The Merchant Hotel

Belfast Hotel
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ChainIndependent / Other
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Total Meeting Space1,268 sq. m
Guest Rooms62
16 Skipper Street Belfast
Belfast BT1 2DZ

The Merchant Hotel

Belfast Hotel
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Irish Craft Cocktail Awards Best Cocktail Bar in Ulster, 2017 The World Travel Awards, Northern Ireland's Leading Hotel, 2017 GNI Award Best Same Sex Wedding Venue, 2017 DANI Awards Best Campaign in Travel, Hospitality and Leisure for Decade of Decadence Marketing Campaign, 2017 Irish Restaurant Awards, Best Hotel Restaurant in Antrim (The Great Room Restaurant), 2017 GNI Award Best Same Sex Wedding Venue, 2016 AA Five Red Star Rating, 2015 Belfast Business Awards Best Hotel, 2015 Janus Awards Front Office Manager of the Year, Sharmaine Dickson 2014 AA Spirits Award for Service of Spirits and Cocktails, 2014 Fodor’s 100 – One of only 11 hotels worldwide in Fodor’s enduring classics category (alongside The Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok and The Savoy, London), 2014 AA Hotel of the Year Northern Ireland, 2013 Grub Club Best Restaurant (The Great Room Restaurant), 2013 Janus Awards Restaurant Chef of the Year (Johnny Leake, The Great Room Restaurant), 2012 Northern Ireland Tourism Awards Best Hotel Accommodation, 2012 International Hotel Awards Best UK Hotel, 2012 UK Hotel Awards Best UK Hotel, 2011 Fate Awards NI, Best Hotel, 2011 Belfast Business Awards Best Bar (The Cloth Ear), 2011 Tales of the Cocktail Spirit Awards World’s Best Cocktail Bar 2010 Fate Awards NI, Best Cocktail Bar, 2010 Belfast Business Awards Best Restaurant (The Great Room Restaurant), 2010 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 Imbibe Magazine Best Boutique UK Hotel Bar, 2009 NI Tourism Awards Hotel of the Year, 2008 RICS Award for Excellence in the Built Environment (Major Conservation & Restoration Category), 2008 Hospitality Ireland Awards Best Boutique Hotel, 2007 Belfast Business Awards Best City Hotel, 2007


Room Features and Guest Services

  • Concierge Services
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Luggage Storage
  • Room Service


  • Extended Stay
  • Onsite Catering
  • Onsite Gift Shop
  • Onsite Restaurant
  • Onsite Security
  • Space (Outdoor)
  • Space (Private)
  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • AV Capabilities
  • Business Center
  • VIP Services

Recreational Activities

  • Health Club
  • Spa or Salon

Venue Accessible By

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Bus
  • Subway
  • Taxi
  • Train


  • Dance Floor
  • Loading Dock
  • Piano
  • Portable Walls
  • Staging Area

Image Gallery

Meeting Space

Total Meeting Space1,268 sq. m
Meeting Rooms9
Largest Room506 sq. m
Second Largest Room298 sq. m
Space (Private)Available
Space (Outdoor)Available

Guest Rooms

Total Guest Rooms62
Doubles (2 Beds)57
Double (2 Beds) Rate£180.00 – £420.00


Local Attractions

Ulster Museum

2 mi. away
Come face to face with dinosaurs, meet an Ancient Egyptian Mummy and see modern masterpieces with a visit to the Ulster Museum. As Northern Ireland’s treasure house of the past and present, the museum is home to a rich collection of art, history and natural sciences and free to all visitors.

Grand Opera House

15 minutes away
Established in 1895, the Grand Opera House is Northern Ireland’s premier theatre, presenting a range of drama, dance, opera, comedy, musicals, pantomime, family and West End shows.

Victoria Square

5 minutes away
Victoria Square is Belfast’s number one shopping destination with fantastic shops and eateries split over four levels and topped by an iconic dome with panoramic views across the city.

Titanic Belfast

20 minutes away
Titanic Belfast is the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience and a must see when in Belfast. It is located in Titanic Quarter, right beside the historic site of this world famous ship’s construction.

Distance from Airport

  • 3.22 km from Venue


  • Paid Parking
  • Valet Parking£20.00 / day
  • Street Parking


The Merchant Hotel is Belfast's only AA 5 star hotel situated in the heart of the city centre's historic Cathedral Quarter. its a harmonious blend of Victorian grandeur and Art Deco inspired sleek modernity with a multitude of exciting amenities, unrivalled service and attention to detail.The hotel has 62 guest rooms to offer. 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 offers a wonderful selection of beautiful and superbly equipped rooms to provide the perfect space for your event, from our elegant private rooms to our unique roof top garden and our dedicated six room meetings and events suite.