For some time this has been a lodging of choice for big-name politicians, diplomats, and celebrities visiting Belfast. The decor is subtly masculine; the lobby has marble floors with a modern gas fireplace to take the edge off the chill. The large guest rooms are contemporary in style, with comfortable beds and sizeable bathrooms. A little rubber ducky in a top hat awaits you as you enter the bathroom (you can take it home if you want). Downstairs is a piano bar and the laidback Causerie restaurant. Check the website for deals such as dinner-bed-and-breakfast discounts or a package that includes entry to the Titanic Belfast.