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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 1103 reviews

Seamless and relaxed service in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter

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At a glance

2 Rosette restaurant
Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Indoor parking

The Merchant Hotel is a magnificent property situated in the historic Cathedral Quarter of the city centre. This Grade I listed building has been lovingly and sensitively restored to reveal its original architectural grandeur and interior opulence. All the bedrooms, including five suites, have air-conditioning, high-speed internet access, TVs and luxury bathrooms. There are several eating options including the grand and beautifully decorated Great Room Restaurant.

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  • En-suite rooms: 62
  • Family rooms: 17
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Room rates

  • Leisure breaks available

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Night porter
  • Lift available
  • Indoor parking spaces: 35


  • Accessible bedrooms: 4
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Babysitting service
  • Ironing facilities


  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Other leisure facilities: Steam room
  • Weekly entertainment
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 200
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 100
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 60


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 130

Getting here

In city centre, 1st left after Albert Clock into Waring Street. 1st left into Skipper Street.

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Nearest airport

Belfast City

Nearest train station

Belfast Central

Nearest motorway junction

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Room prices from£180/night**Minimum price of a standard double room *Minimum price of a standard double room
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