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The Merchant Hotel

Key Highlights

Venue Type Hotel
Brand Other Affiliation
Rating Rating Information 5 Stars
Distance From Airport 2 Miles
Year Built/Year Renovated 1860/2010
Number of Sleeping Rooms 62
Number of Meeting Rooms 9
Meeting Room Space 1,300 Sq. Mtr.


The five star Merchant Hotel is a harmonious blend of Victorian grandeur and Art Deco inspired sleek modernity. The Merchant Hotel is also home to the exclusive fashion boutique, Harper. The hotel has 62 guest rooms to offer.

Due to its prime location, The Merchant Hotel is a short distance from...
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Awards and Ratings

  • Northstar Rating Information
  • 5 Stars

Venue Awards

Best UK Hotel 2011, UK Hotel Awards • Theme Magazine Best New UK Bar 2007 • Class Magazine Best UK Hotel Bar 2007 • Theme Magazine Best UK Bar Team & Drink Selection 2008 • Class Magazine Best UK Hotel Bar 2008 • Class Magazine Best UK Cocktail Experience 2008 • Imbibe Magazine Best UK Boutique Hotel Bar 2009 • Tales of the Cocktail Spirit Awards World's Best Hotel Bar 2009 • Tales of the Cocktail Spirit Awards World's Best Drink Selection 2009 • Tales of the Cocktail Spirit Awards World's Best Cocktail List 2009 • Tales of the Cocktail Spirit Awards World’s Best Cocktail Bar 2010 Legacy to Belfast – The Belfast Business Awards 2006 Irish Property Awards 2006 Northern Ireland Commercial Development of The Year Green Apple Award for Environmental Heritage and the Built Environment 2006 FRLT award for Best Bar for The Cloth Ear 2006 Belfast Telegraph Belfast Property Award for Best Commercial Development 2006 Theme Magazine Award for Best Bar Man in Northern Ireland (Awarded to Hayden Lambert) 2007 The Merchant Bar was a finalist in the best bar category at The Theme Magazine Awards 2007. Guinness World Record holders for the World’s Most Expensive Cocktail (full information available on request). Hotel Reception of the year 2007 Awarded 5 Star Status by The Northern Ireland Tourist Board. The Merchant Hotel HCIMA Janus Awards 2007 Executive Chef, Tony O’Neill: Chef of the Year award Assistant Bar Manager, Tim Herron: Junior Food and Beverage Manager Adrian McLaughlin, General Manager: Senior Manager Winner in the Regeneration category of the RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors). Northern Ireland 2007 Awards for Excellence in the Built Environment. It is now entered in the International Awards, to be judged in London later this year. Included in the prestigious Condé Nast Hot List – The only Northern Irish Hotel to be included. The UTV Business Eye award for Tourism/Hospitality Project of the Year. The Go Belfast Award for Newcomer of the year 2007 The Go Belfast Golden Gong Award (the top award achieved by the company receiving the most public votes) The Finlandia Vodka Cup Final 2007 – Best Bar Tender – Sam Cherocles, The Bar, The Merchant Hotel.


Room Features and Guest Services
Luggage Storage
Concierge Services
Room Service
Facility Information
Restaurant on Site
Onsite Catering
Gift Shop on Site
Wheelchair Accessible
Security Staff Onsite
Extended Stay
Private Space
Outdoor Space
Street Parking
Paid Parking Available
Valet Parking Available
Business Services
Business Center
Audio/Video Capabilities
VIP Services
Recreational Activities
Health Club
Venue Accessible By
Equipment Available
Portable Walls
Dance Floors
Loading Dock Available
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