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.

£330.00 / €438.90
From £330 per couple per night

Subject to availability

Celebrate in Style

11 Dec 2013 - 30 Dec 2015

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.

Available Monday to Saturday.

From £330 per couple per night
£270.00 / €359.10
Per person sharing

Subject to availability

Festive Shopping Experience

1 Nov 2015 - 21 Dec 2015

Make Christmas shopping something truly special with an overnight stay in the heart of the city centre at The Merchant Hotel. Spend a day shopping in the city, with a £50 Victoria Square Voucher before returning to the stunning surroundings of The Merchant Hotel for a three-course meal in The Great Room Restaurant.

Breakfast will be served the next morning in The Great Room Restaurant.
£330.00 / €438.90
Per room

Subject to availability

Tranquil Me Time

16 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2015

Revitalise your senses with a relaxing stay at The Merchant Hotel. Following check in join us in The Spa for a 50 minute treatment of your choice and a one hour hydrotherapy session including a glass of Prosecco in our relaxation area. Also includes 3 course meal in Berts Jazz Bar and breakfast in The Great Room Restaurant.

Available Monday - Wednesday.
£350.00 / €465.50
Per person sharing

Subject to availability

Explore and Experience

27 Mar 2015 - 30 Nov 2015

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 Restaurant.

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 on check-in.
£400.00 / €532.00
Per room

Subject to availability

Valentines Package

14 Feb 2016

Celebrate Valentine's Day with that special someone in the ultimate luxury with an overnight stay at The Merchant Hotel. Enjoy one night's bed and breakfast, with champagne and chocolates on arrival, access to our hydrotherapy suite and a delectable five-course meal in The Great Room. Later return to your room to discover a romantic rose petal turndown. It is the perfect way to express your love.

* 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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