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Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly Belfast hotel in Cathedral Quarter, walk to St. Anne's Cathedral


This family-friendly Belfast hotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Albert Memorial Clock Tower and St. Anne's Cathedral. Belfast City Hall and Waterfront Hall are also within 10 minutes.

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features 3 restaurants, a full-service spa, and a nightclub. Wired Internet in public areas is free. Additionally, a health club, a bar/lounge, and a spa tub are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 62 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and memory foam beds. Comforts include Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches like pillow menus and bathrobes.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, The Merchant Hotel features a health club and a spa tub. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 3 restaurants. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on site and wired high-speed Internet access is complimentary.

Business-related amenities at this 5-star property consist of a business center and limo/town car service. Event facilities measuring 1130 square feet (105 square meters) include conference space. This Victorian hotel also offers a nightclub, a sauna, and a steam room. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.

The Merchant Hotel is a smoke-free property.

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Express check-in 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Total number of rooms - 62 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Number of floors - 6 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Nightclub 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Year Built 1860 
  • Number of restaurants - 3 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1130 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Business center 
  • Wedding services 
  • Conference space 
  • Express check-out 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Health club 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Computer station 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 105 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 6 
  • Sauna 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa tub 
  • Steam room 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Babysitting or childcare  
  • Refrigerator  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free wired high-speed Internet


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Climate control 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Slippers 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Digital TV service 
  • HDTV 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Bathtub or shower 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Down comforter 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Memory foam mattress 
  • Pillow menu 
  • LCD TV 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

The Great Room - This fine-dining restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Berts Jazz Bar - This bistro specializes in French cuisine and serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Cloth Ear Bar - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a health club, a spa tub, a sauna, and a steam room.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the health club, fitness facility, or spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 

Spa Services

The Spa at the Merchant has 5 treatment rooms. Services include massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18 
  • Number of treatment rooms 5 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Ayurvedic treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

Parking height restrictions apply


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Valet parking fee: GBP 20.00 per stay
  • Early check-in fee: GBP 50.00
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 50.00
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

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.

National Rating

This property has received its official star rating from Tourism NI.

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