The Merchant Hotel - Belfast

16 Skipper Street, Belfast, United Kingdom, BT1 2DYshow map
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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
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

Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Solarium

Spa & wellness centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • 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
  • Special diet menus

Business

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

Children

  • Babysitting/Child services
  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Night club
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room features

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

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-out01:00-12:00FREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 16 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Belfast Central Railway StationBelfast Central Railway Station2700 ft
Belfast Great Victoria StreetBelfast Great Victoria Street3300 ft
The Waterfront HallThe Waterfront Hall2000 ft
Victoria Square Shopping CentreVictoria Square Shopping Centre1000 ft
OasisOasis2000 ft
Movie House Cinemas LtdMovie House Cinemas Ltd2700 ft
Odyssey ArenaOdyssey Arena2300 ft
Crumlin Road GaolCrumlin Road Gaol1700 ft
Ulster HallUlster Hall2300 ft
Royal Ulster Rifles MuseumRoyal Ulster Rifles Museum300 ft9-13 Waring Street
Albert Memorial Clock TowerAlbert Memorial Clock Tower300 ftQueen's Square
Ulster Historical Foundation Ulster Historical Foundation 400 ft49 Malone Road 1st Floor
Cathedral QuarterCathedral Quarter500 ft BelfastNorthern Ireland
Customs House Customs House 600 ftCustom House Custom House Square
CornmarketCornmarket800 ftCornmarket
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Cloth EarCloth Ear100 ft33 Waring Street
SpaniardSpaniard100 ftWaring Street
The Bar at The Merchant HotelThe Bar at The Merchant Hotel200 ft35-39 Waring St.
2 Taps2 Taps200 ft42 Waring St.
The Great Room RestaurantThe Great Room Restaurant200 ft35-39 Waring Street
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Titanic BelfastTitanic Belfast1.6 mi
Belfast Metropolitan CollegeBelfast Metropolitan College4000 ft
Belfast City HospitalBelfast City Hospital1.1 mi
Stranmillis University CollegeStranmillis University College2.0 mi
Windsor Park Football StadiumWindsor Park Football Stadium1.7 mi
Casement ParkCasement Park3.0 mi
THE TITANIC EXPERIENCETHE TITANIC EXPERIENCE4300 ft
Queen's University of BelfastQueen's University of Belfast1.2 mi
Fortwilliam Golf ClubFortwilliam Golf Club2.7 mi
St. Anne\'s CathedralSt. Anne\'s Cathedral1000 ftDonegall Street
Metropolitan Arts CentreMetropolitan Arts Centre1000 ft10 Exchange Street West, Belfast
Big FishBig Fish1000 ftThe Weir 1 Donegall Quay
Lagan Weir and LookoutLagan Weir and Lookout1000 ft1 Donegall Quay Opposite the Custom House
Belfast Central Library Belfast Central Library 1200 ftCentral Library Royal Avenue
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Getting around
Train
Belfast Central Railway Station3000 ft
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Reviews
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Location
9.2
Rooms
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Service
  • 9.2
    Superb

    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!

  • 10.0
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    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 .

  • 10.0
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    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!!

  • 10.0
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    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.

  • 10.0
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    The staff were superb nothing too much trouble facilities superb.

  • 10.0
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    the five star quality servive

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The staff where very friendly and the room was beautiful

  • 9.6
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    Excellent hotel, good service, Huge Rooms with great bathroom and comfy beds. Good location. Helpful staff.

    Some extras were very expensive

  • 10.0
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    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

  • 10.0
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    It was so opulent and you were made to feel very special.

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

  • 7.4
    Very good

    I enjoyed the bars and atmosphere

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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.

  • 10.0
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    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.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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.

  • 10.0
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    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.

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Highlights
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-out01:00-12:00FREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 16 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Train
Belfast Central Railway Station3000 ft
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