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The Merchant Hotel, Belfast

Luxury hotel with 3 restaurants, near Belfast Customs House

  • Free full breakfast and free WiFi

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16 Skipper Street, Belfast, BT1 2DZ, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
9.8.Exceptional.
  • Staff were so friendly and really was a lovely stay

    Oct. 7, 2019

  • Beautiful building and decor Amazing service Fantastic breakfast

    Oct. 4, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Dining options
Shopping
Safe
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 62 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 3 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Spa tub

For families

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Television

What’s around

  • In Belfast City Centre
  • Titanic Belfast - 24 min walk
  • Waterfront Hall - 8 min walk
  • Belfast City Hall - 9 min walk
  • St. George's Market - 9 min walk
  • SSE Arena (Titanic Quarter) - 13 min walk

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Guests
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room

Location

16 Skipper Street, Belfast, BT1 2DZ, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
  • In Belfast City Centre
  • Titanic Belfast - 24 min walk
  • Waterfront Hall - 8 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Belfast City Centre
  • Titanic Belfast - 24 min walk
  • Waterfront Hall - 8 min walk
  • Belfast City Hall - 9 min walk
  • St. George's Market - 9 min walk
  • SSE Arena (Titanic Quarter) - 13 min walk
  • Belfast Customs House - 4 min walk
  • St. Anne's Cathedral - 4 min walk
  • Victoria Square Shopping Centre - 4 min walk

Getting around

  • Belfast International Airport (BFS) - 30 min drive
  • Belfast (BHD-George Best Belfast City) - 5 min drive
  • Lanyon Place Station - 13 min walk
  • Bangor Station - 28 min drive
  • Larne Town Station - 29 min drive

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 62 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting/childcare*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Secured onsite self parking (GBP 15.00 per day)
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast daily
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1130
  • Conference space size (meters) - 105
  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1860
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages Spoken

  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Memory foam mattress

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

The Spa at the Merchant has 5 treatment rooms. Services include hot stone massages, Swedish massages, facials, and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Dining

The Great Room - This fine-dining restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Berts Jazz Bar - This bistro specializes in French cuisine and serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Cloth Ear Bar - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room

Nearby

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Merchant
  • The Merchant Hotel Hotel Belfast
  • Merchant Belfast
  • Merchant Hotel
  • Merchant Hotel Belfast
  • The Merchant Hotel Hotel
  • The Merchant Hotel Belfast

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 100.00 (subject to availability)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 50.00 (subject to availability)

Secured self parking costs GBP 15.00 per day

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the health club, fitness facility, or spa tub.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Parking height restrictions apply.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs GBP 15.00 per day. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. There's a charge of GBP 100.00 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of GBP 50.00 (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring French cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Made In Belfast - Cathedral Quarter (3-min walk), Mumbai 27 (3-min walk), and Chopin Grand Cafe (4-min walk).
  • Have fun with activities like cycling, kayaking, and parasailing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in the spa tub. The Merchant Hotel also has a sauna and a steam room.
9.8.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Location was perfect, lots of restaurants and shopping close by. The staff at the Merchant are exceptional!

    3 night romance trip, Jul. 17, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Awesome

    Very lovely classy hotel. The staff were fantastic whether it was the concierge, reception, restaurants and bars. Would gladly stay there again.

    Michael, 1 night trip, Apr. 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Rest & Relaxation

    Great hotel and helpful staff especially in gym. Busy in restaurant so service a little slow

    David, 1 night trip, Jun. 27, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We loved it all. Only one slight negative was the mini mince pies placed in the room at night - they weren’t up to the Merchants standards! We had a fabulous time!

    Jo, 1 night romance trip, Dec. 22, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A beautiful hotel with friendly attentive staff. The off-site parking is not ideal but you do get a discount and can pay for your parking when checking out. The food is fantastic, and hospitality is second to none. There are a host of great restaurants and pubs on the doorstep and the hotel is second away from the centre of town. Love staying here.

    1 night romance trip, Dec. 22, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Visit this hotel....

    Excellent! Just excellent in all ways!

    2 night trip, Oct. 10, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fabulous hotel - it's just really beautiful. The Victorian dining room and bar are amazing and our Art Deco room was spacious ....and everything was spotlessly clean. IMHO they have the COVID response exactly right....everything is clean, sanitiser everywhere, people where masks etc but it still manages to be a hotel and not an operating theatre. We had dinner in the Great Room - delicious and in Bert's Bar again really delicious (particularly the Mussels). Breakfast was amazing too. Seriously one of my favourite hotels ever...anywhere.

    Alex, 2 night romance trip, Sep. 6, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    5 star service!

    Beautiful hotel, couldn’t fault the decor or condition of the room. It really was 5 star luxury! The hotel has a prime location within the heart of Belfast, lots of shops, bars, restaurants within walking distance. We stayed in July, as the covid 19 lockdown was starting to ease off. The hotel has taken care of social distancing well, they have screens at reception and there was a sticker sealing our bedroom door to say the room had been sanitised which gave me confidence. There were also lots of hand sanitiser stations around the hotel. Unfortunately the hydrotherapy spa was closed when we stayed there which we were disappointed with but we can see why this is necessary. Staff at the hotel are very friendly and welcoming and we could not fault the service we received. We ate our evening meal in the bar ‘the cloth ear’. The food was very tasty, I would highly recommend if you are looking for a casual dinner during your stay. We had drinks in the cocktail bar, very pricey but a great experience all round. The cocktail bar is very plush and luxurious and the service was excellent. Breakfast was good, again 5 star service and beautiful breakfast menu. I had smoked salmon and scrambled eggs which was to die for. I am looking forward to return to this hotel and hopefully the spa will be open!

    Paul, 1 night trip, Jul. 27, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Couple stay

    Very clean Friendly staff Gorgeous breakfast

    Clare, 1 night trip, Mar. 5, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Valentine's Treat

    Booked this as a Valentine Treat for my husband and I. It is quite expensive but we always wanted to try this hotel for ourselves. Therefore I would recommend it as a one of treat. Staff were all lovely and accommodation was very nice, spacious rooms.

    Heather, 1 night trip, Feb. 14, 2020

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