the merchant hotel | luxury five star hotel 

n. ireland | BT1 2DZ

The AA 5 Red Star Merchant Hotel in Belfast is 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.

The hotel includes a stunning luxury spa, a rooftop gymnasium with panoramic city views, a dedicated meeting and events suite, a fabulous jazz bar - Berts, an award-winning cocktail bar, a cosy pub - The Cloth Ear, and a two AA Rosette Great Room Restaurant. 

Step out of the hotel and you step into the historic Cathedral Quarter with its bustling culture and arts scene, cosy pubs and contemporary restaurants. Due to this prime location, The Merchant Hotel is also close to a host of attractions, including Victoria Square shopping centre, the City Hall, the Titanic Quarter, The Waterfront Hall and ICC.

Adorned with the finest furniture and impeccable finishes, The Merchant delivers opulence at every turn.


Please note: The Merchant Hotel is embarking on an exciting refurbishment of the Cocktail Bar and Great Room Restaurant. Consequently, from March 2nd until the first week of April 2020 both areas will be inaccessible to guests.

get in touch


kate moss

Tel: +44 (0) 7960 892080









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art deco rooms
36 in total | 39 - 48 sqm.

The Art Deco inspired bedrooms offer the very best of this era with its sleek and uncompromising style and a generosity of space. All classically appointed, featuring a number of design classics, large bathrooms with separate walk in showers.
victorian rooms
21 in total | 30 - 42 sqm

The Victorian bedrooms, reflect the original features of the building, built in the 1850’s as the headquarters of the Ulster Bank. Velvet throws, silk curtains, bespoke furnishings and original works of art, all complement these gracious rooms.
victorian suites
5 in total | 56 - 80 sqm.

The unique suites offer luxury accommodation that is second to none. Rich in glamour and timeless elegance, from elegant lounges to four poster beds, lavish 5 star luxury awaits those who stay in one of these stunning suites.
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food and drink

award winning
bars and restaurant

The Merchant offers an exciting array of award winning bars and restaurants. From fine dining to hearty pubgrub; from award winning cocktails to craft beers, The Merchant sources the best local produce for all their restaurants and bars.

business & private dining

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luxury spa & rooftop gym

the spa at the merchant

An oasis of calm in the heart of Belfast city centre.


Thoughtfully designed to create an environment to restore your physical well-being and emotional harmony. 

With five treatment rooms, a relaxation room, in-spa dining and a hydrotherapy area, this restful space is a quiet haven away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

the gym at the merchant

Enjoy panoramic views of the city while working out!

The Gym at The Merchant Hotel commands a stunning view across Belfast city with state-of-the-art equipment.

In addition to The Gym’s fantastic training facilities and programmes, guests can also take time out to relax in the rock sauna, aromatherapy steam room or the eight-person rooftop hot tub with stunning views over the city and River Lagan.


The Merchant Hotel

16 Skipper Street
Northern Ireland

T: +44 (0) 28 9023 4888

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