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 rooms

Parking

Paid valet 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
  • Parking on request
  • 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

  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Wedding services
  • Limousine 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

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

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • 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
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Foam mattress
  • Fluffy 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

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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City Center
  • Belfast
    500 m
Airports
  • George Best Belfast City (BHD)
    4.0 km
  • Aldergrove International Airport (BFS)
    19.7 km
Train Stations
  • Belfast Central Railway Station
    900 m
Restaurants
  • Cloth Ear (cuisine: Contemporary)
    20 m
  • Spaniard
    20 m
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

Art Double Room
Bed type: King-size bed
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Deluxe Room
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Deluxe King Room
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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
    500 m
Airports
  • George Best Belfast City (BHD)
    4.0 km
  • Aldergrove International Airport (BFS)
    19.7 km
Train Stations
  • Belfast Central Railway Station
    900 m
Restaurants
  • Cloth Ear (cuisine: Contemporary)
    20 m
  • Spaniard
    20 m
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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The Merchant Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Belfast Exposed Photography - 100 m
  • Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival - 100 m
  • Arts & Disability Forum Gallery - 300 m
  • Charles Gilmore Fine Arts - 500 m
  • Place - 500 m

Places of interest

  • big fish - 200 m
  • Big Fish - 200 m
  • Albert Memorial Clock - 300 m
  • Ulster University, Belfast Campus - 300 m
  • Lagan Lookout Visitors Centre - 300 m
  • Belfast Central Library - 300 m
  • St. George's Market - 400 m
  • The Linen Hall Library - 500 m
  • Taxi Trax - Day Tours - 500 m

Convention centers

  • INDIAN COMMUNITY CENTRE - 400 m

Shopping areas

  • Victoria Square Shopping Centre - 300 m
  • Saint Georges Market - 400 m

Amusement

  • Oasis Gaming Machine Centre - 200 m
  • Joyland Amusements Ni Ltd - 400 m
  • Frames - 500 m

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Customs House Belfast - 100 m

Museums

  • Belfast Print Workshop Gallery - 100 m
  • Royal Ulster Rifles Museum - 100 m
  • Crumlin Road Gaol - 500 m
  • Crumlin Road Gaol Belfast - 500 m

Parks

  • City Hall Grounds - 500 m

Theaters

  • Black Box - 100 m
  • Flax Art Studios - 200 m

Local attractions

  • Irish Republican History Museum - 1.6 km
    5 Conway Street, Conway Mill Complex, Belfast
  • Queen's University - 1.9 km
    University Road, Belfast
  • Botanic Gardens - 2.1 km
    College Park, Belfast
  • Peace Wall - 1.7 km
    Cupar Way, Belfast
  • Ulster Museum - 2.1 km
    Botanic Gardens, Belfast

Near the hotel

  • Royal Ulster Rifles Museum - 50 m
    9-13 Waring Street, Belfast
  • Customs House - 180 m
    Custom House Square, Belfast
  • Belfast Public Library - 340 m
    Royal Avenue, Belfast
  • City Hall - 600 m
    Donegall Sq., Belfast
  • Cathedral Quarter - 130 m
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  • St. Anne's Cathedral - 330 m
    Donegall Street, Belfast
  • Linen Hall Library - 530 m
    17 Donegall Sq. N., Belfast

Restaurants nearby

  • Cloth Ear - 20 m

    Address: 33 Waring Street
    Phone: 44 28 9026 2719

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

  • The Bar at The Merchant Hotel - 40 m

    Address: 35-39 Waring St.

    86% likes this, based on 191 reviews

  • The Great Room Restaurant - 40 m

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

    85% likes this, based on 106 reviews

  • Spaniard - 20 m

    Address: Waring Street

    65% likes this, based on 121 reviews
    Price Range: CAD 26 - CAD 39

  • 2 Taps - 40 m

    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

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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
    500 m
Airports
  • George Best Belfast City (BHD)
    4.0 km
  • Aldergrove International Airport (BFS)
    19.7 km
Train Stations
  • Belfast Central Railway Station
    900 m
Restaurants
  • Cloth Ear (cuisine: Contemporary)
    20 m
  • Spaniard
    20 m
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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