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16 Skipper Street, Belfast BT1 2DZ Northern Ireland
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 02/27/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/27/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#5 of 55 hotels in Belfast
Location
4.7
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4.8
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4.7
Value
4.2
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Nightclub / DJ
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Personal trainer
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Head massage
Massage
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Hair dryer
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Flatscreen TV
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Steve T wrote a review Aug 10
Craigavon, United Kingdom46 contributions44 helpful votes
Treated to one night's B&B and loved it - we dined elsewhere with friends but enjoyed cocktails in the hotel bar later that evening and a sumptuous breakfast the following morning. The service, friendliness and attention to detail was excellent throughout and the room was lovely, comfortable, classy and with a palatial en suite. Loved it all.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Mark F wrote a review Aug 2
Orlando, Florida6 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed for several days in July and the noise was unbearable. We had a suite that backed up to a pop up bar in the ally behind the hotel that blasted music until 4 am. The facility seems tired, dated, and a bit grubby. The hotel hallways are very dark and smell of smoke. Staff seems overwhelmed and very thin. When we arrived there was no bellman, so we brought our luggage to the room ourself. This may have been a 5 star hotel at some point, but my experience is more like 3 star with good food.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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FT wrote a review Jul 2022
7 contributions1 helpful vote
The trip was ruined by the terrible noise outside the hotel from midnight to 3.00 am. Lots of young people gathered drinking, taxis coming and going and the constant police sirens going around in circles. Nobody helped us with our luggage when we were leaving - do not consider this a 5-star hotel. If you are going bring ear plugs. Breakfast was very nice
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Karen B wrote a review Jul 2022
Richmond, United Kingdom42 contributions13 helpful votes
Had a fantastic meal. I chose the Al a Carte Vegan menu, a first for me but I felt the main menu was too meaty for me. It was very good, tomato salad starter was good, maybe slightly too much lettuce for me. Tortellini was tasty although some of the pasta was slightly thick. My husband had the normal Al a Carte, he was very happy with his choice. The atmosphere was lovely, such a grand room but very relaxed feel. The staff were amazing, especially Gabriele, he was very attentive and helpful. Will definitely go back next time we go to Belfast.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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George D wrote a review Jul 2022
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The food was impeccable.The service was superb.Loved the jazz bar.Really enjoyed our stay.Thank you to all the staff that looked after us at the roof top terrace.A wonderful party venue.Great atmosphere.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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GlobalTraveller26 wrote a review Jul 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom117 contributions94 helpful votes
Lovely bedroom. Friendly staff. Food in the Great Room was the highlight. Dinner was superb as was the breakfast offering. Id agree with other reviews in that it's very noisy here. We were on 3rd floor in an Art Deco room but still it is anything but quiet.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Catherine wrote a review Jul 2022
Galway, Ireland229 contributions143 helpful votes
From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, every single member of staff was superb - they just could not do enough to help, from directions, room service requests, nothing was too much and everything is done with a smile - that really is the difference between a good hotel and a great one. All of the public areas and amenities were clean and some stunning artwork, from giant chandeliers to antique furniture and paintings all around. I could've spent a week here just wandering around admiring it all. We stayed in room 318 - it is very opulent with lots of plush furnishings and a very comfortable bed. Unfortunately the windows don't open - there are 2 aircon units in the suite, but I like a bit of fresh air. There is a lot of furniture in the room - beautiful old cabinets in keeping with the theme, but, you couldn't access the minibar in the room as the tv unit was in the way of the door opening fully so we had no way of chilling water, etc. The hotel provided plenty of icebuckets to compensate but it's a pity it wasn't thought out a bit more.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Agnes Sinnerton wrote a review Jul 2022
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Our daughters wedding reception took place on 30 June 2022. I cannot begin to highlight enough the first class personal attention given to this by Claire. From the moment my daughter was in touch with Claire to arrange her wedding until the day we were leaving after the wedding Claire gave 110% and more. She has a lovely friendly approach but with an exceptional note to detail. She had everything in hand which made the whole day run so smoothly. She is an expert in what she does. It didn’t just come across that this was her job but her passion to make sure that my daughter and son-in-law had a day to remember. The Merchant Hotel are very fortunate to have Claire on their team. Also, every other member of staff, from the porters, reception staff, waiters attending tables on the day, Shea who overseen the actual wedding reception and made sure it all ran smoothly, to the waiters serving at breakfast the following morning, all these people made this a day to remember. Well Done The Merchant, keep up this exceptional work. Thank You!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Milla H wrote a review Jun 2022
11 contributions1 helpful vote
Everything about this hotel was special for us. We loved the friendly staff and our room (we were in the Victorian side but the rooms in the Art Deco side are also special). We used the rooftop spa and found the other fellow users to be super friendly. We could walk to most places from the hotel so the location is perfect. Yes we will go back - we loved it.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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RazorCork wrote a review Jun 2022
Cork51 contributions48 helpful votes
There’s so much to love about this hotel, it’s hard to know where to start. The location is great - in the heart of the vibrant Cathedral Quarter with its many restaurants and bars and close to the SEE arena. We had dinner in The Great Room and all I can say is that the experience matches the name as the food, decor and service was fabulous. The cocktail bar was certainly a great experience also. Right across the board, the staff were great - big call out to Andrew who served us breakfast both mornings. We stayed in a Victorian room and the decor was elegant. Everything about the hotel is top class. On a cautionary note - the hotel is in a vibrant area surrounded by bars and nightclubs so noise can be an issue.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$253 - $709 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Merchant Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Merchant Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Escape Rooms Belfast (0.1 miles), Belfast Pub Crawl (0.1 miles), and Berts Jazz Bar (0.03 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Merchant Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Merchant Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Merchant Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Merchant Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Merchant Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blu Restaurant, The Muddlers Club, and Maggie Mays Belfast Cafe, Castle Street.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Merchant Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center, a sauna, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does The Merchant Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Merchant Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Merchant Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Belfast.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Merchant Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Merchant Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.