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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the merchant for our tenth wedding anniversary. This was our second stay and we had booked a suite for the occasion. On checking in we were greeted by Ciaran the concierge who was brilliant - showed us to our room - even gave us advice on where to buy swimming gear so we could... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I booked the hotel to celebrate a 40th birthday and was not disappointed at all. Upon arriving at The Merchant I was made to feel special, it was the simple things, from bags being taken on our arrival to answering the phone using my name. The room was amazing and I welcomed the complimentary bottle of champagne with awe! Truly... More 

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Thank Claire5343
Belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I decided to take my wife to stay in the Merchant Hotel in July 2013 to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. The hotel didnt disappoint. From the attractive decor in the reception area to the spacious and well furnished rooms, this is a delight to stay in.The health suite on the roof is excellent and consists of a small outdoor... More 

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Howell, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

highly recommend the merchant hotel. we enjoyed the luxurious feel of this hotel. we were made to feel as though we were very special guests. the service, the location, the rooms, the helpfulness of the staff, and the bar/restaurant were top shelf. will definitely stay there on our next trip to belfast.

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ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Had a one night stay for our 22 Wedding Anniversary..We stayed in the Deluxe Deco room with breakfast.. Expensive but I'm worth it.. :) Had dinner and just enjoyed a few bars around the Cathedral Area. Did a bit of shopping on the Sunday and to be put the icing on the cake had high tea before we left.. just... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is the fifth time I have stayed at the Merchant, as always the customer service was excellent, the room was immaculate and breakfast was delicious. An otherwise lovely stay was spoiled by being in room 433 adjacent to the roof garden, which had a function in progress and the noise level in the bedroom was such that you could... More 

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The Merchant is rated as a 5 star in Belfast City and for the most part does pull this off. The wait staff in the beautiful dining hall are great and attentive. The conceirge staff are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. You feel very comfortable in the beautiful rooms. It has been already stated by others, if you are on a... More 

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Dundonald, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I booked to come here for afternoon tea with my mum for her birthday, after visting several other afternoon teas we thought we would try the merchant. First time in the hotel and the decor was outstanding! we were warmly greeted and shown to are seats before our afternoon tea arrived. Before during and after are afternoon tea, the staff... More 

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

6 Girls went to Ollies Night Club 30/8. It was a Hen Party however we were all dressed in going out dresses. The only sign of a Hen Party was that the bride had a veil on and a sash. This was removed from the bride before we were let in. This put a dampner on the evening. We did... More 

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Belfast
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The Merchant is such a beautiful hotel in an excellent location. It is just a pity the staff seem to forget that without people visiting it they would not have jobs and they need to address their attitude.Unfortunately it was not just an isolated incident but across all areas. Even though we had paid £400 for spa treatments we were... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Bert's Bar at The Merchant Hotel Belfast
Bert's Bar at The Merchant Hotel Belfast
Cuisines: European, British, Gluten Free Options, Irish
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Merchant Hotel

Address: 16 Skipper Street, Belfast BT1 2DZ, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > Belfast
Price Range: $209 - $570 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Merchant Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 62
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Also Known As:
Merchant Hotel Belfast
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Belfast
#3 Luxury Hotel in Belfast
#3 Romantic Hotel in Belfast
#4 Family Hotel in Belfast
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