Review: Is The Bullitt Hotel Worth A Shot?
January 18, 2017 Chris Caldwell 0 Comments
The Bullitt Hotel is the latest venture from the Beannchor Group and comes from the same pedigree of the group that brought us The Merchant, The National Grand, Little Wing Pizza and the list goes on… It’s situated a stones throw from The Merchant, beside Bootleggers and as close to Victoria Square as you can get without actually being in it. Location wise it’s about as good as it gets. They currently have a deal for £120 where you get a night in a Dinky room as well as a 3-course dinner for 2 in the onsite restaurant Taylor & Clay (I’ll do a separate review for that later). The hotel is modern and funky, but comfy and functional. Where The Merchant leans heavily on old world charm this is a modern hotel for the modern city that Belfast has become, tailored more for a young hip crowd.
Check in is quick and pleasant, next we head for the lift where the voice of Joe Lindsey tells us that “the doors are open..so they are”. Little touches like this are dotted around the hotel and help it feel more personal, more Belfast-ish (if that’s a thing) The room itself is dinky in name and nature but with good use of the space – definitely suited to a 1 or 2-night stay at most. There’s a king size bed, a great sized shower and bathroom, Sky TV and a wee fridge and tea/coffee making facilities. Unfortunately, the fresh milk in our fridge was out of date, so no tea for us. Oddly enough too there’s no provision for renting movies on the TV, but you can stream from your tablet, so swings and round-a-bouts I guess.
We had a great night sleep in the king-sized bed and the AC worked very well at keeping a good temperature. In the morning after a hot shower in the roomy bathroom, we found our breakfast grab bag sitting outside our bedroom. It had fruit and yoghurt and granola and orange juice – Just perfect to start the day with. Check out was equally as painless, as you just pop your card in a box and away you go. All in all I would heartily recommend the Bullitt for a weekends stay, it’s hard to beat on location, style and friendliness of staff. The onsite food is pretty darn good as well, but that’s for a whole other review!
Here’s a few photos I took, but I think next time I need a fish-eye lens to try and capture the whole room in one go!