The Harrison Chambers of Distinction – Belfast, Northern Ireland
A boutique hotel in a leafy neighbourhood on the doorstep of Belfast’s theatre and museum quarter, The Harrison Chambers of Distinction is a jewel-box labour of love created by its well-travelled owner, Belfast native Melanie Harrison. Melanie has taken a fine 19th-century merchant’s home and begun a new chapter in its tale, transforming the building into a darling hotel with 16 elegant, playful rooms that make the perfect backdrop for one’s own Belfast story. Each chamber pays homage to creatives with Belfast links, like CS Lewis and Van Morrison, with eccentric curios, antiques and quirky surprises behind each door, weaving influences past and present. Rooms at the front of the building have huge bay windows, and many have Victorian freestanding baths to luxuriate in after a long day of sightseeing. There’s also an indulgent spa offering reflexology treatments and meditation massage. All in all, it’s a bohemian bolthole packed with personality, and perfectly positioned for visiting nearby Queen’s University and the Botanic Gardens.
Doubles from £150
+44 (0)2894 600123; chambersofdistinction.com