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At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

Hotel Info

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Overview

Located in central Belfast, The Merchant Hotel is near the airport and close to Albert Memorial Clock Tower, Belfast City Hall, and Waterfront Hall. Nearby points of interest also include St. Anne's Cathedral and Odyssey Arena. Dining options at The Merchant Hotel include 3 restaurants. 3 bars/lounges are open for drinks. Room service is available 24 hours a day. The hotel serves a complimentary cooked to order breakfast each morning in the dining room. Recreational amenities include a health club, a spa tub, a sauna, a fitness facility, and a steam room. The property's full service health spa has body treatments, massage/treatment rooms, facials, and beauty services. This 5.0 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and a technology helpdesk. Complimentary high speed (wired) Internet access is available in public areas and the hotel has an Internet point. This Belfast property has 105 square meters of event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. Business services, wedding services, concierge services, and limo/town car service are available. Guest parking is limited, and available on a limited first come, first served basis (surcharge). Nearby parking is also available. Other property amenities at this Art Deco property include a rooftop terrace, valet parking, and barbecue grills. Guests have access to a partner property's outdoor pool and health club. This is a smoke free property. A total renovation of this property was completed in July 2010. There are 63 guestrooms at The Merchant Hotel. Guestrooms have city or courtyard views. Rooms are individually decorated and furnished. Beds come with memory foam mattresses, Egyptian cotton linens, down comforters, and down blankets. Furnishings include desks and sofa beds. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are offered. Bathrooms feature bathtubs or showers with deep soaking tubs and rainfall showerheads. They also offer makeup/shaving mirrors, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to complimentary newspapers and in room safes (accommodate laptops), guestrooms offer cordless phones. 32 inch LCD televisions have free movie channels, DVD players, and video game consoles. Guestrooms have private spa tubs. Air conditioned rooms also include CD players, complimentary bottled water, blackout drapes/curtains, and welcome amenities. Guests may request hypo allergenic bedding and wake up calls. A nightly turndown service is offered and housekeeping is available daily. Cribs (infant beds) are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

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Facilities

Hotel facilities

Wifi

  • Internet Corner
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • Internet access - wireless
  • Free WiFi - Public Areas

Pool and Wellness

  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Gym
  • Steam room
  • Massage
  • Sauna

Activities

  • Nightclub
  • Ballroom(s)
  • BBQ facilities
  • Billiards or pool table

Food & Drink

  • Room service
  • Half board rates available
  • Number of restaurants 3
  • Full board rates available
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Breakfast service
  • Restaurant

Services & Shops

  • Technology support staff
  • Tour assistance
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Beauty services
  • Luggage storage
  • Business services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Express check-out
  • Doorman/doorwoman
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Babysitting (Surcharge)
  • Wedding services
  • Event catering
  • Technology helpdesk
  • Express check-in
  • Computer rental

General Info

  • Gift shop
  • Front desk hours
  • Elevator/lift
  • Number of Rooms 5
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Total number of rooms 62
  • Exhibit space
  • Multilingual staff
  • Check-in time starts 3:00 PM
  • Pets not allowed
  • Conference center
  • No rollaway beds available
  • Check-out by noon
  • Shopping on site
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Shoe shine
  • Suitable for children
  • No- smoking property
  • Photocopy machines
  • Number of floors 6
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Minimum check-in age 18
  • Number of meeting/conference rooms 6
  • Check-in time ends midnight
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Number of buildings/towers 1

Parking

  • Parking
  • Parking nearby
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Room facilities

Room Amenities

  • In-room safe
  • Trouser press
  • Welcome amenities
  • Sewing kit
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Clock radio
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Minibar
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Electronic/magnetic keys

Internet, TV & Phone

  • Cordless phone
  • Free movie channels
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Premium television channel(s)
  • Digital television service
  • CD player
  • Phone
  • Speakerphone

Rooms & Comfort

  • Cribs/infant beds available on request
  • Individually decorated
  • Extra towels/bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Memory foam mattress
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Wake-up calls
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Air conditioning
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Desk
  • In-room massage available
  • Window opens
  • Individually furnished
  • Premium bedding
  • Extra towels/bedding in room

Bath & Shower

  • Slippers
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Shower only
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Bathtub only
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Makeup/shaving mirror
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Designer toiletries

Housekeeping

  • Turndown service
  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 0 Hour
  • Currency £ Pounds Sterling
  • Plug

Location

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Attractions Nearby

  • Albert Memorial Clock Tower 0.07 miles
  • Belfast Customs House 0.10 miles
  • Lagan Weir and Lookout 0.15 miles
  • Big Fish 0.15 miles
  • St. Anne's Cathedral 0.16 miles
  • Metropolitan Arts Centre 0.18 miles
  • Victoria Square Shopping Centre 0.20 miles
  • Sinclair Seamen's Church 0.31 miles
  • Castle Court Shopping Centre 0.35 miles
  • W5 Interactive Discovery Centre 0.39 miles
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Resort Info

Belfast

Belfast

Holidays and hotels in Belfast

Hotels in Belfast

Ideal for romantic long weekends or as a base for exploring more of what Northern Ireland has to offer, Belfast has accommodation options to suit all. As a university city, Belfast has a quirky and youthful edge to it, which is well reflected in its array of mid-budget and cheap hostels and one-of-a-kind hotels.

