We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Merchants House

Hotel website
Main Street, Cairnryan DG9 8QX, Scotland
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
The Merchants House
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
The Merchants House
Write a Review

51 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    41
    9
    1
    0
    0
See reviews for
9
27
Solo
0
5
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (12)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (51)
  • Mar-May only
    (7)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (18)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (19)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (7)
All months
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Merchants House recently and had a really enjoyable experience. Fiona met us and showed us to our en suite room, a room with a lovely view. Dinner was served and it was real home cooking at its best. We then enjoyed a "few drinks" with Fiona, Alan and some other guests. As our ferry was leaving... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

For Several years myself & a work colleague have !!, on & off have been working in Cairnryan, and how lucky we were to have booked into " The Merchants House ", for our accommodation. The welcome, and food is second to none, many many thanks Alan & Fiona for everything, we wish you both all the very best for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pickering, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My wife and I booked an early morning ferry to Belfast and needed B&B for the night. We arrived an hour earlier than initially booked as the weather was pouring down and Stranraer was full with Christmas shoppers. Our early arrival did not present a problem the Dutton's took it in their stride. Shown to room 4 which has a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

My hubby and I stayed here last Saturday before early crossing to larne (home) the next day....we arrived late due to work which was no problem to the Duttons! We had booked a room without bathroom as we didn't need it as we would be leaving b&b at 06:30 am to get the boat...as no one else was stating Fiona... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Lovely comfortable clean room in a friendly establishment with the added bonus of great home cooked food. Would definitely recommend. Very close to the ferry terminal you can watch the ferries coming in and going out from the door step

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Stocksfield, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We stayed 12 days ago before our morning ferry to Larne. We enjoyed our evening meal and drink in the bar before retiring to our room. After a good night's sleep the breakfast was delicious and i'm sorry I couldn't eat a "full Scottish" but I was aware of the need to be careful before the sailing . My husband... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Perth, Western Australia
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
37 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We stayed overnight here before taking the ferry to Larne next morning, having just completed the Hadrian's Wall path. The Duttons were great hosts and we very much enjoyed our pre-dinner drink, evening meal and breakfast next morning. The room was clean and the view lovely. The Merchants House is perfectly situated for the ferry, only a short walk away.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
west virginia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The Duttons were delightful, helpful, accomodating. The room was fresh and clean, the food delicious and the view was wonderful. Easy trip to either ferry company to get to Belfast. Top recommendation from these Americans.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Like a lot of people we stayed here the night before getting the ferry in the morning. It is only a stones throw away from the P&O dock. The rooms were clean and a good size, the food was very good, the owners lovely

Was this review helpful? Yes
Whakatane, New Zealand
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

We were a group of 4 New Zealand travellers and stayed here before crossing over to Belfast on the ferry. We had a very pleasant and happy stay. Fiona and Alan went out of their way to ensure our comfort. Fiona kindly gave us a meal, although we hadn't booked in in advance. We advise booking in for an evening... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
83alan, Owner at The Merchants House, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review our guesthouse, Pauline. It was lovely to meet you all and we are very glad you enjoyed your stay here with us. We hope you are having a great time at the moment in Ireland on the next part of your holiday. Happy travels! More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

19 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (10)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (3)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (9)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (4)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question