The 5-star Merchant Hotel in Belfast "has led the way in style and sophistication" according to Fodor's, while The AA Hotel Guide describes it as "magnificent". This property, in the former headquarters of Ulster Bank, provides a luxury retreat for guests visiting Belfast.
The hotel is close to the city centre, on the edge of the Cathedral Quarter. In this area, which surrounds St Anne's Cathedral, you'll find bars and restaurants, festivals, and outdoor performances. Victoria Square Shopping Centre and City Hall are both within a 5-minute walk of the hotel, and The Belfast Waterfront Hall, the Ulster Museum and the Titanic Quarter are all also accessible by foot.
When it comes to food and drink, you'll find the Great Room Restaurant -- which holds two AA Rosettes for culinary excellence -- Berts Bar, the Cloth Ear pub, the Cocktail Bar and the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Lounge at the hotel. The Daily Telegraph says "you're spoilt for choice".
The hotel has a spa, a rooftop gym, a sauna, a steam room and a hot tub from where you can take in views of the city. The designer fashion boutique Harper is also based at the hotel.
This Grade A-listed property "has been lovingly and sensitively restored to reveal its original architectural grandeur and interior opulence" according to The AA. All 62 rooms have been individually decorated and each one features original art work. Guests can expect pillow menus, memory-foam mattresses and Egyptian cotton sheets in each room. Wi-Fi is free.
From the press:
"A magnificent hotel" -- The AA Hotel Guide
"Grande luxe and then some" -- The Daily Telegraph
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Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
Sauna / Steam Room
Nightlife / entertainment
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Baby-sitting service on request
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Bathtub or shower
Valet service (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm
Standard checkout time: 12pm
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
National Rating This property has received its official star rating from Tourism NI.
Know Before You Go
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Valet parking fee: GBP 20.00 per stay
Early check-in fee: GBP 50.00
Late check-out fee: GBP 50.00
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
The Merchant Hotel is a 10-minute walk from Belfast Central railway station. A taxi from Belfast International Airport will cost approximately £30. From Belfast City Airport, the cab fare will be around £10. You can also take the 300 bus from Belfast International Airport or the 600 from City Airport into the city centre. The hotel offers a valet parking service for an additional fee.
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You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
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