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  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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A stay at The Merchant Hotel places you in the heart of Belfast, walking distance from Big Fish and St. Anne’s Cathedral. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Victoria Square Shopping Centre and Metropolitan Arts Centre.


Make yourself at home in one of the 62 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Your memory foam bed comes with down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna. This Victorian hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Food & Drink

Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 3 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Full breakfasts are available for a fee.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and limo/town car service. Planning an event in Belfast? This hotel has 1130 square feet (105 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. Limited parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

The Merchant Hotel
16 Skipper Street
Belfast, BT1 2DZ United Kingdom


Just as good

Sometimes you build a place in your mind and when you go back there is slight disappointment. Not with the Merchant. It is an outstanding hotel. Amazing building, spacious bedrooms, fantastic dining hall and bar facilities ranging from cosy spots in front of the fire to lively jazz bar with (sore head in the morning) a good range of cocktails. Very well located for exploring Belfast and very reasonably priced. Add in a traditional Irish welcome from the helpful staff and it is perfect for a short break.

Wonderful Hotel

This is the second time we’ve stayed here & we were reminded just how much this really is an outstanding hotel. From the moment we walked in we were treated to top class customer service. It was such a lovely touch to be greeted with a handshake by the receptionist at check in. Every staff member we came into contact with was professional, friendly, helpful & efficient - and they all had smiles on their faces (which makes all the difference).

Our room was beautiful & so quiet, with everything to hand that we needed. The bed was just so comfortable that we almost missed breakfast in the morning as we fell asleep again after our alarm! Breakfast was delicious & The Great Room Restaurant where you have breakfast is simply stunning!

The whole hotel is impeccable & we couldn’t fault a thing. Stay here - you won’t be disappointed.

Gorgeous place, wonderful staff.

Had a lovely midweek break in the merchant hotel last week with a few friends. We arrived early and had lunch in the cloth ear. Service was excellent and the food was delicious. The staff were very helpful when choosing our meal, and took the time to go through the gluten free options for our friend with celiac disease, even offering to adjust the menu options to widen her selection.
The rooms were spacious, beautiful, and impeccably clean, complete with a huge shower and bath and, of course, a fully lit dressing table, perfect for ladies heading out on the town. If I had just 1 tiny criticism, the toiletries in the room weren't great quality. A little disappointing in such a nice hotel, but we had brought our own so we were unphased.
After we settled in, we decided to take a trip to the gym, to try out the rooftop hot tub we'd heard so much about. If you do nothing else during your stay, you have to go up there. The attendant (I think her name is Margaret, but I dont fully remember, sorry) offered us drinks while we relaxed in the bubbles (beer and prosecco available from the gym) and even got us cocktails sent up from the bar! She was a total delight, made sure we wanted for nothing, and was so friendly.
Our drinks were brought up by Gabriel from the bar, who we coincidentally met again later at room service. He was very friendly and fun, and gave us some great tips on how to spend our evening in the city, recommending some bars and restaurants nearby.
In the morning we went down for breakfast in the great room. It was a little busy so we had to wait for a table (understandable since there were 4 of us), but it was well worth the wait. There was a great selection, (including the best buttermilk pancakes I personally have ever had) and everything we needed was served to the table, so we could just relax and recharge.
All in all it was a wonderful experience, and we will definitely be back!