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The Merchant Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • At this 5-star hotel, you'll find "architectural grandeur & interior opulence" according to The AA
  • It's on the edge of the city's Cathedral Quarter
  • The Daily Telegraph says "you’re spoilt for choice" when it comes to food & drink options within the hotel
  • Pillow menus, memory foam mattresses & Egyptian cotton sheets in each room

Map & Directions

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.

Rooms & Rates

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The 5-star Merchant Hotel in Belfast "has led the way in style and sophistication" according to Fodor's, while The AA 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
  • "Grande luxe and then some" -- The Daily Telegraph
  • "This hotel is regarded by some as Ireland's most spectacular" -- Fodor's



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Roof terrace
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Slippers
  • 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.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm

Cancellation: 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.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

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 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.


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.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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