I was just looking a place to stay for the night, while traveling, so a 2-star rated place with low rates was on my radar. After checking out an absolute dump just a half mile up the road, I was fortunate to have driven down the road to find the Gull Motel.
It's an older property, but well maintained, the Gull throws off a retro vibe, which I found charming and relaxing.
My room was small, and the bathroom tiny. But it was all I needed. Everything was clean and tidy, and there was a small table with chairs outside, in front of the room.
The room has a large fridge, and a microwave. No coffeemaker, though. As an early riser, I couldn't wait until the lobby opened at 7 am.
The Gull is located on busy Route 1, and you can catch a view of the water across the highway. It's located just minutes from the downtown district of Belfast, which is a perfectly lovely place to walk around. I spent some time in town that night and the next morning.
The proprietor told me there is a foot bridge within walking distance that leads across the river to the shipyard area, but I didn't have a chance to check that out. Nice fellow, by the way.
I can certainly recommend the Gull Motel to travelers.More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking