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The Merchant Belfast

Belfast, Northern Ireland


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. This Belfast Hotel includes a stunning luxury spa, a rooftop gymnasium with panoramic city views, a dedicated meeting and events suite and a fabulous jazz bar. The Merchant Hotel is one of the finest hotels in Belfast offering 5* luxury accommodation where all the guest rooms and suites feature bespoke furnishings.


The Merchant Hotel in Belfast is located in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter & less than a 30-minute drive to Belfast’s Airport, surrounded by some of Belfast’s best bars and restaurants and close to the city’s shopping areas and transport links. 
Map co-ordinates: 54.601009, -5.925756


The hotel's original 21 Victorian bedrooms are presented reflecting the original features of the building, built in the 1850’s as the headquarters of the Ulster Bank. The Merchants luxury suites in are unique and the Victorian 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 their stunning suites. Named after Irish writers, poets and playwrights, all The Merchant Hotel suites are both beautiful and unique and all include an array of antique furniture and art.


  • Play golf on some of the finest courses in the world, with so many stunning golf courses across Northern Ireland it’s hard to choose where to start.
  • Fabulous thermal area including a rock sauna, steam room and an eight-person rooftop hot tub overlooking the city.
  • The quintessential fine dining experience awaits guests visiting The Great Room Restaurant in Belfast.
  • The Merchant Hotel offers you the opportunity to indulge yourself in chauffeur driven luxury in our Rolls Royce Phantom.

At A Glimpse

Built in the 1850’s the formidable structure makes The Merchant one of the most historical hotels in Belfast. The building was purpose built as the headquarters of a bank and designed to appear elegant, substantial and prosperous, traits that still stand clear today.

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