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

No 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

Situated near restaurants and bars, this grand hotel comprises 62 rooms and offers a sauna and a Jacuzzi. The hotel was opened in 1860 and remains an example of art deco architecture in Belfast ever since.

A short stroll of 10 minutes will take you to Waterfront Hall, City Hall and Odyssey Arena. 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

Luxury rooms feature high-speed internet, climate control, satellite television, an in-room safe and a dressing room. The Merchant Hotel offers rooms with the city view. The rooms have antique décor and bespoke furniture.

Eat & Drink

Guests will enjoy creative dishes of French cuisine in the exclusive on-site restaurant. The welcoming jazz bar offers billiards and live music. The coffee shop Spaniard is just about 5 minutes’ walk from the property.

Services

Limousines are available for rent on site.

Relax

A health club, a spa lounge and a treatment room are offered for relaxation.

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
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
  • Bathtub
  • 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

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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 Exterior
Art King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
    • Fireplace
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Storage space
  • Connecting room
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone
  • Turndown service
  • Bathroom:Bathtub/shower combination
  • Bathrobe
  • Bidet
  • Dining:Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Television
  • Free movies/video
  • Wake up service
Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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The Merchant Hotel photos Room
Deluxe Double 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/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Glassware
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
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Deluxe King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Storage space
  • Connecting room
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone
  • Turndown service
  • Bathroom:Bathtub/shower combination
  • Bathrobe
  • Dining:Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Television
  • Free movies/video
  • Wake up service
Luxury Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Luxury Room

The Merchant Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Belfast Exposed Photography100 m
  • Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival100 m
  • Arts & Disability Forum Gallery300 m
  • Charles Gilmore Fine Arts500 m
  • Place500 m

Places of interest

  • big fish200 m
  • Big Fish200 m
  • Albert Memorial Clock300 m
  • Ulster University, Belfast Campus300 m
  • Lagan Lookout Visitors Centre300 m
  • Belfast Central Library300 m
  • St. George's Market400 m
  • The Linen Hall Library500 m
  • Taxi Trax - Day Tours500 m

Convention centers

  • INDIAN COMMUNITY CENTRE400 m

Shopping areas

  • Victoria Square Shopping Centre300 m
  • Saint Georges Market400 m

Amusement

  • Oasis Gaming Machine Centre200 m
  • Joyland Amusements Ni Ltd400 m
  • Frames500 m

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Customs House Belfast100 m

Museums

  • Belfast Print Workshop Gallery100 m
  • Royal Ulster Rifles Museum100 m
  • Crumlin Road Gaol500 m
  • Crumlin Road Gaol Belfast500 m

Parks

  • City Hall Grounds500 m

Theaters

  • Black Box100 m
  • Flax Art Studios200 m

Local attractions

  • Irish Republican History Museum1.6 km
    5 Conway Street, Conway Mill Complex, Belfast
  • Queen's University1.9 km
    University Road, Belfast
  • Botanic Gardens2.1 km
    College Park, Belfast
  • Peace Wall1.7 km
    Cupar Way, Belfast
  • Ulster Museum2.1 km
    Botanic Gardens, Belfast

Near the hotel

  • Royal Ulster Rifles Museum50 m
    9-13 Waring Street, Belfast
  • Customs House180 m
    Custom House Square, Belfast
  • Belfast Public Library340 m
    Royal Avenue, Belfast
  • City Hall600 m
    Donegall Sq., Belfast
  • Cathedral Quarter130 m
    BelfastNorthern Ireland
  • St. Anne's Cathedral330 m
    Donegall Street, Belfast
  • Linen Hall Library530 m
    17 Donegall Sq. N., Belfast

Restaurants nearby

  • Cloth Ear20 m

    Address: 33 Waring Street
    Phone: 44 28 9026 2719

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

  • The Bar at The Merchant Hotel40 m

    Address: 35-39 Waring St.

    86% likes this, based on 191 reviews

  • The Great Room Restaurant40 m

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

    85% likes this, based on 106 reviews

  • Spaniard20 m

    Address: Waring Street

    65% likes this, based on 121 reviews
    Price Range: CAD 25 - CAD 38

  • 2 Taps40 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

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