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How to find us

The Merchant Hotel is conveniently located in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter, close to the centre of the city. The hotel is located on the corner of Waring Street and Skipper Street in an unmissable Grade A listed Victorian sandstone building. The hotels reception is located on Skipper Street. With Waring Street hosting the entrance to The Great Room Restaurant.

Due to its prime location, The Merchant Hotel is a short distance from a host of visitor attractions including Victoria Square Shopping Centre, the Ulster Museum, City Hall, the Titanic Quarter, the Waterfront Hall and the Odyssey Arena.

There are many transport links close by


Belfast City (George Best)

The main hub for domestic flights ‘George Best’ Airport is only 5.6km from the hotel.

  • 10 minutes by car or taxi
  • 20 minutes by bus (No. 600) including a 500m walk from Queens Bridge stop

Belfast International (Aldergrove)

Northern Ireland’s main airport for international flights, Easyjet and some UK regional airports is 24km from the hotel.

  • 30 minutes by car or taxi
  • 40 minutes by bus (No. 300) including a 500m walk from Castle Court stop

Click here for details of our airport transfer service.


Central Station

Belfast’s central station is only 1km from the hotel and is the closet to the hotel.

  • 5 minutes by taxi
  • 12 minute walk

Great Victoria Street

Great Victoria Street is the city’s main transport interchange and the terminus for most train and bus routes. It is 1.2km from the hotel.

  • 5 minutes by taxi
  • 15 minute walk


The hotel is easily accessed by car and is only 1km from the junction of the M2, M3 and A12. Please park at our Skipper Street entrance, where our concierge team are happy to take your luggage and valet park your car.

Please click here for full directions to the hotel.