The Merchant Hotel - Belfast

16 Skipper Street, Belfast, United Kingdom, BT1 2DY  show map
 5 stars
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The Merchant Hotel - Belfast

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

No parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Reflex massage

Spa & wellness center

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

The grand The Merchant Hotel offers 62 luxury guest rooms as well as a safety deposit box, a storage room and allergy-free rooms. After the renovation in 2010, the hotel features art deco architecture in a 6-story building.

The property is set within a 10-minute walking distance from Belfast city center, in the proximity of Queen's University, Falls Road and Shankill Road. A cathedral, a church and a castle lie a short distance away.

Guests will find shopping centers, boutiques and a market within minutes of the hotel.

The Merchant Hotel lies within 5 minutes’ drive to George Best Belfast City airport.

Rooms

The Merchant Hotel provides guestrooms appointed with a laptop-size safe, climate control, satellite television, a dressing area and a minibar. Guests will appreciate a stunning view over the city from the rooms. They offer en suite bathrooms with a shower, free toiletries and bathrobes.

Eat & Drink

Dishes of French cuisine are served in the 24-hour restaurant. Guests can unwind at the welcoming Worlds Best Cocktail bar serving a wide range of cocktails and champagnes. Spaniard and The Dark Horse are situated in a shopping area, about 50 meters from the venue.

Services

Business travelers can use a business centre, computers and a meeting room available on site.

Relax

Treatment facilities feature reflex massage, steam baths and facials.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   62.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Beauty salon
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Billiards/ Pool tables

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Wedding services
  • Limousine service
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Leisure facilities

  • Night club
  • Barbeque grills
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Foam mattress
  • Fluffy down duvets
  • Down duvets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

16 Skipper Street, Belfast, United Kingdom, BT1 2DY

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City Center
  • Belfast
    1700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Belfast Central Railway Station
    3000 ft
Restaurants
  • Cloth Ear (cuisine: Contemporary)
    100 ft
  • Spaniard
    100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    62

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        Bed type: King-size bed
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          How to reach hotel

          hotel The Merchant Hotel - Belfast Belfast location
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          Hotel Address:

          16 Skipper Street, Belfast, United Kingdom, BT1 2DY

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Belfast
            1700 ft
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Belfast Central Railway Station
            3000 ft
          Restaurants
          • Cloth Ear (cuisine: Contemporary)
            100 ft
          • Spaniard
            100 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2010
          • Number of floors:
            6
          • Number of rooms:
            62

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          • Belfast Exposed Photography - 400 ft
          • Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival - 400 ft
          • Arts & Disability Forum Gallery - 1000 ft
          • Charles Gilmore Fine Arts - 1700 ft
          • Place - 1700 ft

          Places of interest

          • big fish - 700 ft
          • Big Fish - 700 ft
          • Albert Memorial Clock - 1000 ft
          • Ulster University, Belfast Campus - 1000 ft
          • Lagan Lookout Visitors Centre - 1000 ft
          • Belfast Central Library - 1000 ft
          • St. George's Market - 1400 ft
          • The Linen Hall Library - 1700 ft
          • Taxi Trax - Day Tours - 1700 ft

          Convention centers

          • INDIAN COMMUNITY CENTRE - 1400 ft

          Shopping areas

          Amusement

          • Oasis Gaming Machine Centre - 700 ft
          • Joyland Amusements Ni Ltd - 1400 ft
          • Frames - 1700 ft

          Monuments and Landmarks

          • Customs House Belfast - 400 ft

          Museums

          • Belfast Print Workshop Gallery - 400 ft
          • Royal Ulster Rifles Museum - 400 ft
          • Crumlin Road Gaol - 1700 ft
          • Crumlin Road Gaol Belfast - 1700 ft

          Parks

          • City Hall Grounds - 1700 ft

          Theaters

          • Black Box - 400 ft
          • Flax Art Studios - 700 ft

          Local attractions

          • Irish Republican History Museum - 1.0 mi
            5 Conway Street, Conway Mill Complex, Belfast
          • Queen's University - 1.2 mi
            University Road, Belfast
          • Botanic Gardens - 1.3 mi
            College Park, Belfast
          • Peace Wall - 1.1 mi
            Cupar Way, Belfast
          • Ulster Museum - 1.3 mi
            Botanic Gardens, Belfast

          Near the hotel

          • Royal Ulster Rifles Museum - 200 ft
            9-13 Waring Street, Belfast
          • Customs House - 600 ft
            Custom House Square, Belfast
          • Belfast Public Library - 1200 ft
            Royal Avenue, Belfast
          • City Hall - 2000 ft
            Donegall Sq., Belfast
          • Cathedral Quarter - 500 ft
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          • St. Anne's Cathedral - 1100 ft
            Donegall Street, Belfast
          • Linen Hall Library - 1800 ft
            17 Donegall Sq. N., Belfast

          Restaurants nearby

          • Cloth Ear - 100 ft

            Address: 33 Waring Street
            Phone: 44 28 9026 2719

            73% likes this, based on 172 reviews
            Cuisine: Contemporary

          • The Bar at The Merchant Hotel - 200 ft

            Address: 35-39 Waring St.

