The Merchant Hotel
5 stars

The Merchant Hotel

16 Skipper Street, Belfast, BT1 2DZ, United Kingdom
+44 289 023 4888

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The Merchant Hotel
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About The Merchant Hotel

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  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Breakfast for free
The 5 AA Red Star Merchant Hotel is in the Cathedral Quarter of Belfast's city centre. It offers luxurious air-conditioned rooms, free Wi-Fi, a spa, and a rooftop gymnasium and hot tub. The Merchant is the winner of the Best UK Hotel 2011 award in the International Hotel Awards. All of the elegantly appointed rooms are decorated with original artwork. They each have black-out blinds, a flat-screen TV, and spacious en suite marble bathrooms. The Merchant is a Grade I Listed building dating back to 1860. Its Great Room Restaurant has a huge domed ceiling and offers a fine à la carte menu and traditional afternoon teas. There is a selection of bars, including the Veuve clicquot champagne lounge. Berts Jazz Bar serves food and has live music 7 nights a week. The Spa has 5 treatment rooms and a hydrotherapy area. There is also a sauna and a steam room located on the rooftop.

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Amenities at The Merchant Hotel

  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Business centre
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • First-aid kit
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Safe
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces

Services and conveniences

  • Conference rooms
  • Business centre
  • Car hire
  • Wake-up service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Adapter
  • Air-conditioned
  • Dustbins


  • Wine glasses
  • Electric kettle
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Refrigerator
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee machine


  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Sofa
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Storage available

Accessibility and suitability

  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hypoallergenic pillow
  • Allergy-free room
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow

Pool and spa

  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna


  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Drying rack for clothing

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV


  • Feather pillow
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wardrobe or closet

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Cribs available
  • Complimentary breakfast


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Things to do

  • Bicycle hire
  • Pool table

Parking and transportation

  • Parking


  • Fitness centre

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16 Skipper Street, Belfast, BT1 2DZ

What's nearby

  • St. Anne's Cathedral257 m
  • Big Fish295 m
  • The MAC300 m
  • Belfast City Hall0.5 km
  • Belfast Waterfront0.6 km
  • St George's Market0.7 km
  • SSE Arena0.8 km
  • Grand Opera House0.8 km
  • Titanic Belfast1.3 km
  • Crumlin Road Gaol1.4 km
  • Botanic Gardens2.1 km
  • Ulster Museum2.2 km



Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 12:00


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FAQs when booking at The Merchant Hotel

  • Why should I book a stay at The Merchant Hotel Belfast?

    The Merchant Hotel is a glorious hotel with air-conditioned luxurious rooms, a spa, a rooftop gym and a great restaurant in a historic city centre building. There are bars and private spaces throughout the hotel that guests can enjoy and it is particularly popular with couples on a romantic break. It’s also a leading wedding destination and gives you access to everything the city has to offer on its doorstep.

  • What are the wellness and fitness facilities like at The Merchant Hotel Belfast?

    The spa at The Merchant has five treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy room and a relaxation room. You can enjoy massages, body wraps, skincare and pedicures, beauty treatments and treatments designed for men specifically. You can also avail yourself of waxing, eyelash and eyebrow treatments. The rooftop gym has a sleek Art Deco design, great views and a rock sauna and steam room to complement the full suite of cardio machines and free weights.

  • What makes The Merchant Hotel Belfast good for a romantic break?

    The rooms in The Merchant are beautifully designed in art deco and Victorian style and they have proven very popular with couples on a romantic break. They are large and well-appointed with flat screen TVs, luxury showers and rich, heavy fabrics throughout. Suites come with four-poster beds and antique furniture and art. The in-house restaurant and choice of bars also make this a fantastic choice for couples.

  • What are the dining facilities like?

    The restaurant of The Merchant is in the domed Great Room, which is described as a perfectly restored Victorian masterpiece. It has a glass cupola ceiling with elegant plasterwork lit by Ireland’s largest chandelier. Expert service delivers an à la carte menu which has been awarded two AA rosettes. Using local ingredients in all its choices, the menu is designed to reflect the seasons and the elegance of the room in which it is served.

  • What bar facilities are at The Merchant Hotel Belfast?

    There are four bars at The Merchant. Bert’s Jazz Bar is Belfast’s only jazz club and serves food and drinks at its rich, opulent tables. The Cloth Ear is a Victorian twist on the traditional Irish bar. The Cocktail Bar serves fine spirits and champagne, while the Champagne Lounge is an architecturally significant part of the hotel that defines luxury for its guests. This room, with its floor-to-ceiling windows, can be hired for private events.

  • What facilities at Merchant Hotel Belfast make it a good wedding destination?

    Weddings at The Merchant Hotel are a serious affair, making it one of the top wedding venues in Belfast. It can create intimate experiences or opulent larger gatherings, based on the requirements of each bride and groom. Depending on the service, the wedding couple receive a complimentary deluxe room or a Victorian Suite.

  • What facilities are in place to make The Merchant Hotel Belfast accessible?

    All public areas in the hotel are accessible for people with mobility issues. There are accessible rooms with accessible en suites. There are lifts to the upper floors as well as accessible restrooms on the ground floor.

  • Which type of family-focused activities are at The Merchant Hotel Belfast?

    There are family rooms, and the restaurant staff are happy to cater to families and their children.

  • Where is The Merchant Hotel located?

    The Merchant Hotel is located at 16 Skipper Street in City Centre, 0.5 km from the centre of Belfast. St. Anne's Cathedral is the closest landmark to The Merchant Hotel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at The Merchant Hotel?

    Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at The Merchant Hotel.

  • Does The Merchant Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, The Merchant Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is The Merchant Hotel from the airport?

    The Merchant Hotel is 4.7 km from Belfast City. The Merchant Hotel is 19.3 km from Belfast Intl.

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Good to know

Value for money


Distance to city centre

0.5 km

Nearest airport

Belfast City

Distance to airport

3.9 km