option this year for those on a budget with many located close to our venue for TitanCon 2015. Therefore we recommend booking your space as soon as possible to avoid disapointment.

Arnies Backpackers

Arnie's is a small, friendly, independent hostel situated in the Queen's University area of Belfast. Arnie's is the second closest hostel to our venue for TitanCon 2015.

Dorms from £16 per night, private room from £44 per night.

Visit the Arnies Backpackers Hostel Belfast website for more information.

Belfast City Backpacker Hostel

Belfast City Backpacker is a good quality hostel and is the closest hostel to our venue for TitanCon 2015.

Dorms from £15 per night, private room £40 per night.

Visit the Belfast City Backpacker Hostel website for more information.

Lagan Backpackers

Lagan Backpackers bills itself as the friendliest hostel in Belfast and since your stay comes with a FREE English Breakfast that includes bacon, sausage, eggs and more, they may just be right.

Dorms from £15 per night, private room from £25 per night.

Visit the Lagan Backpackers website for more information.

Global Village Hostel

Global Village is Belfast's latest hostel and promises to give you a great hostelling experience. They do offer a female only dorm sleeping six.

Dorms from £14.50 per night, private room £22 per night.

Visit the Global Village Hostel website for more information.

Vagabonds

Reviews on hostelworld.com placed Vagabonds as the 7th best hostel in the World (April 2012). Yeah not just 7th best in Belfast, not just 7th best in the UK but 7th best in the entire freaking world. It's a good hostel is what we're saying. Located close to our venue for TitanCon 2015, Vagabonds is extremely well furnished, as good as a hotel but at hostel prices. Vagabonds offers a 6 bed female only dorm and four mixed dorms with a total of 40 beds. They also have private rooms available for hire.

Dorms from £13 per night, private rooms £40 per night.

Visit the Vagabonds website for more information.

Paddy's Palace

Yes there really is a hostel called Paddy's Palace and its one of the best hostels around. Comfortable beds guaranteed and free wi-fi included. The prices at this hostel have actually gone down since last year!

Dorms from £12 per night, Private room from £21 per night.

Visit the Paddy's Palace Belfast website for more information.

Belfast International Youth Hostel

The Hostelling International Northern Ireland provides affordable youth hostel accommodation in the centre of Belfast.

Dorms from £11.50 per night, Private room from £16 per night.

Visit the Belfast International Youth Hostel website for more information.

The Linen House Hostel

This hostel is located in a converted linen house, hence the name. The Linen House Hostel offers the cheapest accommodation anywhere in the city, however it is the furthest away from our venue of all the hostels and hotels listed on this page.

A group of BWB members stayed here during Belfast Moot 1 in 2009 and while it's not as bad as some reviews make it out to be I personally would not stay here again. However if you need cheap accommodation you will not beat this price.
- theMountainGoat

Dorms from £6.50 per night, Private room from £15 per night.

Actually it looks like the Linen House website no longer exists and I suspect the hostel might therefore be closed, but I don't know that for sure.

Guesthouses and Serviced Apartments:

There are many affordable guesthouses within close proximity to our venue which will make a good quality alternative to staying in a hotel. Or if you are coming with a group of friends try sharing a serviced apartment, you'd be splitting the price quoted here amongst you and could work out very reasonable indeed. There are several more Guesthouses in this same area not listed below so do a little digging and you could find a really nice place to stay.

Pearl Court Guesthouse and Serviced Apartments

Pearl Court is the closest place to stay outside of our venue hotel. In addition to the guesthouse rooms there are two studio flats, the smaller of the flats sleeps up to 4 people (£160 for Fri and Sat nights) and the larger sleeps up to 7 people (£240 for Fri and Sat nights).

Guesthouse rooms from £40 per night.

Visit the Pearl Court website for more information.

The Gregory Guest House

The Gregory is a high quality family run guesthouse offering 14 spacious rooms tastefully renovated in 2014. This was previously known as Marine Guest House and is located close to our venue for TitanCon 2016.

Rooms from £99 per night.

Visit the The Gregory Guesthouse website for more information.

Camera Guest House

Camera Guest House takes its name from the many photographers who stayed there throughout the 'troubles' in the 70's and 80's in order to avoid the bomb threats in the bigger hotels. Camera is located close to our venue for TitanCon 2016.

Rooms from £64 per night.

The Camera House website is now closed, but you can still book through www.booking.com.

Windermere Guesthouse

Windermere Guesthouse is an elegant 19th century Victorian bed and breakfast conveniently located near our venue for TitanCon 2016.

Rooms from £64 per night.

Looks like the Windermere website is also now closed, but you can still book through www.booking.com.

Avenue Guest House

Avenue Guest House offers award winning 4 star accommodation close to our venue for TitanCon 2016.

Rooms from £50-£85 per night.

Visit the Avenue Guest House website for more information.

Titanic Apartments

Titanic Apartments offers award winning luxury apartments for up to 4 people in 2 luxury ensuite bedrooms, also camp-bed and fold-up beds available in tv lounge.

Rooms from £75 per night.

Visit the Titanic Apartments website for more information.

Cordia Serviced Apartments

Cordia Serviced Apartments in Belfast offer luxurious Belfast accommodation with breathtaking views over the Black Mountains for those who want a home away from home.

Rooms from £119 per night.

Visit the Cordia Serviced Apartments website for more information.

Private rent:

If you're looking to make your time in Belfast extra special then you might wish to consider renting a home or apartment for the weekend. We were contacted by the owners of an apartment in The Arc building in the Titanic Quarter, close to The Painthall where Game of Thrones is filmed, and asked if we would mind putting their details up on this page.

The Arc - Titanic Quarter apartment

The Arc lounge

Lounge and kitchen area of The Arc.

This beautiful luxury apartment offers two double bedrooms sleeping up to four people. The king-sized master bedroom offers en-suite shower facilities and there is a spacious family bathroom as well. The fully equipped kitchen is finished to a very high standard and the entire apartment is beautifully furnished throughout. The apartment boasts the latest in technology including a Jamo multi-room DVD and integrated sound system with control units and output in every room. Private balconies overlook the famous Harland & Wolff twin Samson & Goliath shipbuilding cranes, icons of the Belfast skyline for almost forty years and landmarks of the site where the HMS Titanic was built.

Cost is £100 per night for 4 people sharing.

Download this guide [Word document docx format, 1.4mb] to read further details and see more photos of the apartment. The document also contains contact details to enquire for availability.

Transport:

Airports

If you're flying in to Belfast there is a choice of two airports: Belfast City and Belfast International. The George Best Belfast City Airport is by far the closest of the two but both offer regular bus services to Europa Bus Station for easy transit.

Bus

The Europa Bus Station is Belfast's main bus depot and offers bus services across the city, to the airports and to Dublin. Visit the Translink website for more details.

Trains

The Translink website also details Northern Ireland's rail services.