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

Paid valet parking

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Steam bath

Reflex massage

Spa & wellness center

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

The grand 5-star The Merchant Hotel offers an ideal spot in a shopping area close to restaurants and bars. The hotel was opened in 1860 and remains an example of art deco architecture in Belfast ever since.

In the heart of Belfast in the vicinity of Queen's University, Falls Road and Shankill Road. The distance between Belfast city center and the property is 1 km.

The venue is set next to shopping centers, boutiques and a market.

Guests will find themselves a 10-minute walk from Belfast Great Victoria Street train station. A mere 5 minutes’ drive from George Best Belfast City.

Rooms

This property has 62 guestrooms including Art Double Room and Deluxe Double Room appointed with climate control, an in-room safe, complimentary wireless internet, TV with satellite channels and a refrigerator. The guestrooms look out on the city. The hotel rooms come with marble floor and bespoke furniture.

Eat & Drink

French dishes are served in the exclusive restaurant on site. Guests are invited to the Worlds Best Cocktail bar to unwind with a drink. Serving both food and drinks, Spaniard and The Dark Horse are situated around 50 meters from the property.

Services

The on-site limousine rentals help to explore the area.

Relax

The hotel pampers guests with a health club, a treatment room and a sauna as well as steam baths, reflex massage 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

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiards/ Pool tables

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Barbeque grills
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Foam mattress
  • Pillow menu
  • 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

The Merchant Hotel photos Room Deluxe Double Room
Deluxe Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or King-size bed
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
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The discreet and beautiful room is softly lit by a stunning antique crystal chandelier complemented by silver candelabras filled with candles and includes a Double bed. Its intimate elegance making it the perfect space for ceremonies or receptions for up to 18 people.

Room facilities
    The Merchant Hotel photos Room Suite
    Suite
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    The spacious Suite includes a King size bed, separate living area with Art Deco chandeliers, white leather seating and state of the art facilities. The color lighting system allows to create the bespoke color effects, the superb audio-visual equipment providing the opportunity to create stunning personalized effects to make your day utterly unique. Crisp white linens and stunning silver candelabras complete the gracious effect.

    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

    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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    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

    • Saint Georges Market - 400 m
    • Crumlin Road Gaol - 500 m
    • Crumlin Road Gaol Belfast - 500 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

    Parks

    • City Hall Grounds - 500 m

    Theaters

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

    Business areas

    • Victoria Square Shopping Centre - 300 m

    Local attractions

    • Irish Republican History Museum - 1.6 km
      5 Conway Street, Conway Mill Complex, Belfast
    • Queen's University - 2.0 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
    • The Odyssey - 530 m
      2 Queen's Quay, 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, Merchant Hotel - 20 m

      Address: Waring Street

      85% likes this, based on 52 reviews

    • Spaniard - 20 m

      Address: Waring Street

      65% likes this, based on 121 reviews
      Price Range: CAD 28 - CAD 41

    • 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

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedBelfastThe Merchant Hotel

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
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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

    Use Badge