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4.8 / 5Exceptional
339 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    MAC Theatre
    4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Belfast Customs House
    4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    St. Anne's Cathedral
    4 min walk
  • Airport
    Belfast (BFS-Belfast Intl.)
    27 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Belfast's Belfast City Centre neighbourhood, The Merchant Hotel is in the city centre and near a train station. Titanic Belfast and Waterfront Hall are cultural highlights, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit St. George's Market and Lisburn Road. Metropolitan Arts Centre and Odyssey Complex are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the hotel's location for the nightlife.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • MAC Theatre - 4 min walk
    • Belfast Customs House - 4 min walk
    • St. Anne's Cathedral - 4 min walk
    • Victoria Square Shopping Centre - 4 min walk
    • Belfast City Hall - 9 min walk

    Getting around

    • Belfast Central Station - 13 min walk
    • Belfast (BFS-Belfast Intl.) - 27 min drive


    • Where to eat
    • The Great Room – Fine-dining restaurant with a bar. Serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Reservations required. Kids' menu available.
    • Berts Jazz Bar – Bistro with a bar offering French cuisine. Serves brunch, lunch and dinner. Reservations required.
    • Cloth Ear Bar – Restaurant with a bar offering local cuisine. Serves brunch, lunch and dinner. Kids' menu available.

    About this property

    The Merchant Hotel

    Victorian Belfast hotel in Belfast City Centre, walk to Waterfront Hall
    Along with 3 restaurants, this hotel has a fitness centre and a spa tub. Full breakfast is free. Other amenities include a rooftop terrace, valet parking and a business centre. All 62 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and memory foam beds. Thoughtful touches include pillow menus and slippers, and guests will also find Egyptian cotton sheets and LCD TVs.
    The Merchant Hotel offers 62 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and complimentary slippers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Memory foam beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters. A pillow menu is available. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms.
    Bathrooms include baths or showers with a rainfall showerhead. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

    Property amenities


    Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    Valet parking: GBP 25.00 per stay
    Limited parking spaces
    Parking height restrictions apply

    Food and drink

    Free full breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
    3 restaurants

    Things to do

    Billiards/pool table
    Fitness centre
    Hot tub

    Family friendly

    Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)


    Banquet hall

    Guest services

    24-hour front desk
    Concierge services
    Daily housekeeping
    Luggage storage

    Languages spoken


    Business services

    Business centre
    Computer station
    Conference space (1130 square feet)


    Rooftop terrace


    5 treatment rooms
    Body scrubs
    Body wraps
    Manicures and pedicures
    Massage - hot stone
    Massage - prenatal
    Massage - swedish
    Spa open daily
    Hot tub
    Steam room


    If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    In-room accessibility
    Roll-in shower
    Wheelchair-accessible parking
    Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


    Couples dining
    Romance packages available

    Room amenities


    Air conditioning
    Down comforter
    Egyptian cotton sheets
    Hypo-allergenic bedding
    Memory foam mattress
    Pillow menu


    Bathtub or shower
    Rainfall showerhead


    32-inch LCD TV
    premium channels

    Food and drink

    Free bottled water


    Connecting rooms available
    In-room massage
    Individually decorated
    Individually furnished


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Glorious building, amazing location,and very friendly personnel. A must stay hotel especially when only short visit in Belfast. The Lobutin shoe store in the hotel was a very ncie touch.

    Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Absolutely gorgeous hotel. Very luxurious. Top of the line. Made me feel like royalty. Room was so beautiful. One of the best hotels I ever stayed at. Also the restaurants were world class. I highly recommended this hotel to anyone traveling to Belfast who wants absolute luxury. 5 stars

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
    • Disliked: Staff & service

    Very disappointing

    The hotel and staff are very nice. The Jazz bar restaurant which is usually very good let them down badly this time. We arrived on time for our table book for 8:30. We were told the table hadn't been cleared as the previous party had stayed too long. We were asked to take a seat at the bar until the table was ready. As we sat in the bar I watched the head waiter seat two other couples. I spoke to him at again at 9pm. He had obviously forgotten about us. We were shown to a table by a very pleasant waiter who took our drinks order and eventually our food order. The drinks arrived and my wife's starter sometime later. At 10pm our main course arrived. At this time I requested some water for the table and another glass of wine. The meal was very poor. The venison which I have enjoyed on a number of occasions at this restaurant was tasteless and very sinewy the side dishes we had ordered never arrived nor did the water we had requested. The wine arrived some time later as we were waiting for our dishes to be cleared. When the waiter returned to take the desert order without us mentioning the food he apologised for the quality of the meat and advised us our desert would be complimentary. My wife's desert arrived and after this we were unable to gain further service even when orders were taken from the tables immediately to our left and right. After several attempts at attracting the attention of the staff I had had enough. I felt the evening was ruined so we left.

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

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