Location is amazing, 5 mins walk to the Tesco, 8 mins walk to the city centre. Apartment is nice, same as the picture which was showed on the website. Kitchen has all the necessary equipment. They also have an abundant supply of towel.
Communication was fantastic from the start. David responded immediately when I e-mailed from Dublin airport and asked if we could check in an hour earlier than previously arranged as we had flown through immigration in under three minutes. He also responded within minutes to an email asking about something in the flat--which we realized the instructions were in plain sight just after he responded.
The flat itself was compact and cozy but we had plenty of room for our party of three. The double bed was so comfortable, and our niece slept well in the bedroom with the two twins. The recliners were great to put our legs up after long days of site-seeing. The kitchen was well equipped with pots and pans, glassware, crockery, and cutlery. Be aware that paper towels and facial tissues weren't included--something we've found inconsistent in flat rentals and always have on our shopping list.
There were numerous "small touches" which made this rental great. David left us with a bottle of wine and milk and tea, plus there were some crisps in the kitchen. There were numerous tourism books and brochures, an adapter (we travel with our own), hairdryer, iron/board, and even umbrellas in the closet.
We were there in May and with the windows open the temperature was perfect day and night. The flat is on a quiet residential block, although we did have a view out the windows of a wild row involving a bit too much alcohol in the street in front of the flat between "George" and "Megan" which resulted in the police arriving and taking them away. We were also amused one afternoon with two children marching down the street playing a drum and carrying a baton as they went towards the adjacent park. None of this was troublesome but rather amusing.
The location was perfect, it was a comfortable walk to most of the places we wanted to visit, and Uber was inexpensive and efficient for places a little further away. Tesco and several pubs were around the corner. Some of the pubs were a bit livelier than others, but there was something for everyone,
If I had to make a suggestion as how to make this flat better, I'd say that maybe check some of the ceiling corners for cobwebs (the flat was otherwise very clean) and supply a second bath mat. Also we had to turn the temperature on the water heater down a bit, it was set so high that it was scalding (dangerously) hot. We really enjoyed Belfast, and if we get back there we'll rent from Dave again!
We wanted to explore Belfast and have a comfortable relaxing base for4 of us. Self catering was ideal with Tesco 2 minutes away stocking everything we needed. We walked everywhere and into the city most days. Hop on Hop off Tour gave us the city overview we needed, good value for a couple of days. Advice from Visit Belfast opposite City Hall very helpful. We opted for a McCombs trip to the Giant's Causeway because we wanted to use the Coastal route but there are many tour operators. City Hall tour is good, Crumlin Road Gaol a must, Titanic Experience lives up to its reputation and Lagan boat trip was worth it. We ate well, sometimes economically (Longs Fish Bar) and sometimes not so ( Mourne Sea Food Bar) but what a treat! Found lovely wee pubs and had good Guinness! Bittles and Kelly's Cellars in particular but don't miss the Crown! St Georges market rounded off our trip at the weekend.( You need a plan for Sundays as the City is very quiet on Sundays) Lots of advice at the apartment and it really did turn into our home. Warm, relaxing and lots of hot water and clean towels. We searched info on the laptop provided and enjoyed the internet access.
The apartment is in a residential area but well located we even had a visit to the Botanical Gardens, Ulster Museum and Queens University. Happy to consider another trip anytime!
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Excellent apartment. It has everything a traveller needs, including things that you didn't realise you needed! Absolutely spotless. The reclining sofas are insane. Superb location. Excellent value for money. Stephen is so easy to deal with and very flexible. I'd highly recommend.