Bangor is a justifiably popular place to live, but thankfully for the visitor there are still plenty of hotels, guesthouses and bed and breakfasts to make your stay comfortable.
You may be surprised to learn that Bangor is actually the third largest town in Northern Ireland: it certainly doesn’t feel that way when you are enjoying the cool breezes of the seafront or relaxing by the open spaces of the marina.
Hotels by the Seafront
It is near the marina where the main hotels are clustered. Indeed Bangor is famous for its coastal guesthouses, and there are plenty of fantastic quality examples to choose from, many offering staggering sea views and a very high standard of accommodation.
If you are hoping for that romantic view over the waters look for hotels that are situated at the bottom of Main Street where, to the east and west along Queen’s Parade and Seacliff Road, there are a string of delightful places to stay, arranged one after the other like jewels on a necklace.
Business in Bangor?
If you are travelling to Bangor for business purposes and need a hotel with conference facilities your best bet is to look a little further back from the seafront. Just inland you will find quality hotels that have the capacity to accommodate as many as 450 delegates and offer conference facilities along with very well appointed rooms.
Luxury Hotels in Bangor
Of course, if you’re not travelling with all your colleagues there is no need to leave the warm embrace of the seaside to find yourself that touch of luxury. There are many hotels lining the seafront go the extra mile to provide you with all your creature comforts and make your break in Bangor feel very special indeed.
You can find hotels with spacious gardens to enjoy the sun, hotels that are conveniently situated close a golf course, hotels with fitness centers and hotels that are designed to pamper you so completely you leave Bangor feeling refreshed, revived and restored.
Budget Break in Bangor
For those on a budget there are options, like hostels, which allow you to soak up all that Bangor has to offer without breaking the bank. Of course, if you are a little old for bunking in a dorm room, all is not lost: you can still find plenty of independent guesthouses with very reasonable rates, but you may have to forego that sea view.
Victorian Converted Town House Hotels
Wherever you choose to stay in Bangor you will have the option of staying in a period town house that has been converted into a hotel. Bangor really developed when the Victorians linked it to nearby Belfast with a train line. Much of the larger Victorian houses that were built around this time now exist to offer you a very warm welcome in Bangor’s charming surroundings.