The Merchant Hotel

16 Skipper Street, Belfast, BT1 2DZ, United Kingdom



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  • Wi-Fi

  • Breakfast

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About the hotel


You need to know

  • This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Parking height restrictions apply.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.
  • Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.
  • Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.
  • Contactless check-out is available.
  • Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.
  • Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Optional fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Secured self parking fee: GBP 15.00 per day
  • Early check-in fee: GBP 100.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 50.00 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Check-in Instructions

  • Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
  • Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
  • Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
  • This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, debit cards, and cash

Check-in Special Instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Minimum Age



General description

A modern 5-star paradise with superb relaxation and leisure facilities in Belfast city. The Merchant Hotel is ideally located in the vicinity of SSE Arena and St. Peter's Cathedral, Belfast.

The elegantly decorated accommodations are havens of tranquillity with premium quality bedding, air conditioning, telephones and safes, while guests will be spoilt for choice with on-site activities and amazing recreational facilities such as the fitness centre and spa.

Check-in: From 03:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Check-out: From 01:00 AM to 12:00 PM


The Merchant Hotel is in the heart of Belfast, within a 5-minute walk of Belfast Customs House and St. Anne's Cathedral. This 5-star hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Waterfront Hall and 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from St. George's Market.


Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Albert Memorial Clock Tower - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Belfast Customs House - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Big Fish - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
St. Anne's Cathedral - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Victoria Square Shopping Centre - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Metropolitan Arts Centre - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
CitiGolf - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Waterfront Hall - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Belfast City Hall - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Castle Court Shopping Centre - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
St. George's Market - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Clifton House - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
St. Malachy's Church - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
SSE Arena (Titanic Quarter) - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Grand Opera House - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi

The nearest airports are:
Belfast International Airport (BFS) - 24.7 km / 15.3 mi
Belfast (BHD-George Best Belfast City) - 4.6 km / 2.9 mi

The preferred airport for The Merchant Hotel is Belfast International Airport (BFS).


Feast your senses at one of The Merchant Hotel's eateries serving a variety of tasty dishes, or tranquillise with a drink at the property's bar. Room service is also available around the clock.


Luxuriate in one of 62 accommodations decorated in elegant style at The Merchant Hotel. Your unit is furnished with a heating system, an electric kettle, a closet and a radio. For more pleasure, there is also a TV in addition to air conditioning.

When it comes to bathing, you can have a relaxing one in your private bathroom that is fitted with a bath/shower and toiletries. Housekeeping services are provided.


Indulge in pleasures worthy of royalty in the spa that offers massages and body and facial treatments leaving your skin velvety smooth and soft or move your muscles in a workout session at the fitness centre.

Business, and other amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and limo/town car service. Planning an event in Belfast? This hotel has facilities measuring 1130 square feet (105 square meters), including conference space. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.


This property is closed from December 26 2020 to May 24 2021 (dates subject to change).

Hotel Amenities

  • Wi-Fi

  • Babysitting service

  • Express check-in/check-out

  • Front desk

  • Non-smoking hotel

  • Gym/fitness centre

  • Spa/health club

  • Sauna

  • Lifts

  • Concierge

  • Laundry service

  • Conference room

  • Limousine service

  • Dry cleaning service

  • Valet parking

  • Parking

  • Wedding services


Internet Access
  • Wi-Fi
Beauty & wellness
  • Gym/fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Spa/health club
  • Steam room
  • Wedding services
Front desk services
  • Bellboy
  • Concierge
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Front desk
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
Family friendly
  • Babysitting service
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms
Parking & transportation
  • Limousine service
  • Parking
  • Valet parking
Food & drink
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Ballroom
  • Business centre
  • Conference room
  • Lifts
  • Multilingual staff
  • Non-smoking hotel
  • Does The Merchant Hotel offer free breakfast?

    No, The Merchant Hotel does not offer complimentary breakfast. It is available at a surcharge.

  • Does The Merchant Hotel have non-smoking rooms

    No, The Merchant Hotel doesn't have non-smoking rooms.

  • Does The Merchant Hotel provide a shuttle service?

    No, Please contact the hotel for more information.

  • Does The Merchant Hotel have a swimming pool?

    No, The Merchant Hotel does not have a swimming pool.

  • Does The Merchant Hotel have free Wi-Fi?

    No, The Merchant Hotel does not offer free Wi-Fi.

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