            86% likes this, based on 191 reviews

          • The Great Room Restaurant - 200 ft

            Address: 35-39 Waring Street
            Phone: +44 (0) 28 9023 4888

            85% likes this, based on 106 reviews

          • Spaniard - 100 ft

            Address: Waring Street

            65% likes this, based on 121 reviews
            Price Range: USD 21 - USD 31

          • 2 Taps - 200 ft

            Address: 42 Waring St.
            Phone: +44 28 90311414

            73% likes this, based on 148 reviews

          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2010
          • Number of floors:
            6
          • Number of rooms:
            62

          Hotel Awards

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          The Merchant Hotel Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Merchant Hotel

          Average guest rating

          9.0out of 10
          Superb
          Based on 188 reviews

          Rating by category:

          Location
          10.0
          Rooms
          9.2
          Service
          10.0
          Value
          7.0

          Guest reviews

          • Couple
            9.6

            The silver service breakfast was fantastic

          • Older travelers
            9.2

            Beautiful hotel, suite was superb

          • Couple
            10.0

            Plush luxurious hotel. Friendly staff, great facilities and great food/ service.

          • Group of friends
            9.2

            Given that this was my first time at The Merchant I was immediately impressed with the immediate reception I got from the staff. They were inviting, receptive, friendly and very professional with good customer service, in particular the lady who checked us in. The room was fabulously decorated and maintained to a luxurious and comfortable standard that it made it tempting not to leave the room at all. The Spa and Jazuzzi facilities were superb. The Spa staff were extremely professional and helpful. All in all The Merchant was a much needed break living up to its reputation as a 5 star hotel.

            The only criticism I would have is that the room service when I first checked in had not been prompt, although rectified it did not make for a good first impression during this experience.

          • Single
            10.0

            Excellant gym, sauna and steam room facilities wonderful and helpful staff, delicious food, stunning inteior

          • Group of friends
            9.6

            The great restaurant dining room breakfast was gorgeous, fantastic service and breakfast served at the table

            The hydrotherapy room wasn't great went for 30 mins. I couldn't of managed an hour as the facilities weren't that good. The sauna and steam room where fine. The heated beds and "drench showers" were poor and the pool itself only had limited capacity and not enough jets

          • Family with children
            9.6

            We had such a lovely stay there. The staff were beyond helpful and friendly- they couldn't have been better and although there weren't many children there they were tolerant of our exuberant 9 year old. Loved it.

            Reading area in the lobby was a bit dark.

          • Older travelers
            9.2

            The old world feel and the level of comfort and the staff were very nice the location was perfect

            Checking in was very slow and breakfast to early on sunday

          • Couple
            9.2

            location

            was asked to show id on entering hotel at 8.00 pm by a bouncer in the lobby while the counter staff new us and let the bouncer question us, not good enough for 5 star hotel.

          • Single
            10.0

            I was on a mixed business and pleasure break and as a treat stayed at the Merchant. It was sumptuous, a complete delight, one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in. The staff were very friendly and the restaurent excellent.

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            I liked the location which is why I chose it. The staff were professional and the food top class. Well done the Merchant

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            A fabulous hotel with outstanding facilities and excellent staff.

            No negative opinions

          • Single
            7.4

            breakfast pretty good

            very dark almost gloomy both in public rooms but especially in bedroom--light was lousy if you wanted ec to read

          • Older travelers
            8.8

            Very good accommodation and food at reasonable prices.

            Service in the cocktail bar was apalling - one couple walked out - we almost walked out. Staff were disorganised, promised drinks in the next two minutes - took 20 minutes to get our drinks at the table. Was not in keeping with the service displayed in the rest of the hotel.

          • Couple
            10.0

            We stayed for 1 night in this gorgeous hotel enjoying a 3course meal & breakfast. We had delish cocktails served with complimentry snacks & glasses of water before visiting a few more bars in the city centre. Our room was beautiful, again with complimentry gifts, a stunning bathroom & plush decor. We enjoyed our evening meal in the stunning Great room where the service was top class & the food was magnificant. After a beautiful breakfast the following morning we relaxed in the Hot tub (on the roof) taking in the fantastic views of Belfast. We would definately recommend this gorgeous hotel & will definately be back again! Brilliant.

            Unfortunately maintenance was being carried out in the Sauna/Steam room however the rest of the hotels facilities certainly made up for this, we were not disappointed.

          How to reach hotel

          hotel The Merchant Hotel - Belfast Belfast location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          16 Skipper Street, Belfast, United Kingdom, BT1 2DY

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Belfast
            1700 ft
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Belfast Central Railway Station
            3000 ft
          Restaurants
          • Cloth Ear (cuisine: Contemporary)
            100 ft
          • Spaniard
            100 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2010
          • Number of floors:
            6
          • Number of rooms:
            62

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedBelfastThe Merchant Hotel

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

          Use Badge