Merchant Hotel

The Merchant Hotel 16 Skipper Street Belfast BT1 2DZ
Rooms 62 Suites: 8
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Merchant Hotel: Antrim

The Five-Star Merchant Hotel in Belfast is a harmonious blend of Victorian grandeur and Art Deco-inspired sleek modernity. Situated in the heart of Belfast city centre's historic Cathedral Quarter, the grandeur of the original Grade A listed building is complemented by an elegant Art Deco-inspired wing with a multitude of exciting amenities. These include a stunning luxury spa, a rooftop gymnasium with panoramic city views, a dedicated meeting and events suite and a fabulous jazz bar.

The Merchant Hotel is also home to the exclusive fashion boutique, Harper. As Northern Ireland's only stock list of Valentino, Celine and Christian Louboutin of Paris, Harper at The Merchant Hotel is a must-visit for every fashionista. Due to its prime location, The Merchant Hotel is a short distance from a host of visitor attractions including Victoria Square Shopping Centre, the Ulster Museum, City Hall, the Titanic Quarter, the Waterfront Hall and the Odyssey Arena.

The Merchant Hotel is just 2km from Belfast Central Railway Station and main bus stations, 5.6km from Belfast City Airport and 28km from Belfast International Airport.

Signature Suites

Junior Loft Suites
The hotel has two exquisite Junior Loft Suites, which offer luxury accommodation with a spacious designated lounge area, and reflect the splendour and elegance of the Victorian Era. Experience the splendour of The Merchant Hotel in the opulent and spacious surroundings of our Junior Loft Suites. Our hotel features two of these generously appointed rooms, both decorated in the hotel’s rich Victorian style. With original features, antique furniture and textiles, these rooms capture the essence and grandeur of our listed building, adding depth of character that is impossible to imitate. However, the addition of a designated lounge area is what truly sets the Junior Loft Suite apart from the rest, offering an abundance of space in which to indulge and relax. Allow the surroundings to transport you to the elegant 19th century, but rest assured that our 21st-century technology will be the finishing touches on some of Belfast’s most luxurious accommodation.

Sumptuous Suites
Lavish 5 star luxury awaits those who book a stay in one of our stunning suites. Named after Irish writers, poets and playwrights, all The Merchant Hotels 5 luxury suites are both beautiful and unique. Surrounding the dome of the main banking hall, these were once the living quarters for the bank’s chief cashier. Today there are spacious and elegant beds befitting of royalty, opulent decor and carefully chosen antiques, making us one of the most unique hotels in Belfast.


  • Signature Suites
  • 24 Hour Room/Butler Service
  • Golf Course
  • Airport Hotel (within 5km)
  • Signature Spa
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • Wedding and Events
  • Fitness Center
  • Hot tub
  • Parking
  • Conference facilities
  • Wheel chair access
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  • 5-Star Hotel Features
  • Grade A listed Victorian building
  • Belfast city centre location
  • Luxury Spa & Rooftop Gym
  • Jazz Bar
  • Exclusive fashion boutique - Harper
  • Dedicated Events Suite
  • Fine Dining / Lounge Bars
Merchant Hotel: Please share your stay experience
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September 2021
WOW. Not much more I could say really. Spectacular. Staff are amazing. Extremely friendly, extremely helpful. Very luxurious. We loved our experience here and would definitely recommend it to anyone Lukasz and Martha from the bar were the absolute best. Thank you
August 2021
The Merchant Hotel was classical elegance at its best. Well worthy of its five star status.
The price reflects the lofty standards that are laid on for the fortunate visitor.
I could write a book about my experience at the merchant and would be hard pushed to present a negative comment.
A marvelous stay that will be difficult to beat.
Austin Sharp
June 2021
Faultless! This was my first trip to Belfast NI. A friend highly recommended The Merchant and I can see why. My experience was faultless. The food was divine. The service was impeccable. My room was spotless. The staff were so friendly and professional. I will certainly be back that is for sure.
June 2020
Pure luxury. Totally affordable for what you get. Stunning hotel. Amazing rooms, fabulous bathrooms. Lovely staff. Location is great as you are central to visitor attractions and shopping. Food is lovely and the breakfast was so yummy. Something for every body. This will be our new go to place in Belfast.
August - 2019
"30th Birthday"
My partner and I stayed for two nights at The Merchant Hotel, for his 30th Birthday. The reception staff were lovely and welcomed us to Belfast, and the room was amazing! The Breakfast in The Great Room is table service, the food was lovely and staff were great! My partner received a balloon, card and chocolates on the evening of his Birthday. The hotel itself, in the heart of the city, was an experience like no other, and I would definitely recommend to stay here if visiting Belfast.
August - 2019
Wonderful as always
My husband and I stayed here the night of our wedding 4 years ago and returned this week with our 6mo on his first trip to NI. From check in the staff were more than welcoming, in the room along with his travel cot they had left some baby toiletries which although was a very nice touch. The staff at breakfast and in the lobby were all very friendly towards both us and our little one, making an effort to engage with him when they went past which he loved! Will definitely be back!
Joanne M
August - 2019
"Still fabulous"
I visited several years ago and had a fabulous stay...would the Merchant still be as good. The answer is a resounding yes. The staff and service is exceptional. The hotel has retained its class and luxury. The Art Deco rooms are very comfortable and spacious. The beds gave a great nights sleep. The bathroom is also spacious with a separate bath and shower. The breakfast in the great room sets you up for the day. The bar also does great cocktails. I can’t wait to go back.
August - 2019
A Perfect Honeymoon Stay
What can we say?

We’ve heard so many great things about this hotel and it did not disappoint.

On arrival we were given a complimentary upgrade to a suite for our honeymoon which was a lovely touch.

All staff were so attentive and you can see why this is a 5 star hotel.

The cocktail bar is a must try, and the breakfast in the morning was out of this world.

The little touches of a turndown service and complimentary paper in the morning really made a difference!

If you also get a chance check out the watch boutique ‘Pride and Pinion’ in the hotel - really great guys with an outstanding knowledge and collection of watches!

I can not recommend this hotel enough and can not wait to come back and stay for our anniversary!!
July - 2019
Possibly the most beautiful entrance to a hotel I’ve ever seen.
I can’t speak to the hotel itself but we came in for drinks and late appetizers in the side bar and the place is just amazing, goldleaf ceilings that are 40 feet high mash with very comfortable couches and a great cheese plate and wine selection, definitely something to at least see and check out for drinks or a meal if you’re not staying.
June - 2019

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stayed here for the weekend for my Birthday in June. Have eaten and had drinks in the hotel before but this was the first time I stayed. It definitely won't be the last. the hotel is amazing with the best service I have ever experienced, the staff were beyond friendly and helpful and very genuine. The rooms are amazing and the bathroom was beautiful. The lobby area is so stunning and the breakfast there was fabulous. They also have a lovely rooftop hot tub which was super fab. Can't wait to go back. The only negative things was it was a little noisy at night as the hotel is so central and there are a few lively pubs around. All in all it didn't bother me too much and it certainly wouldn't stop be coming back.
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