The Merchant Hotel Belfast is an intimate, sumptuous, 5 star hotel, situated in the historical Cathedral Quarter of Belfast’s city centre.

This magnificent Grade 1 listed property has been sensitively restored to its original splendour and is now regarded as one of the top hotels in Northern Ireland. The architectural grandeur of the hotel’s exterior and the opulence of the interior, demand an excellence of service and warmth of welcome that immediately sets our guests at their ease, with an ambience that embodies luxury and comfort around the clock.

The building, which was purpose built as the Head Quarters of The Ulster Bank, was completed in 1860.  It is Italianate in style.  Its stunning, classically styled interiors reflect the remarkable heritage of the building. Sculptures around the huge dome inside symbolise Science, Poetry, Sculpture and Music. It is below this dome that diners enjoy the exceptional Great Room Restaurant for daytime and evening à la carte dining, and traditional afternoon teas.

The Merchant Hotel prides itself on the calibre and variety of its excellent bars and club. From the elegance and opulence of The Bar, to the relaxed and comfortable Cloth Ear. From the glamour and sophistication of Ollie’s Club, to the retro chic of The Private Resident’s and Member’s Bar, The Merchant Hotel offers entertainment to suit your every mood.

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An array of in-room amenities and services including:

Full air conditioning
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Full black-out blinds or curtains
Hospitality trays
A state-of-the-art television system
Professional hairdryer
Robes and slippers
In-room safe
Turndown service
Multimedia hub

The quintessential fine dining experience awaits guests visiting The Great Room Restaurant in Belfast. The Grandeur of the perfectly preserved original Victorian architecture provides a stunning and fitting backdrop for the divine 2 AA Rosette food conjured up in The Great Room Kitchens by Head Chef John Paul Leake. Whether its breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner, A La Carte or our mid week set menu, The Great Room Restaurant offers a 5 star dining experience in Belfast’s grandest dining room.

The Art Deco styled “Berts Bar” is Belfast’s only dedicated Jazz bar and restaurant. Enjoy live jazz 7 nights a week, a wonderful bistro style menu and an extensive drinks list

The Cloth Ear provides patrons with a pleasing twist on the quintessential Irish Pub, combining our Victorian heritage with a thoroughly modern experience. Join us for fine food, local ales, wine by the keg and great conversation.

Rare spirits, vintage Champagnes, and a cocktail list of encyclopedic proportions, all await your delectation in our Cocktail Bar. We also offer a simple yet elegant food menu daily.

The Veuve Clicquot lounge is the perfect location for an intimate private event. The bar and lounge is also open to the public on Friday and Saturday evenings.


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The Merchant Hotel Belfast

  • Incredible architecture
  • Excellent bars and restaurants
  • Great city centre location
  • Comfortable & quiet bedrooms
  • Highly recommended!

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