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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

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Spa & wellness centre

Laundry

Overview

The 5-star The Merchant Hotel stands in the heart of Belfast and provides a night club and a rooftop terrace. Residing in a 6-story building, the hotel was opened in 1860 and renovated in 2010.

The Merchant Hotel is also placed within a 10-minute walk of City Hall. The venue is 1 km away from the city center.

There are shopping centers, boutiques and a market within a quick reach of the hotel.

George Best Belfast City airport is a 10-minute drive from the property.

Rooms

The Merchant Hotel provides 62 guestrooms appointed with an in-room safe, satellite television, climate control, high-speed internet and a dressing area for a pleasant stay in Belfast. Some rooms offer a stunning view of the city. They are fitted with a small fridge, an electric kettle and glassware as well as en suite bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and a bidet.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have creative meals at the exclusive restaurant. The Worlds Best Cocktail bar features billiards and live music. Serving a wide range of dishes, Spaniard and The Dark Horse can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

Services

Computers, a business center and a meeting room are also offered at the hotel.

Relax

Guests will benefit from steam baths, facials and massage.

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 in public areas
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Lift
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Beauty salon
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

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

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business centre
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

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

Spa & Leisure

  • Night club
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Dressing area
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathtub

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 16 years
Extra bed GBP 40
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cots and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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

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Airports
Train
  • 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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Rooms and availability

The Merchant Hotel photos Exterior
Art Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
    • Fireplace
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Storage space
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone
  • Turndown service
  • Bathroom:Bathtub/shower combination
  • Bathrobe
  • Bidet
  • Dining:Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Television
  • Free films
  • Wake up service
The Merchant Hotel photos Room
Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
The Merchant Hotel photos Room
Deluxe Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Glassware
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio

The Merchant Hotel Location

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Local attractions

  • Belfast Castle3.0 mi
    Antrim Road
  • Carrickfergus Marina9.0 mi
    Carrickfergus Marina Rodgers Quay Rodger's Quay
  • Ulster Folk & Transport Museum6.2 mi
    Cultura
  • Carrickfergus Castle9.1 mi
    Marine Highway

Restaurants nearby

  • Cloth Ear100 ft

    Address: 33 Waring Street
    Phone: 44 28 9026 2719

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

  • The Bar at The Merchant Hotel200 ft

    Address: 35-39 Waring St.

    86% likes this, based on 191 reviews

  • The Great Room Restaurant200 ft

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

    85% likes this, based on 106 reviews

  • Spaniard100 ft

    Address: Waring Street

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

  • 2 Taps200 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

9.0
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Rating by category:

Location
10.0
Rooms
9.2
Service
10.0

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    The luxurious surroundings, the excellent staff attention to detail. Any request to staff was absolutely no problem. The merchant is definately a great asset to Belfast and far outpasses any hotel we have stayed in through out the world. Fantastic

    we stayed in room321 at the end of a a corridor, and the only complaint about our whole stay is that as we left and approached our room each time we could either see trays of left over room service food on the floor through the glass door( into i think it was a stairway for staff,) and on one occasion there was a grubby white trolley piled high with left over food plates and dirty glasses etc. A bit off- putting. apart from this our stay was excellent!

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    From the moment we arrived at The Merchant we were made welcome by the very friendly and accomodating staff , The decor and ambience of the hotel compliment each other perfectly and relaxing at night in berts jazz bar listening to excellent smooth jazz was the cherry on top . All in all a wonderful experience ! Forgot to mention breakfast in the breathtaking great room , FANTASTIC . We will be back .

  • Couple
    10.0

    This hotel was amazing and the best that we have ever stayed in. Beautiful decor, impecable staff and spotlessly clean. The fine touches simply added to our experience. Cant wait to come back. Simply decadent!!

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    This is without doubt an outstanding hotel. It provides the ultimate in comfort , elegance and style. The staff are first class with nothing being too much trouble. The service in The Great Room Restaurant and Berts Bar is exemplary. Dining is a most enjoyable experience. It was our silver wedding and the hotel made it a perfect experience.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    The staff were superb nothing too much trouble facilities superb.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    the five star quality servive

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    The staff where very friendly and the room was beautiful

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    Excellent hotel, good service, Huge Rooms with great bathroom and comfy beds. Good location. Helpful staff.

    Some extras were very expensive

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    Very difficult to chose one best thing as it was 1st class from start to finish.Staff friendly and very efficient, rooms excellent, cocktails fabulous and breakfast the perfect start to the day. Will def be back

  • Couple
    10.0

    It was so opulent and you were made to feel very special.

    The fire alarm going off in my room at approx 3.00am

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    I enjoyed the bars and atmosphere

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    Our 1st time staying here though we occassionally come to have a cocktail. Stayed in one of the art deco rooms and thought it was fab - one of the best i've ever been in and also one of the biggest - it was disabled access. No expense has been spared in the room and public areas of the hotel. The staff were very attentive. As always love sitting in the cocktail bar.

    Although i love the cocktail bar the prices are exorbitant. £10 each for the cocktails and they didn't seem up to their usual standard - 4 drinks cost us £35. Was very dissappointed in the breakfast - not 5* dining. My soft omlette turned into a very overcooked tough spanish tortilla!! They could take direction from somewhere like the Shelbourne Dublin for a fantastic 5" breakfast. Would have been more anoyed if i'd payed full price for the stay.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    The whole experience from William taking my case to my room and explaining where everything was. The cocktails later when I returned from Christmas shopping. The comfort of the beds and the lack of noise even though it faces onto waring street and there was lots of traffic and people it was minimal.

  • Couple
    9.2

    we decided to stay at the Merchant as a treat as it was my birthday, although we only live about 40miles away the atmosphere and staff made us feel like we could have been anywhere and this made it a real break for us. The best moment for me was having half an hour to ourselves to spend in the roof hot tub.. devine..

    The only issue at all is that there is no car parking available as part of the booking.

  • Couple
    10.0

    The merchant hotel, was very good and i enjoy my stay and i would go bk again the food and the room was top class.

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
Airports
Train
  • 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

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