Hi guys I’m Dave. Owner of Central Belfast Apartments. Central Belfast Apartments started as Self Catering Accommodation Belfast about 10 years ago by my parents Stephen & Jane. Back when our tourism industry barely existed! I was always involved to some extent with the business while I was chasing the dream of becoming a Clinical Psychologist. After 10 years I decided to leave mental health and join the family business.
In 2014 I purchased my own apartment called Central Belfast Apartment. The next year I bought and renovated Citygate Apartment which remains our flagship and most popular apartment. I made some bold design decisions there which I think paid off! Since then I’ve taken on the management of 10 more! We’ve hired Bart who I’ll introduce soon and have the capacity to grow even more.
I love this work. I think we have a great city with sooo much to offer and I love sharing it with visitors. The best part of the job is the meet and greet. Having a laugh and getting the craic started. I ask everyone who stays with us if they’ve been to Belfast before. Most people say no but they’ve been to Dublin. They often end up telling me that they prefer Belfast since we’re still in the beginnings of our tourism surge: Everywhere they go is authentic with actual real life Belfast people and not full of Americans like Dublin is. The city is small but perfectly formed! Everywhere is walkable. Giant’s Causeway and other amazing scenery is all so close. Game of Thrones, Titanic, our political history. These are our things that make us unique and people will always want to come here because of them.
I therefore feel it’s essential that when people visit that they have an amazing experience so they go home and tell their friends and family “GO TO BELFAST!” At Central Belfast Apartments we bend over backwards for our guests to ensure they have the best accommodation experience, setting them up to enjoy the rest of the city. So often our guests arrive in a taxi from the airport laughing away with the driver who got the feel good factor going. They check in with us and we keep that feel good factor going (and ramp it up with free wine). Then they venture out into the city and our tours, restaurants and bars all do their bit. It all comes together to create an amazing trip for visitors.
Hi! I’m Bart. You might already know my face if you had stayed with us over the past year. I’m the General Manager at Central Belfast Apartments. Originally from the beautiful city of Bydgoszcz in Poland, Belfast has been my home now for the past 10 years. I got into the hospitality industry the moment I arrived in Northern Ireland and never looked back. I have watched the tourism sector grow rapidly and Belfast evolve into an incredibly vibrant city! I fell in love with this place and I strongly believe it’s one of the most amazing places to visit when you plan a trip to the British Isles.
I started working with Dave about a year ago and I can honestly say, this is the best job anyone could wish for. Since I started my adventure with Central Belfast Apartments we have doubled in size, now operating over a dozen apartments and it is our dream to keep growing! Welcoming guests and meeting them face to face is a big part of what I do and it is an incredibly rewarding experience when you hear good feedback. I strongly believe great customer service is a peoples business and I will always do my best to make every single guest feel at home from the moment they book and arrive to the moment they wave goodbye to Belfast.