The Merchant Hotel

| Belfast, Northern Ireland
Great Room Restaurant at The Merchant Hotel, Northern Ireland
The Merchant Hotel, Northern Ireland
Victorian Deluxe Room at The Merchant Hotel, Northern Ireland
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The Merchant Hotel is situated in the heart of Belfast city centre's historic Cathedral Quarter. The grandeur of the original building is complemented by an elegant Art Deco inspired wing with a multitude of exciting amenities. This Belfast Hotel includes a stunning luxury spa, a rooftop gymnasium with panoramic city views, a dedicated meeting and events suite, and a fabulous jazz bar.

All guest rooms and suites feature bespoke furnishings. Accommodation choices include stylish and spacious Art Deco bedrooms, sumptuous and historic Victorian bedrooms, or suites which were originally home to the bank manager and his family during the building's former life. After a day of shopping, sight seeing or golf, guests can relax in the roof top hot tub. There's also full spa offerings, including a hydrotherapy suite and a full range of treatments. For those who like something a little more active, the gym features the very latest equipment. Choose from gourmet dining in opulent surrounds of The Great Room Restaurant; classic French cuisine with live entertainment in the Jazz Bar and Restaurant, Berts; or quintessential hearty pub grub in The Cloth Ear public house.
Hotel Address:
  • The Merchant Hotel
  • 16 Skipper Street
  • Belfast, BT1 2DZ
  • Northern Ireland
Location Summary
The Merchant Hotel Belfast is located a short distance from a host of Belfast Attractions including Victoria Square shopping centre, the Ulster Museum, the Titanic Quarter and The Waterfront Hall.

Directions to Hotel
From Belfast International Airport: Get on M2 from A57. Follow M2 to Duncrue St in Belfast. Take exit 1B from M2. Continue on Duncrue Street. Take Garmoyle St, Corporation St, Donegall Quay and A2 to Skipper Street. Merge onto Duncrue Street. Continue onto Whitla Street. Slight right onto Garmoyle Street. Slight left to stay on Garmoyle Street. Continue onto Corporation Street. Turn left onto Corporation Square. Continue onto Donegall Quay. Slight left onto Donegall Quay/A2. Use the right 2 lanes to turn slightly right onto Donegall Quay. Slight right onto Oxford Street. Turn right onto A2. Use the left lane to turn slightly left onto Dunbar Link/A2. Turn left onto Waring Street. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Skipper Street. Destination will be on the left.
Banquets & Meetings
There are a range of spaces, from the 16 person boardroom to the Rita Duffy suite, perfect for conferences, dinners, or weddings for up to 200 people.
Fine Dining on Site
The Great Room Restaurant. The grandeur of the perfectly preserved original Victorian architecture provides a stunning and fitting backdrop for the divine 2 AA Rosette food conjured up in The Great Room Kitchens by Head Chef John Paul Leake.
Fitness Center
State of the art facilities are complemented by a sleek Art Deco design, panoramic city views, and a thermal area which includes a rock sauna, steam room, and an eight person rooftop hot tub.
Pool, Indoor
The spa offers a hydro-pool, with shoulder and neck massage jets, relaxing air loungers for body massage, and invigorating geysers.
Spa Facility
The Spa at The Merchant Hotel has a range of facilities to enable you to relax and enjoy your spa experience, emerging refreshed and reinvigorated.
Ecological Tourism
Nestled in the heart of the Belfast Harbour Estate, Belfast WOW is home to birds and wildlife from all over the world.
No trip to Northern Ireland would be complete without a round of golf. There are over 30 hidden gems across the country but the highlights are the two truly World Class courses, Royal County Down in Newcastle and the The Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush host of the 2019 British Open.
Theatre & Museums
Grand Opera House is Northern Ireland’s premier theatre, presenting a range of drama, dance, opera, comedy, musicals, pantomime, family, and West End shows.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
  • - Meeting Space
  • - Fine Dining on Site
  • - Fine Dining Nearby
  • - Fitness Center
  • - High Speed Internet
  • - Pool, Indoor
  • - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Dining
  • - Ecological Tourism
  • - Golfing
  • - Shopping
  • - Theatre & Museums

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