The Merchant Hotel

'Highly Commended' Hotel Accommodation & Best NI2012 Initiatve sponsored by NITB, NITA Awards 2013.

The five star Merchant Hotel is a harmonious blend of Victorian grandeur and Art Deco inspired sleek modernity. The Merchant Hotel was awarded Hotel Accommodation of the Year at the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards 2012 and also achieved the award of Best UK Hotel in the prestigious International Hotel Awards.

Situated in the heart of Belfast city centre's historic Cathedral Quarter, the grandeur of the original Grade A listed building is complemented by an elegant Art Deco inspired wing with a multitude of exciting amenities. These include a stunning luxury spa, a rooftop gymnasium with panoramic city views and a dedicated meeting and events suite.

A wide selection of restaurants and bars awaits guests. The Great Room Restaurant offers award winning fine dining at its very best, with a menu that showcases the best local produce available. The Merchant Hotel is justifiably proud of re-introducing traditional afternoon teas in all their glory to the city of Belfast, and Afternoon Tea is available daily (booking advised). Berts Jazz Bar is Belfast's only live jazz venue, featuring the very best local Jazz musicians playing seven nights a week. The Merchant is also home to the multi award-winning Cocktail Bar, public bar The Cloth Ear and their premium nightclub venue, Ollie's.

The Merchant Hotel also features an exclusive fashion boutique, Harper. As Northern Ireland's only stockist of Valentino, Celine and Christian Louboutin of Paris, Harper at The Merchant Hotel is a must visit for every fashionista.

Due to its prime location, The Merchant Hotel is a short distance from a host of visitor attractions including Victoria Square Shopping Centre, the Ulster Museum, City Hall, the Titanic Quarter, the Waterfront Hall and the Odyssey Arena.
Rooms and Units
34 x Double Ensuite with Bath (sleeps 2)
4 x Double Ensuite with Shower (sleeps 2)
17 x Twin Ensuite with Bath (sleeps 2)
7 x Suite for 2 sharing Ensuite with Bath (sleeps 2)

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Location / Directions

City centre

Shortbreak Offers

To book these offers, please contact the premises directly.

£350.00 / €434.00
From £350 per couple per 2 nights

Subject to availability

Explore and Experience

11 Dec 2013 - 30 Dec 2014

Explore and Experience
You’re never too old or too young to experience something new - discover Belfast at your leisure and let us welcome you for a wonderful two night experience. Breakfast is included each morning and is served in the grand surroundings of The Great Room. On an evening of your choice, enjoy a 3 course dining experience and New York Jazz at its very best in Bert’s Jazz Bar. To get a real feel of the history of the city and with our compliments explore and experience with a sightseeing tour on Belfast’s Open Top City Tour - Concierge will make all of your arrangements for you upon check-in. During your stay, you can also take the opportunity to relax in our roof top hot tub and enjoy the views of the city.
Includes: 2 nights accommodation, breakfast each morning, one 3 course meal in Bert’s Jazz Bar and Belfast Open Top City Tour.
From £350 per couple per 2 nights
£200.00 / €248.00
Total price

Subject to availability

Sumptuous Sundays

26 Jun 2014 - 30 Nov 2014

Has your week felt extra long? Treat yourself to a luxurious evening on a Sunday at The Merchant Hotel

The Great Room Restaurant welcomes you to a beautiful setting to enjoy your fantastic 3 course evening meal. Our elegant and sumptuous deluxe rooms are the perfect space to really relax and escape.

Feeling refreshed after a wonderful night’s sleep, make your way down to The Great Room Restaurant for a delicious breakfast of your choice. What better way to start a new week, and feel like a new you.

Please bear in mind that this package is fully prepaid at time of booking
£330.00 / €409.20
From £330 per couple per night

Subject to availability

Celebrate in Style

11 Dec 2013 - 30 Dec 2014

Celebrate in Style

Something to celebrate? There is no better place to celebrate your special occasion than with us! Our concierge will escort you to your room where you will find chilled Champagne and handmade chocolates. Start your evening by retreating to our spa where you can enjoy our hydrotherapy pool and relaxation area. At your leisure, indulge in our full tasting menu surrounded by the grandeur of The Great Room - a selection of our selected wines is included. After a restful night in your sumptuous room, wake up to a complimentary newspaper, and a delicious full breakfast, served in The Great Room Restaurant.
Includes: 1 night accommodation, Champagne, handmade chocolates, use of hydrotherapy area, full tasting menu in The Great Room Restaurant including selected wines and full Irish breakfast.
From £330 per couple per night
£120.00 / €148.80
Per person sharing

Subject to availability

Essential Elegance

1 Jun 2014 - 30 Nov 2014

Relax & unwind in the ultimate five star luxury of The Merchant Hotel situated in the heart of Belfast City Centre.

Following check-in, why not soak away your stresses in our roof-top hot tubwhich enjoys uninterrupted views of the city. Once suitably relaxed, continue your evening with a glass of Champagne served on arrival to the sumptuous Great Room Restaurant, followed by a 3 course meal.

After a restful nights sleep, enjoy breakfast in The Great Room Restaurant, taking advantage of our complimentary newspapers, movies & WIFI during your stay.
£350.00 / €434.00
Total price

Subject to availability

Spa Renewal Package

26 Jun 2014 - 30 Nov 2014

The Merchant Hotel offers the perfect setting to contemplate health & physical well-being so why not join us for a wonderful night's stay to refresh & reinvigorate your body, soul & mind.

Following an early check in, have a relaxing Hydrotherapy Experience, followed by your choice of 55 minute treatment. Choose from Classic Full Body, Hot Stone, Aromatherapy Massage or Classic Facial. Continue your experience in the spa with a main course lunch & a glass of wine, finishing with a snooze in the relaxation room.

Once suitably relaxed, continue your evening with a wonderful 3 course meal in Berts Jazz Bar where you can enjoy live jazz at its very best.

Following a restful night's sleep, enjoy breakfast in the sumptuous Great Room Restaurant, taking advantage of our complimentary newspapers, movies & WIFI during your stay.

Please bear in mind that this package is fully prepaid at time of booking

* EURO prices are indicative only. Exchange rates should be verified with premises at time of booking. Offers indicating price per person are based on per person sharing.

  • Laundry Service
  • Lift/Elevator
  • Interlink Rooms
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • TV In Bedrooms
  • Family Room on request
  • Licensed Premises
  • Gym On Premises
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Cot & Highchair Available
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Hairdryer Available
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • WiFi
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Contact Details

16 Skipper Street
Co Antrim

Tel: (028) 9023 4888
Fax: (028) 9024 7775
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