The Merchant Hotel
“Seamless and relaxed service in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter” - AA Inspector
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Pre-arrival phone call to guests to make them aware of all to expect. Return to work seminar for all staff as they are being unfurloughed. All customer facing staff wearing face mask when unable to ensure social distancing from colleagues and guests.
Our Inspector's view
The Merchant Hotel is a magnificent property situated in the historic Cathedral Quarter of the city centre. This Grade I listed building has been lovingly and sensitively restored to reveal its original architectural grandeur and interior opulence. All the bedrooms, including five suites, have air-conditioning, high-speed internet access, TVs and luxury bathrooms. There are several eating options including the grand and beautifully decorated Great Room Restaurant.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 62
- Family rooms: 17
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Babysitting service
- Ironing facilities
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Gym available
- Spa Available
- Weekly Entertainment
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Lift available
- Night porter available
- Fully air conditioned
- Indoor parking spaces: 35
- Accessible bedrooms: 4
- Walk-in showers
- Single room, minimum price: £170
- Double room, minimum price: £185
- Open all year
- Holds a civil ceremony licence
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About the area
The capital of Northern Ireland since 1920, Belfast is a solid Victorian city with many surprises in store. Although historically it has been at the centre of the Troubles and the well-documented conflict between Republicans and Unionists, today it’s a pleasant, peaceful and friendly European city.
It was built largely on the sea trading, shipbuilding and textile trades, with large public buildings that sit grandly amid fading red-brick terraces and commercial premises. Parts of Belfast are a bit shabby, but it’s modernising quickly along the River Lagan and around the heart of the city. Even in the less touristy areas there is plenty of life and atmosphere. Belfast people are generous with their time and help; they may speak with black humour and they enjoy conversation. The city is very easy to negotiate and there are a number of green and pleasant ways to get around: on foot or by bicycle, on one of the frequent city buses or cruising along the River Lagan on a boat.
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