The Merchant Hotel - Belfast

16 Skipper Street Belfast Antrim, 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 parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Billiards/Pool tables

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Steam room

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

Overview

Being in a historic building on the Waring Street, Belfast, United Kingdom, this boutique with its rich fabrics and sumptuous carpets is ideal for those who are fond of history and art, catering for the businessmen as well.

There are 62 guest rooms, a modern business center, a fitness center, a sauna and a spa and wellness salon.

The rooms and suites are fully- equipped and include air conditioning, high speed wireless internet access and flat screen televisions.

The hotel has a good restaurant.

Year renovated:   2006.  Number of rooms:   62.

Rooms

The rooms are beautifully decorated and include black out curtains, marble bathrooms, and large sitting areas. There are deluxe rooms (double bed, double or twin beds) in the hotel. The hotel also caters for children.

Dining options

A full English breakfast is served for free.

You may eat traditional food at the restaurant. The bar has a range of cocktails, both local and international.

The hotel The Merchant provides visitors with a free full english breakfast. 

Services

The business center offers comfortable meeting rooms, fax and photocopying. There are two convention centers nearby: the Indian Community Centre is 500m away and the Waterfront Hall is 600m from the hotel.

Leisure

There are the following facilities in the hotel: a spa & wellness center, a sauna, a fitness center and a Jacuzzi.

Massage services are at guests’ disposal.

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Facilities

General

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

Guest Parking

  • No parking available.

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiards/Pool tables
  • Fitness center

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
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Night club
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Barbeque grills

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Foam mattress
  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial 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

  • One child under the age of 16 may stay at the price of GBP 40 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel The Merchant Hotel - Belfast Belfast location
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Hotel Address:

16 Skipper Street Belfast Antrim, Belfast, United Kingdom, BT1 2DY

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City Center
  • Belfast
    500 m
Airports
  • George Best Belfast City (BHD)
    4.0km
  • Aldergrove International Airport (BFS)
    19.7km
Train Stations
  • Belfast Central Railway Station
    900 m
  • Belfast Great Victoria Street
    1.1km
Restaurants
  • Cloth Ear (cuisine: Contemporary)
    20 m
  • Spaniard
    20 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of rooms:
    62

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Rooms and availability

The rooms are beautifully decorated and include black out curtains, marble bathrooms, and large sitting areas. There are deluxe rooms (double bed, double or twin beds) in the hotel. The hotel also caters for children.

Deluxe Double Room
Bed type: Double or Twin beds or King Size bed
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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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 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 Antrim, Belfast, United Kingdom, BT1 2DY

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Belfast
      500 m
    Airports
    • George Best Belfast City (BHD)
      4.0km
    • Aldergrove International Airport (BFS)
      19.7km
    Train Stations
    • Belfast Central Railway Station
      900 m
    • Belfast Great Victoria Street
      1.1km
    Restaurants
    • Cloth Ear (cuisine: Contemporary)
      20 m
    • Spaniard
      20 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2006
    • 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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    The Merchant Hotel Location

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    What's nearby

    What's nearby.

    The tourists are recommended to see the following sites: the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, the Belfast Exposed Photography, the Arts & Disability Forum Gallery, the Place, the Belfast City Hall, the Bradbury Gallery and the Charles Gilmore Fine Arts.

    There are two shopping malls nearby: the Victoria Square Shopping Centre is 300m away and the Saint Georges Market is 400m from the hotel.

    The tourists are advised to see the Belfast Print Workshop Gallery, the Crumlin Road jail and the Crumlin Road Gaol.

    Tourist attractions

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

    Places of interest

    • big fish - 200 m
    • Lagan Lookout Visitors Centre - 300 m
    • Taxi Trax - Day Tours - 500 m
    • The Wheel of Belfast - 600 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
    • The Odyssey - 500 m
    • Frames - 500 m
    • Oasis Retail Services Ltd - 600 m
    • Kelly's Eye Club - 600 m
    • 147 Club - 600 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 jail - 500 m

    Parks

    • City Hall Grounds - 500 m

    Theaters

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

    Local Attractions

    • Irish Republican History Museum - 1.6km
      5 Conway Street, Conway Mill Complex, Belfast
    • Queen's University - 2.0km
      University Road, Belfast
    • Botanic Gardens - 2.1km
      College Park, Belfast
    • Peace Wall - 1.7km
      Cupar Way, Belfast
    • Ulster Museum - 2.1km
      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
      Cuisine: Bakery

    • Spaniard - 20 m

      Address: Waring Street

      65% likes this, based on 121 reviews
      Price Range: CAD 27 - CAD 40

    • 2 Taps - 40 m

      Address: 42 Waring St.
      Phone: +44 28 90311414

      73% likes this, based on 148 reviews
      Cuisine: Tapas

    Getting there.

    You are recommended to use a VIP transfer to get to the hotel.

    Getting around.

    The public transport is nearby.

    The parking costs GBP 15 per day. There is also a valet parking. The VIP transfers can be also organized.

    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2006
    • 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
    Exceptional
    Based on 187 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Location
    10.0
    Rooms
    9.2
    Service
    10.0
    Value
    7.0

    Individual 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 Antrim, Belfast, United Kingdom, BT1 2DY

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Belfast
      500 m
    Airports
    • George Best Belfast City (BHD)
      4.0km
    • Aldergrove International Airport (BFS)
      19.7km
    Train Stations
    • Belfast Central Railway Station
      900 m
    • Belfast Great Victoria Street
      1.1km
    Restaurants
    • Cloth Ear (cuisine: Contemporary)
      20 m
    • Spaniard
      20 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2006
    • 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