The River Lagan flows through Belfast, carving the capital city up into bustling neighbourhoods. These neighbourhoods are full of history, culture and lively evening entertainment. Belfast also serves as a gateway city to the splendour of Northern Ireland, including natural wonders and endless visitor attractions. There’s little wonder it’s one of the UK’s most popular holiday destinations.

Where to stay

City centre

First-time visitors to Belfast will have their pick of hotels in the city centre; from stylish and luxurious to cheap and cheerful. As the beating heart of the city, the central area is where you’ll find museums, shopping centres and traditional pubs. You’ll also be well located on your holiday for quick and easy access to other neighbourhoods, either by foot or public transport.

Queens Quarter

Home to Queen’s University, Belfast has a thriving student population just south of the city centre. The Queen’s Quarter is where you’ll find an abundance of B&Bs, backpacker hostels and budget rooms - all sitting close to lively pubs, cafes and restaurants. Tourist attractions, such as the Palm House and Botanic Gardens, can also be found in this area, while public transport can whisk you into the city centre within minutes.

Cathedral Quarter

Huddled around Saint Anne’s Cathedral is the aptly-named Cathedral Quarter, just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. This area has a reputation for being the coolest hub for local creatives; expect to find street art, quirky cafes, art centres and large-scale sculptures in this popular neighbourhood. The handful of high-end hotels in the Cathedral Quarter are a little pricier than others in the city, but they promise a stylish and unforgettable stay.

What to see

Belfast is full of landmark sights to tick off your holiday bucket list from the moment you step foot in the city; from the Albert Memorial Clock in Queen’s Square to The Big Fish ceramic mosaic sculpture on Donegall Quay. The city is also home to a number of interactive museums, exhibitions and visitor attractions that the whole family will lap up. One of the most recent attractions is the Titanic Belfast, a museum dedicated to all things relating to the RMS Titanic. The ship was built and launched in Belfast, and the museum takes visitors on a journey through nine interactive galleries. Other family friendly attractions nearby include W5, an interactive science centre with seasonal events and temporary exhibitions. That’s not forgetting Crumlin Road Gaol, a former prison that hosts guided tours (and paranormal investigation events for brave adults). 

Those who like to escape the chaos of city life will enjoy Belfast’s close proximity to the great outdoors. Panoramic views across the city and nearby mountains await those who journey to Divis and the Black Mountain, located just a 15-minute drive out of the city centre. Meanwhile, the iconic Giant’s Causeway, made up of 40,000 basalt columns, can be reached within just 70 minutes.

Last but not least, Northern Ireland is also home to a huge number of Game of Thrones filming locations for super fans.

Nightlife

Whether you’re into chilled cocktail lounges or late-night parties, Belfast has something to please everyone. The city centre is the hub of all local nightlife, complete with live music venues and pubs in cosy historic buildings. Upmarket jazz bars, luxurious restaurants and performance venues can all be found dotted around the main city, too. Meanwhile, Queens Quarter is home to inexpensive student haunts and atmospheric bars, perfect for a budget but memorable night out.

What to eat

With an abundance of restaurant chains, elegant Michelin star restaurants and casual cafes, there’s no shortage of places to eat in Belfast. Start your day off right with an Ulster fry up, a carb-filled plate of potato pancakes, soda bread, bacon, sausages, black pudding and fried eggs. During the winter months, an Irish stew is one of the best things to eat for a hearty, warming dinner; made with Irish lamb, potatoes and vegetables, the dish is served in cafes and restaurants across Belfast. For dessert, try barmbrack, a traditional sweetened bread that’s made using dried mixed fruit and cinnamon.

Shopping

You’ll want to leave room in your suitcase for the inevitable holiday purchases you’ll make in Belfast. Home to countless shopping centres, outlets and independent shops, the city is a heaven for shoppers seeking souvenirs and gifts with a difference. Victoria Square and CastleCourt are two of the city’s main shopping centres, each filled with dozens of international and local brands.

For shopping with a unique twist, head to the indoor St George’s market on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. It’s been running in some form or another since 1604 and is now one of Belfast’s oldest attractions. As well as live music and fresh produce, the market is home to stalls selling a variety of quirky gifts and holiday souvenirs.

Fast facts about Belfast

Direct flight time from London: 1 hour 15 minutes

Transfer time from Belfast International Airport: 43 minutes

Time zone: GMT

Currency: Pound sterling

Language: English

Average price of a domestic beer: £4

Average price of a bottle of wine: £6

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