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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.

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

Family Friendly Amenities

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


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

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


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

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

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 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Water skiing 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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