Located in Cairnryan, The Merchants House offers a bar. Both free WiFi and parking on-site are available at the guest house free of charge. The units at the guest house are equipped with a seating area and a flat-screen TV. The guest house provides certain units with sea views, and the units come with a kettle. At the guest house, each unit is equipped with bed linen and towels. À la carte and continental breakfast options with warm dishes, fruits and juice are available daily at The Merchants House. Guests can enjoy a meal in the on-site restaurant, while packed lunches are also available upon request. The nearest airport is Glasgow Prestwick Airport, 76 km from the accommodation.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Breakfast to go

Free parking available on-site


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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Cairnryan
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Guests who stayed here loved

  • Gareth
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Friendly accommodating host Good shower with ample hot water Comfy bed
  • Simon
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Friendly, comfortable and relaxed. Great food and a warm welcome.
  • Michelle
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Perfect overnight spot to catch the ferry to Belfast the next day! Fiona is a great host and cooked the best homemade meal for me!

Hosted by Fiona Dutton

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Fiona Dutton
The Merchants House is within walking distance of both ferry terminals (1/2 mile from P&O and 1 mile from Stena). We have a small and cosy bar, open from 6.30pm - 11pm, for our guests to enjoy. A range of breakfast options can be purchased every morning, for guests not leaving for early morning ferries.
Language spoken: English

Property surroundings

2 restaurants on site

  • Restaurant #1

    No additional info available

  • Restaurant #2

    No additional info available

Facilities of The Merchants House
Great facilities! Review score, 9.4

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Packed lunches
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • English

Property practices

This property has told us they implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

House rules
The Merchants House takes special requests - add in the next step!

From 16:00 to 22:30
You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.
From 06:00 to 10:30
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required option.
Entry to the property will be closed between the hours of 22:30 and 06:00
Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction
The minimum age for check-in is 18
Pets are not allowed.
Accepted payment methods
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Quiet hours
Guests must be quiet between 23:00 and 07:00.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Guests wishing to have an evening meal can request this in advance using the Special Requests section.

Breakfast is served 08:00 - 09:00. Packed breakfasts are available on request.

Children aged 4 years or younger cannot be accommodated.

Please inform The Merchants House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Quiet hours are between 23:00:00 and 07:00:00.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

This property has identified that it does not require a short-term rental license or registration

FAQs about The Merchants House

  • The Merchants House is 700 yards from the centre of Cairnryan. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at The Merchants House include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Single

  • The prices at The Merchants House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Check-in at The Merchants House is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:30.

  • The Merchants House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • The Merchants House has 2 restaurants:

      • Restaurant #2
      • Restaurant #1

    • Guests staying at The Merchants House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Full English/Irish
      • Vegetarian
      • À la carte
      • Breakfast to go