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Merlin Hotel

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In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Studio, 1 King Bed | In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Merlin Hotel

Merlin Hotel

2.5 star property
No-frills hotel in George Town

6.8/10 Good

19 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • 24/7 front desk
No 1 Lebuh, Georgetown, George Town, Penang, 10200

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown George Town
  • KOMTAR - 3 min drive
  • Gurney Drive - 11 min drive
  • Gurney Plaza - 13 min drive
  • Penang Hill - 28 min drive
  • Queensbay Mall - 21 min drive
  • Ferringgi Beach - 34 min drive

Getting around

  • Penang (PEN-Penang Intl.) - 31 min drive
  • Penang Sentral - 31 min drive
  • Sungai Petani Station - 44 min drive


  • Hameed Pata Special Mee - 2 min walk
  • Coffee Affairs - 3 min walk
  • Woodlands - 3 min walk
  • Dindigul Biriyani - 3 min walk
  • Auntie Gaik Lean's old school Eatery - 3 min walk

About this property

Merlin Hotel

Merlin Hotel is a great choice for a stay in George Town. Free perks include WiFi and self-parking. Fellow travellers love the comfortable beds and helpful staff.


English, Malay

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 4:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 17
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 17


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Travelling with children

  • Local/corner shop


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • English
  • Malay

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property from 1 January 2023. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Merlin Hotel Penang
Merlin Penang
Merlin Hotel Hotel
Merlin Hotel George Town
Merlin Hotel Hotel George Town

Frequently asked questions

Does Merlin Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Merlin Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Merlin Hotel?
As of 5 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Merlin Hotel on 3 January 2023 start from €28, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at Merlin Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Merlin Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Merlin Hotel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 4:30 PM. Check-out time is noon.
Are there restaurants at or near Merlin Hotel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Auntie Gaik Lean's old school Eatery (3-min walk), Sri Ananda Bahwan Restaurant (3-min walk) and Tang Bistro (4-min walk).
What's the area around Merlin Hotel like?
Merlin Hotel is a short 6-minute walk from Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal and 3 minutes' walk from Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Travellers say that the hotel is in a great location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

6/10 Good

Like the location, accessible to main sites in Georgetown
Monica, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great find, clean and comfortable and good value
Merlin guesthouse was great, the staff were all very friendly and helpful, they checked each day if we wanted our room cleaned. The room was a good size, with a comfortable bed. Bathroom was a wet room, but kept very clean. Location was good, short walk to many bars/restaurants and the hop on hop off tourist bus had a stop just round the corner.
Sam, 4-night romance trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Convenient location
This is an OK hotel - nothing outstanding about it and nothing really disappointing about it. The location is convenient and quiet. The staff friendly and helpful. The room is generally Comfortable and OK. There was no minibar but there was a cold water dispenser in the hallway. Bed was comfortable enough. Internet connection was OK. The hotel didn't appear to have any lifts, but the guest rooms seemed to all be situated on the first and second floors, so not too bad really.
Gary, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

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8/10 Very good

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4/10 Fair

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 get a good night's sleep.
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6/10 Good

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8/10 Very good

The room quite big n clean...i like it
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6/10 Good

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