As someone who frequents hotels and hostels, it’s a delight to stay in one of those elusive other types of accommodation: the B&B. It’s often not an option for us further abroad for location reasons, but in Belfast we figured we’d at least have the advantage of language on our side.
And boy, am I glad we did! Sleepy Cedars is a comfy, family-style B&B with only a few, well kept rooms. The bed was as comfy as a large marshmallow. The sparkling clean bathroom had a great shower.
More than any other place I’ve stayed, Sleepy Cedars feels like a home away from home. This is probably because of the care that Aoife, who has solo responsibility for the B&B, takes of every guest. She was more than just a source of city information, but actually treated us like friends or family.
Mind you, I’m quite partial to anyone who can feed me as well as Aoife. Breakfast was a treat I can barely put words to. Nearly everything was home-made. As well as traditional Irish breads, preserves, cheese and ham, there were cheesy puffs, homemade yoghurt with blueberry compote and home roasted granola, and a delicious spiced rice served in cute little blue teacups.
Everything was delicious, and you couldn’t wish for more.
I would highly recommend Sleepy Cedars to anyone visiting Belfast.