Merchant Hotel Belfast

“Stunning transformation of a former 19th century bank. Eclectic contemporary rooms evoke a romantic Napoleon III-style Paris - luscious velvets and silks, rich wool carpets, gold and red chintz wallpapers, and statement artwork. Superb bar, spa and gym plus a live jazz bar. Divine.”

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“The former 19th century HQ of the Ulster Bank, complete with gloriously pompous decoration in the Great Room and lofty suites that were once the private rooms of the Director, has helped to restore Belfast's status with its stunning transformation into an evocation of romantic Napoleon III-style Paris, including a superb bar serving, amongst many others, the world's most expensive cocktail. Though atmosphere isn't quite as louche as its decor suggests – once a bank, always a bank – it's admirably unusual and dramatic for a city hotel. Affordable standard rooms.”

Written by  Fiona Duncan

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“We are delighted to announce that The Merchant Hotel has recently been awarded Hotel Accommodation of the Year at the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards 2012. January also saw The Merchant Hotel awarded Best Hotel UK at the prestigious International Hotel Awards!

The five star Merchant Hotel in Belfast is a harmonious blend of Victorian grandeur and Art Deco inspired sleek modernity.

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. These include a stunning luxury spa, a rooftop gymnasium with panoramic city views, a dedicated meeting and events suite and a fabulous jazz bar.

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 is just 2km from Belfast Central Railway Station and main bus stations, 5.6km from Belfast City Airport and 28km from Belfast International Airport.”

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The Merchant Hotel Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast is a city on the up, and nowhere is this more evident than the Cathedral Quarter, where the The Merchant can be found. Grand in style, with elements of Victorian and the 1970s thrown into the mix, this is the kind of establishment where guests can book the resident Rolls-Royce Phantom for an afternoon.

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Facilities

Airport transfer
Fireplace
Wedding license
Roof terrace
Bar
Family Suites
Parking
Towelling robes
Safe
Conference facilities
In room DVD
Walking distance restaurants
Good wine list
Billiard/pool table
Private dining room
Bicycle hire
No pets
Cots available
Meeting Room
Sauna/Steam
Internet
Free wifi
Wifi
Child friendly
Gym
Restaurant
Spa
Room service
24 Hour room service
Four poster beds
In room music system
Satellite / Cable TV
Concierge
Hot Tub
Suites
Disabled access
Air conditioning

Activities

Local markets
St. George’s Market
Sights nearby
UNESCO World Heritage site, the Giant’s Causeway
Golf
A number of fantastic golf courses 1 hour from the hotel
Great walks
The Lagan Valley Regional Park
Close to nightlife
Belfast's lively bars and pubs are stumbling distance away
Designer Shopping
Victoria Square

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62 rooms from $464 per night

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Recommended for

City Style
Historic accommodation in the heart of Belfast
Foodies
Berts Jazz Bar serves delicious dishes, fine cocktails accompanied by live music
Spa breaks
One of they city's most renowned spas

Activities

Local markets
St. George’s Market
Sights nearby
UNESCO World Heritage site, the Giant’s Causeway
Golf
A number of fantastic golf courses 1 hour from the hotel
Great walks
The Lagan Valley Regional Park
Close to nightlife
Belfast's lively bars and pubs are stumbling distance away
Designer Shopping
Victoria Square

Other highlights

Wedding license
Family Suites
Conference facilities
Good wine list
Full of character
Free wifi
Child friendly
Gym
Chic
Restaurant
Spa
Four poster beds
Contemporary
Disabled access

Hotel size

62 rooms
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