The Merchant Hotel

The five Red 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 reintroducing traditional afternoon teas in all their glory to the city of Belfast, and Afternoon Tea is available daily (booking advised). Bert's 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 SSE Arena.

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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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City centre

Shortbreak Offers

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£330.00 / €438.90
Total price

Subject to availability

Celebrate In Style

1 Jan 2016 - 30 Jun 2016

Our Celebrate in Style package is the perfect way to celebrate any event or occasion. Upon arrival you will be welcomed into your spacious Art Deco or Victorian bedroom with a bottle of champagne and a selection of our chef’s hand crafted chocolates. At your leisure you are both free to enjoy one hour’s hydrotherapy treatment in our state of the art Spa. After enjoying your day in Belfast you’ll be treated to a culinary experience second to none in Northern Ireland, The Great Room Restaurant 7 course tasting menu with matched wines. Head Chef Johnny Leake has created this stunning menu to showcase the best of the seasons ingredients, sourced locally where possible, cooked to perfection and beautifully presented.

This package truly offers the best overnight experience available in Belfast and will deliver memories that will last a lifetime.

Our Celebrate in Style package is available Monday to Thursday for £330 in a Victorian Room and £350 in an Art Deco room. Fridays and Saturdays are £375 (Victorian) & £395 (Art Deco). Please call us if you wish to upgrade to a full or junior suite.
£350.00 / €465.50
Total price

Subject to availability

Explore and Experience

1 Jan 2016 - 30 Jun 2016

Belfast is a city that offers a mix of adventure, culture, atmosphere and fun and our Explore and Experience package seeks to capture all of these, with plenty of luxury too. You’ll receive a two nights stay in the hotel with breakfast served in Belfast’s most decadent setting, The Great Room Restaurant. You’ll then be free to explore the city at your leisure, made easier with the inclusion of two open top bus city tour tickets. Visit all of the city’s sights with full commentary using this hop on - hop off service. Upon your return to the hotel you have dinner and an evening of Jazz awaiting you, in our restaurant and bar, Berts.

This package offers you the perfect way to explore everything the city of Belfast has to offer, with plenty of luxury, great food and first class entertainment too.

Our Explore and Experience package is available Sunday to Wednesday for £350 in a Victorian Room and £390 in an Art Deco room. Please call us if you wish to upgrade to a full or junior suite.
£220.00 / €292.60
Total price

Subject to availability

Relax and Indulge

1 Jan 2016 - 30 Jun 2016

Why not relax and indulge yourself a little with our accommodation and dinner package. Enjoy one nights bed and breakfast in either our sumptuous Victorian bedrooms or our decadent Art Deco styled rooms. You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy dinner in one of Belfast’s best restaurants, The Great Room Restaurant. This package includes a three course dinner, giving you the chance to sample some of the seasons best ingredients, locally sourced where possible, cooked and presented to the highest standards.

Our Relax and Indulge package is available Sunday to Thursday for £220 in a Victorian Room and £240 in an Art Deco room.

* 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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