Maranatha House – Belfast Guesthouse
Maranatha House is a unique Belfast bed and breakfast with more than a touch of luxury. Somewhere to relax and unwind, indulge and recharge, so much more than a just a Belfast b&b. Rest assured that as a guest of ours, you will experience the best of hospitality within the luxury and comfort of a private boutique Belfast guesthouse atmosphere…
Stylish and practical, contemporary yet comfortable, featuring accommodation of exceptional style and luxury and offering private, on site parking, we are graded by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board as one of the top Belfast bed and breakfast’s .
Step outside our front door onto the promenade and immediately you are in Ormeau Park, the oldest municipal park in Belfast, officially opening to the public in 1871. Still one of the largest parks in Belfast and offering a great mix of horticulture, woodlands, wildlife and recreational facilities.
Offering luxurious b&b accommodation coupled with award winning local food and excellent service, we are open all year round and we look forward to welcoming you to at our award winning Belfast b&b.
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November 1, 2015
After busy Sunday mornings, finishing up breakfast, ensuring our rooms are left like our guests found them and finally helping them navigate to their next destinations …. we need coffee !
Sunday mornings in Autumn and Ormeau park are a stunning combination. Unspoiled mornings in the park provide the perfect journey to Ormeau Road, Belfast. We take the five minute walk through the park (although we wish it was longer) through to one of Belfast’s most famous streets. This road has three characters to it. Lower Ormeau is the little brother than keeps getting into trouble, hanging around with bad company, it been difficult to shed its reputation. As of it late it attracting new businesses and is popular with the student of Queens University. The second character is Ormeau bridge – likes to try and keep the peace in the family and witnesses the rowers of Queens committing to practice in the early hours of the morning.
The third character is Upper Ormeau, home to the famous Ormeau Bakery. Opened by Robert Wilson in 1890, the bakery thrived on this site under three generations of the Wilson family, until Andrew Mills acquired it in 1980. The exterior of the building has changed little during this time. Sadly, the bakery ceased production in April 2004.
Its in this part of Ormeau that Kaffe O offers its neighbours and visitors rest-bite from the city with a genuine Nordic Coffee experience. The first thing you notice is the minimal design and how the interior lends itself to authentic Nordic design. Straight lines, balanced lighting and minimal distractions to help customers enjoy what they are there for : coffee and company. This morning, I took away my usual Americano and a Latte for Kelly … next time, ill go with their recommendation … its places like this you know you experimenting with what coffee should taste like.
June 17, 2013
Fancy a night at the theatre and a little bit of culture……check out our theatre event guide for June
June Event Guide – Theatre
1-16 June Can’t Forget About You at Lyric Theatre
13 – end of June Weddins, Weeins and Wakes at Lyric Theatre
10-14 June Meisner Technique at Lyric Theatre
4-15 June Hairspray at the Grand Opera House
12-15 June We Will Rock You at the Odyssey Arena
13-14 June Love for Sale at the Grand Opera House
13-14 June The Meal at the MAC
15 June Cluedo – Murder Mystery at the Grand Opera House
14-23 June Katie Don’t Go at the MAC
15-16 June Stars Can’t Shine Without Darkness at the MAC
16 June The Play of the Book at Lyric Theatre
17-22 June 9 – 5 the Musical at the Grand Opera House
20-22 June Piaf at Lyric Theatre
20-22 June The Real Man at the MAC
25-29 June The Bell Jar at Crescent Arts Centre
26-29 June Giselle at the Grand Opera House
June 6, 2013
This August Belfast is set to host the World Police and Fire Games, following in the footsteps of some of the world’s greatest cities (including New York, Barcelona, Stockholm, Melbourne and many others). The Games have been running biennially since the 1980’s and are made up of serving and retired fire, police, and prison officers from around the world.
The official website for WPFG (http://www.2013wpfg.com) estimates a staggering 10,000 competitors, 56 sports, and participation from 70 countries. The entire event is set to bring in revenue of between £16m and £21m, with the added bonus of raising the city’s international profile immeasurably.
The WPFG events will take place in a number of different locations across the city with the sports ranging from the more usual (e.g. badminton, tennis, golf and swimming etc.) to the more unusual competitive activities (e.g. dodgeball, stair race, SWAT, ultimate firefighter etc.). The fortnight of the WPFG is set to be unforgettable and exciting, bringing thrills and exhilaration to all those who attend.
Where better to book your accommodation for the World Police and Fire Games than here at Maranatha House, a WPFG Approved accommodation provider. Time is running out fast until the event kicks off, where better to book your stay than in the guesthouse that has been granted the Trip Advisor Award for Excellence for the 2nd year running. Not only is Maranatha House in an excellent location – close to the city centre and main tourist attractions while also close to many of the grounds where WPFG events will take place. We also offer our guests parking facilities, free wi-fi, cooked and continental breakfast, and a guest lounge for groups to use.
Our staff are friendly and efficient and will do their utmost to provide you with the best quality and service during your stay.