The Merchant Hotel

The Merchant Hotel

16 Skipper Street, Belfast, BT1 2DZ, United Kingdom
+44 289 023 4888

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About The Merchant Hotel

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    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
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  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Breakfast for free

Located close to Belfast Central Railway Station, The Merchant Hotel Belfast provides guests with an ideal base when visiting Belfast. It is moments from Cathedral Quarter, eateries and nightlife options.

The hotel boasts a range of deluxe amenities and services, including a rooftop terrace and The Spa. Guests can take advantage of the recreational facilities available, such as billiards, a sauna and a Jacuzzi. The hotel also offers a well-equipped fitness center.

The rooms at The Merchant Hotel Belfast offer free wireless internet access, slippers and a refrigerator. They all come with a private bathroom which includes a shower and a bathtub.

The Merchant Hotel Belfast provides a range of places to dine, including Great Room Restaurant and The Cloth Ear. In the evening, guests are welcome to relax in the lounge bar.

The hotel is conveniently located for discovering the city, with Waterfront Hall and Belfast City Hall just a short walk away. The Odyssey and Ulster Hall are each within walking distance.

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Amenities at The Merchant Hotel

  • Spa and wellness center
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Business center
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • First-aid kit
  • Safe

Services and conveniences

  • Business center
  • Car rental
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Conference rooms
  • Wedding services
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box


  • Wine glasses
  • Electric kettle
  • Breakfast included
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine


  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Adapter
  • Trash cans

Accessibility and suitability

  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hypoallergenic pillow
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Allergy-free room


  • Family rooms
  • Storage available
  • Seating area
  • Sofa
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Tile/marble floor

Pool and spa

  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Massage
  • Sauna


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Spa bath
  • Toilet


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Drying rack for clothing

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Radio


  • Feather pillow
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Computer use available
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Things to do

  • Shops (on site)
  • Bicycle rental
  • Pool table

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Cribs available
  • Complimentary breakfast

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Secured parking


  • Fitness center

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16 Skipper Street, Belfast, BT1 2DZ

What's nearby

  • St. Anne's Cathedral282 yd
  • Big Fish322 yd
  • The MAC328 yd
  • Belfast City Hall0.3 mi
  • Belfast Waterfront0.4 mi
  • St George's Market0.4 mi
  • SSE Arena0.5 mi
  • Grand Opera House0.5 mi
  • Titanic Belfast0.8 mi
  • Crumlin Road Gaol0.8 mi
  • Botanic Gardens1.3 mi
  • Ulster Museum1.3 mi



Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 12:00 PM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at The Merchant Hotel

  • The Merchant Hotel is a glorious hotel with air-conditioned luxurious rooms, a spa, a rooftop gym and a great restaurant in a historic city centre building. There are bars and private spaces throughout the hotel that guests can enjoy and it is particularly popular with couples on a romantic break. It’s also a leading wedding destination and gives you access to everything the city has to offer on its doorstep.

  • The spa at The Merchant has five treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy room and a relaxation room. You can enjoy massages, body wraps, skincare and pedicures, beauty treatments and treatments designed for men specifically. You can also avail yourself of waxing, eyelash and eyebrow treatments. The rooftop gym has a sleek Art Deco design, great views and a rock sauna and steam room to complement the full suite of cardio machines and free weights.

  • The rooms in The Merchant are beautifully designed in art deco and Victorian style and they have proven very popular with couples on a romantic break. They are large and well-appointed with flat screen TVs, luxury showers and rich, heavy fabrics throughout. Suites come with four-poster beds and antique furniture and art. The in-house restaurant and choice of bars also make this a fantastic choice for couples.

  • The restaurant of The Merchant is in the domed Great Room, which is described as a perfectly restored Victorian masterpiece. It has a glass cupola ceiling with elegant plasterwork lit by Ireland’s largest chandelier. Expert service delivers an à la carte menu which has been awarded two AA rosettes. Using local ingredients in all its choices, the menu is designed to reflect the seasons and the elegance of the room in which it is served.

  • There are four bars at The Merchant. Bert’s Jazz Bar is Belfast’s only jazz club and serves food and drinks at its rich, opulent tables. The Cloth Ear is a Victorian twist on the traditional Irish bar. The Cocktail Bar serves fine spirits and champagne, while the Champagne Lounge is an architecturally significant part of the hotel that defines luxury for its guests. This room, with its floor-to-ceiling windows, can be hired for private events.

  • Weddings at The Merchant Hotel are a serious affair, making it one of the top wedding venues in Belfast. It can create intimate experiences or opulent larger gatherings, based on the requirements of each bride and groom. Depending on the service, the wedding couple receive a complimentary deluxe room or a Victorian Suite.

  • All public areas in the hotel are accessible for people with mobility issues. There are accessible rooms with accessible en suites. There are lifts to the upper floors as well as accessible restrooms on the ground floor.

  • There are family rooms, and the restaurant staff are happy to cater to families and their children.

  • The Merchant Hotel is located at 16 Skipper Street in City Centre, 0.3 miles from the center of Belfast. St. Anne's Cathedral is the closest landmark to The Merchant Hotel.

  • Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at The Merchant Hotel.

  • Yes, The Merchant Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • The Merchant Hotel is 2.4 miles from Belfast City. The Merchant Hotel is 12.2 miles from Belfast Intl.

  • KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at The Merchant Hotel in Belfast and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at The Merchant Hotel and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for The Merchant Hotel.

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Distance to city center

0.3 mi

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Nearest Airport

Belfast Intl

Distance to airport

12.2 mi