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Merlin Hotel

No 1 Lebuh Penang,, Georgetown, Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia, 10200
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Based on 11 traveler reviews
24-Hour Front Desk

Nearby attractions
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
(0.19 km)
Clan Jetties of Penang
(0.19 km)
Fort Cornwallis
(0.26 km)
Little India Penang
(0.39 km)
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Based on 5 reviews

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- Business travel
Comfortable, affordable and great hospitality.
Good enough for those who just stay overnight. The air-con not cold enough. Old towel should be changed to the new one to maintain the cleanliness. Water heater, hair dryer and garbage bag should be put in every hotel room especially for the Family Room. WiFi not strong enough.
Translated by Google
Very ugly, no lift, htlnya at ats again under selling meals. The service is also very ugly
Less service, no lift, can be room on the 3rd floor, should naikin bags one by one badly. And fitting check-out qta want entrusted bag gk also be said to be open a new room again for fear of missing no guard ..
- Family vacation
Cheapest hotel near the Esplanade, 3D House, can walk around it as difficult to get parking.
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MaryAnn P
Budget hotel more suited to backpackers.
The hotel location was totally difficult to find and even the entrance was just a staircase up and badly lit. I had booked a family room and the room was really bare....no drinking water and you had to go up to the 2nd floor to get the hot water for your coffee. The beds were ok but the pillows were like yucky soft! The bathroom still had hairs on the floors and the sink was wobbly! It was noisy and the air conditioning was like non existent, door to the room looked like it had been kicked in and totally unsafe. Only plus point about this place was the WiFi which was like super turbo speed. Would I recommend this place? Only to backpackers and youngsters who are only looking for a place to sleep in. Located in Little India food is never a problem!
Family - May 19, 2016
First impression was feeling a little disappointed. I'm not sure what the difference is between a hotel and a hostel, but this definitely felt like the latter. The reception is found on the first floor up narrow stairs by the side of the restaurant kitchen. The staff are really nice and very welcoming, and the room was fine - I'm a traveller, so I am perfectly comfortable in basic hotels (but after Thailand, I thought I would get more for the price). No, what gives this hotels poor rating was that I was awoken in the early hours by people (shouting or playing video games). The hotel responded well to my complaint after the first night, but when my sleep was disturbed the second night I gave up and moved to another hotel. I can tolerate a lot with accommodation, but can't stay in a place where I can't sleep.
Solo travel - Mar 4, 2016
Great location and highly recommended
Strategic location, which is near with Padang Kota Lama, Indian Street, and art street also just nearby. You can walk or just rent a bicycle. I take double bed and the room is good, clean and everything perfect for me. Most important tv have astro😁. I book via Agoda and I just get RM88/night. For me it quite cheap. Overall, highly recommended to those who want a short weekend gateway.
Friends getaway - Dec 15, 2015
Great hotel, great location
Merlin hotel is great for location, super easy to explore Little India and the surrounding areas. For the price you pay and for what you can access on foot it's brilliant! The rooms is comfortable, the to is good, great bathroom, wifi wasn't fabulous but it was useable. I would go back if I was in the area!
Couples - Oct 5, 2015
Sarah F
Clean room, nice beds
This hotel is located walking distance to the ferry jetty to go to Langkawi island. We only looked at two hotels before booking here. It is actually expensive for Penang (100RM) We actually didn't do any research before booking. The room was on a quiet street and very comfortable. We were quoted two different prices by different front desk staff, which I find annoying. We planned to stay here on our way back from Langkawi but ended up booking another room for 65RM. The shower had hot water and the wifi was just enough to send a few emails.
Couples - Apr 4, 2015
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Hotel facility


Hotel policy

  • Public Facilities
    • Parking
    • Safety deposit box
    • WiFi in public area
  • In-room Facilities
    • TV
    • Shower
  • General
    • AC
    • Non-smoking room
  • Hotel Services
    • 24-hour Receptionist
  • Connectivity
    • LAN Internet

    Check-in and Check-out Time

    Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 12:00 PM

    Staying at Merlin Hotel is a good choice when you are visiting Georgetown.

    This hotel is very easy to find since it is strategically positioned close to public facilities.

    About Merlin Hotel

    Merlin Hotel is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get an affordable stay yet comfortable at the same time.

    For you, travelers who wish to travel comfortably on a budget, Merlin Hotel is the perfect place to stay that provides decent facilities as well as great services.

    Have fun with various entertaining facilities for you and the whole family at Merlin Hotel , a wonderful accommodation for your family holiday.

    24-hours front desk is available to serve you, from check-in to check-out, or any assistance you need. Should you desire more, do not hesitate to ask the front desk, we are always ready to accommodate you.

    WiFi is available within public areas of the property to help you to stay connected with family and friends.

    Staying at Merlin Hotel will surely satisfy you with its great hospitality and affordable price.

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