The Merchant Hotel

Rated 9.2 in 647 reviews. 43 rooms.


The AA 5 Red Star Merchant Hotel in Belfast is situated in the heart of Belfast city centre’s historic Cathedral Quarter. Amenities include: a stunning luxury spa, a fine dining restaurant, a dedicated meeting and events suite and a fabulous jazz bar.

The 5 AA Red Star Merchant Hotel is in the Cathedral Quarter of Belfast's city centre. It offers luxurious air-conditioned rooms, free Wi-Fi, a spa, and a rooftop gymnasium and hot tub. The Merchant is the winner of the Best UK Hotel 2011 award in the International Hotel Awards.

All of the elegantly appointed rooms are decorated with original artwork. They each have black-out blinds, a flat-screen TV, and spacious en suite marble bathrooms.

The Merchant is a Grade I Listed building dating back to 1860. Its Great Room Restaurant has a huge domed ceiling and offers a fine à la carte menu and traditional afternoon teas.

There is a selection of bars, including the Veuve clicquot champagne lounge. Berts Jazz Bar serves food and has live music 7 nights a week.

The Spa has 5 treatment rooms and a hydrotherapy area. There is also a sauna and a steam room located on the rooftop.

Spa Facilities

  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Fitness centre

Available Rooms

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  1. The Merchant Hotel Cocktail Bar

    A large variety of great drinks... Try the caipirinha from my home country lol

    46 m from hotel
    16 Skipper St

  2. Muriel's Café Bar

    The female bouncer rox.

    76 m from hotel
    12-14 Church Lane

  3. Grapevine

    Specials Board. Always the Specials Board. Esp if theres a curry. Good veg options too.

    126 m from hotel
    5 Pottingers Entry

  4. The Duke of York

    Blue moon beer!!! Nuff Said!!!

    160 m from hotel
    7-11 Commercial Court

  5. Little Wing Pizzeria

    Stay for dessert, order the Nutella Pizza. Rainbows will shoot from your eyes, guaranteed.

    229 m from hotel
    10 Ann St

  6. Established Coffee

    If you're not a coffee nerd, just tell the person behind the counter what your usual coffee order is (latte/flat white/americano/whatever). They'll make you something that will make you happy.

    243 m from hotel
    54 Hill St

  7. Bubbacue

    Everything is good. Really, everything. I'm a fan of the pulled pork sandwich in particular, which you should be sure to slather with lashings of the carolina-style mustard sauce. So good!

    371 m from hotel
    12 Callender St

  8. Avoca

    I just love being here ♥

    378 m from hotel
    41 Arthur Street

  9. Boojum

    Get a loyalty card! You'll be back!

    380 m from hotel
    19-27 Chichester St

  10. Mourne Seafood Bar

    Mussels are to die for 😍😘👊

    445 m from hotel
    34 Bank Street

  11. St George's Market

    The java man does a particularly potent brew,

    0.6 km from hotel
    12-20 E Bridge St

  12. Home Restaurant

    The ribeye steak is absolutely exquisite! Best steak I've ever had, beautiful cuts of meat, so tender! Highly reccomend.

    0.6 km from hotel
    22 Wellington Place